DIY Christmas Coasters

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Make these super fun DIY Christmas Coasters with your Criuct and Infusible Ink Pens and Marker as well as Cricut Blanks Coaster. You can get the whole family involved in the fun of creating these custom coasters.

DIY Christmas Coasters

DIY Christmas Coasters

These DIY Christmas Coasters make great Christmas gifts for grandparents when you enlist you kids to help you color in the Crciut draw images. The imperfections are endearing. 

To make these super fun Christmas Coasters, you will need your Cricut and an Easy Press 2 or an Iron and a heat proof mat or an ironing board. We have the Cricut Maker, but you can also make this project on the Cricut machines.

Start with a design you like in Cricut Design Space and see if you can convert it to a draw file that works. I changed a few cut files that I like and some that I have used before for shirt into draw files using the drop down menu. 

Coloring Coasters with the Kids 

Once it is converted, you will need to merge the colors of the files so that they are all the same color. This makes the draw file more like a coloring page for these coloring coasters. 

The Cricut Infusible Ink Pens allows you to draw your own creations to infuse on to the Cricut blanks coasters. You can also use the Cricut Infusible Ink Pens and markers to draw a file from Cricut Design Space.

It is pretty amazing when you think about it.  Once you have the image drawn for infusible pens on cardstock, you want to color in the design with the Cricut Infusible Markers.

This is where  you enlist the kids to help you color. For the infusing part of the Cricut project, I would wait until the kids go to bed because you will need extremely high heat of 400 degrees F. 

We have and love the Cricut Easy Press 2 and an Easy Press Mat that makes doing these projects so much easier than trying to pull it off with an iron.  To make the infusible ink work, you will need butcher paper to go between the infusible ink design and the Easy Press 2.

Some of it comes in the infusible ink transfer sheets, but not with the makers. I save scraps of the butcher paper for the infusible coaster projects. If you don’t have butcher paper, you can use copy paper. 

How to Make DIY Christmas Coasters?

Size your draw image based on the coaster size and make them smaller than the available space. The Cricut Infusible Ink Blanks Coasters come in square and round. The round blanks coasters are 3.6 in diameter and and the squares are 3.4 inch wide and high. Here is a project using the round coasters.

Load the .4 black infusible ink pen into the Cricut Machine.Lay the card stock on a light grib mat. Next, load the card stock into the machine using the arrows.

The Cricut Machine will draw the design. Make sure to reverse the project if you are printing word in the Cricut Design Space printing area. Then, color in the designs in using the Cricut Infusible Ink Markers. 

Next, we cut out the designs so that they would fit on to the coasters. Now, you will need Cricut blanks coasters, Cricut Easy Press 2, Easy Press mat, butcher paper, heat resistant tape, and the colored card stock.

Start heating the Easy Press 2 to 400 degrees F for 60 seconds.Lay out the Cricut blanks coasters onto the Easy Press mat.

The Cricut blanks are a must for this project as the infusible ink does not show up as well on other shirts. Buying Cricut Blanks ensures infusible ink compatibility. 

Use a lint brush to go over the coaster to ensure the design will stick properly. Set the design on to coaster where you want it with the print facing down on top of the coaster.

Crciut Infusible Markers

Use heat resistant tape to keep the design in place.

heat resistant tape

Put the butcher paper on top of the design. Next, put the Easy Press 2 on top of the butcher paper with light pressure for 40 seconds. 

Cricut Easy Press 2

Do NOT move the Easy Press 2 as it will mess up the design. Remove the Easy Press 2 and let the coaster cool fully before removing the design or moving in any way. You can still mess up the design.Then, peel away the tape and pull up the design to reveal the vibrant colors of the infused ink! 

Crciut Infusible Markers

Repeat steps for the rest of the drawn designs.

Crciut Christmas Coasters_

DIY Christmas Coasters
Crciut Christmas Coasters

DIY Christmas Coasters

Yield: 4 Coasters
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Make these super fun DIY Christmas Coasters with your Criuct and Infusible Ink Pens and Marker as well as Cricut Blanks Coaster. You can get the whole family involved in the fun of creating these custom coasters.

Instructions

Size your draw image based on the coaster size and make them smaller than the available space. The Cricut Infusible Ink Blanks Coasters come in square and round. The round blanks coasters are 3.6 in diameter and and the squares are 3.4 inch wide and high. 

Load the .4 black infusible ink pen into the Cricut Machine.

Lay the card stock on a light grib mat. 

Next, load the card stock into the machine using the arrows.

The Cricut Machine will draw the design. Make sure to reverse the project if you are printing word in the Cricut Design Space printing area. 

Then, color in the designs in using the Cricut Infusible Ink Markers. 

Next, we cut out the designs so that they would fit on to the coasters. 

Now, you will need Cricut blanks coasters, Cricut Easy Press 2, Easy Press mat, butcher paper, heat resistant tape, and the colored card stock.

Start heating the Easy Press 2 to 400 degrees F for 60 seconds.

Lay out the Cricut blanks coasters onto the Easy Press mat. The Cricut blanks are a must for this project as the infusible ink does not show up as well on other shirts. Buying Cricut Blanks ensures infusible ink compatibility. 

Use a lint brush to go over the coaster to ensure the design will stick properly. 

Set the design on to coaster where you want it with the print facing down on top of the coaster.

Use heat resistant tape to keep the design in place.

Put the butcher paper on top of the design. 

Next, put the Easy Press 2 on top of the butcher paper with light pressure for 40 seconds. 

Do NOT move the Easy Press 2 as it will mess up the design.

Remove the Easy Press 2 and let the coaster cool fully before removing the design or moving in any way. You can still mess up the design.

Then, peel away the tape and pull up the design to reveal the vibrant colors of the infused ink! 

Repeat steps for the rest of the drawn designs.

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