DIY Birthday Gift Bag with Cricut or Silhouette

DIY Birthday Gift Bag with Cricut or Silhouette

How to Make a DIY Birthday Gift Bag​ with a Cricut or Silhouette Machine

How to Make a Big Birthday Gift Bag with Cricut or Silhouette

Santa shouldn’t be the only one to have big canvas drawstring gift bags! Why not make them for Birthdays too? You can with the Birthday Sack Designs for Crafters from Tara Reed Designs.

Decorating bags with vinyl using your Cricut or Silhouette machine are great to sell online or at craft fairs or to make an impact for those larger than life birthday gifts! (You can use the designs on smaller bags too of course!)

Here’s a quick video to show you just how easy they are to do! There are also links to get some of the supplies I used.

Most of this video has music although I do explain using the centering ruler at about the 1 min 40 sec mark. I added instructions at the bottom of the video where I’m not talking.  🎼

JUMP TO SPECIFIC TOPICS:
10 secs – Step 1: Setup your files (demo shown in Silhouette Business Edition software)
1:04 – Step 2: Cut and Weed your HTV Vinyl
1:39 – Step 3: Layout and Heat Press to your Canvas Gift Bag

 

Big Birthday Gift Bag supplies

WATCH THE VIDEO | BUY THE DESIGN

SUPPLIES:

  • Birthday Sack SVG Bundle by Tara Reed Designs
  • Canvas Bag
  • HTV Vinyl
  • Cricut or Silhouette Machine
  • Heat Press
  • Teflon sheet
  • Heat Press Mat
  • Centering Ruler (optional)

The products used in the video were not given to me (I bought them with my own 💰!) but the links are affiliate links so I will make a small commission if you click and buy (but it won’t cost you anything extra!).  This helps me create more free content and tutorials so thank you in advance!

WHERE TO BUY THE BIRTHDAY SACK DESIGNS

I sell on 3 digital marketplaces so you can choose the one that is your favorite and grab your SVG & Cut Files Bundle there! See the affiliate links below. 

 

AMAZON LINKS AND THINGS YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:

Below are links to supplies you can find on Amazon as well as some other bag related digital downloads I have available.

 

If you try this craft I’d love to see what you create!  

I’m active on Instagram and Facebook so tag me so I don’t miss it!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow/favorite any of my 3 shops so you won’t miss what’s new.

Happy Crafting!

Tara Reed 

P.S. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE…

Why keep these fun bags for once a year? They are great for birthdays too – and as luck would have it I have designs for you!

CLICK HERE to see the blog post >

Teacher Appreciation Gift: Dollar Tree Potholders and Cut Files

Teacher Appreciation Gift: Dollar Tree Potholders and Cut Files

How to Make a Teacher Appreciation Oven Mitt with your Cutting Machine

How to Make a Teacher Thank You Oven Mitt with your Cutting Machine
How to Make a Teacher Thank You Oven Mitt with your Cutting Machine

Using your Cricut, Silhouette or Scan ‘N Cut, a potholder or oven mitt from the Dollar Tree and my Teacher Thank You Oven Mitt Bundle (links to buy the bundle are at the bottom of this post) you can make a fun and useful gift for a teacher! Just add baking mix and spoon or spatula to finish it off.

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Cricut, Silhouette or other cutting machine
  • Teacher Thank You Oven Mitt designs by Tara Reed
  • Heat Transfer Vinyl
  • Potholder
  • Heat Source (heat press, iron, etc)
  • Parchment Paper or Teflon sheet
  • Surface protector or Ironing Board
  • Cookie, Brownie or other mix and spoon or spatula to put in the pocket to complete the gift!

WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL

This is a 7 minute video showing how easy it is to make these affordable gifts teachers will love and actually use!  Here is a list of times if you want to skip to a specific spot.

JUMP TO…

  • 33 secs – Setting up file in Silhouette Studio
  • 1:33 – Setting up file in Cricut Design Space
  • 2:34 – working with HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl)
  • 3:03 – removing and weeding your HTV
  • 4:25 – Applying HTV to the Potholder
  • 6:39 – ideas to finish off the gift for teacher!

WHERE TO BUY THE TEACHER OVEN MITT SVG DESIGNS 

I sell on 3 digital marketplaces so you can choose the one that is your favorite and grab your SVG & Cut Files Bundle there! See the affiliate links below. 

 

I used the Cricut EasyPress mini* in the video and find it a handy size for a lot of projects. You can find it on Amazon or at many craft retailers.

The link to Cricut’s heat guide for all of their presses (also mentioned in the video) is Cricut.com/heatguide

 

If you try this craft I’d love to see what you create!  

I’m active on Instagram and Facebook so tag me so I don’t miss it!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow/favorite any of my shops so you won’t miss what’s new.

Happy Crafting!

Tara Reed