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My daughter needed several gifts for a church camp she was attending and she thought some baseball caps would be fun. We stopped by the Dollar Store and picked up several baseball caps for only $1. We dressed them up by finding an inspirational quote and image on Etsy and made an iron-on with gold foil using the Cricut. They came together super quick and they looked great too!
For this project I used the following:
Using iron-ons is one of my favorite things to do with my Cricut. To make sure your image comes out properly, you want to lay the shiny side down on the cutting mat. One it is attached you will see the white backing of the iron-on. Before you cut your image, make sure you check the “mirror image” box so it reverses the image to ensure it’s cut correctly. Cricut Design Space will remind you if you have it set on “iron-on” so it’s easy to remember.
Once the image is cut you will “weed” all the extra pieces of the image that you don’t want as part of the iron-on.
Here is what the image looks like before I iron it on.
I put the hat on the end of my ironing board and used the tip of my iron to iron on the image. I love the look of the gold foil against the forest green hat!
I love how you can take a simple items from the Dollar Store and really dress it up with the Cricut. You can also check out the Dollar Store Travel Notebooks I made too.
Don’t have a Cricut machine and you are wondering which Cricut Machine is right for you? Here are the different types of machines listed from the oldest model to the newest.
Cricut Explore One – This machine needs to be hooked up to your computer (unless you buy the bluetooth adapter). It does not cut and write at the same time. If you are looking for a the most inexpensive option, this would be a great option.
Cricut Explore Air – This machine is wireless, you do not need to be connected to your computer. It will cut and write at the same time. This would be my recommendation if you just plan on doing paper crafts and vinyl.
Cricut Explore Air 2 – This machine is the same as the Cricut Explore Air, the only difference is it cuts up to 2X faster.
Cricut Maker – Brand new machine has an expandable suite of tools and advanced Rotary and Knife blades. Cricut Maker cuts hundreds of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather. If you like to sew too, this might be your best option. (Discounts are valid on the new machine)
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