Creating a custom lunch box is easy with your Cricut! Back to school season is upon us and it is time to stock up on essentials and start thinking about craft projects to send the kids back in style. We have ideas for both of those so keep reading to learn more! Plus, customizing a lunch box with heat transfer vinyl is fun! Especially when you use the donut cut file below. I mean – who doesn’t love donuts?
Supplies needed to make a custom lunch box:
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- Lunch box
- Iron-on in the colors of your choice
- Cricut machine (you can see which one is my favorite here)
- Cricut EasyPress (see more about the EasyPress here)
- EasyPress Mat
- Iron-on Protective Sheet
- Weeding tools (optional)
- Donut cut file (click here to access)
Video Tutorial for Personalizing a Lunch Box:
Want to watch the entire process for personalizing your child’s lunch box on video? Just hit play below!
If you can’t watch the video or missed some of the steps, just follow along with our instructions.
How to make a personalized lunch box:
If you picked up a lunch box while stocking up on back to school essentials, you might want to give it a little personality. First, you can access the donut cut file we used here or create your own. Resize to fit the area on your lunch box and cut from heat transfer vinyl. Remember to mirror the image before cutting and cut with the shiny side down on the mat. Then weed away all excess until you have something that looks like the image below.
We are doing a layered design on our custom lunch box but you can just do one color if desired. You will want to put your EasyPress mat inside the lunch box for protection then add your first color to the front.
Cover with the protective sheet to protect any areas that the EasyPress may touch as you don’t want them to get too hot.
Then press for the recommended time and the recommended temperature. Be sure not to let the EasyPress rest on any seams on the lunch box as this could cause uneven heating.
Allow to cool then peel back the liner to reveal your design. You can press a second time if needed.
Then add your second color over the top of the donut. Be sure to replace the protective sheet over your entire design before pressing to protect it.
Press using the same method as before with the protective sheet in place. Then allow your design to cool. Peel back the liner to reveal your completed custom lunch box!
A personalized lunch box is a great way to celebrate back to school season!
We are almost ready to head back to school now! Think it is early? Our schools actually started a few weeks ago so I really needed all of these things right now!
Even if you live in another part of the country, it will be packing lunch season before you know it!
So, make a custom lunch box and stock it with all of those lunch items for back to school.
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