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Do you even look at your to-do list and just wish you were in Disneyland instead? I’m sure it’s not just me! Well, today as part of R&R Workshop’s Month of Disney, I’m showing you how to make a Glitter Minnie Bag with layered glitter vinyl.
So here’s what you need to get started: (some affiliate links)
Black glitter heat transfer vinyl
Pink glitter heat transfer vinyl
Yellow (or other color) heat transfer vinyl
Iron or Cricut Easy Press
Prepare to Layer Glitter Vinyl
Make your pattern in Cricut Design Space by making one large circle and adding two smaller ones for ears, then weld all three together. Then find a bow shape and place it between the ears.
Cut using the dial set to “custom” and select “iron on, glitter” from the drop down menu on the screen.
(UPDATE: Note, this post was created using my Cricut Explore machine. If you are using a Cricut Maker machine, which has no dial, you will simply select “glitter iron on” from the materials list.)
Now we do something a little tricky to make the glitter vinyl work. You can’t actually layer glitter vinyl – if you try to put other iron-on vinyl on top it won’t stay well. So we have to make a cut out of the bow shape.
Do this in Design Space by selecting both the Minnie head and bow and clicking “slice.” You can now pull apart the bow and the main part of the head. The small extra piece can be deleted.
Send the project to cut, remembering to MIRROR the images for cutting out iron on vinyl. Peel the extra vinyl away and we’re ready to iron.
Ironing Glitter Vinyl
Place words on your bag and press down on all areas, especially edges, with a hot iron. Pull up the plastic sheet put down the black glitter and iron down. Then position the pink bow to line up exactly with the cut-out.
Place the plastic sheet from the black vinyl back down so the black is completely covered and protected and iron down the pink. Now it looks like you were able to layer glitter vinyl.
Don’t you just love it? Be sure to visit R&R Workshop all month to see all the new Disney craft ideas.
See this post for more instructions on how to Slice in Design Space
For more bag decorating ideas, see these posts