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Personalized Gift for Grandpa with the Cricut Maker

Jane and Sonja
See how we used our Cricut Maker and EasyPress 2 to create a personalized gift for grandpa that he’s sure to love!
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  • Cricut Maker Machine
  • Cricut Standard Grip Mat
  • Scissors
  • Design Space “Personalized Hand Print Throw Pillow” template or custom design your own
  • Everyday Iron-On in Gold
  • Patterned Iron-On in Buffalo Plaid from the Rustic Lodge Lumberjack Sampler
  • Weeder
  • EasyPress 2
  • EasyPress Mat
  • Throw Pillow cover 16”x16” (purchase one like this or make your own)
  • Pillow Form Insert purchase one to fit or upcycle your old pillows to make one


  • Upload the “Personalized Hand Print Throw Pillow” pattern template.
  • Select Customize to adjust the text or hand print patterns.
  • Following the prompts in Design Space, cut out the pattern pieces in the Patterned Iron-On vinyl and Everyday Iron-On vinyl with the Cricut Maker.
  • Switch tools when prompted.
  • Using a weeder, remove all the excess Iron-On vinyl around the cut pieces.
  • Position the Iron-On vinyl pieces on the throw pillow cover.
  • Refer to the EasyPress Reference Guide for instructions and heat press settings for applying the Iron-On vinyl onto the pillow cover.
  • Place the pillow insert inside the pillow cover.
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