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Using Cricut Foil Iron On to Make Your Projects Shine!

Need help with Cricut foil iron on?? This shiny product is fun and easy to use with the right settings and perfect for Dollar Tree oven mitts.

I love all things shiny and glittery, as you probably can tell by now! That extra little sheen jut makes me smile.

I have used Dollar Tree oven mitts to apply my Grandmother’s handwritten recipe to in the past, but I really wanted to showcase some of the Fall colors now that it has finally switched seasons.

I’ve been having fun making a few new DIY Fall decor pieces lately including a foiled canvas, a Dollar Tree sign, and a Fall Is burlap sign.

And my Cricut makes it so easy to turn a plain boring dollar store oven mitt into something festive and elegant. (Make sure to check out my Which Cricut is Best for You post if you’re still thinking about which one to get!)

cricut foil iron on oven mitt

Materials Needed for Custom Oven Mitt

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Designing Oven Mitt in Design Space

The first thing you’ll need to do is find an image you want to apply to the oven mitt in Cricut Design Space. The file I used is #MC6B923F (you can type this in the image search bar with the # in front).

If you are new to CDS, make sure to check out my Cricut Design Space 101 series for all sorts of video tutorials on using it.

I turned off the image lock so that I could stretch the image out making it fit better inside the oven mitt. I ended sizing it to 5.45 x 5.67 inches.

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As with all heat transfer vinyl, you’ll want to toggle on the “Mirror” setting on the Prepare screen. Toggle it on for all the mats.

mirror setting toggle cricut

If you are using a Cricut Explore Air, turn the setting wheel to Custom so you can use the drop-down menu. For the Cricut Maker, the drop-down menu automatically comes up.

Click on Browse, then Iron-on Vinyl and then find foil iron-on.

cricut foil iron on setting

Cutting and Applying Cricut Foil Iron On

Make sure to watch the video at the top or side of this post to see all these steps in action, it’s perfect for a beginner’s project so it’s quick and easy!

Now it’s time to cut the Cricut foil iron on vinyl. Place the vinyl shiny side down on a mat. I would say a standard grip mat would work best!

I was using a light grip and the corners wouldn’t stay down well so I just stuck some tape from my foil transfer kit pack on it.

diy fall oven mitt

Load the mat when prompted by CDS and click the flashing C light.

cutting foil iron on

Follow the onscreen prompts to cut the other mats. I used metallic iron-on for the hearts.

Weed off all the extra vinyl.

weeding foil htv
weeding
autumn skies svg

This Dollar Tree oven mitt is 100% polyester (it says so on the tag inside!). I always check the Cricutheatguide to find out the temperature for different materials.

dollar tree fall mitt

At the heat guide website, I choose Cricut EasyPress 2, then Foil from my Heat-Transfer material, Polyester as my Base Material, using a Cricut EasyPress Mat and click Apply.

cricut heat guide settings

Easy Peasy! In order to apply Cricut foil iron on, I need to set my EasyPress to 295F and press for 30 seconds.

foil htv settings

All of the steps are listed as you scroll down that site. I love some step by step directions! Saves so much time and money from messing up materials!

foil iron on instructions

So I preheated my small EasyPress 2 to 295 and waited for it to beep. Then I pressed the plain oven mitt for 5 seconds.

preheat easy press
preheat mitt

Center the biggest image first – the words.

center design for easypress

And since we are doing multiple layers, we will not press the first layer for the entire 30 seconds… only about 5 seconds is needed!

press mitt

After pressing for 5 seconds, I let it cool for a minute or so. If you try to peel the backing off too quickly the foil vinyl might peel up.

Once it’s cool, I peeled the plastic backing off.

peel off plastic htv

Then I placed one of the set of hearts down and pressed that layer for about 5 seconds.

second layer htv

Use some sort of protective sheet to ensure you won’t melt the vinyl letters that aren’t covered by a backing.

press with teflon sheet

Let that layer cool to the touch and peel off.

Then repeat for the last set of hearts. Again use a protective sheet and press for 5 seconds or so.

metallic foil iron on

Remove the backing when it’s cool.

remove iron on vinyl plastic

I like to do the full 30 seconds press when all the layers are already on. Sometimes if there are small pieces of backing still on there I feel like they make an indentation on some of the overlappping vinyl.

So the final step I do is to put the protective sheet over everything and then press the whole thing for 30 seconds.

easypress oven mitt

That’s all there is to it! I love how the Cricut foil iron on shines on this mitt. Depending on the light it shines in different ways!

cricut foil iron on tutorial mitt
autumn skies and pumpkin pies mitt
foil iron on project

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a creative day!

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