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With all the fun I’ve had putting monograms on Tank Tops and Tote Bags, I decided to include koozies in the mix since its such an easy project if you have a little extra HTV lying around, and in my case I also had some extra koozies! Like the other monogram projects, you can easily design them in the Cricut Craft Cutter Software and size them however you like for your koozie. :)
Designing Your Monogram:
1. First, if you don't already own a Monogram style font, download one. The font I used is called Free Monogram Font from DaFont.com and it worked perfectly for what I wanted, and as the name implies its totally free!
2. Now, open a new project in your Cricut design software and create a text box. Select the Monogram font from your font choices and use it to type the initials for your monogram.
3. If you are using the font I mentioned, for smaller side letters you use lower case letters and for the center letter you use uppercase letters. For example, my initials on the monogram shown are typed in as "aCl" .
4. Next, overlap your letters by changing the letter spacing of your font. I chose -2 for the spacing of my letters but it is better to mess with it a little bit to find out what looks best to you.
5. Once all your letters are spaced to your satisfaction, select the "Weld" tool to combine your letters into a single set of cutting curves.
6. Now, you can size your monogram to whatever size you like best; I made them 3" wide.
7. Finally, cut the monograms on your choice of vinyl. I used the Iron On+ setting for Glitter HTV and the Standard Iron On Setting for regular Easyweed Vinyl. Make sure that you select the "Mirror" Function and load your Iron On material Shiny side down so that your design cuts correctly! :)
Transferring your Design
8. Once your design is cut, weed away the extra material, leaving only your monogram.
9. Arrange the Monogram such that it is in the center of the koozie. Arrange the design shiny side up, then cover with parchment paper. Make sure to keep the parchment paper between the design and the iron.
10. Set your Iron to the second Highest setting and press the the iron down firmly on the design, not ironing but rather using it as a small heat press. I worked from the upper left to lower right on the design, pressing the iron on each part of the design for about 20 seconds, covering the entire design and parchment paper.
11. Remove the backing from the design, leaving the Monogram on the Koozie. Repeat with all the remaining Koozies.