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We love crafting with our Cricut Explore Air. Last week we made super cute holiday shirts (DIY Christmas Shirt “I'm on the Nice List”) and this week we made custom DIY Holiday Gift Bags. It's so quick and easy to whip up a simple bag or shirt for any occasion. We love the new Holographic Sparkle Iron-On material and had to get creative with it.
My daughters and I made these cute custom DIY Holiday Gift Bags since Christmas is around the corner. Using only fonts available in the Cricut Design Space, I created a text design for our custom DIY Holiday Gift Bags that reads “FA LA LA” and another that has my nephew's name on it. The whole project took about 30 minutes from start to finish.
DIY Holiday Gift Bags
- Cricut Holographic Sparkle Iron-On Green
- Cricut Holographic Sparkle Iron-On Pink
- Cricut Cutting Mat
- Cricut Explore Air
- Cricut Iron-On Protective Mat
- Canvas drawstring bags
- Create your art file in Cricut Design Space. The DIY Holiday Gift Bags “FA LA LA” file I created is a public file, and you can use it from here.
- Apply your Cricut Holographic Sparkle Iron-On Green to the Cricut Cutting Mat. Load the mat into the Cricut Explore Air.
- Follow the directions in the Cricut Design Space to cut the file. (Make note to mirror the image because it's an iron-on.)
- Remove negative Cricut iron-on pieces, leaving only the desired cut image on the liner (this process is known as weeding). Using the weeder (found in the Cricut Tool Kit can make this process faster and less tedious). One of these days I will get myself the Cricut BrightPad to make this process even easier.
- Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 with the Cricut Holographic Sparkle Iron-On Pink to make a duplicate file of the “FA LA LA” so you have one complete green and one complete pink set of letters.
- Cut out the weeded letters into single letters and then align them on the bag as you want them to appear, alternating green and pink. With your two cuts, you have enough to do two bags of alternating letters.
- Apply Cricut Holographic Sparkle Iron-On following directions on the packaging. (Note that each iron-on product varies a little in its instructions). I just ordered a Cricut EasyPress. I can't wait to use it! I love the idea of the even 9×9 ironing surface for making shirts and the like. How easy would that be instead of a standard iron?!? (*I've been using the Cricut Iron-On Protective Mat on top of a small piece of plywood, which provides a nice firm surface for ironing onto, much better than an ironing board).
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