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How exciting that Cricut just launched the Cricut EasyPress Mini for those fun and non-traditional projects! The EasyPress Mini is small, cute and ready to handle all those projects that were more difficult with other iron-on adhering methods.
For this project I wanted to do something I have never done before – customize shoes! You know I love fashion and DIY and mixing both of them is right up my alley!
Project Time: 1-1.5 hours
Project Level: Intermediate to Advanced
What you will need:
- Cricut Machine (Cricut Explore Air 2)
- Cricut Glitter Iron-On
- Cricut EasyPress Mini
- Sneakers (mine are by A New Day™ which you can find at Target)
If you want to follow along with this project, you can access the Cricut Cut File here in Cricut Design Space. Think of this as an extension of The Cricut Iron-on Tutorial for Beginners video tutorial where I showed you how to make the heart t-shirt.
First, cut out the hearts using your Cricut Machine. In this case, you do not have to mirror the cut as the heart is symmetrical. Keep in mind for most iron-on projects you will have to use the “Mirror” function. Place your Cricut Glitter Iron-On liner (shiny) side down on a standard grip mat. Place the dial on “Custom” and choose “Light Chipboard – 0.37mm.” In the drop down menu click , “More pressure.” *Note: This is if you are using Cricut Glitter Iron-On.
Next, finish cutting out your second color of hearts if you are using two colors. I am using both Cricut Pink and Gold Glitter Iron-On.
Click the power button twice on your Cricut EasyPress Mini. This will set it to medium. The Cricut EasyPress Mini has three settings: Low, Medium, High. See the application for each setting here.
Place a small t-shirt or sock into the shoe. This will help the shoe keep its shape and protect your fingers while you are using the Cricut Easypress Mini. Place the hearts and press the EasyPress Mini down for about 20 seconds each. You can wait until you are done with all the hearts for each shoe before removing the liner or you can remove as you go. I preferred to remove at the end.