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There’s a certain kind of person who loves to thrift, yard sale, hit up a 2nd hand shop or rummage sale, and I for one am that person, and one thing I always have with my is my reusable shopping bag, which I’ve designed with my Cricut to make pulling those thrift hauls together even more eco-friendly. 

Reusable Shopping Bag

Why should I thrift shop? 

Lets start with the why, and for me it’s a matter of things being given a new life and not landing in a landfill. It’s become quick and easy to order things and this is great, but often times we make purchases that aren’t needed or you tried it out and didn’t really like or need it. That’s where donating your items to local thrift shops, rummage sales or hosting your own yard/garage sale is so important. Giving these items an extra life is eco friendly and helps out someone else. I’ve got some tips for hosting a yard sale and  tips for shopping garage sales for kids

Thrift Store Treasure Hunt

I’m a person who loves to spend the weekends walking through the thrift store, or checking out when the local rummage sale and yard sales will be. It’s all about the thrill of the hunt. I always have a list of things I’m looking for, but sometimes you find things you didn’t know you needed. Anytime I head out to the door, I feel like I’m going on a treasure hunt and sometimes I find gold and some times nothing. That’s why I wanted to make a bag that showed off my treasure hunt and finds! 

Infusible Ink Tote Bag for Thrifters

Cricut Infusible Ink Tote bag

I love the Cricut Infusible Ink and knew I wanted to make a double sided bag to show the before and after of my thrifting. I used Cricut Design Space to make both of these images and thought about each side. 

As I enter the thrift store I’ve got my “Going on a Treasure Hunt” with my favorite ways to thrift and the reminder that this is a green choice for shopping. As I exit by bag filled with goodies, I’m reminded that “Good Things come to those who thrift” Taking the time time to look through the racks, search the selves and listings pays off. Not only are we giving these items a second life, they are bringing us joy and saving them from a landfill. 

How to make a Cricut Infusible Ink tote bag

Cricut Infusible Ink tote bag 
Cricut Infusible Transfer Sheets
Cricut Maker or Explore Air 2
Cricut EasyPress 2
Cricut EasyPress Mat

  • If you want to use my designs you can Going on a Thrift Treasure Hunt and Good Things Come to Those who Thrift.
  • Place your Infusible Ink face up on your mat
  • Don’t forget to click Mirror Image
  • After it’s cut, you’ll want to weed out the design my hand
  • Warm up your EasyPress 2 to a 385 degree setting
  • Place the bag on top of the EasyPress Mat and press out any creases
  • Add a piece of cardstock inside the bagCricut Infusible Ink Overlay
  • Place your design in the center of the bag and then add the butcher paper on top before placing the press on top. Note: It’s super important that you don’t move the EasyPress 2 around as you don’t want to design underneath to move on the bag.Cricut Infusible Tote
  • After 75 seconds remove the press, and give the design some time to cool, it will be super hot.
  • Then peel back the top layer and enjoy the beauty of the bag.
  • Flip it over and repeat with the other design. 

Infusible Ink Tote

What I love about this Infusible Ink tote is how to ink is a part of the bag and how vibrant and colorful it is. I also love how much it will hold. Not only am I finding awesome items, I’m keeping plastic shopping bags out of the landfill. Which is another big win. 

Cricut Infusible Ink Tote

Reusable Shopping Bag - for Thrifters

Reusable Shopping Bag - for Thrifters

Materials

  • Cricut Infusible Ink tote bag 
  • Cricut Infusible Transfer Sheets

Tools

  • Cricut Maker or Explore Air 2
  • Cricut EasyPress 2
  • Cricut EasyPress Mat

Instructions

    1. If you want to use my designs you can Going on a Thrift Treasure Hunt and Good Things Come to Those who Thrift.
    2. Place your Infusible Ink face up on your mat
    3. Don't forget to click Mirror Image
    4. After it's cut, you'll want to weed out the design my hand
    5. Warm up your EasyPress 2 to a 385 degree setting
    6. Place the bag on top of the EasyPress Mat and press out any creases
    7. Add a piece of cardstock inside the bag
    8. Place your design in the center of the bag and then add the butcher paper on top before placing the press on top. Note: It's super important that you don't move the EasyPress 2 around as you don't want to design underneath to move on the bag.
    9. After 75 seconds remove the press, and give the design some time to cool, it will be super hot.
    10. Then peel back the top layer and enjoy the beauty of the bag.
    11. Flip it over and repeat with the other design. 

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