Star Wars Day is just two days away, but there is still time to make some awesome Star Wars crafts! Right now, Cricut Design space has some fantastic Star Wars designs, including one that I absolutely fell in love with. (FYI: This is not a sponsored post, I just thought this design was extra awesome.) You can purchase that one design and use it to make 3 different Star Wars Cricut crafts just in time for May the Fourth.
3 STAR WARS CRICUT CRAFTS FOR MAY THE FOURTH
Star Wars Tote Bag
You can easily transform a plain tote into an amazing Star Wars tote bag with a little bit of iron-on vinyl. I resized the “Duel of the Fates” Star Wars design to fit my tote bag which is about 10.5 inches wide. You can easily enlarge or reduce the design to fit the bag you are decorating.
Place the iron-on vinyl plastic side down onto a cutting mat. Be sure to set the Cricut dial to Iron-on, and REMEMBER TO MIRROR YOUR IMAGE! Cut out the design and weed the excess vinyl. Iron your tote bag to warm it up and remove any wrinkles or creases. Position the design where you would like it on the tote, cover it with a pressing cloth and iron according to the package directions. I always like to iron the reverse side of the project too to make sure the iron-on transfer really adheres to the fabric. Slowly removed the plastic backing and your tote is done!
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Star Wars Card
Use that same Star Wars design to create a super cool, minimalist Star Wars card. Load the design that I created HERE to Design Space. Be sure to place a Cricut pen into the machine before starting your project. I used a Midnight 0.3mm pen for my card. Place a piece of white cardstock on a cutting mat and load it into your machine. The Cricut will cut out a 5″ x 7″ card and draw the Star Wars design onto the front panel. You created an amazing Star Wars Day card with hardly any effort!
Star Wars Shirt
You can also create a stencil using the Star Wars design to transform a cheap white t-shirt. You can use freezer paper to make awesome, inexpensive iron-on stencils with your Cricut.
Resize the design to fit the front of your shirt. My design is for a youth sized shirt, but you can easily enlarge to make an adult tee. Cut a sheet of freezer paper and stick it shiny side down onto a cutting mat. Set the dial on your Cricut to paper, but DO NOT mirror the image. Cut the image out and then weed the interior parts of the image out of the design. This should leave a freezer paper stencil behind.
I recently learned a trick that makes using a freezer paper stencil even easier! Turn the shirt inside out and iron a piece of freezer paper to the inside of the shirt, on the opposite side of the fabric from where the design will be located. This provides stability for the stencil, prevents bleed-through, and makes removing the stencil much easier!
Turn the shirt right side out and position the stencil on the shirt, shiny side down. Then iron in place. Give special attention to the small details to make sure they are adhered to the shirt.
Dip your foam pouncer into the fabric ink, and then pounce it once or twice on a paper towel to remove excess ink. Then pounce the ink over the stencil. Make sure all the little details are covered with ink. Then carefully peel the freezer paper stencil back to reveal the design.
Allow the ink to dry for two hours. Then place a pressing cloth over the design, and run a hot iron over the design. This heat sets the ink so that it will last a long time on the tee!
- Plain t-shirt
- Duel of the Fates design
- Cricut cutting mat
- Weeding tool
- Freezer paper
- Foam pouncer
- Fabric ink
- Pressing cloth
There you have it! Three quick and easy Star Wars crafts all using the same design. Of course, you don’t need to make these projects for May the Fourth. Make the tote for a trip to Disney, the shirt for a midnight Star Wars movie release, or combine all three together to make an awesome gift for a Star Wars lover!