A while ago we bought a cappuccino/espresso machine that was great for mixing up our favorite coffee drinks. They are super tasty, but I wanted to make them a little more fun, so I made some stencils for the drinks using my Cricut. In this post I’ll share How to Make Coffee Stencils Using a Cricut Explore.
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Here’s my Supply List for How to Make Coffee Stencils Using a Cricut Explore:
-Dish Soap for hand washing the stencils before use
-Cocoa powder or cinnamon or other spices to dust drinks with
-Frothy Coffee Drink
-Coffee Stencil Cut Files (I have some in my Resource Library, which is an email subscriber bonus)
Now on to How to Make Coffee Stencils Using a Cricut Explore
I recommend and will be using the Mylar Stencil Sheets from Stencil Revolution in this tutorial because they are food safe, durable and reusable. To cut these particular Food Safe Mylar sheets change the Manage Custom Materials in Cricut Design Space.
In order to set new settings for the Food Safe Mylar sheets I just made a new material setting for it, by click on “Add New Material” and typing in Food Safe Mylar. Then I clicked on Save.
Next I set the particular Food Safe Mylar by Stencil Revolution to cut at pressure of 350 and 2x. Then I saved those settings.
Here’s what the settings look like now on the Materials Settings Page.
Next upload the Coffee Stencil Cut Files you want to use into Cricut Design Space. Resize the Stencil to the desired dimensions. Then click “Make it”.
Follow Cricut Design Space instructions for finishing the cuts.
Turn the knob on the Cricut machine to Custom. Then Choose the appropriate custom material setting for cutting the Coffee Stencils, which I have mine set to Food Safe Mylar. Then follow Cricut Design Space instructions for finishing the cut.
Load the Food Safe Mylar onto the Cricut Mat. I’ve chosen to use these particular stencil sheets by Stencil Revolution which are food safe, durable, and washable. *I recommend using only food safe materials when making these coffee stencils.
**Important--After the stencils are made, definitely hand wash them in some warm dish soapy water and then letting them dry before using them. Now that you have a coffee stencil made, it’s ready to be applied to a frothy coffee drink like a latte or cappuccino.
You don’t want your stencil to touch the foam, but you do want the foam to be high enough where there’s just a very tiny amount of space between the stencil and the froth.
I’ve used a simple salt shaker, like in the picture below, filled with cocoa powder to stencil coffee drinks and it works ok, but…
I ended up getting a mesh shaker and, in my opinion, it works much better when applying the cocoa powder or cinnamon to a coffee drink. I ordered a mesh shaker from Amazon, but I didn’t pay attention to the shipping time which was 2 weeks, so not wanting to wait 2 weeks for it to come in, I ran into town and bought this one at a store called Everything Kitchens. Here’s some other mesh shakers on Amazon but with quicker shipping than my 2 week one.
I washed my duster/shaker in warm dish soapy water and dried it before using. I recommend setting the stencil on the rim of the cup so you’re not trying to steadily hold the stencil over the cup while dusting with the other hand.
Voila, a fun way to present a coffee drink!
The drinks can be stenciled with initials and messages or objects like hearts or leaves.
After the coffee drink has been stenciled you can share it with someone or drink that cup full of goodness all by yourself. Enjoy!
This is a fun way to make coffee drinks that much sweeter. I hope you found this post on How to Make Coffee Stencils Using a Cricut Explore helpful!
Dont forget I have 2 different sets of Coffee Stencil Cut Files in my Resource Library, which is a bonus to being an email subscriber to my blog.
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A little about the designs:
I started using stencils on furniture in 2015 and thus began my love for all things stencil. I love how a stencil design can add detail and beauty to furniture and wall art, and how easy it is to make something beautiful become exquisite and eye catching just by adding a stencil overlay.
After stenciling for a while, I started designing my own stencils in 2016 to cut on my awesome Cricut Explore. I began offering them on my blog and in my Etsy shop. I have since closed up my Etsy shop and opened a shop right here on my blog.
I design all the stencil cut files and printables that are on my blog, and in my shop, using my own hand drawn elements, or fonts that can be found on my resource page, or a combination of both.
I have found a passion for design and strive to create unique and fun designs that can be used in a variety of settings, such as home decor, furniture, wall art, fashion design, accessory items, etc. My eye has always been drawn to the details, patterns, and embellishments in such things as home decor and clothing, so it’s a real joy for me to become part of the design process of such things.
There are a variety of tutorials on creating stencils, including cutting them using a Cricut machine and also designing your own stencils using graphics and text, here on my blog.
I sincerely hope you enjoy the stencil cut files and printables offered on my blog, in my Resource Library.