Say yes to more adventures and travel in style with this cute DIY travel tote bag! I’m so excited to share the how-to with you, along with the design file, as part of a sponsored campaign with Cricut.
Do you say yes to new adventures? This is something I’ve tried to be very conscious about, especially lately. As the cliches go, life is fleeting and time goes by way too fast. So, I’m trying to say yes to new things and adventures (big and small). Just this past summer, we visited six different countries as part of our family travel adventures. With that in mind, I thought I’d make a cute travel tote bag and I love the way this one turned out!
Isn’t it cute?! The designs were already made right in Cricut Design Space and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! In just a few clicks, my Cricut Maker was cutting out the design and I had this cute tote bag in less than 30 minutes start to finish! How is that for a DIY project?! Super easy!
DIY Travel Tote Bag Supplies:
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- Blank Canvas Tote (whatever color you like)
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut EasyPress 2 and Cricut EasyPress Mat (*Note – if you don’t have an EasyPress, a regular iron will work!)
- Cricut Iron-On (any color – I used black)
As you can see, you just need a couple of supplies! And while you can certainly use an iron, I recommend the new Cricut EasyPress to make your iron on projects go even more smoothly!
Cricut EasyPress 2
With the Cricut EasyPress, you get professional iron-on results in 60 seconds or less! And it’s SO simple to use! So, it is such a useful tool to have at home for all your iron-on projects! And, I was just able to test out the brand new EasyPress 2 (which should be hitting stores this fall). Here’s some of the great features:
- Three unique sizes (6×7, 9×9, and 12×10) to suit every project
- Professional iron-on success in 60 seconds or less
- Ceramic-coated heat plate means dry, even heat for flawless transfers
- Faster heat-up time
- Precise temperature control up to 400 F
- Insulated, streamlined Safety Base keeps EP2 in protected resting position while also protecting crafting surface
- Easy to read digital display
- Fabulous raspberry color
- USB port for firmware updates
So, that’s what I used for this project! After getting that out of the box and set up, I used Cricut Design Space for the tote bag design! Everything was right there as Cricut files in the system (which has software available for iOS, Android™, Windows®, and Mac® by the way), so I had to do VERY little work! I love a good, easy project! If you like the design you can just click here to access it to use for your own projects here –> Adventures Cricut Cut File Design!
Iron On Tote Bag
Once you have the file open in Design Space, you can resize the design as needed for the size of your bag. Size as needed for your project and cut (*remember to click “mirror” on)! I use the Cricut Maker for projects like this (which I LOVE and recommend). The Maker is just really SO easy to use! With the built-in setting for different materials, there’s no second guessing on blade depth or pressure. So you get a great cut each time! After the design is cut and weeded, I used the Cricut EasyPress 2 (9×9) and Cricut EasyPress Mat to adhere the design on the bag. And the result was fabulous! I LOVE this bag!!! So, if you’re a fan of adventures or traveling, this design is PERFECT! It would also make a great gift for your favorite adventurer! Use it for a great plane carry-on, a cute beach bag, or anywhere your adventures take you!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.