Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

personalized unicorn lap tray

Make the perfect, personalized gift for someone you love! This sweet, colorful Unicorn Lap Tray is sure to delight and it’s a snap to make with your Cricut® machine. Just pick your favorite design, add a name and DIY!
Step 1

To get started, choose a design (or create your own) in from image gallery in Cricut® Design Space™.

TIP: Want to make the same design that’s in our project photo? Click 'Images' in the left panel of your screen, enter ‘Unicorn with Long Mane’ in the search field, select the design, and click on ‘Insert Images’.

Step 2
Adjust the design’s colors to your liking, if desired, and size the image to fit your lap tray.
Step 3
Next, click ‘Text’ in the panel on the left side of your screen; then type in the name you want to add. Select your font and change the text color to white. Size the font so it fits alongside the design on your lap tray.
Step 4
Click ‘Make It’ in the upper right corner of your screen. In the preview screen, you’ll see each layer reflected on the right, according to its color. Click ‘Continue’ in the lower right corner.
Step 5

Now, choose your material. For this project, you’ll want to choose ‘Vinyl’.

TIP: Always make sure to select the most accurate material available for your Cricut® projects, so your machine knows how deep to cut into your material.

Step 6
Select the vinyl color that corresponds to the first color shown on the left side of your screen. Place the sheet right-side up onto your cutting mat; then load the mat into your Cricut® machine. When you’re ready, press the blinking Cricut® icon to start cutting. Change out the vinyl colors as your machine prompts you, continuing until all your deign elements are cut.
Step 7

Once the Cricut® has done its job, use scissors to cut away the excess vinyl from each sheet. Next, use the weeder tool to remove and discard the remaining vinyl in and around your designs. When you’re done, only your cut-out design should be left on the backer paper of each sheet.

TIP: To burnish, use your scraper (or your fingernail) to rub the vinyl all over, especially along the edges. Make sure you get every letter.

Step 8
Cut a piece of transfer tape that’s just a bit bigger than your first design layer and place it (sticky-side down) so it covers the design completely. Burnish the vinyl design to make sure it’s completely stuck to the tape; then peel the tape up again. The design will lift up along with the tape. Repeat this step for each layer of your design.
Step 9

Now it’s time to place your design on the tray! Working from the bottom layer up, lay the first design element onto the tray. Burnish the vinyl; then peel away the transfer tape so only the vinyl remains on your tray. Repeat to add each layer of the design to your tray, until it’s all together. Beautiful!

TIP: Oh no! Is that an air bubble?! No worries! You can just smooth it out with your finger.

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