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Clean Those Old Cricut Mats
This is even hard for me to believe. But, I’ve had these mats for over ten years! I have cleaned them before, but it has been years! I tried the Awesome Cleaner from the Dollar Tree, and they’re so fresh and clean! Let me show you how to clean your old Cricut mats, too.
I cleaned two 12 x 24″ mats and a 12 x 12 Matt. I’m not sure why but the 12 x 12 that came out brand new clean and the 12 x 24 mats are clean, but not as tacky.
I taped off the edges with washi tape from the Dollar Tree and quickly sprayed it with spray glue. I let them sit out to kind of dry a little. That worked for me.
One day I’ll break down and buy a new mat, but today is not that day. I’d love to purchase the new Cricut Maker machine. It comes with two mats. Maybe that’s how I justify buying one. It comes with mats!
- Spray mat with cleaner.
- Let sit for a minute.
- Scrape off old paper, glitter, etc.
- I used a paper towel to wipe it into the garbage instead of letting all that gunk go down my sink.
- Rinse with warm water.
- Let air dry.
- If it’s no longer tacky, you can tape off the edges and give it a spray with spray glue.
This actually went pretty well. I can’t think of any bloopers.