This week I am joining with dozens of other craft bloggers to bring you family fun crafts you can make with Cricut machines. I am a new-ish owner of a Cricut Joy machine. The Joy is SO kid-friendly. It works so seamlessly with the Design Space app, and it doesn’t require you to mess with different blades or buttons on the machine. If you have a tween or teen in the house, she will love making her own DIY mermaid bag with Cricut Joy.
DIY MERMAID BAG WITH CRICUT JOY
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE A MERMAID MAKEUP BAG
I did an impulse buy of this holographic iron-on vinyl last fall, and I’ve been hoarding it ever since. It’s so pretty, and it is perfect for any kind of mermaid project!
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HOW TO CUT REGULAR IRON-ON VINYL WITH THE CRICUT JOY
Later this week, I will be sharing how crazy simple it is to cut new Smart Vinyl with the Cricut Joy. If you have iron-on vinyl on hand, you can absolutely still use that iron-on with the Joy machine.
Cutting Iron-On Vinyl with Cricut Joy
- Prepare your design in Design Space.
If you like this mermaid design, you can find it here.
- Select On Mat from the Load Type page.
- In Design Space, select your Cricut Joy machine.
- Select Holographic Iron-on from the materials list.
- Set the design to cut using your Cricut Joy.
DON’T FORGET to mirror the design.
- Cut a piece of holographic iron-on vinyl to fit on the Cricut Joy mat.
- Apply the vinyl to the mat making sure the carrier sheet is against the mat.
- Load the mat into the Cricut Joy.
- Click Go and let the Joy cut out the design.
- Unload the mat and weed away any excess vinyl.
Once you have the iron-on vinyl cut and weeded, you can apply it to the makeup bag as you normally would. I always recommend using Cricut’s Heat Guide for the exact instructions for your materials.
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