Make your own birthday party goodie bags using the Cricut Maker. These mermaid mini tote bags are easy to make and personalize. Every child can have their own personalized mini canvas tote bag. My daughter loves mermaids so I designed an adorable mermaid tail silhouette with her name. My favorite part is the mermaid scales on the back! I used my Cricut Maker to cut the glitter and smooth iron-on vinyl. The post contains affiliate links, it just means I make a small commission if you purchase anything through my links.
The Cricut Maker makes it easy to throw a party the way you want! I’m linking up with a few other bloggers to share some Cricut Party Ideas. Be sure to check out their amazing creations too!
Mermaid Mini Tote Bags
- Cricut Maker
- Glitter iron-on vinyl (I used purple and Aqua)
- Everyday iron-on vinyl
- StandardGrip Mat or LightGrip Mat
- Mini canvas tote bag (these are from Hobby Lobby but these from Amazon are similar)
- Wedding tools
- Cricut Easy Press Mini
Open the design in Cricut Design Space and size it to what you need. The design is based on the size of my mini tote bags which is 5″ x 6″. The mermaid scales will have to be adjusted if you are using a different size tote bag.
Once the sizing is correct, click on “Make it” to send it to cut. Because we are working with iron-on vinyl – be sure sure to mirror before sending it to cut. The machine will automatically divide the cuts by color. Select the material you will be using.
Then, send it to cut. Once, the cutting is complete – start the weeding process. Start heating up the Cricut Easy Press Mini. The canvas totes have a thick material so I used the highest heat setting.
Place the design on the mini totes and press firmly on the design to get it adhered to the material. Repeat the process for each color. I typically wait for the vinyl to cool down before removing the clear protective sheet.
That’s it! You are all done. All you need to do is add candy and little toys. Distribute them to each of your party-goers. Kids can re-use them as their little tote bags for other things. I love that it could be a multi-use item!