Grandma’s Water Bottle

For my grandma’s birthday I used my Cricut explore to make her a personalized water bottle for her to use while she winters down in Florida. The process was very similar to when I made Lainie’s Water Bottle. This was the first time that I used one of the Cricut stock images. I also was able to practice downloading my own fonts into the Cricut Design Space.

Directions:

  1. Wash and dry (completely) the water bottle you will be using- you don’t want fuzzies stuck under your design.
  2. Use your Cricut Design Space to create your label by inserting text/Images.
    • If you are wanting to use your own text I learned a lot from this wonderful video! 

    • I usually like to use a script style font, I have been frustrated lately because there were large spaces between each letter so I wasn’t able to have the letters attached and flowing together like I had hoped. Luckily once I took a moment I realized Cricut allowed you to adjust the space between letters with their “letter spacing” tool in the edit tab. gmCollage4
  3. I also added flowers around the name as an extra design.gmCollage
  4. Cut out design using your Cricut Explore.
    • I did both letters and images on this water bottle and did each in a different color
  5. Use your Weeder tool to remove vinyl so you are left with the image you want to transfer (to see a step by step picture of how to transfer your vinyl check out my post about Personalized Water Bottles)
  6. Cut a portion of transfer tape slightly larger than design and adhere to design. I used the handle of my scissors to really press the tape down.
  7. Peel the tape off your cutting mat very slowly to remove your design. I cut a few slits around the edges of the tape to help the tape go on smoothly on the rounded shape of the water bottle.
  8. Slowly lay the transfer tape sticky side down onto the water bottle. I again used the handle of my scissors to remove all the air bubbles and press the design firmly onto the bottle.
  9. Slowly peel the transfer tape off making sure the vinyl is sticking to the bottle.
  10. Voila! Enjoy your new bottle, but remember this must be hand washed if you want the vinyl to stay on.

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