Making a trick or treat bag can be a fun way to personalize your kid’s Halloween experience. Plus, by using a light-colored bag and bright heat transfer vinyl it can also add safety for the fun night!
My favorite thing about my Cricut Maker is my ability to customize almost any product for my family. We’ve done notebooks and water bottles, Disney T-Shirts and now I wanted to make my daughter something fun for Halloween. We used to do family costumes, but now I have ornery teenagers who don’t want to SO, a trick or treat bag seemed like my best option.
Of course, we couldn’t do just ONE side, we wanted TWO sides.
The good news is that Cricut Access has SO many cute images. The good news is that you can combine the images they have — like we did for a SUPER cute design. I’m excited to show it to you!
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- A Cricut Machine (I used the Maker, but you could also use their Air line as well)
- Cricut Iron-On Vinyl — it has a strong bond guarantee!
- A bag to put the iron on (you could use their infusible ink tote bag), I got mine a local craft store like this.
- An Easy Press, heat press, or iron
- Weeding tools
Here’s how I did it:
Things to note:
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These are the designs I used on the bag.
It said I needed a larger cutting mat, but it worked just fine. I had plenty of vinyl for the thing I was cutting, so just an FYI if that pops up for you!
The weeding pick is SO important for intricate designs like the spider web — BUY IT! 🙂
Be mindful of any lumps or bumps that the bag has, as that can make it hard for the press to adhere to the bag (this is the time that the new mini easy press might come in handy)
It says you can peel it while the vinyl is still warm, but I’d wait longer than it says (especially on these tote bags — I feel like they might be sprayed with something that doesn’t allow it to adhere as well). It often works better.
Also, with these bags, you might have to provide a firmer pressure on the Easy Press.
Since we did 2 layers, I put a heat protective sheet in the “bag” area. That way I didn’t hurt the other design.
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