There are so many monogram ideas and anything with a monogram makes a great gift. I thought I would take a dollar store item and turn it into something special just with a monogram and my Cricut machine.
Take a spin around your local dollar store and look at all of the things you can monogram! Your Christmas gift list can get a little shorter with just one shopping trip and a few hours of crafting! I am also joining with some other bloggers to bring you some project ideas from the dollar store. You can scroll to the bottom of this post to see those as well.
Supplies needed for these monogram ideas:
- Oven mitt (or anything else to monogram! Think glasses, plates, pot holders, scarves, bins, signs, vases, towels, and so much more)
- Iron-on material (I am using a pattern version but you can use any color!)
- Cricut machine (click here to see which I like best)
- Cricut EasyPress or Iron (click here to see why I like my EasyPress)
- Weeding tools (optional)
Choose a font and cut out a monogram with your Cricut machine. Be sure to mirror your design and cut with the shiny side down on the iron-on material. Then weed away the excess from your design including the centers of letters. Weeding tools make this a bit easier but are optional.
Then heat your EasyPress or iron to the right temperature and time for the type of iron-on that you are using. If using an EasyPress use the Cricut Heat Guide to find the right time and temperature.
Press your design right onto your oven mitt or any other surface. Want to see what iron-on material is good for different types of materials? Click here to see our guide. Once pressed, allow to cool to the touch and then remove the carrier sheet to reveal your project.
This oven mitt is ready for gift giving in just minutes! Monogram ideas make the perfect holiday gift! They are personalized and oh so easy to make!
I love the look of the patterned vinyl with the plain oven mitts but you can mix and match colors/patterns on your project.
You might even make one of these for yourself and add it to your own kitchen! Want something to add to these oven mitts? Try these painted tile trivets!
You could also make an entire kitchen set with a pot holder, a towel, and some utensils. When shopping at the dollar store, gift ideas like this one are super inexpensive!
Now head out to your local store and walk around. I am positive that you will come up with your own monogram ideas for Christmas gifts this year!
Are you ready for some more projects from the dollar store?
Hand Lettered DIY Dollar Store Merry Sign
Now head to your dollar store and pick up supplies for some of these monogram ideas or any of these other fun holiday projects!
- 1 Cricut machine Iron-on/HTV can be cut on any Cricut machine
- 1 EasyPress or Heat Press or Iron
- 1 EasyPress mat or folded towel
- 1 Weeding Tool optional
- 1 piece Iron-on/HTV any color/pattern
- 1 pair Oven Mitt or other surface to monogram
- The first thing you need to do is gather your materials and supplies.
- Once you have your supplies and materials gathered head into Design Space and either create your Monogram using a favorite font or choose from their monogram images/fonts.
- Size your design to fit what you're putting it on and cut it out with your Cricut machine. Make sure you place your material shiny side down on the mat and mirror your image before cutting.
- After you've cut your image remove the HTV from the mat and using a weeding tool remove all the excess material from your image (weeding) making sure to get inside letters and any other small places.
- Consult the Cricut Heat Guide or your material packaging to find out the time and temperature to press your material.
- Lay your project onto the EasyPress mat or folded towel before pressing.
- Preheat your base material to remove any moisture that may be in your material.
- Following the instructions for your HTV or using the Heat Guide apply your HTV/Iron-on to your project.
- After pressing allow your HTV to cool (how long will depend on the material you're using) and then remove the carrier sheet.
- Once your carrier sheet is removed it's time to admire your personalized project.
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This looks like a whole lot of fun!
I never would have thought to personalize oven mitts! What a great gift idea.
Won’t these “melt” with use on hot items?
Yes, it can if it comes in direct contact with the HTV for an extended period of time. With these oven mitts, I would put the HTV up higher on the wrist portion or put it on one side and make sure that side is facing away from the heat when using.