When I started my job a few weeks ago, they gave me a welcome pack that included a nice insulated cup. I usually keep water in it so I can remember to drink during the day. But I knocked it over on the sidewalk one weekend and it cracked the ceramic inside, so I needed to replace it. I got this stainless steel one that I just love.
It doesn’t leak and it stays cold enough to still have ice at the end of the day! It was cute enough, but I wanted to dress it up with some vinyl. Here’s what I came up with!
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Cricut Explore Air 2
Water bottle (this one is awesome because it stays totally insulated – keeps ice water cold all day, and doesn’t create condensation on the outside!)
Holographic Vinyl (Opal)
Regular Vinyl (White)
JPG File (click to download)
Pattern from Cricut Design Space (search for “flower pattern” or image #M33B3A)
Measure the water bottle all the way around so you know the width that the pattern needs to be. I made two copies of the pattern and welded them together, the sized the image to be 10 inches wide. Check the height too – I only wanted mine to go as high as the straight side of the bottle so I didn’t have to mess with curving vinyl.
Upload the PNG file and click on all the white space (remember to do the insides of letters) to remove the background.
Cut the pattern from holographic vinyl (Use the “Vinyl, Holographic” setting in the Custom Settings)
Cut the words from white vinyl.
Use transfer tape to apply the vinyl to the water bottle. Pattern first, then the words.
You can see I cut the words out of black first, but it ended up being too big, and too hard to read, so I recut in white vinyl.
It’s so pretty and shimmery, right! Let me know if you have any questions about using your Cricut, and tell me what you’d put on your water bottle!
If you want to change the quote on the bottle, create your own by mixing fonts in Design Space.
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