Cricut EasyPress Iron On Beetle Pillow

My new favorite iron-on Beetle Pillow was made with the new Cricut EasyPress! And I LOVE IT! 

If you know me in person, then you may know that beetles are one of my most hated insects if they are alive, but on decor…. Bring it! Everything has a purpose and a beetle’s purpose is obviously to use it’s image for Halloween decorating.

Cricut EasyPress Iron-on Beetle Pillow |

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Ever since I got home from the Cricut Maker Launch party, I’ve been dying to play around with my new Cricut EasyPress.  

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Not only does Cricut have the new Cricut Maker Cutting Machine, which I shared how to choose what Cricut Machine is right for you here, but they now have the new EasyPress. It has the speed of a heat press, but with the convenience of an iron.

I admit when I first saw it, I thought…. why not just use my iron like I do for all my other iron on crafts?

I quickly learned that not only does it have a 9×9 inch heat plate for covering a larger area, but the heat is evenly distributed, unlike a conventional household iron. The giant, ceramic-coated heat plate delivers the exact temperature you need (adjustable heat settings), while the big handle, Safety Base, and auto shutoff feature keep things safe every step of the way. I also have the silicon mat to place my projects on, but you can use a thick towel if you want.

EasyPress DIY Beetle Pillow

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Along with my new Cricut Easy Press, I was also given several rolls of the iron-on vinyl. When I saw the black vinyl, I knew I wanted to make a beetle pillow for Halloween. Cricut Easy Press Heat Press diy project. TodaysCreativelife.comBut you know… I think I could totally get away with using this pillow at other times of the year too.

I’m definitely still learning how to use my Cricut Maker. I fully admit I need to spend more time playing with it, which is why I chose one of the projects in their Design Space. Not only are there thousands of images to choose from, but you can choose your project and it will walk you through, step by step.

  1. I chose one of their projects. I already had my mind set on a pillow project, so when I saw the beetle pillow, I was hooked! Choosing a project like this takes all the guesswork out.
  2. I cut out the design using my Cricut Maker, then weeded my design. All that means is, I removed all the vinyl away to reveal my beetle.Cricut Project Weeding |
  3. I used transfer paper to lift my design off the cutting mat, then laid it face down on my pillow. Cricut EasyPress Beetle Pillow
  4. I had my EasyPress preheated and ready to go. I placed my silicone mat down, then laid my pillow form over the top. Cricut EAsyPress DIY Project
  5. I placed my design face down, and placed my EasyPress over the top and held in place. Cricut Easy Press heat Press
  6. All I had to do was hold it in place for the 30-second timer and then lift. Since the design was larger than the heat plate, I then moved it to my next section and repeated the process. Cricut EasyPress Beetle Pillow |
  7. After placing the EasyPress back onto its safe plate, I slowly peeled the clear sheet away to reveal my beetle on the pillow!

Cricut EasyPress Heat Press Bug Pillow |

What do you think? It’s perfect for Halloween! Cricut EasyPress Heat Press Bug Pillow |

It goes with my insect decoupaged pumpkins! (I’ll be posting a tutorial for the pumpkins soon!)Cricut EasyPress Heat Press Bug Pillow |

Iron-on success in 60 seconds or less.

Get crazy-simple, professional iron-on results that last and last (and last!). With its huge heating surface, simple controls, and thoughtful safety features, Cricut EasyPress will make you wonder how you ever made do with that old, clunky iron.

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