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Easy Customized Hostess Gifts – Monogrammed Tea Towels

Add a monogram to any plain tea towel by using the Cricut Explore! These monogrammed tea towels can be made in just a few minutes and makes the perfect hostess gift!
Author: Beth Kingston


  • Cricut Explore Air
  • Cricut 12x24 Cutting Mat
  • Cricut Iron-on Lite
  • Tea towels
  • Iron


  • To begin making your monograms, first, lay your scraps of Cricut Iron-on Lite onto your Cricut mat. Then load the mat into your Cricut machine.
    For this project, I was able to use the same mat for both monogram cuts because you can move items on your mat prior to cutting in Design Space (see below - I moved my "K" all the way to the right side of the mat in Design Space before I hit continue to cut). By doing this, I didn't have to look for a second mat or remove the first monogram before I cut the second one. Time saver!
  • Now, go into Design Space, find a front for your chosen monogram and cut. However, while you are in Design Space, DO NOT forget to click the "mirror" tab on the left side of the screen before cutting! This is important because, in order for the iron-on monogram to look correct, it has to be ''mirrored'' when being cut.
  • When your monograms have been cut out, you are now ready to iron them onto your tea towels!