10+ fun ways to use the Cricut EasyPress.
I know you have heard me mention the Cricut EasyPress in other posts. And how much I love it. It seriously is an awesome tool. It is one of my favorite things from Cricut.
And because I love it so much I wanted to share with you ten different ways you can use it.
1 – Putting iron-on on shirts
This makes it so easy to get your iron-on on to your shirt the proper way. Ever since I got the EasyPress I’ve had no problems getting iron on to attach. Plus I haven’t had any iron-on peeling up off the shirts either. Even after being washed multiple times.
If you are looking for the cute I Lava You shirt I have a whole post about it here. Or you can get the cut file here.
The best way to apply iron-on to your shirt is to follow these simple steps.
Pre-heat your EasyPress and set the timer setting according to this Cricut EasyPress temperature chart based on the fibers of your shirt.
Pre-heat your shirt. This really says all the moisture and allows the iron-on adhesive to take better hold on the fibers
Place your iron-on on your shirt, put the Cricut EasyPress on top, and press the Cricut button. Once the timer has counted down you’re done pressing that section.
When you have the entire front of your design pressed, turn your shirt over or inside out and press the design from the back.
Turn your shirt right side out and peel the plastic off. It’s quick. It’s easy. And it’s the best tool I found for all my projects.
2 -Putting iron-on on wood
Did you know that you can put iron-on on wood? It’s super easy. Plus I love the way it looks.
You can get the cut file and tutorial to make your own adorable sign in my let’s stay home sign post.
I think it looks more like a hand-painted sign. It definitely doesn’t have that plasticky vinyl look. and it’s not as time-consuming as hand painting or stenciling.
Just take your easy press and preheat for wood based on this chart.
Pre-heat your wood what the easy press. Place your iron on design on to the wood.
Put the easy press on top and press the Cricut button.
When the timer finishes counting down your iron-on should be applied. I prefer a cold peel on the wood. So let it cool completely and then peel the plastic off.
3 – Cricut Iron-on Designs
Have you tried the Cricut iron-on designs? They’re so fun and easy. Plus you don’t need a Cricut Machine to use them. Which makes them great for people who want to do iron-on projects but don’t have a machine. They are also great for groups or when you are pressed for time.
I used sunshine is my favorite color.
They are super simple to use and they are able to achieve layered looks that are trickier to do on your own.
The design pictured above is placed on wood, but you could put it on a shirt or bag as well.
All you have to do is set your EasyPress for the setting of your material, place, and press.
4 -Iron-on on Cork
Yes. You can add iron-on to just about anything. To make this cute cork board I simply used on the Cricut Iron-on Designs. It is a full mandala, but since I wanted it to be off the edge I trimmed it down. Be sure to save your scraps, if they are large enough. You never know when you will find the perfect project for it.
5 – Ironing Cloth Napkins
It’s called the EasyPress so it makes sense that you would be able to use it for pressing, right? I love that it’s a big surface and that it can maintain a temperature. It makes it perfect for pressing your cloth napkins for your nice holiday dinners.
Simply set the EasyPress to a hot temperature for your napkin fibers and lay your napkin out flat on the EasyPress pad. You can spray your napkin with startch if you would like and then press with the EasyPress. This takes out a lot of those pesky wrinkles.
6 – Ironing Quilt Blocks
Just like the napkins, the EasyPress is great for pressing quilt blocks. If you make quilts, then you know that pressing the seams is a very important step. And you also know they must be pressed not ironed. Yes, there is a difference.
If you are ironing, you are moving your iron back and forth. Pressing is just setting your hot iron in one place, lifting it up, and setting it back down in another. By pressing you can get nice, crisp seams without warping your blocks.
7 – Freezer Paper Stencils
In case you want to paint on a Surface instead of using iron on. You could always cut a freezer paper stencil. This is a much cheaper way than using vinyl. But it does require applying some heat to get a good seal.
That’s where the easy press comes in. it makes it super simple to get a good even seal on your freezer paper.
You could do this on any shirt, bag, or another project. you could even use the Cricut maker to cut your freezer paper stencil.
8 – Purler Beads
This is a fun one. I don’t know if you like to do Perler Beads at your house. But we definitely do.
I hate the ironing part because it never turns out right. Sections of it are all melty and sections of it aren’t even melted at all.
With the EasyPress you get a nice even heat throughout the entire Perler bead design. It works like a charm.
I set it to 275 degrees for 20 seconds. I pushed down a bit, just like with iron-on, and the EasyPress took care of the rest.
9 – Crayon Shaving Art
This fun project is one that kids can definitely help with.
Take a piece of wax paper, and sprinkle crayon shavings evenly over the top. Place another piece of wax paper on the top.
Sandwich your wax paper between Kraft or parchment paper. This will protect your surface as well as your EasyPress.
Take your preheated EasyPress and do a few passes over the wax paper. Check the wax paper to see if all the crayon is melted. If not press it again.
I did 250 degrees for 20 seconds.
Once all the crayon shavings are melted let the wax paper cool. When it is cooled completely you can cut shapes out by hand or with your Cricut Maker.
I did a raindrop with this shape. I set the Cricut Maker to cut wax paper and then changed the pressure setting from default to more since I had two layers of wax paper plus the crayon.
10 – The Best DIY Water Blob
This a great summer project. And since we are entering August were it’s so hot it’s one that the kids and I will definitely be enjoying.
You just need a few items. Plastic sheeting, parchment paper, and the Cricut EasyPress.
For a full tutorial on how to make the best DIY water blob check out my post.
Completely unroll the plastic and fold it in half.
Fold the parchment to protect your surface and EasyPress. Sandwich the plastic sheeting inside and press.
I folded the parchment into fourths and put it around the edge so the plastic was sandwiched. Then I pressed it at 285 for 15 seconds. It took some time since my plastic was so big, but I just watched Netflix.
It made a fantastic seal.
Don’t forget to leave an opening for the hose so you can fill it. Then use duck tape to seal it.
There are so many uses for the Cricut EasyPress, you are only really limited by your imagination.
Which one of these is your favorite way to use the EasyPress?
Is there one that you are dying to try?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
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