Personalized Beach Towels. Create your own personalized and customized beach towels with iron-on, a Cricut machine, and the EasyPress. 

We have a large above ground pool in our backyard. There seems to always be extra kids over swimming and they sometimes forget their towels. And if they do remember to bring their towels, everyone has the same ones from Walmart! I guess that is what happens when you live in a small town. To make sure our towels stay at our house, I wanted to personalize them with iron-on so that there is no mistake about where the towels belong.

Make personalized beach towels using your Cricut Maker, Easy Press, and iron-on

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Personalized Beach Towels


Create Your Personalized Design in Cricut Design Space

Open Cricut Design Space. Click on Text in the design panel. Add your name or last name. I choose to do the last name since our whole family shares the pool towels.

Add name text to Cricut Design Space

I chose the font Plantin Schoolbook – Roly Poly. The V and the A looked too far apart, so I click on the Advanced option at the top and selected Ungroup to Letters. This allows you to move each individual letter.

Cricut Design Space - Ungroup to letters to move individual letters in text

I moved over the V and the A and then selected the entire word. In the layers panel, I selected Attach to keep all the letters together as I finished my design.

Open up Images in the design panel. Search for “waves” in the search box. I chose the Waves Border #M39EC4 from the Life is a Beach cartridge.Cricut Design Space - waves images

I sized the wave to fit above my last name text and centered everything.

Wave and text in Cricut Design Space for towels

I changed both images to white in the layers panel so I can cut out the entire design on white glitter iron-on. Select all and then click Attach in the layers panel so everything will stay together when cutting. 

Cricut Design Space - Personalized Beach Towels

Cricut Design Space File: Personalized Beach Towel

Click the Make It button. Choose the number of project copies you need. I have 6 towels so I did 6. Since you are working with iron-on be sure to select Mirror Image on the mat preview. Click Continue.

Cricut Design Space - mat preview personalized beach towels

Select the iron-on material you are using from the drop-down menu. I chose Glitter Iron-On. Place the iron-on on your mat with the shiny side down. Load it into the machine and click Go.

Use Cricut maker to cut out iron-on for towels

Use the EasyPress to Apply Iron-on to Towels

Once it is done cutting you will need to weed the excess iron-on from your design. I also cut each set of the designs apart so I could iron them on to each towel.

Weed excess iron-on from design

I used the EasyPress and mat to iron on my designs. For cotton towels, set the EasyPress to 340°. Pre-heat the fabric for a few seconds. Firmly press down on the EasyPress for 30 seconds. Flip the fabric over and heat the backside for another 15 seconds.

Use EasyPress to attach iron-on to towels

Peel the liner off the design while it is still warm.

Warm peel the liner from glitter iron-on

Easy Press Settings:

Now the towels are ready for a trip to the beach or fun time at the pool. And they won’t get mixed up with our friend’s towels!

Use the Cricut Maker to personalize your beach towels

Personalized Beach Towels

Customize beach towels with iron-on

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