I am sharing all my tips to the perfect way to personalize a Yoga Mat today as well as talking a bit about self-care for us Mommas and Mompreneurs! Grab a drink and let’s craft and chat!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
The message behind the Cricut Explore Air 2 Wild Rose Bundle was to empower women to create fearlessly. I was completely on board. As a mother, creative, and small business owner I can totally relate and understand the challenges and importance of doing things fearlessly.
In addition to doing it all, we need to take care of ourselves and this is my most overlooked task as I take care of my family and my business. I always feel guilty doing things for myself but if I don’t I can’t fully move forward fearlessly in the other aspects of my life.
So I took this challenge not only to spark some creativity and empower you to craft and create with this beautiful and amazing machine but also to empower you to take care of YOU! With no guilt!
My first project was a DIY Journal! On the crafty side, I showed you how you can use the materials of the Wild Rose Bundle to create this personalized Journal. We used paper and the scoring tool with Cricut pens as well as vinyl and transfer paper! On the personal side, I hope you could have a place to journal, share your thoughts, feelings, goals, dreams, and memories. Take 5 minutes every morning for yourself!
My second project was a Monogrammed Water Bottle with layered adhesive vinyl. On the crafty side, I showed you my tried and true tips for layering adhesive vinyl the easy way using the most beautiful patterned vinyl from the Natalie Malan collection exclusive to JOANN’s. Personal side: Take that time to drink water, take a walk, eat healthy meals. Invest in you.
Today on the crafty side I am showing you how to use iron on to personalize a yoga mat with the new EasyPress 2 Rose Bundle! Yes, you can use iron on with foam yoga mat, I will show you how! On the personal side, I hope you combine the journal, water bottle and yoga mat (or whatever your form of relaxation is) and do it! Take the time. Go to the class, meet for lunch, read the book. Take time for YOU!
Let’s get crafty first and if you make it all the way to the bottom of this post there is a giveaway to win a Rose EasyPress 2 Bundle for yourself!
Can I use Iron-on with a Yoga Mat?
The answer is yes! I actually prefer it! Regular adhesive vinyl can also be used, however I found that iron-on is much more durable and lasts longer! I also prefer to work with iron-on over adhesive vinyl, but that is a personal preference!
A protective sheet or a piece of parchment paper (both work great) is required and the idea “low and slow”. I use a lower temperature of 275F and press for 30-45 seconds. I normally start at 30 seconds and add on more time if needed in 15-second increments.
You can follow the interactive EasyPress guide to find if the iron on you are using is cool or warm peel.
Supplies for Personalized Yoga Mat
- Cricut Explore Air 2 Wild Rose Edition
- Cricut EasyPress2 Rose Bundle (includes Easypress 2, mat, iron on and pre-cut designs)
- Yoga Mat
- Weeding Hook (comes with Wild Rose machine!)
- Protective Sheet or Parchment paper
- Natalie Malan Patterned Iron on (I used Nature Walk Sampler)
How to Personalize a Yoga Mat:
Time needed: 10 minutes.
Below are the steps to use iron-on vinyl to personalize a foam yoga mat. You may find detailed tutorials with step by step photos for the EasyPress 2, Cutting and applying iron on here.
- Choose a Design for your mat.
Choose from one of the many amazing designs in Cricut Design Space, or add a name or monogram or upload a design of your own creations and size appropriately.
You may use my file in Cricut Community here.
You can find my tutorial for How to Create a Monogram in Cricut Design Space here as well as details for How to Upload SVG’s into CDS here.
- Click Make It.
- Mirror your Mats
Mirror your mats and click Continue.
- Cut the Design
Connect your Machine and select your material by moving the knob on the Explore Air 2 to iron-on. Load the mats and cut the iron on.
You may find detailed instructions for cutting iron on here.
- Weed the Design
Using a Weeding hook, remove the excess iron-on leaving only your design.
- Iron on the Design
Set your EasyPress 2 to 275F and 30 seconds. Place your yoga mat on the EasyPress Mat, place the iron on where you would like it and cover with parchment or a protective sheet. Press with the EasyPress. Carefully remove the clear carrier sheet from the iron on.
Here you may find detailed instructions on using the EasyPress 2 and also for correctly applying iron on.
Enter to Win a Rose EasyPress 2 Bundle
The EasyPress 2 Rose Bundle has all the amazing features of the 9 x 9 inch EasyPress 2 in a beautiful pink rose color! The bundle comes with a 12 x 12 inch EasyPress mat, 4 sheets of iron on vinyl (2 solid pink, 2 gold glitter) and 4 pre-cut designs so you can get started right out of the box!
Want to win one? Here is your chance! Giveaway open to US residents only at this time. 18 years and older void where prohibited. By entering you are agreeing to my official giveaway terms and conditions.a Rafflecopter giveaway