Looking for the perfect gift for someone who is hard to buy for? Make a personalized tea towel with a Cricut Explore Air 2 in a short amount of time. Let me show you how –
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I’m surrounded by family members who are tricky to get gifts for. Which means I’m always on the hunt to find the *perfect” thing.
With the new addition of a grandchild on my husband’s side, I thought my mother-in-law would appreciate something with all of her grandkids names on it. She loves her grandkids and would do anything for them. She also loves baking and cooking so a tea towel with your grandkids names on it – what could be better?
To make this project you will need:
Like all of my other projects, you don’t need many items. Here’s what you need:
- Explore Air 2 (a Maker can be used as well)
- Iron On Vinyl
- EasyPress – this makes the process so quick and easy!
- Tea Towel
- Tea Towel Design
Create your design using Design Space:
First things first- open Cricut Design Space. They now have a version that can be used offline (used to be that you had to be connected to the internet) and it’s awesome!
The standard tea towel size is 18″ x 28″ but since the towel will be folded in half, I halved it as a guideline for my design. Cricut has a bunch of fonts and images to choose from. For this tea towel I knew I wanted bold, san serif fonts so I chose these:
- DIN 1451 font
- Drescher Grotesk font
I’ve made the file public so that you can use it. You’ll just need to add in the names of grandkids!
As you can see below, I started a new text for each line. Then I selected all and attached them on the bottom right corner so that they would stay together. If you don’t know someone who has grandkids, you can make one for a mom, a teacher, anyone who has people they love!
After completing your design, click MAKE IT and you will be brought to a screen like this:
Whatever you do, if you are using heat transfer vinyl, MIRROR your image. I’ve made the mistake of not mirroring and ended up with a wasted piece of vinyl. It’s the worst.
Follow the steps in your Explore Air 2 to cut your design. Then weed the iron on vinyl and adhere to your surface, like so:
I have several sizes of EasyPresses and used my biggest one for this tea towel. The heat setting for cotton is 315 degrees for 30 seconds with a warm peel. After peeling the transfer sheet back, step away and admire your work:
I’m pretty sure this gift will go over well with my mother-in-law! And now I can’t wait to do more projects like this one – big impact for little time.
Other Cricut Projects
Have a Cricut machine? You have to try these other projects:
- How to Make Vinyl Labels
- Use Cricut Explore Air 2 with Easy Press Mini
- How to Organize Laundry Cabinets with Bins
- Emergency Box
- Christmas Party Ideas
- Creative Money Gift Ideas