I have struggled with getting my daughters Girl Scout badges to stick on her vest since she became a Daisy. It wasn’t till recently that I realized I could use my Cricut Easy Press 2 to apply Girl Scout or Boy Scout badges, and I have to say it’s easy, quick and simple to do with the Cricut Easy Press 2.
I’m going to be real, in the first years we lost a lot of petals, because even though the badges say Iron-on it was a guess on temperature and pressure with the iron. It didn’t matter what I did they still seemed to fall off. Of course, sewing them on is an option, but that would mean getting out my machine and finding the right thread, and it seemed like every meeting there were new badges that needed to be added.
Another friend, and Cricut user, knew I had the Easy Press and she asked me if I’ve tried applying the badges that way (LIGHTBULB) and I knew I needed to test it out. Since I have the new Cricut Easy Press 2 in the small size of 6×8 I gave it a go.
How to Apply Girl Scout or Boy Scout Badges
First make sure the badge is an Iron-on badge. You can usually tell because there looks like a plastic/shiny coating on the back, or it will say it’s an iron-on badge on the bag.
Second set the temperature on your Easy Press 2 to 375 and I went with 20 seconds to press. When pressing apply light pressure and don’t forget to add the Iron On Mat under your garment
Once that side is done be sure to flipped the vest inside out and pressed on the other side for 20 seconds. This will help ensure a good seal.
Allow the vest or shirt to cool and then let them wear it to their meeting.
While the work of applying badges before was a pain and hassle, but Badge Magic did make it better, it’s so much easier now, and I don’t mind adding badges here and there because it’s quick and easy.
Have you ever used an Easy Press to apply Girls Scout or Boy Scout Badges?
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