For my grandma’s birthday I used my Cricut explore to make her a personalized water bottle for her to use while she winters down in Florida. The process was very similar to when I made Lainie’s Water Bottle. This was the first time that I used one of the Cricut stock images. I also was able to practice downloading my own fonts into the Cricut Design Space.
- Wash and dry (completely) the water bottle you will be using- you don’t want fuzzies stuck under your design.
- Use your Cricut Design Space to create your label by inserting text/Images.
- If you are wanting to use your own text I learned a lot from this wonderful video!
- I usually like to use a script style font, I have been frustrated lately because there were large spaces between each letter so I wasn’t able to have the letters attached and flowing together like I had hoped. Luckily once I took a moment I realized Cricut allowed you to adjust the space between letters with their “letter spacing” tool in the edit tab.
- I also added flowers around the name as an extra design.
- Cut out design using your Cricut Explore.
- I did both letters and images on this water bottle and did each in a different color
- Use your Weeder tool to remove vinyl so you are left with the image you want to transfer (to see a step by step picture of how to transfer your vinyl check out my post about Personalized Water Bottles)
- Cut a portion of transfer tape slightly larger than design and adhere to design. I used the handle of my scissors to really press the tape down.
- Peel the tape off your cutting mat very slowly to remove your design. I cut a few slits around the edges of the tape to help the tape go on smoothly on the rounded shape of the water bottle.
- Slowly lay the transfer tape sticky side down onto the water bottle. I again used the handle of my scissors to remove all the air bubbles and press the design firmly onto the bottle.
- Slowly peel the transfer tape off making sure the vinyl is sticking to the bottle.
- Voila! Enjoy your new bottle, but remember this must be hand washed if you want the vinyl to stay on.