My kids always have a water bottle with them. We do for this for a few reasons, cost, hydration and for them to learn to be accountable for items. While walking around Costco I came across a 2 pack of water bottles and since the kids needed new ones I picked them up. They look fine, but I felt they needed a little more personality and that’s when I decided to pull out my Cricut to personalize them.
I’ve been a Cricut user for years, and the new machines make it so easy to create and cut.. I always have some vinyl on hand, and when I asked the kids what designs they wanted the fun began.
Camden is really into dinosaurs right now, so I went with that. We picked one out and then I added his name. It worked out great because I used an image from a cartridge I already had. Eleanor was a little more of a challenge. She loves the Disney Descendants movie, and Mal is just the coolest. So I found her symbol and uploaded it added her name and we were set.
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Step 1: Wash the water bottle
Step 2: Create your design in Cricut
Step 3: Put the vinyl face up on the mat and make sure your dial is set for vinyl
Step 4: Cut the image
Step 5: Remove any excess vinyl or pieces not needed
Step 6: Use the transfer paper to life your image
Step 7: Place on your water bottle
Tip: I usually let it set for a day before washing
Overall it was a simple and quick project that makes the kids feel so cool, and since it’s personalized I don’t have to worry about another kid having the same water bottle.
The more I use my Cricut the more I realize all I can do with it. I feel like this is just the start for all the cool things I can make and personalize.