Making custom Mother’s Day gifts is easy and affordable with supplies you can get at Target, Walmart and the Dollar Store and Cricut’s new Iron On Designs.
Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that handmade gifts are definitely preferred to store bought gifts (in my family at least). In the past I have loved making gifts with the kids help, like these hand print flower pots, but now that my kids are older, the time and attention span to make these types of gifts just isn’t there anymore. That’s one of the reasons I was so excited when Cricut released their new Iron On Designs!
What are Iron On Designs?
Iron On Designs are Cricut’s latest innovation that ANYONE can use. You don’t even need a Cricut machine. All you need is an EasyPress or even just your home iron. There are currently over 50 designs available on Cricut’s website with more being added in the future! The best part is they are all less than $5 AND you can use code TFRUGAL to get 10% off and score FREE shipping – meaning you’ll pay $4.50 or less per design!
There are two different sizes of designs, 4.25″ x 12″ and 8.5″ x 12″ and some of the smaller designs have two designs included.
How do Iron On Designs work?
You can use these Iron On Designs on there own or with other Cricut Iron On Vinyl. I used the small flower design with glitter iron on on this Spring sign I made a few weeks ago. The colors are so vibrant and designs are so unique they definitely are cute just on their own too. All of today’s gift ideas I’ll be sharing JUST use the Iron On Designs, nothing else.
To apply the Iron On Designs with your EasyPress – Set your EasyPress to 340°F and 50 seconds. Preheat your surface for 10-15 seconds. Place your EasyPress Mat under the surface you’re pressing. Place your design on your preheated surface and press with medium firm pressure for 50 seconds. On some of the bigger designs you may have to do this in two sections. Flip over your material and heat the back for 15 seconds. Let cool for 1-2 minutes before removing the lining.
To apply the Iron On Designs with your iron – Set your iron to cotton/linen. Preheat your surface for 10-15 seconds. Place your design on your preheated surface and press with medium firm pressure for 50 seconds. On some of the bigger designs you may have to do this in two sections. Flip over your material and heat the back for 15 seconds. Let cool for 1-2 minutes before removing the lining.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas with Iron On Designs
Now that you know what Cricut’s Iron On Designs are and how to use them let’s get into these gifts we created. All of these were super easy to make and it took me less than 30 minutes to make all 5. You could easily make one in 5 minutes or less. And they are so easy to make, the kids can even help too!
Floral Ampersand Tote Bag w/ Flowers
I picked up this tote on clearance at Walmart for $5. I also got the flowers from Walmart for $4. This bag is made of vinyl, so you’ll want to use a Teflon sheet, or tea towel, to protect the bag while you’re preheating and pressing. Iron On Design used: Floral Ampersand
Bookworm Tote Bag w/ Books
I had a few totes lying around from a project I was working on last year, you can get this same tote on Amazon in bulk or at Hobby Lobby for less than $3. The books I picked up at Dollar Tree – crazy right?! They actually have a really great selection of books and they all are only $1. When you’re pressing this tote, make sure to put the EasyPress Mat, or a towel, in the tote bag as you press or the insides will stick together. Iron On Design used: Bookworm
This Home Is Built On Love & Shenanigans Canvas
Good Vibes Only Tee:
This is my new favorite shirt! Yes I totally made a Mother’s Day gift for myself! The design is so fun and it just puts me in a good mood when I wear it! I like to use Next Level Apparel or Bella Canvas shirts, both which you can get on Amazon. Iron On Design used: Good Vibes Only (coming soon to Cricut.com)
Floral Garden Basket:
This would be a great gift for any mom or grandma that likes to garden. I picked up this wooden basket at the Target Dollar Spot, along with the gloves and garden tools. The seed packets I got at Dollar Tree and you can get 4 for $1. Iron On Design used: Flowers
I love that these Iron On Designs can be used by anyone and they are such an easy and affordable way to personalize gifts, shirts, home decor and more! Remember when you’re ordering your Iron On Designs from Cricut.com (or any other supplies) to use code TFRUGAL to save 10% and get FREE shipping!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.