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Hello friends, I hope you’ve had a great weekend! As promised, here is the 2nd installation in my weekly Halloween series! Guys, I’m so excited about these Halloween koozies… they are perfect to add to our neighbor Boo baskets and the designs are beyond cute!
These were also the easiest iron-on project I’ve ever made because of my new Cricut EasyPress. The EasyPress took all of the guess work out of doing iron-on. There are recommended temperature and time settings for every type of iron-on (glitter, foil, iron-on lite, etc.) and different materials.
DIY Halloween Koozies
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air
- Halloween Koozies Cut File
- Cricut EasyPress
- Can koozies
- Glitter Iron-on
- Everyday Iron-on
- Foil Iron-on
- Cricut BrightPad
- Weeder tool
Open up the cut file for the Halloween koozies in Cricut Design Space. Select the designs you would like for your Halloween koozies and select the colors you would like for the layers of the design.
When ready to cut, make sure to mirror the image since we’re ironing on. Cut.
Weed out negative space from the design. The Bright Pad makes this process MUCH easier (particularly because it can be impossible to see the cut lines on glitter iron-on).
Arrange design on the koozie to decide on placement.
Turn on EasyPress and set to the temperature indicated on the reference sheet for the material you are ironing on to and the iron-on material itself. Set the timer to the recommended time on the reference sheet.
Cover with a press cloth or parchment paper and hit the green Cricut button to start the timer and you begin to press down with firm pressure onto the Koozie.
Allow to cool for 2 – 3 minutes before attempting to peel back lining. If the iron-on lifts with the lining do not remove it. Press it for 10 more seconds and try peeling back again. If necessary, repeat again until the liner lifts easily leaving the design on the koozie. The beauty of the EasyPress is that this trial and error game is eliminated. You know exactly what temperature to use and how long to press so there was no adding more time and hoping for the best. The EasyPress also has completely even heating so there are no “hot spots” like a clothes iron has.
Position the 2nd layer of the design (if applicable) and repeat the process above.
Can I tell you what took the longest in making these Halloween koozies? Deciding on which designs to use! I started out with 9 and painstakingly narrowed it down to 3.
Here are the materials I used for each of the designs I made:
Trick or Treat
Broom Hair Don’t Care
Black Everyday Iron-on and Eggplant Glitter Iron-on
Chrome Foil Iron-on and Multi Glitter Iron-on (spider)
Which design(s) would you choose for your Halloween koozies? Would you give them as gifts or keep them for yourself? No judgement here either way. 😉
Next week’s Halloween project is super fun too, remember to check back. Teaser: you’ll get to see the Cricut Maker rotary blade in action!
Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by!