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I have been wanting to make some Infusible Ink ceramic coasters for a while now. I finally got around to making a set and thought I would show y’all how to make them as well. They are easy to make and you get a professional set of coasters all in a few minutes. That means that this is the perfect gift idea for the holiday season! I am also sharing information about the November Digital Mystery Box below which you definitely do not want to miss.
Want to learn more about the basics of Infusible Ink? Try our post here!
Supplies to Make Infusible Ink Ceramic Coasters:
- Infusible Ink Pens (I used the new watercolor set)
- Cricut Ceramic Coaster blanks
- Cricut cut file
- EasyPress Mat
- Cricut EasyPress
- Lint-free cloth
- White cardstock
- Butcher paper
- Heat resistant tape
- Blue cardstock (2 shades)
- Black Cricut pen
- Copy paper
DIY Coasters with Infusible Ink Video
Want to watch me make these coasters with Infusible Ink? I have a video showing you how below.
How to Make Infusible Ink Coasters
Start with the file in Cricut Design Space. Click make it and draw the designs for your Infusible Ink ceramic coasters on copy paper. You do want to make sure the copy paper you use is rated for use in a laser printer so it can handle the heat. Use the two blue markers in the watercolor pen pack to draw the designs. Design Space will prompt you to put in each pen. You can also make your own design just make sure it will fit on the coaster surface.
Once your design has been drawn, cut the paper as close as possible to the designs. Please note that Infusible Ink colors will brighten once pressed. Do not be discouraged because your colors are not very bright on the paper.
Open your package of ceramic coasters and clean each one with the lint-free cloth. You will be putting the images on the smooth side of the coasters. The matte or rough side is the bottom. Note that Infusible Ink does require a sublimation surface. This will not work with ceramic tiles from your home improvement store.
Add the side of the paper that was drawn on by the Cricut to the top side of each coaster. Use heat resistant tape to secure each piece into place. Try to avoid where the writing is when taping. Tape well and keep the paper tight onto the surface.
Using the Cricut EasyPress with Infusible Ink
To infuse your design, place an EasyPress mat on your work surface then add a piece of white cardstock on top of that. Place the coasters FACE DOWN on the cardstock. The paper you placed on top of the coasters should be against the white cardstock.
Then add butcher paper over the top of your coasters to protect your EasyPress.
Place your EasyPress on top of the stack and press according to the instructions on the Cricut heat guide. There is no reason to hold or press down on the EasyPress. The weight of the machine itself is enough.
Once the time has elapsed, remove the EasyPress and allow your coasters to cool completely. This will take 10 to 15 minutes at a minimum. Do not touch the coasters while hot! They will burn you! NOTE: You will want to discard the white cardstock under the coasters as it will have some ink on it and this can ruin other projects.
One completely cool, remove the tape and paper from the front of each coaster to reveal the design. These coasters are done and ready to use as soon as you remove the paper. They are completely sealed and no other steps are needed.
Making a DIY Coaster Gift Set
Want to turn these Infusible Ink ceramic coasters into a gift? The Design Space canvas also has a gift tag that you will want to cut.
Then just wrap your coasters in twine and string on the gift tag. You are ready to give this gift for the upcoming holidays.
November Digital Mystery Box
The designs in this project are a part of the digital mystery box from Cricut this month! If you want a handmade holiday filled with gorgeous creations, you don’t want to miss this deal. With the mystery box, you get all the images and background papers from this design set PLUS new Cricut fonts and 4 more design sets all for $29.99.
Ready to purchase? Click here to get your mystery box!
This mystery box is available between now and December 5th. After that, the designs for these Infusible Ink ceramic coasters will not be available in Cricut Design Space until December 21st. That means that if you want to make these early to give as gifts, you really need to get that Mystery Box! Stay tuned as I will have even more ideas using the images in the box tomorrow.
Now, all that is left is to make some coasters of your own with Infusible Ink. You are going to be amazed at how professional these look when done.
Now I prefer the ceramic coasters shown in this post but there are also some square coasters that are more affordable that you can try. You will want to make sure you are using the Cricut branded coasters or another coaster that is compatible with sublimation.
Then wrap up the gift of DIY coasters for someone on your holiday list. They are sure to love custom coasters handmade just for them.
With the quality of these Infusible Ink ceramic coasters, they will be wondering where you purchased these beauties! Just tell them they are handmade with love!
Love these Infusible Ink ceramic coasters and want more ideas? Here are some more projects using Infusible Ink.
- Distressed Infusible Ink Shirt How-To Tutorial
- DIY Makeup Bag with Cricut Infusible Ink
- How to Use Cricut Infusible Ink the Right Way
- Make Your Own Koozie with a Cricut
- Cricut Infusible Ink Watercolor Coasters
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