Looking for an easy Cricut Infusible Ink craft? These reusable totes are it! I’ve made a bunch of these to donate to a local food shelter for families to take home with their food.
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There are so many various ways you can help out your community. As my kids get older, I like to show that there are little things they can do that make a big impact for others. In the Grand Rapids area, Kids Food Basket has been one of our favorite organizations to help out.
When I was part of the PTA, we had packing nights right at our school. Parents and students would help create the snack packets that are sent home with students from various schools in the district.
No matter where you live, there is a food bank that needs your help! Donations of food are always top on the list, but also your time! Volunteering for a shift helps everything run smoothly.
What should you donate to a food bank? Here are the Top 10 requested items. Keep in mind, each place might have in-demand items. For shelters with families, items such as socks, razors, travel sized toiletries, blankets and more are also needed.
As an extra treat, I’ve made a few tote bags to take our donations in. I would love for people who are getting their food to have a nice reusable tote to use for all occasions and make it easier to carry.
In the Cricut Design Space, there are so many adorable tote options. I chose these three:
A few quick Infusible Ink tips.
- You need to use the infusible transfer sheets AND shirts, totes, etc to transfer onto. Anything 100% cotton will not work with the infusible ink. I have heard you can use some polyester fabrics with it, which I haven’t tried yet.
- The color on the paper is NOT the same as the infused color. Check the box to see exactly how it will turn out.
- Use the custom cutting setting on your machine and set to Infusible Ink. I also like to select “MORE” for a deeper cut. Don’t forget to choose “Mirror” also.
- As with most iron on, you do NOT need a transfer sheet.
The EasyPress™ 2 is really the best way to press your Iron On or Infusible Ink projects. When I first purchased my Cricut, I thought I could use my regular iron. It works, of course, but it’s SUCH a hassle to evenly distribute the heat. Definitely add the EasyPress 2 to your shopping list!
Another go-to item for t-shirts and totes is the Heat Tape. It helps hold your design in place, which is especially helpful with a larger project and canvas.
Items you will need for the Reusable Totes
- Cricut Explore Air 2 OR a Cricut Maker. Whatever you like!
- Cricut Blank Totes. They come in 2 sizes, I prefer the large 19″ x 14″ one.
This Love tote is a combination of Infusible Ink and Glitter Iron On.
Good Food, Good Mood Tote
Dream Believe Achieve Tote
I’ve quickly fallen in love with my Cricut! Here are a few other fun projects I’ve shared…of course more to come!