I am excited to participate in another round of Craft Lightning! This month we are sharing Halloween tutorials made using our Cricut machines. Don’t have a Cricut? Well, then make sure you read to the bottom of this post. Today, I am sharing my Glittered Trick or Treat Tote Bag that can be made in 15 minutes or less.
As always, Craft Lightning is hosted by Carolina of 30 Minute Crafts and Angie of The Country Chic Cottage. This month’s guest host is Jen from 100 Directions. These ladies are good friends of mine (and frequent roommates at craft conferences) so be sure to check out their blogs to see all the lightning fast tutorials shared this week.
Watch this video to see me make my trick or treat bag! I put out two new videos each week, so hop over and subscribe to my YouTube channel!
You can feel free to use my graphic for your own trick or treat bag, I just ask that you only use the graphic for non-commercial purposes. Let’s keep this project free for everyone!
Keep these things in mind when you are making your tote bag:
- Set your Cricut to the cut setting suggested by your brand of glitter vinyl. I used Cricut brand, and the directions call for the machine to be set to the Iron-on setting.
- DON’T FORGET TO MIRROR THE IMAGE!!!
- Glitter vinyl is a pain to weed. Most of the time you spend on this project will be spent weeding the vinyl. Make sure you are doing it in good light or use Cricut’s handy BrightPad to help you see the cut lines.
In the interest of being 100% honest, my tote bag took me way longer than 15 minutes to make. Like, a full 36 hours to make. But that isn’t the project’s fault, my computer has been giving me fits lately and didn’t want to let me use my Cricut or my video editing software. If you subtract all the time I spent uninstalling and reinstalling programs, shaking my fist at my computer, and biting my tongue to keep from swearing in front of my kids, this is easily a 15 minute project!
Be sure to check out all the other 15 minute Halloween projects that are being shared as part of this month’s Craft Lightning too!
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