It’s easy to create a customized backpack with a Cricut and permanent vinyl. This one displays an important message, reminding children to be kind to each other.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
One of my biggest fears as a new mom is the thought of anyone bullying my daughter or even her becoming a bully when she gets older. I’m so happy to see all of the messages about kindness being ingrained into young children these days… both kindness to themselves and of course to others. The first time I ever saw the quote “throw kindness around like confetti” I knew that one day I would make a project for my daughter with that message. Not that the message of throwing kindness is just for kids, all of us big kids can always use the reminder, too. And who doesn’t love confetti, right?! 😉
I love how easy it is to customize everyday items with my Cricut Maker. The Maker along with the new Cricut Premium Permanent Vinyl open up so many more projects that you can make that will hold up to use like this custom backpack. I already have so many more ideas of back to school projects to make with my Maker when my little girl starts school herself!
Customized Backpack for Back to School with Cricut
- Cricut Maker
- “Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti” cut file
- Cricut Premium Permanent Vinyl in Coral; Light Pink, Light Purple and Stone Yellow from the Premium Permanent Vinyl Pastel Sampler
- Weeder tool
- Transfer Tape
Open the “Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti” cut file in Design Space. Customize the image to fit the size of your backpack.
Click “make it” and select Premium Vinyl from the dropdown menu of cutting materials.
Place vinyl on a standard grip cutting mat. Cut each color of vinyl.
Weed away the negative space from each cut. I added all of the “CONFETTI” letters to the vinyl backing before adding the transfer tape. Cut a piece of transfer tape the size of the entire image and smooth over the lettering (not the confetti).
Place a book or other hard surface under the top of the backpack to create a flat surface for applying the permanent vinyl. Remove the backing of the vinyl and position the design onto the front of the backpack.
Smooth the transfer tape down around the letters thoroughly and peel back the transfer tape onto itself.
Note: if the backpack you’re using is the same clear vinyl as mine, you might want to place the letters directly onto the backpack. On this specific material, the transfer tape left some sticky residue behind but I was able to rub it off with my finger.
Peel the confetti off of the backing and place randomly on the front of your customized backpack in whatever pattern you like.
My adorable little neighbor modeled the Throw Kindness Around Like it’s Confetti customized backpack beautifully, don’t you think?! 🙂
Do you have any fun back to school projects you’re planning on making for the kids in your life with your Cricut Maker? I’d love to see them. Give me a tag @lydioutloud and also use #cricutcreated!