8/31 | How To Make A Larger Than Mat Project With Your Cricut EasyPress 2

Hey everyone! I am so excited to share with you all how to use the EasyPress 2 in this cool home decor project. I’ve always wanted one of those “house rules” signs in my home but I wanted to add a DIY twist to it, of course! We decided to get crafty last week, so we headed out to get inspired. We went to our local thrift store and found a perfect old painting with a beautiful frame. Then we got inspired to paint the frame and make our own Iron-On “house rules” canvas art with some canvas fabric and the EasyPress 2! Our painting and frame are pretty big so we thought this was a great opportunity to show you all How To Make A Larger Than Mat Project With Your Cricut EasyPress 2 as well! That way we can make our design as big as we want without the Cutting mat sizes limiting us! Check out how we made this great DIY Cricut home decor!


How To Make It:

1. Measure your canvas and adjust the file in design space. Here is the link to the exact project we used! Once you have it the correct size, let’s show you how to slice it up for two mats! I added a square from the shapes section and I made the square 12 inches by 19 inches because that’s as big as our roll of Iron-On. Then I placed the sized square over half of the image, selected both layers, and sliced them! Then I removed the access layers and changed the color of one of the halves so I knew easily which was which. Then I just loaded up my mat and cut as normal.

2. Now that you’ve got your image all sized, loaded, and ready to go, while your Cricut is cutting head outside and spray paint your frame! Now is also a good time to preheat your EasyPress 2! I love this EasyPress because it’s easy to learn and simple to use. It has a faster heat up time, and who doesn’t love the raspberry color?

3. Weed the designs carefully. Bring out your canvas fabric and once you’ve weeded the Iron-On It’s a good idea to align both sheets of Iron-On to the fabric to see what it will look like before adhering.

4. Once you’re satisfied, remove one half of the design and heat at 305 degrees for 30 seconds at a time until it is all well adhered. I love that the EasyPresses come in three different sizes perfect for all types of craft projects. The EasyPress 2 is a whopping 12 inches by 10 inches, and we adore every one of those inches. It has great even heat and you get professional quality Iron-On success in 60 seconds or less. With the new redesigned Safety Base you, your EasyPress, and your craft surface are safer than ever.

5. Peel up the design, align your second one, and reapply the transfer sheet onto the other adhered design before heating. Once finished, peel up your transfer sheets and marvel at your beautiful Iron-On work!

6. Stretch and staple your canvas fabric onto your painted frame, and now you have some gorgeous new home decor!

I love how this turned out? It adds s pop of color and so much personality to my space! If you’re on the fence about getting your new EasyPress 2, just see how effortlessly we created this project. It cut our adhering time in half! I love knowing I’m able to make larger projects with ease now that I have my Cricut Maker and my Easypress 2!

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