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Cricut Explore One Summer Sun Coasters

Learn how to transform a set of store-bought coasters, into the perfect summertime coasters, by using your Cricut machine and some vinyl!
Author: Beth Kingston


  • Cricut Explore Air and Design Space software
  • Cricut Standard Grip mat
  • Cricut Tools Basic Set
  • Cricut Linen Vinyl
  • Cricut Transfer Tape
  • Set of tile coasters
  • Scissors
  • Clear varnish and brush (optional)


  • Measure the surface of your coasters. Each one of these images is 3.75″ across – if your coasters are smaller select the Customize button to resize before cutting, otherwise select the Make It Now button.
  • Find the Summer Sun Coasters project in Cricut Design Space. Follow the instructions to cut the images from the Linen vinyl on your 12×12 mat. If you are wanting to use “scraps” of vinyl an 8×8 piece will work just fine. Remember to set your SmartSet Dial to vinyl!
  • For easiest assembly, peel the entire vinyl sheet from the mat and trim loosely around each sun image. Use the weeder from the Tools Set to weed the negative space from each image.
  • Cut a piece of transfer tape that is a little bit bigger than each image. Peel off the gridded side (paper) and place the sticky side of the tape on top of the image, using the scraper from the Tools Set to smooth.
  • One at a time, peel each sun/tape from the vinyl backing. If vinyl is not sticking to the tape use the scraper to burnish until vinyl comes away from backing easily.Center sun image on coaster and use scraper to smooth transfer tape and help the vinyl attach to the coaster. Slowly peel away the transfer tape. Repeat for each coaster.
  • Apply clear varnish to each coaster if you’d like them to be water resistant.