It’s time to make something special for Mom & Dad, after all, you wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them! Assemble special gift boxes with items you know they’ll love, and then take it to the next level by adding unique personalizations using your Martha Stewart Edition Cricut Explore Air2. From t-shirts to pashminas and from money clips to coffee mugs, and even ribbon… truly personal gifts are just a few clicks away. Your parents are sure to love these special gifts, and after your wedding is over, they might really need them… hahaha!
I might never use gift tags again! I’m completely obsessed with personalizing ribbon with iron-on. I first did it a few months back for a friends baby shower present and I’ve been trying to figure out how to share it here.
Would also be a fabulous idea for your wedding bouquet ribbon!!!
- Cricut® Explore Air™ 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle
- Cricut® EasyPress™ 2 Martha Stewart Edition Vanilla, 9″ x 9″
- Cricut® Martha Stewart Everyday Iron-On™ and Vinyls
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Large Gift Boxes
- Special Gifts (coffee mugs, bath salts, pashmina, t-shirt, candles, sunglasses, beer, wine, cigar, money clip, etc!)
Create In Design Space
The first step is to login to Design Space and start designing your personalized items! Click on this link to visit my canvas in Design Space to use my pre-designed cut files, some of the files I used for these designs require a subscription or will cost a few dollars. If you have the Martha Stewart Cricut machine, all of her files and fonts come with the bundle. I used the font Madina Clean Script and Martha Smart Cookie for all the wording. Prepare your mat(s) and get ready to cut!
The Father of the Bride and Mother of the Bride designs are our exclusive .SVG files for sale in our shop!
Let Your Martha Cricut Work It’s Magic
Remember, you ALWAYS need to click the “mirror-image” button for iron-on projects, otherwise your lettering will be backwards.
My absolute favorite part of these gift boxes are the personalized ribbons! I also created a custom t-shirt and pashmina using the same iron-on techniques.
Weed, (aka. remove) all the excess iron-on material that isn’t a part of your design. Using the Cricut weeding tools makes the removal of intricate pieces super easy. Then trim each design down to size if needed.
Easy Press Heat + Time Settings
One of my favorite aspects of using the Martha Stewart EasyPress 2 is that Cricut has already created a spreadsheet of heat times and heat temperatures for all fabrics and types of iron-on. So if you’re using foil iron-on on 100% cotton like we are here, there is an exact setting for that, which happens to be 295º for 30 seconds, front and back. That’s what I mean by no guesswork. You don’t have to hope that your iron is hot enough or that you’ve held it on the fabric for long enough. Follow this link to find the interactive chart, then simply plug the correct temperature and time per your project into your Easy Press and press away!
In case you were wondering, vinyl is a fancy word for sticker. You can create almost ANY kind of sticker you’d like and depending on the material you can make it permanent or semi-permanent. In this case our coffee mugs, sunglasses, beer opener, candle, and money clip were all cut using Martha’s premium permanent vinyl.
The first step is weeding, just like the iron-on.
Transfer tape is the BEST and if you’ve never used it, you must try it. Basically you transfer your new vinyl stickers from their base to a clear film so you can properly position them on their final resting place. Cut a piece of transfer tape just larger than your designs, peel and evenly smooth on top of the vinyl.
Adhere The Designs
Finally, the fun part. Remove the white vinyl backer sheet leaving just the clear transfer tape and your design. Then place on top of your item and gently burnish with the scraping tool. Next, pull away the transfer tape to reveal your awesome personalized coffee mugs!
Assemble Your Gift
Once all your items have been personalized, it’s time to assemble your gift box. Add all the items and wrap with the custom ribbons!
Personalization Made Easy
If you’re on the fence about getting a Cricut, or you need a gentle nudge to make the decision to buy one – our projects are it! Seriously, the sky is the limit when it comes to what you can make for your wedding with the Cricut. From simple personalized clutches like these to a felt flower wedding bouquet and everything in between. It will be your number one wedding crafting tool and after your wedding, you can use it to personalize your home, make fabulous gifts and more!
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DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey of Something Turquoise // Cricut® Explore Air™ 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle and Supplies: courtesy of: Cricut // XL Gift Boxes and Candies: Paper Source // Hand-dyed Ribbon: Amazon // Pashmina: Amazon // Candle: Target // Sunglasses: Amazon // Coffee Mugs: Amazon // Money Clip: Amazon // Bottle Opener: Amazon // T-shirt: Amazon // Bath Salts: Amazon // Wholesale Flowers: FiftyFlowers.com // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme
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