Customizing shoes with the new Cricut EasyPress Mini
Iron-On projects are one of my very favorite projects to do with my Cricut! I love the ability to customize so many different things from shirts to bags and even wood decor pieces! I use my EasyPress all the time, so when Cricut announced their new little baby EasyPress Mini, I was super excited! I used this adorable little machine to customize some shoes for my 1st grader. It was a project that I never would have been able to accomplish with my bigger EasyPress machines or even my regular iron! I can’t wait to try it out on a bunch of other small projects now too!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own little custom shoes:
- Cricut Cutting Machine (I used my Cricut Maker)
- Cricut EasyPress Mini
- Cricut Iron-On Vinyl
- Images to cut (This is the design space design that I used)
- Shoes (The shoes I used are child’s size 10)
- A towel (To stuff inside the shoes)
- Cricut Weeding tools and Cutting Mat
Choose your images. Cricut Design Space has a bunch to choose from or you can design your own! I chose these super adorable unicorn images for my daughter’s shoes.
Make it the size you need in design space. This little graphic was less than 2 inches to fit on those tiny shoes! Make sure you select “mirror-on” before you cut the iron-on material. Cut out the graphic on your Cricut Machine.
After all of the pieces are cut out, use your Cricut tools to weed the excess iron-on away. Look how tiny all of those little components are next to my weeder!
Turn on your EasyPress Mini and let it heat up. It’s super fast! The EasyPress Mini only has three heat settings and it’s so simple to use.
Look how cute it is!
Roll up a towel or a pair of socks or something to stuff into the toes of the shoes. You will need something to support the shoe while you press the iron-on design to the toe of the shoe.
Press each design firmly onto the shoe, holding for a little bit. It doesn’t take very long! Peel back the transfer plastic while it’s still warm for glitter iron-on and cool for everyday iron-on.
These shoes are seriously so tiny, and so is the EasyPress Mini! Look how little! I can’t get over how tiny it is, and it worked awesome on that small space.
Be careful not to touch it to the rubber of the shoe (like I did). The little EasyPress Mini plate is small, but it heats evenly, and it does get very hot.
I am so excited to try this cute little EasyPress Mini on so many other things! Just imagine the possibilities! Shirt sleeves? YEP! Hats? SURE! Teeny Tiny Barbie clothes?! Absolutely! I’m going to iron-on all the little things!
You can grab your new EasyPress Mini here on the Cricut website!