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Monday, June 20, 2016

Personalized Kids Coasters with Cricut

Whether you've just gotten out for summer vacation like us, or you've been enjoying pool time for almost a month now, summer is the perfect time for extra craft projects. I've teamed up with some of my fellow Cricut bloggers to bring you a dozen great ideas for something you can work on this summer. (Remember that some of these links will be affiliate links, and if you buy something I get a small percentage, so thanks bunches!!)



For my Cricut project I made personalized coasters for my kids. They will each have their own designated place to put a cup all day long. So hopefully it will prevent them from getting a new cup out 15 times a day, leaving those cups all over every flat surface in the house, and then having the dishwasher fill up with only cups! What do you think? Do we have a chance here? I'm going to find out (and 2 days in, so far so good.)



Anyway, here's what you'll need:

Plastic coasters (I found a 4-pack at the dollar store, so check there first!)
1x6 board (cut to the right length to fit the number of coasters you need)
Paint or stain
Vinyl
Transfer tape
Cricut
Hot glue 

Start by painting or staining the board. I had this pink board left over from another project and repainted it a pretty dark blue/ gray color.

While the paint dries, measure the inside of the coaster and create a circle the same size in Design Space. This will help you size the names right.

Choose your font (I used Everyday Fonts- Something to Shout About) and type each name, using the circle as a sizing guide.



Cut the vinyl and use transfer tape to apply to the insides of the coasters.



Click here for detailed instructions on how to use a Cricut to cut vinyl.

The last step is to use hot glue to attach the coasters to the board.




Optional: Put small rubber feet on the bottom of the board to prevent sliding.





Love this project but don't have a Cricut? Well today is your lucky day! I've joined a talented group of bloggers and we are giving away Cricut Explore and Everything Starter Kit Bundle! (Click the link to see everything included)

Enter through the Rafflecopter below and for more chances to win check out these other summer projects!
Cricut-Summer-Challenge-SquareCitrus Fruit Coasters from Tastefully Frugal
Red, White & Blue Heart Koozie from The Casual Craftlete
Soft Kitty Dalek T-Shirt from Housewife Eclectic
Welcome Summer Party from The Quiet Grove
Personalized Kids Coasters from Crafting In The Rain
Trendy Phone Cover from Frenchie
DIY Planner Dividers from Auntie Tay
Summertime Sign from Crafting In The Rain
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7 comments:

  1. First thing I would make with the Cricut is my "Mothers Prayer" in a frame! I ordered one and the letters won't come off of the sticky paper :(

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  2. I love this idea! I totally need to do this for my boys because they seriously go through almost all the cups we have in a day...this will cut down on our dishes a ton!

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  3. This is such a great (and simple!) idea. Love it!

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  4. Fun! This would be perfect for our sweaty cups here in the humid midwest! Im a little embarassed to say Ive never owned a cricut, this would be awesome!!! Id probably go vinyl crazy!

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  5. What a blessing this would be. Y'all are awesome for hosting this amazing giveaway! Good luck to all the ladies who entered, I entered every way I could!

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  6. I would make wall decor for my daughters wall

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  7. The first thing I would make would be for my son!! a bunch of first birthday decorations (:

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