M2B Studio - Calligraphy by Missy Briggs

Make Halloween Treat Bags with Cricut Infusible Ink

Missy Briggs
Cricut Infusible Ink Halloween Treat Bags

Cricut Infusible Ink Halloween Treat Bags

Get professional results with Cricut Infusible Ink! 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Halloween is around the corner. It’s time to start thinking crafts! My daughter loves to have a treat bag that matches with her costume. My son is almost too-cool for Halloween, so I’ll dial it down a notch on his treat bag and make something creepy that even a tween would love. Wish me luck!


For a full step by step intro to Cricut Infusible Ink, check back to this introductory post

Here’s what you’ll need to make 2 tote bags along with me!


Materials:

Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker

StandardGrip Cricut Mat

Cricut Infusible Ink Sheets 

Cricut Infusible Ink Polyester Tote Bag Blanks

Butcher Paper (comes with Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets)

White Cardstock

Cricut EasyPress2 (or heat press)

Cricut EasyPress2 Mat

Tweezers 

Lint Roller (prep the bag by removing all traces of lint and dust)


Step One - Design your totes

I’m designing two totes, but the steps are the same. I’ll link both designs at the end of this tutorial.

In Cricut Design Space, I found the cutest fox design that will match my daughters cute and cuddly fox costume. 

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I’ve resized it so my largest dimension is 8.75”. My EasyPress2 is 9x9” so this size will fit perfectly. 

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Step two - Cut and weed

Make sure you choose Cricut Infusible Ink transfer sheets as your material and mirror your image. Set the Infusible Ink transfer sheet down on your cut mat liner side down.

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To weed your design, bend the Infusible Ink paper gently with your hands. It’s more like a cardstock than vinyl, so weeding with your hands is recommended. And simpler! 

Step Three - Prepare your tote bag 

First, the tote bag must be prepped. Begin by inserting the EasyPress Mat into the tote bag. Then put a piece of cardstock between the EasyPress Mat and the tote. This will absorb any ink that might bleed through (spoiler: none bled through but it’s a good precautionary step to avoid destroying the mat). Next, use a lint roller to clean the surface of your tote bag. This will ensure a clean transfer.


Insert EasyPress2 Mat inside. Add a piece of cardstock in between the mat and the tote to guard against any ink bleed. I’ve never had it happen, but I don’t want the first time to be on my kids’ tote!

Insert EasyPress2 Mat inside. Add a piece of cardstock in between the mat and the tote to guard against any ink bleed. I’ve never had it happen, but I don’t want the first time to be on my kids’ tote!

Step Four - Use the EasyPress

Check the Heat Settings Guide https://cricut.com/heatguide by Cricut for proper temperature and timing on your project. The settings for a polyester tote blank is 385 degrees for 40 seconds. 

Preheat your bag to help flatten the surface and remove any moisture. Heat the bag using the EasyPress at temperature for 15 seconds. 

Important: Allow the bag to cool before you place the Infusible Ink on top. The ink will begin to transfer if you place it  down on an already hot surface.

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In love with this cute fox design and the Cricut Infusible Ink from this sampler pack. The slight variations in color of the rust-colored ink make this design pop!

In love with this cute fox design and the Cricut Infusible Ink from this sampler pack. The slight variations in color of the rust-colored ink make this design pop!

I made a spider and a web (for the reverse side) of my son’s bag.

I made a spider and a web (for the reverse side) of my son’s bag.

I love the subtle texture of this metal and carbon fiber design!  The Steel Plate package of four different sheets  is a must-try!

I love the subtle texture of this metal and carbon fiber design! The Steel Plate package of four different sheets is a must-try!

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