As I’m sure you all know by now, I’m a pretty simple woman when it comes to how I like to spend my weekends.
Give me some junk food, (I’m a total snacker, I go nuts without having chips, nachos or popcorn in the house), cozy socks and let me binge watch some TV series or movies and I’m a happy girl!
While I love a lot of the new Netflix originals (Umbrella Academy, Santa Clarita Diet, and Sabrina are some of my current favourites) and I’m also a huge fan of AMC (Walking Dead anyone?), nothing will ever compare to the good old classic, Friends, am I right? I actually can’t go a single day without watching at least one episode! My DVD boxset has even started to wear out from being played so much.
When you throw a girls craft day on top of PJs, food and Netflix and I’m over the moon!
In my last Cricut blog post, I wrote about a brand new product from Cricut – the EasyPress Tote. I love my EasyPress and the tote accessory has been making my life (and girls day crafternoons) so much easier.
If you missed the memo, the EasyPress tote is this hand-dandy tote bag for when you’re taking your EasyPress on the go, or even just for storing it safely.
It comes in 3 different sizes, so no matter what size EasyPress machine you have (including the original EasyPress) there is one for you:
- Small Tote: fits the 6 x 7″ EasyPress 2
- Medium Tote: for the 9 x 9″ EasyPress 2
- Large Tote: fits both the original EasyPress, 9 x 9″ and 12 x 10″ EasyPress 2.
All three sizes will fit both the EasyPress machine, Safety Base, mat and also have room for other small tools or crafting supplies. There’s a large pocket on the back of each tote, as well as a front pocket.
Just like me, my friends love to binge watch movies and TV shows. As a result, this is something that we will usually end up doing while we’re crafting during our weekend girls craft days.
I thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to put my EasyPress and tote to good use and we could all make some cozy conversational socks to wear while binge watching our favourite shows.
Here’s what you’ll need for this DIY:
- Cricut Maker (Cricut.com / Amazon.ca)
- EasyPress 2 (Cricut.com / Amazon.ca) or an iron
- Iron-on material, in the colour of your choice – I used the Sport-flex iron-on for mine
- Cricut essential tools
- Standard-grip cutting mat
- Some cozy socks, I got mine from Amazon
Step 1: Using the Cricut Design Space, choose a font you like and brainstorm some creative sayings for your socks! I made three pairs: “I do marathons (on Netflix)”, “if you can read this, bring me nachos” and “not ready to adult”.
Step 2: Once you’re happy with your design, it’s time to load your Cricut. Make sure you roll out your iron-on material onto your cutting mat with the shiny side is down. Using the essential tools, smooth out any air bubbles.
Once that is done, connect your Cricut to your device and select the type of iron-on material you are using. I opted to use the Sport-flex iron-on since it’s a little more flexible and the socks would be stretching as they’re put on.
Make sure you also select “mirror image” before you start cutting.
Step 3: After your cut is done, it’s time to get out the EasyPress!
Using the EasyPress temperature guide, select the type of iron-on you’re using as well as the material of your socks to find out the temperature recommendations.
Heat up your EasyPress and lay out your design on your socks. Once the EasyPress is heated up it’s time to get ironing. After you’re done adhering your design, let it cool for a minute or so and carefully peel back the edges of the clear backing.
Step 4: Grab some snacks, roll on your socks (after they’ve cooled down of course) and start your Netflix marathon!
That’s it! Easy-peasy, am I right?
I think these would make for a great, personalized gift too. You could even get creative with the sock sayings and make some using fan favourite quotes from some of your/their favourite TV shows or movies.
In fact… I think I’m going to go make some Friends socks right now. (Princess Consuela Banana Hammock anyone?)
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