Your guests will think you are amazing when you tell them you actually created these Cricut-made Christmas Dish Towels. It adds that special Holiday Cheer to any kitchen, and guess what, these can be great gifts as well!
Here’s What You Need
- Cricut Machine
- HTV Vinyl in your color choice (heat transfer vinyl)
- EasyPress or Iron
- EasyPress Mat or other heat protective mat (a towel folded is also suitable)
- Cricut Green Mat
- Weeding Tools
- Design Space File – click below for this and many other great resources
Design & Cut Tutorial:
Once you open the Design Space File by clicking here you will see the 4 designs; I recreated the patterns of my towels so that I could lay out the design. I’m more of a visual person.
Make sure to measure how big you want your designs, resize if you need to and change the colors depending on what color HTV you will use. By doing this it gives you a good idea of what your finished product will look like BUT it also tells Design Space that you’ll be using different color HTV and will separate your project into different cutting mats.
When you are happy with your design and placement, go ahead and hit MAKE on the top right corner. You will then see a different mat for each color you have on your project.
Tip: Make sure to turn Mirror on for each of the mats on the left hand side. That is critical when working with iron on. Once you have done that, you will see the images/writing on your mat will be reversed, and that’s ok.
When you’re ready, hit CONTINUE on the bottom right hand corner. Cut all of your mats and then weed out the excess vinyl from your design.
Now that your project is all cut, it’s time to iron it on. If using your EasyPress, follow the Cricut Heat Guide for the proper setting based on your material and EasyPress, EasyPress 2 or EasyPress Mini. This will tell you what temperature to use and how long to press it for. If using an iron, set to the cotton setting or follow the instructions on your material.
Place your towel on the EasyPress Mat, towel or other heat protected covering. Press down using slight pressure. After you’re done remove the plastic covering – TIP – Make sure to read the instructions on your HTV; it will guide you on whether to peel off hot or cool
Perfect, continue adding the designs to all 4 towels. Here’s a video tutorial using my EasyPress.
I hope you love your Cricut-made Christmas dish towels and are amazed at what you were able to create!
Remember, Do What You Love, Love What You Do. Always feel free to contact me with any questions.