Hey there, I hope you’re having a great weekend! Today I’m so excited (in a guilty pleasure kind of way) to share with you the pun loving nerd in me. I.love.puns! I think I have a pun translator built inside my brain because I’m always thinking of puns in various life scenarios or conversations. See, I told you it was nerdy. 😉 I always love a good food pun, especially when I can integrate it into my kitchen decor somehow. Win win with these DIY Kitchen Towels! Using printable iron-on gives the images dimension and texture, making it look as if they were hand painted onto the towels. I thought these have a little bit of a fall feel too… win times 3!
Fun with Puns DIY Kitchen Towels
- Cricut Explore machine
- Kitchen Towel Cut Files
- 12” x 12” LightGrip Cricut mat
- Cricut Iron-on Lite in Charcoal
- Cricut Printable Iron-on, Light
- Cricut Weeder Tool
- White flour sack kitchen towels
- Iron and press cloth
- Open the Kitchen Towels cut file in Cricut Design Space. The font in the file is a Cricut font called Jubilee. If you don’t have this font or you’d prefer another, you can select any font you’d like from the Cricut fonts or any font from your computer.
- The project will be on 3 mats; 2 for the print then cut images (2 images per mat) and 1 for the text that will be cut. Make sure to mirror the images and text since we’re using iron on. Also make sure that the “Bleed (for print then cut)” box is checked. Don’t worry about the images looking like they are blurred, the cut will take care of that.
- Print the images onto the Iron-on Printable material. The machine will know where to cut by sensing the black corners that print out on the page around the images. Cool, right? Allow to dry for 5 – 10 minutes before cutting. Set the dial on the Cricut to “Custom” and select “Iron-on, Printable” from the drop-down menu; cut images.
- Return to the design mats and mirror the words. Turn dial to “Iron-on”; cut words.
- Using the weeder tool, remove excess material around cuts.
- Set iron to high. Pre-warm the towel with iron and position image on towel. Place press cloth over iron-on and press firmly with iron for 25 – 30 seconds. Continue to lift and press over entire design area. Peel backing off slowly; if any corners are lifting then simply press again. Repeat with words.
- Repeat for remaining 3 towels.
I had so much fun (maybe a little too much!) making these DIY Kitchen Towels! Here is how they all turned out:
I’m having the hardest time deciding on the towel rotation… is it wrong if I just have them all out?
Even if you aren’t a pun lover like me, DIY Kitchen Towels are so easy to make and would make great gifts with the holidays around the corner.
Thanks for indulging me by reading about my obsession on this Punday, aka Sunday. Sorry I had to! 😉 Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
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