Simple Summer Bag DIY
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Simple Summer Bag DIY. Every Summer I pick up a cute little tote bag to carry all the kids extra gear…kinda like a diaper bag, but without diapers. Some days it carries a portable phone charger and my Fuji Instax camera, other days it holds sunscreen and some beach towels. Either way, it’s small enough to not get over filled, but large enough to carry whatever we might need for our adventures.
I decided not to buy a ready made bag this year, and made my own with my Cricut in just a few minutes. I made those cute little whale sunglasses while I was at it too! So easy and adorable!
Cricut Iron On Vinyl (I used two colors)
Iron or Heat Press Machine
You can use this Cricut Canvas if you want one like mine, or design your own.
I purchased a 3 pack of blank bags at Michael’s. I used one for my Summer Bag, one for a summer tote bag for my mom, and the third one I used to make a custom gift bag (look for it during my Shark Week posts).
I created my canvas in Cricut Design Space, and sliced the crab in half. You don’t have to, but I did so I could use less iron on vinyl.
I added text to my design too. I chose a font I liked, and ungrouped it. Then, I moved the letters closer together and welded them. It was literally ready to be sent to the machine in less than 5 minutes.
Once I sent it to the machine, I MIRRORED it so it would iron on correctly, and cut it. (Cut iron on vinyl shiny side down) Then I weeded my cuts and I was ready to iron it on my bag.
I use parchment paper over my iron on vinyl, and then iron it on. Apply firm pressure for about 20 seconds. Check to see if the vinyl has stuck, if not, repeat. If so, carefully remove the clear transfer piece. Flip the bag inside out and iron for about 30 seconds.
Voila! You are ready for some Summer Lovin’!