If you didn’t read yesterday’s post about my Patriotic Tablescape then you might not know that this week on the blog is Patriotic week. I am going to be sharing a lot of red, white, and blue inspiration. Today in the series I am sharing a Patriotic favor bag.Patriotic Favor Bag Last week I was at Dollar Tree and saw they had a pack of 3 small tote bags in blue. As soon as I saw them I thought about making a Patriotic favor bag with some iron on vinyl. I have used these bags before at a Halloween party but I didn’t apply iron on vinyl to those so I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. I was unsure because I figured the material of the bags wouldn’t with stand the heat of the iron. As soon as I got home I took out my regular iron to do a test on them because I didn’t want to ruin my Cricut EasyPress doing experiments. After some trial and error I found the perfect method that allowed me to personalize these totes into a Patriotic favor bag.

The supplies I used were:

  • Small blue tote bags
  • Red Iron On Vinyl
  • Cricut Explore Air 2
  • Cricut EasyPress
  • Cricut EasyPress Mat
  • Cricut Weeder
  • Towel (very important)

The first step was to open design space and choose the image I wanted to use on my bag. The Cricut design space has a Patriotic category you can filter out full of amazing designs that will be perfect for your Patriotic favor bag. After I chose and sized my design I cut them out. Make sure to mirror your image since it is an iron on project. Patriotic Favor BagWhile my design was cutting out I prepped the area that I was going to use to iron on. I started by placing my Cricut EasyPress Mat and then my towel.Patriotic Favor Bag Next I took off the vinyl I did not need and just left the design.Patriotic Favor BagNow I placed the tote bag on top of the towel and positioned the design.Patriotic Favor BagNext I use some more of the towel to cover the tote bag. Make sure the tote bag is completely covered in order to insure that the Cricut EasyPress does not touch the bag directly. I used the settings 340 degrees Fahrenheit and I pressed down for 30 seconds. Patriotic Favor BagAfter I returned my Cricut EasyPress to its base I peeled off the clear plastic and revealed my newly customized Patriotic favor bag.Patriotic Favor BagThe bag is now ready to be filled with goodies.Patriotic Favor Bag

In my Patriotic favor bag I put a confetti push pop, party snaps, and a bag of chips. I hope my towel tip helps you to create you very own Patriotic favor bags. Happy crafting!Patriotic Favor Bag

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