Use the Cricut Easy Press to make fun Christmas Tea Towels for the holidays. These are great gift ideas!
Welcome back to year 6 of our Festive Christmas Event where we team up with a bunch of talented blogging friends to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season.
We will be baking some cookie recipes for you, sharing some party games, making some handmade gifts, doing some ornament crafting, and sharing our Christmas movies family fun. There will be breakfast recipes and as always our decorated Christmas Trees which is always a fun tour of homes.
New this year is Gift Guides. We are right there with you shopping from home due to Covid 19 and we understand how hard that can be so we have been busy little Elves doing tons of research to create fabulous Gift Guides to help you with your holiday shopping.
You will find new ideas every Monday and Wednesday between Oct. 19th through Nov. 18th. Scroll all the way down to find all the ideas linked at the end.
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Giving handmade gifts is often something we think of as being old fashioned. It’s wonderful to see that there has been a resurgence in handmade gift giving in recent years. It’s also great to have the right tools to make creating them easier!
DIY Christmas Tea Towels
For my birthday in August, my husband gave me the Cricut Easy Press to go with my Air Explore 2 that I’ve had a couple of years. I’ve been practicing making simple items with the Easy Press for the last couple of months.
While I’m still very much a novice, I’m having fun learning and creating projects with it. I’m going to share with you how easy it is to make Christmas tea towels with it.
Using Design Space, I searched for images that I wanted to use. From my basic subscription, I found a Holly design (#M10BE5A85), Merry & Bright (#M8B37160) Deck the Halls Y’all (#MC76B582) and Christmas Tree Swirl (#M110FB7C7).
Once you have found a design you want in Design Space, resize it to fit the section of the towel you want use. Set it to cut and turn on the Mirror Image button.
Place the heat transfer vinyl shiny side down on a cutting mat. Set your Cricut cutting machine to Heat Transfer Vinyl before cutting.
Once it’s cut, use a weeding tool to remove the parts of the design that should be blank. Next, starting in a corner, pull back the excess vinyl, leaving your design on the transfer tape.
Follow the instructions that came with your Easy Press to get started with the transfer. Place your design on the tea towel and make sure you have it positioned correctly. Use the Heat Guide from Cricut to determine the correct settings for the material you’re using.
I transferred the words first and then added the holly sprig. I added the berries and then each of the green sprigs.
For the second towel, I added the spiral tree first and then added the words.
I love how these turned out and how easy they were to make. Once you get the basic instructions of using the Easy Press down, it’s a breeze to make these in minutes.
Whether or not they know it, lots of people on my Christmas list will be receiving gifts I’ve made using the Easy Press this year! I think they’ll love them. The best part is that I can personalize them for each recipient.
Supply List for DIY Christmas Tea Towels
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- Plain Tea Towels
- Cricut Cutting Machine
- Cricut Easy Press
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Weeding Tools
- Easy Press Mat
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Christmas Tea Towels DIY Using Cricut Easy Press
This year’s Festive Christmas Event features some of your favorite bloggers and some that might be new to you! I can’t wait to see all of the creativity that will be shared!