Want a fun gift or project to do together with your little bookworm? These totes are fun and perfect for library books! For this project, I used my Cricut Air Explore 2, Easy Press 2 and Cricut vinyl.
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Growing up, I basically lived in the library. I’ve always made sure we have PLENTY of books around the house for the girls and Liam to enjoy. We still love the library, too!
Everyone loves to have their own bags, but it’s hard to find ones that are personalized enough. A quick little DIY project with my Cricut solved that problem!
I am still new to using my Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine, but it’s so easy and user friendly, I’m learning quickly! For previous t-shirt projects I used an iron and I can attest that the Easy Press 2 is MUCH EASIER. With your Easy Press 2, it’s really helpful to also have the protective pad to go underneath your projects. You can easily let the kids help you with this project, especially if they have a favorite series or book. These are just quotes we found online and my girls found fun fonts they wanted to use. Cricut Access has so many great fonts and graphics to jazz up your design. The possibilities are truly endless.
What you will need for this project:
- Cricut Air Explore 2
- Cricut Easy Press 2
- Easy Press Mat
- Various colors of iron-on vinyl. We had Sunkissed Sampler Pack and Rainbow Sampler Pack
- Medium canvas tote bags. We used this 3-pack from Michael’s.
Once you find a quote and print it, simply attach it to your bags using the Easy Press 2 at 375º for 30 second increments.
Quick tips for using the Easy Press 2:
- The press mat is truly a lifesaver for protecting the surface below the material. At first I thought you used it on TOP of the design…whoops!
- Use a thin fabric to create a divider between the machine and design. I use an old cloth napkin.
- Heat up the fabric with the Easy Press 2 for a few seconds to help the design stick quickly.
- You don’t have to actually press when using. Just place and let it do it’s job!
- Some materials will need more than 30 seconds. I cover all areas for one round, then go back for harder to stick areas.
My girls are loving their new bags and guess what? WE HAVEN’T MISPLACED OUR LIBRARY BOOKS YET!! Like a total win, right? If you’re looking for another easy, fun craft for your bookworms, try these Library Card Lanyards using items found at the Dollar Tree! We attach our lanyards right to the bags.