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If you’re on the hunt for a fun, creative, and engaging project that doubles as a charming keepsake, then you’ve come to the right place! This DIY Cricut Infusible Ink coasters tutorial will guide you through the steps to make DIY coasters using infusible ink pens, a nifty tool that not only adds a pop of color but also makes a lasting impression. These coasters are great for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or any special occasion, and are a surefire way to win some smiles.
As a fun project for my daughter’s kindergarten class, I decided to create custom Mother’s Day coasters. This delightful DIY allowed the kids to leave their artistic stamp on a practical item, creating a heartfelt memento for the moms. Let’s dive in.
How to Make DIY Coasters with Cricut Infusible Ink Markers
- Cricut machine– I used my Maker 3 for this project
- Infusible Ink Pens
- Infusible Ink Coaster Blanks
- Heat Resistant Tape
- Copy Paper
- Butcher Paper
- Light Grip Mat (the blue one)
Infusible Ink Coaster Directions:
1.Begin your coaster creation journey in the Cricut Design Space. Here, you can add a 3-inch diameter circle for your design. Want to personalize it with text? Go ahead and add it! Just remember to select the ‘draw’ option, not ‘cut’.
2.Next, highlight both the text and circle and choose ‘attach’ from the bottom-right corner. This sets the stage for your infusible ink extravaganza. Click ‘Make it’ and prepare for some fun!
3.Moving on to the next screen, opt for ‘on mat’ as your loading choice. Your infusible ink design is getting closer to reality!
4.Since I was making these for my daughter Lia’s kindergarten class, I needed to produce 28 copies (4 extras just in case). So, make sure to adjust the quantity to fit your needs on the top left hand corner.
5.Here comes a critical point for anyone using infusible ink – remember to mirror the image if you’re incorporating text. Then select the size equivalent to letter paper.
6.Ready for the magic? Load your copy paper onto your mat and let the machine do the heavy lifting. Follow the prompts to add the pen to your machine and it will do the rest.
7.Once the machine has cut out your circles, bring out your infusible ink pens and let the children unleash their creativity. We had the kids draw heartwarming pictures of themselves and their moms – a sweet, personal touch!
8.After the drawing stage is completed, you can place the paper face-down on the Cricut Infusible Ink coaster. Add heat-resistant tape all around to secure the design in place.
9.The next step involves the heat press. If you’re using EasyPress3, select all your settings on your Cricut Heat app, then follow the instructions on how to layer the pieces and heat press them.
10.After pressing, let your coasters cool off. Lastly, once they’re cool to the touch, peel off the paper and tape to reveal your stunning design.
And voila! You have crafted a charming set of coasters using infusible ink, ready to be gifted or put to good use. Whether it’s for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or just because, these DIY coasters add a personal touch that’s bound to be cherished. Plus, it’s a great way to get the kids involved in creating something beautiful and practical. Happy crafting!