Be honest, how often do you use your Easter basket after Easter morning? Not that often, huh? A tote bag, on the other hand, is endlessly useful! Swap out your kids’ Easter baskets with an adorable Easter tote bag that they can use all year!
GLITTERY PEEPS EASTER TOTE BAG
How Do You Make a Glittery Easter Tote Bag?
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What Do You Need to Make the Easter Tote Bag?
I created this canvas in Cricut Design Space so you can easily make your own version of this cute tote bag. I chose to make my tote with three different colors of glitter iron-on. Glitter iron-on can be a little tricky to work with, so I will include my best tips and tricks later in the post. I used my EasyPress (because I lurrrrve it), but you can absolutely make this project with a household iron.
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- Tote bag
- Glitter vinyl – Neon Grapefruit
- Glitter vinyl – Mermaid Blue
- Glitter vinyl – Lemon Sugar
- Cutting mat
- Iron or EasyPress
What Do You Do with an Easter Tote Bag?
Having two grade school aged kids, I’ve been to my fair share of Easter egg hunts so I feel qualified to share this pro tip. TOTE BAGS ARE THE KEY. Plastic eggs fall right out of pretty wicker baskets, but you can hold dozens of eggs in a sturdy tote bag. Leave the frilly purple baskets for the amateurs.
Easter totes are also very handy for carting home any delicious leftovers from Easter dinner. You can fit plenty of Tupperware containers of ham and cheesy potatoes in this bad boy.
Tips for Working with Glitter Iron-On Vinyl
Glitter iron-on vinyl is slightly more finicky than classic HTV, but these are my best tips for getting good results:
- Use the correct setting on your cutting machine. Be sure to choose the settings for glitter iron-on, not regular iron-on. The glitter HTV is thicker and textured, so it requires a deeper cut.
- Weeding glitter vinyl be difficult because the glitter makes it hard to distinguish where your cutting machine has made the cuts. Use a tool like Cricut’s BrightPad or hold the glitter iron-on in front of a light source to see the cut lines more easily.
- Follow the directions on your package of glitter iron-on for the temperature and time at which you should iron on the vinyl. Cricut has a handy guide here.
- Glitter iron-on is a warm peel vinyl, meaning you should remove the plastic backing from the vinyl while it is still warm from the iron.