I am a bit of a craft beer snob, so I have turned my nose up at more than a few of the popular new seltzer drinks on the market. While I would still prefer a well-crafted IPA 95% of the time, there have been a few scorching hot days this summer when an icy cold seltzer sounds pretty great. Unfortunately, none of my stash of can koozies fit those skinny cans. I personalized a set of slim can koozies with a Cricut machine to keep those beverages cold in the hot sun.
DIY SLIM CAN KOOZIES WITH A CRICUT
WHAT YOU NEED TO PERSONALIZE SLIM CAN KOOZIES WITH VINYL
You can find plenty of slim can koozie blanks on Amazon. I chose these because I liked the colorful ombre design. Since I was aiming for a bit of an 80s vibe with the SVG design, the colors worked really well. Just make sure your koozies are made from neoprene so that they are compatible with iron-on vinyl. SportFlex vinyl is made to stretch, so it works really well on neoprene.
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- Blank slim can koozies
- SportFlex iron-on vinyl – I used white and amethyst
- Cricut machine
- Cricut mat
- Cricut tools
- EasyPress 2
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HOW TO LAYER VINYL ON A CAN KOOZIE
You can definitely layer vinyl on neoprene koozies! Regular iron-on vinyl will work, but you make have some cracking or peeling over time as the koozie is stretched to fit around cans. I chose to use SportFlex on my koozies since it is made to stretch. It is important to remember that if you are layering SportFlex, all the layers need to be SportFlex (not SportFlex on the bottom and Everyday Iron-on on the top, for example).
If you would like to use my Keepin’ It Cool! SVG for your koozies, just check out this earlier post!
Add Iron-on Vinyl to Koozies
- Upload the SVG into Cricut Design Space and insert it into a new canvas.
- Resize the design to fit your koozies. I resized my design to be just shy of 4″ wide.
- Duplicate the design (be sure to select all layers!) for as many koozies as you plan to personalize.
- Click the Make It! button to send the design to your Cricut machine. Be sure to mirror both layers of the design.
- Cut the vinyl with your cutting machine and weed away the excess vinyl.
- Preheat your EasyPress according to the specifications found in Cricut’s Heat Guide.
- Carefully position the bottom layer of vinyl on the koozie and heat according to the specs from the Heat Guide.
Let the project cool before peeling off the carrier sheet.
- After you have removed the bottom layer’s carrier sheet, carefully position the next layer of vinyl on top of it. Heat it according to the Heat Guide’s specs.
- Let the project fully cool again before removing the top layer’s carrier sheet.
USING PERSONALIZED SLIM CAN KOOZIES
Slim can koozies are designed to fit slim 12 oz cans of seltzer, cocktails, and more. You can also use slim can koozies to keep your bottle of beer cold.