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DIY Cricut Coaster Ideas For Dad

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.  Father’s Day is right around the corner and I wanted to share the coolest DIY Cricut Coaster Ideas for Dad with you. I never thought I would end up loving the Cricut Explore Air 2 machine from Target but it’s the coolest machine ever. Not to mention the mint green color is so pretty!

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30 Minute BEst Dad Ever

Infusible Ink Watercolor- Best Dad Ever Coasters

This is my first Cricut cutting machine and had zero experience using them until last month. Cricut has thousands of easy to follow tutorials and DIY project ideas ranging from beginner to experienced. I picked the 30 minute beginner coaster tutorial and made the coolest coasters for my dad.

I received the following goodies from Cricut including a variety of paper supplies to make so many different projects. I honestly cannot believe how much you can do with this machine!

The Cricut Easy Press 2 is also a super handy tool allowing you to “iron on” graphics, images and lettering to just about any surface.
Cricut Explore air 2 set + Cricut Easy Press

I followed the Cricut “best dad ever” DIY coaster tutorial on the Cricut website – Design Space.

cricut project gallery

Once you create your Cricut login, you can search thousands of projects. You can find this “DIY best dad ever coaster tutorial” by searching dad day coasters in the search field.

Cricut Infusible Ink Best Dad Ever Coasters

cricut best dad ever coaster in watercolor-4

The tutorial tells you all the supplies you need and is very self explanatory.

You simply open up the project you want to make and follow the directions. For this project, I used the Cricut Infusible Ink Watercolor transfer sheets.

Cricut Explore Air 2 Mint green cutting machine

I placed my infusible ink watercolor transfer sheets over my standard grip mat and placed in my Cricut Explore Air 2 cutting machine.

I used this handy cricut tool they sent me to smooth out any wrinkles.

Infusible Ink Watercolor Paper on Standard Grip mat with smooth edger to get out wrinkles

Feed under the Cricut Machine Rollers and press the arrow on the machine (it will be flashing) to start.

Infusible Ink Watercolor Paper on Standard Grip mat feed into the mint green Cricut Explore Air 2

Cricut Cutting Tip: I found that setting the dial on the Cricut Explore Air 2 machine to the highest “vinyl” setting worked the best. It was much easier to remove the letters (using the handy Cricut pick tool) when the machine cut deeper.

Cricut Infusible Ink Watercolor Paper Best Dad Ever Coasters

Use the tool to remove the edges around the circle and the letters inside the circle. I opted to remove the wording at the bottom of the project coaster (you can customize the coaster wording on your desktop inside your Cricut account).

Cricut Infusible Ink Watercolor Paper Best Dad Ever Coasters

DIY Cricut Coaster Ideas For Dad

Cricut Infusible Ink Watercolor Paper Best Dad Ever Coasters

I used Cricut white coasters to iron/press my design on to.

cricut white coasters

Cricut recommends using their iron mat when using the Cricut Easy Press 2.

CRICUT BEST DAD EVER EASY PRESS 2

Simply place your coaster shiny side down on top of your Infusible ink sheet featuring your Best Dad Ever design and place the Cricut Easy Press 2 (follow the directions on how to use this press on the Cricut website) on top of your design for 240 seconds.

diy best dad ever coasters

The Cricut website (once you sign into your account) tells you exactly what temp to set the Easy press to and for how long. Thank you to Cricut and Target for sponsoring this fun project! I absolutely love all the products they sent me!

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  1. Lisa Godaire says:

    Wow! What a great haul! Cute project.
    I am a paper crafter and still have a Cricut Expression from many years ago that uses cartridges.