As part of my collaboration as Crafter of the month for Cricut UK here is another DIY showing how to create Personalised Wedding Favour Bags. It’s so much fun seeing my wedding details come to life and using the Cricut makes it simple. This post will talk through how I create iron-on vinyl name bags using the Cricut Explore Air 2 and Cricut Easy Press.
What you need:
- Iron on Vinyl
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Easy Press
- Muslin Bags
- Weeder Tool
- Ironing board/mat
- Teflon protective paper
How to make the Personalised Wedding Favour Bags
Start the making process by measuring the bags, this will help with the design process on Design Space. Open up Design Space and create a new project, start writing out your names. I went for a delicate font but this did prove very fiddly although looks lovely. If using a font of your own make sure to attach letters and wield so the name becomes one piece to cut not several separate letters. I had to play around with the letter spacing to get each one looking right. This process is shown in my DIY video linked below.
When cutting iron on vinyl use a standard green cutting mat and place shiny backing side down. Always remember to ‘mirror’ the text before you cut as it’s reversed when you press them onto your surface. Cut each name out separately and then weed off the excess glitter vinyl you don’t need around the letters.
The Cricut Easy Press
The Cricut Easy Press is designed to make your crafting process faster and easier. It certainly shocked me at how quickly the vinyl adhered to the bags. If you often make t-shirts or use iron on vinyl then you need this machine.
It has a digital screen that when you turn on shows the temperature at the top and a timer at the bottom. For this DIY I set the temperature to 300F and timer to 30 seconds, however, a recomended temperature chart can be found here. The Easy Press will make a beep when the temperature is ready so you pick it up and press down on your project, pressing the green C button. That will then trigger the timer to start and you apply light pressure until it bleeps again alerting you the timer is up. I purchased some Teflon heat paper to place on top of my project as a projective sheet and it worked perfectly. I’d also advise that you consider using a Cricut Easy Press Mat too. It’s designed to evenly distribute heat so ensures a flawless result.
The finished bags
I’m so happy with the finished result! The bags turned out exactly as I wanted them and with the different vinyl colours to match my wedding theme. Each bag will be used as a name card for the table plan and have a little surprise gift in each one. I hope my guests love them as much as I do, they were super fun to make, all 80 of them! They are also a great idea for kids birthday parties as an alternative to goodie bags, hen parties and birthdays. I know I’ll be making them again for sure.