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 I’m showing you how layer glitter vinyl. to make this Minnie bag.
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Just for fun, I added “I’d rather be” (you know for all those times you’d rather be somewhere Disney 🙂 at the top, but you can leave that off if you want.
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.
- Glitter Iron-on Vinyl
- Tote bag
- Weeding tools
- EasyPress mat
- Identify the parts of your glitter design that you want to look layered
- Overlap them in Design Space and "slice" to create cut lines for each part
- Delete unneeded pieces
- Cut iron-on (remember to mirror!)
- Weed and then iron onto the bag, fitting the vinyl together like a puzzle for each pressing
Using this slice technique for glitter iron-on is most important for items that will be laundered. A more decorative piece probably won't put so much strain on the places where one layer of iron-on is adhered to glitter instead of fabric underneath.
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
Or watch this video:
For more bag decorating ideas, see these posts