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Cricut Backpack for Back to School

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We’re still right in the middle of summer with no signs of slowing down. School is weeks away and we’re all happy about that here. But, it also makes it the perfect time to start on Cricut back to school projects. So I made a cat backpack and lunch box with Cricut and iron on vinyl. Watch how to do it! (some links affiliate)

backpack and lunchbox with cricut

To make your own, pick up these supplies:

Open up this Design Space Project. Edit the sizes if needed to fit on the backpack and lunch box you have chosen to decorate.

Place iron on vinyl with the shiny side down on the mat and MIRROR to cut.

Cricut cut iron on vinyl

Weed away the extra vinyl.

Weed iron on vinyl

Stuff the backpack with towels and layer the EasyPress mat on top. This way the inside of the backpack is protected, and you have a flat surface to press against.

How to add iron on to backpack

Preheat for a few seconds after covering with the protective sheet.

Protect backpack while adding htv

Position the cat face, cover, and heat with the EasyPress at 290 for 30 seconds.

Put htv on backpack

Let cool and peel away the carrier sheet.

DIY cat backpack Cricut

For the lunch box, follow the same proceedure. Stuff with towels, preheat, and keep the EasyPress at 290.

Funny cat lunch box

This particular lunch box has an insulating layer inside, and I didn’t want to melt it, so I didn’t increase the heat to match the Everyday iron on (which would have been 315)

back to school cricut ideas

These iron on vinyls have the StrongBond guarantee. These projects will last through bus rides, walking to school in the rain, tumbling around in the classroom lunch bucket, and more!

Have you been inspired to customize a cat backpack or lunch box with Cricut?

Read this post with more tips for using iron on vinyl

You could add other animals, quotes, or monograms – and then you know for sure that there probably won’t be a mix up at school because your kid has a complete original!

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