Cricut Birthday Banner with Holographic Iron-on on Felt
Birthday decorations are bought and used every day of the year. Certainly personalizing and creating from scratch can make any birthday party extra special. Celebrating a girl's 13th birthday calls for a little extra sparkle and shimmer for celebrating becoming a teenager.
I chose the color pink for my daughter's birthday banner as she moves from childhood to teenager. I then chose holographic iron-on material as a flashy material to help her know she will shine as she grows towards adulthood.
On my canvas, I created a template of my purchased banner size so that I could compare it to the letters to be cut, so they are right-sized for the final application.
I used Cricut Translucent Blue Holographic Iron-on for my material.
The flower was sized inside the banner template to confirm its correct size.
I have found that when I weed my material, I place a corner of it on the sticky portion of the mat, so that my material doesn't roll and make the weeding more difficult.
Applying the Iron-On material has become easier with owning a Cricut Easy Press. My EasyPress truly does apply easy consistent heat and a built in timer allows for easy accuracy in my application. I also used the interactive Cricut Easy Press Heat Guide to get quick instructions.
- Preheat Cricut EasyPress 2 to 295°F
- Preheat felt for 5 s - CRITICAL STEP FOR GREAT SUCCESS!
- Place iron-on face down, liner side up
- Press with light pressure at 295°F for 30 s
- Slowly remove liner when cool to the touch
Cricut vs Other Iron-On Material
I chose to give a different splash of color for the flowers. I happened to have some non-Cricut material on hand and was disappointed at its adherence performance.
I hope you will make a personalized birthday decoration soon, as it is unique and special just like the birthday celebrant. What is your favorite birthday decoration to make with your Cricut machine?