We just had a fun football-themed birthday party and I made some little goodie bags for all the guests. Today I’m sharing my DIY football goodie bags with you all along with the SVG file for the football laces.
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
- white vinyl (I used iron-on but you can use regular vinyl instead)
- transfer tape (you won’t need this if you use iron-on)
- weeding tool
- scraper tool
- Easy Press 2 (if you use iron-on like I did)
- brown paper lunch bags
- my football lace SVG file
DIY Football Goodie Bags Tutorial
Customize the File
Open the football laces svg file in design space. Click on the Customize button. You can then change the size of the football laces or the number you would like to cut out. When you have made the changes that you’d like then click the Make button.
Cut Out and Weed the Vinyl
Your Cricut will walk you through all the steps to cut out your vinyl. I was out of regular white vinyl so I used Everyday Iron-on Vinyl to do this. Yes, you can use iron-on vinyl on paper too! Weed your vinyl (peel away anything that’s not part of your design).
Transfer Your Vinyl
Take the brown paper lunch bags that you are using for goodie bags. Fold down the top about 2.5-3 inches on one side or whatever looks good to you.
Now, flip your bag over and line up your vinyl about center. If you are using iron-on vinyl like I am then it will be on a clear backing paper. If you are using regular vinyl then you will need to use transfer tape to transfer your design over. I’ll show how to do that on my decal on the back in a few steps but for now I’ll talk about how to apply the iron-on.
Press it with your EasyPress or Iron. I pressed mine for 10 seconds at 315 degrees.
Peel the plastic off while it’s still warm but not too hot! Fill with some treats for your guests.
Apply Vinyl Decal to Close
I made some little football helmet decals to close the flap on the bags. You can get the svg file here if you would like to use it. I cut these out of regular vinyl so I’ll explain how to apply it here.
Once you have weeded out the bits you don’t want then you will need to apply transfer tape to the decal. Use the scraper to really smooth it down.
Then peel the transfer tape off and the decal should come off with it.
Now you can apply the decal to the flap of the bag. Smooth it down and then peel up the transfer tape, leaving the decal on the bag.
Now you’ve got some simple but fun little goodie bags for your football-themed party.
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