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You guys know I love an easy DIY project and I’m smitten on customizing just about everything and anything I can. I’m excited to share my DIY Daddy’s Little Mermaid Rash Guard Made with Cricut Maker! I bought this blank rash guard at Wal*Mart a few months back and just knew I was gonna customize it. When my friends at Cricut announced they had a new smaller EasyPress (hello 6×7) I knew this was the first project I wanted to make. I love how it’s the perfect size for baby/toddler clothing! In fact, they added the 6×7 and the 12×10 to the already existing 9×9 EasyPress and now in a beautiful raspberry color!
I love that you get the profession iron-on success and feel in 60 seconds or less and it’s not huge and taking up a lot of work space. The new EasyPress 2 has a faster heat-up time now (which I didn’t think was possible from before), and precise temperature control up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. I didn’t realize this but every EasyPress 2 has a USB port for firmware updates. Cricut has once again, thought of everything!
Now that you know all about the new Cricut EasyPress 2 I want to share how quick and easy it was to make this cute little “Daddy’s Little Mermaid” rash guard!
- Cricut Maker
- “Daddy’s Little Mermaid” file found on Cricut Design Space™
- Cricut Mat
- Cricut SportFlex Iron On™ vinyl, White
- Cricut Tools
- Cricut BrightPad
- Baby SPF Rash Guard
- Cricut EasyPress 2 6×7
- Cricut Iron-On Protective Sheet or Muslin
Once you are ready to cut–it’s time to let your Cricut Maker do it’s thing! Remember, this is Iron-On Vinyl so you’ll need to select “mirror image” before cutting.
Next up, it’s time to weed out the negative of the design. Y’all know by now that I love my Cricut BrightPad and don’t weed without it.
Place the mermaid design on the rash guard. Because this is a rash guard I used the Cricut SportFlex Iron On™ vinyl. This Iron-On vinyl is perfect for tech fabrics like a rash guard.
Cricut’s main goal is to make sure your iron-on material sticks and continues to stick after many, many washes. At Cricut, the quality of their iron-on materials and EasyPress are best-in-class.
This is why Cricut now has in place the StrongBond™ Guarantee on many of their iron-on materials. Cricut’s StrongBond™ Guarantee means that when this iron-on material is used as directed, you’ll be completely satisfied with the results. If not, they’ll replace it for free. Look for the StrongBond™ Guarantee on select iron-on materials.
I love how easy to learn, simple to use the EasyPress 2 is and no guessing with it’s easy to read digital display! Once I plugged in my EasyPress 2 I selected the temperature setting to 305 degrees Fareneheit and the little clock button to 30 seconds. See this post on heating settings.
Place a muslin cloth or Cricut Iron-On Protective Sheet over the rash guard then press for 30 seconds. The EasyPress 2 has a ceramic-coated heat plate means dry, even heat for flawless transfers. Every EasyPress 2 comes with an insulated, streamlined Safety Base that keeps the EasyPress 2 in protected resting position while also protecting crafting surface. In my case–my kitchen countertop!
Flip the rash guard over, place the light muslin cloth or Cricut Iron-On Protective Sheet on top.
Then press for an additional 15 seconds at 305 degrees.
Flip the shirt back over and carefully do a warm peel of the plastic.
Easy as that you have a customized rash guard!
I can’t wait for my littler mermaid to wear this on our cruise next week!
Best of all Everyday, SportFlex, and Glitter Iron-on are designed to outlast 50+ wash and dry cycles when used and applied as directed above. So she will be wearing this cute design until she can no longer fit into it!
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