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DIY Mother's Day Gift Craft Project - Can Coolers

Need a fun, easy gift that Mom will love? These can coolers are super fun and are sure to keep Mom's drink cold all summer long.

We use Cricut's EasyPress (or you can use a heat press or even an iron without the steam) to apply heat transfer vinyl (HTV) with fun Mother's Day designs from The Lalaland Design Shoppe:

-First Mother's Day

-Mommy est. 2020

- I can't I'm crafting today

Find these SVG designs and many more in The Lalaland Design Shoppe

Find the links for all supplies used here: Supplies Page

Steps to make:

Start with these blank can coolers and your favorite SVG design

Cut out your favorite heat transfer vinyl (HTV) (mine is Siser brand...find where I purchase mine here*) with your Cricut machine. You can use either your Cricut Maker or your Cricut Explore Air or Air 2 machine. Be sure to mirror your mat in design space before hitting that blinking C button. Remember, HTV goes upside down on your mat, so the pretty side will be face down.

Weed your vinyl decal to remove all negative space. I use a piece of teflon to press my blank can cooler for a few seconds with the EasyPress, to remove any moisture. Then place your decal where you want it on the can cooler.

Follow application instructions for the vinyl you're using (most have different temperatures and time settings, so be sure to pay attention). I have found that sometimes the EasyPress needs to be set a bit higher, like 5-10 degrees, than what's called for.

Remove the plastic carrier sheet after letting cool for a few seconds (or after completely cool if your vinyl says "cold peel"). Place a piece of teflon over the exposed vinyl and press for a few more seconds.

Voila! You have yourself a customized can cooler.

Want to watch me do all these steps? Check out the video below where I made these can coolers LIVE!

Be sure to follow me on Facebook where I go LIVE often to make projects just like this.

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