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When you have guests from out of town flying in for your wedding, it is always nice to give them a little wedding welcome bag with snacks, water, and an itinerary for the wedding festivities! If you are having a beachy destination wedding, tote bags are a great choice! Not only are they great for holding any goodies you want to give your guests, but they can be used throughout your guest’s vacation to hold towels, flip flops, and all their beach accessories.
For my first wedding welcome tote, I went with something cute, girly, and simple. After all, sometimes simple is best and this tote can be used for any out of town wedding guest bag, not just a beach. :) I used Easyweed Silver HTV for these bags, but you could easily make them any color you like to match your wedding’s theme! :)
1. After downloading the cut files, import them into the Cricut Software. After creating a new project, select Upload Image. Select the file you wish to upload and it will automatically take you to the final upload screen, where you can name the file the select Save. The SVG Files are sized so that they will automatically cut to the size you see in the photos, but if you want to change the size you can do so to fit the tote bags the way you like.
2. After selecting “Make It” Make sure to select the Mirror Mode on the cutting screen. Cut the design(s) in your choice of heat transfer vinyl (I used Silver Easyweed HTV) with the Iron On (for Easyweed Vinyl) or Iron On+ (for Glitter Vinyl) Setting on your Cricut, with the shiny side of the material down.
3. Weed the additional material off of the backing material so that, looking down with the shiny side up, you can see your design with the correct orientation.
4. Iron your tote bag to remove any creases, then center the design in the middle of the tote. Arrange the design shiny side up, then cover with parchment paper. Make sure to keep the parchment paper between the design and the iron.
5. Set your Iron to the second Highest setting and press the the iron down firmly on the design, not ironing but rather using it as a small heat press. I worked from the upper left to lower right on the design, pressing the iron on each part of the design for at least 30 seconds, then overlapping the last position as you move the iron across the design.
6. Remove the backing from the design, leaving the design on the tote bag. Repeat with all the remaining tote bags.
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