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Today I took a quick break from working through our home renovation project list to usher in the holiday season with a quick DIY project using my Explore Air 2 and Cricut EasyPress® 2. I’ve had both a few weeks now and have immersed myself in Cricut Design space exploring the creative possibilities available.
So far, using the Cricut Explore Air 2, I’ve made simple vinyl labels for my guest basket and a “welcome” sign for the front door, but this week I was ready to go further. For this project I used the Explore Air 2 and Cricut EasyPress® 2, to create an iron on framed holiday print.
Unboxing the Cricut EasyPress® 2
The Cricut EasyPress® 2 is an easy to use heat press perfect for iron on projects. It delivers up to 400°F of even heat for perfect transfers every time. I have a 9″ x 9″ DIY Framed “Let It Snow” Print that’s perfect for tee shirts and medium size projects.
Included in the box
- Cricut EasyPress® 2, Raspberry – 9″ x 9″
- Safety Base
- Welcome Book
- Materials for a practice project
DIY Framed “Let It Snow” Print
I chose a fun holiday print available in Cricut Design Space and sized it to fit my material. Using the images already available in Design Space brought this project together start to finish in under an hour.
- Cricut EasyPress® 2
- 1 – vinyl design
- 3ft x 3ft Felt
- Staple Gun & Staples
- 2 – 32 inch 2×2 Furring Strips
- 2 – 24 inch 2×2 Furring Strips
- Cricut Everyday Iron-On Strong Bond
1 – Assemble the wood frame using the staple gun to secure each corner.
2 – Cut, weed and pre-place the vinyl design on the felt, then iron each piece on.
3 – Lay the felt evenly over the wood frame and attach on the backside with staples.
I learned few things from this project using the Explore Air 2 Cricut EasyPress® 2, that I’ll keep in mind for next time. First, scale is very important. I am still working to determine what that correct proportions are for each project. For this one, I could have made everything larger or made the frame smaller which I would have preferred. I feel like there is too much blank space, but I can live with it for my first try.
Other than the proportions being off for me, I like the end result and how easy it was to create. I’m looking forward to seeing this framed print on the wall until the beginning of the new year and then I can use the frame to create something else.
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