The Creation Station makerspace at your Main Library (202 Cedar St.) is picking up in its use by the community based on all the wonderful projects you can make utilizing our equipment. One of the most popular tools we offer is the Cricut. As a cutting machine, crafters are able to utilize a computer to create words and designs to then have a machine cut out those designs in paper, felt, vinyl, and fabric for a number of use including making T-shirts, creating decals to adhere on a thermos, shower curtain, cards, clothing, and more.
We are pleased to announce we now have a Cricut Mug Press available for public use as well. We enjoy hot beverages throughout the year, but the colder months are the perfect time to start pulling down those mugs for the entire family to use. With the Cricut Mug Press, you have the ability to take plain mugs and create decals, words, shapes, and designs to adhere to your mug using heat.
Use of the Cricut Mug Press is free; however, crafters must supply their own vinyl for making your designs. You can pick this up pretty cheap at your local craft store and they come in a multitude of colors and patterns. Once you have this, and a design in mind, you can come out to your library’s makerspace to input it into our computer. Then manipulate the image to get it to look exactly the way you want and print out your design. Finally, you’ll use this with the Cricut Mug Press to then use heat to adhere them to your mugs.
Create funny sayings, decorate them for a holiday, create one for a birthday or celebration…the possibilities are endless. Why drink from a basic mug when you can give it some flair and personality. Plus, as cheap as mugs are to purchase these days, they can make for great gifts to give to your family and friends as personalized items you can’t just find anywhere.
Come visit your makerspace at your Main Library during our regular hours of operation and get started with using the Cricut Mug Press. If you need help, staff is available for assistance, or you can call ahead to set up an appointment for help. Just give us a call at 325-676-6025.