Hosting a gathering for the holidays? Grab this super cute DIY Cricut Thanksgiving Place Cards Coasters design to personalize that gorgeous table setting.
Disclosure: I am a Cricut partner. All opinions are my own.
DIY Cricut Thanksgiving Place Cards Coasters
Thanksgiving is upon us and with that comes preparation for that big dinner and holiday gatherings galore. The typical place card for Thanksgiving is usually a one and done use, however, the sustainable biologist in me wanted to create a place card that would last years! These cricut Thanksgiving place cards coasters are just perfect.
- Cricut Maker 3
- Cricut Infusible Ink in Retro Ombre
- Cricut Square Coaster blanks
- Cricut EasyPress Mini
- Standard Grip Mat
- Weeding Tools
- Heat Resistant Tape
How to Make Cricut Thanksgiving Place Cards Coasters
Start by grabbing this design from Cricut Design Space. Make sure that when you set it up to cut, you make 4 copies of it and mirror the design. Once that is done, place your Infusible Ink shiny side down on your mat. Follow the directions in design space to complete the cut.
These little guys were easy to weed, but because I used a brand new standard grip mat, I had a hard time getting them off of the mat. I suggest using an older mat that is a bit less sticky. However, weeding was super simply and although it looks complicated only took about 1 minute a coaster!
Next prep your EasyPress and your coasters for the transfer. If you are using your EasyPress mini it needs to be on the highest temperature setting. If you are using your regular EasyPress then set it at 400º for 240 seconds.
To prep the coasters make sure they are free of any debris and dust. Then place your design ink side down on the white side of the coaster. Use Cricut heat resistant tape to secure all sides.
I actually only did one coaster with my EasyPress mini before I broke out the big EasyPress 2. The mini worked just fine, but it was slower and I knew I could get all four done in 1/4 of the time, so I swapped them out.
Once they are done, allow them to cool and then gently check a corner to make sure everything transferred. If it did, remove the infusible ink sheet and discard and admire your gorgeous new coasters!
Dry Erase Infusible Ink Coasters?
I was actually unsure how this project would go because it was not super easy finding out if I could use dry erase markers on sublimation materials, however, I finally found a source that said to go for it! OMG, they are amazing!
Honestly, I know that these are great coasters, but the teacher in me also sees a TON of use for these in the classroom too after finding out that I can use dry erase markers on them.
The markers write beautifully on them. Conversely, you could also use removable vinyl to transfer names on temporarily for the holidays or various gatherings! I just adore how these turned out and am super excited to put them to work on Thanksgiving Day!