After Thanksgiving the planning for Christmas begins, but I also start planning for New Year’s Eve because we host a big family style party. This year I decided to make a New Year’s Eve Backdrop with the Jumbo Cricut Easy Press 2.
One of the reasons I wanted to make a backdrop is because we host this party year after year, and I want something that I can continue to use. I make a lot of party decor with my Cricut and when I saw the Jumbo Cricut EasyPress 2 (12×10) I immediately thought this be easy to make a large backdrop!
How is the Cricut EasyPress 2 Different?
I love the EasyPress 2. It heats up faster, remembers the last setting and goes up to 400 degrees, which the original EasyPress doesn’t do. I’m also a a fan of it pressing evenly and quickly. Plus with the larger size I’m able to tackle those projects that took multiple presses. I still love my little 6×7, and there’s also a 9×9 size, perfect for the smallest and all around projects you can do. Oh and they all have a docking base to keep your table and hands safe, just make sure you get a Mat to go under your project.
New Year’s Eve Backdrop
To me New Years Eve is all about golds, silver, sparkle and glitter with a toast at midnight. I always use a backdrop on my wall to set the mood.
New Year’s Eve Backdrop Steps
1: Cut the flat sheet to the size you need.
2: Sew the top over to make a pocket to fit the rod.
3: Cut our your design with Cricut. Remember these are big so you’ll want to use the 12×24 mat. It’s so important to remember that you’ll need to mirror the images and place the iron on vinyl shiny side down. You can find this design on Cricut Design Studio: New Year’s Eve Backdrop.
4: Weed all the vinyl
5: Heat up your Easy Press 2 based on the material and vinyl you’re using.
6: Figure out your layout for the backdrop.
7: Use your EasyPress 2 to press the design adding light pressure.
8: Flip the sheet then press from the back.
Step 9: Once you’ve done them all slip the Tension Rod through the pocket you’ve sewn and hang on the wall.
New Year Eve Backdrop Tips
1. I use removable hooks to hang the backdrop.
I just love how this turned out and that it’s something I can use every year. It can also be used for a photo backdrop or just to celebrate the New Year. So many things, and I’m thankful that I had my EasyPress 2 to make it quick and easy.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
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