Make a storage bag using the Cricut Infusible Ink collection for your clean face masks so you always have extras on hand in your car or purse whenever you need one. Perfect for day trips in case you lose or forget yours.
How many times have you gotten in your spouse’s car, gotten halfway to where you’re going, and realized all your face masks are either in your own car or at home? You send your spouse into the nearest store to go buy you another one, only adding to the collection of cheap masks you never wear that were bought last time you forgot your mask, too. It’s a trending cycle, and one that I’ve repeated way too many times.
I had a leftover Cricut Infusible Ink Blank Cosmetic Bag from another project, and I noticed it was the perfect size to store face masks. So I got to work decking it out with Infusible Ink Transfer Paper and gave it a home inside my purse. Here’s how I made it.
Supplies You Need For Cricut Infusible Ink Face Mask Storage Bag:
- Cricut Machine (I used Joy, but Maker and Explore will work, too)
- Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet of your choice
- Butcher Paper (included with your Transfer Sheets)
- Standard Grip Mat (compatible with your machine type)
- Piece of White Cardstock Paper
- Cricut Infusible Ink Cosmetic Bag Blanks
- Cricut Easy Press, other heat press, or iron
- Easy Press Mat or thick towel
- Heat Resistant Tape
- Lint Roller
- Cricut Design Space
1. Create And Cut Your Design
Start by picking out a design in Cricut Design Space to go on your face mask storage bag. I chose this cute one that says “Spread Kindness, Not Germs” which is totally perfect for this project! I picked out a watercolor pattern of Infusible Ink and since there are two different colors inside, I cut the top line in blue and the bottom line in green to add a little ‘somethin-somethin’ to the pouch. *Remember that Cricut Infusible Ink must be cut on a mat, even when using Cricut Joy. And don’t forget to mirror your design before you cut it!
2. Hand-Weed Your Cuts And Prep Your Bag
Once your design is cut out, remove excess transfer sheet paper from your design. Remember that you shouldn’t use weeding tools with Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets, so only use clean oil-free hands to peel off extra pieces from your letters. If you have lotion on your hands, make sure you wash that off before you start. Oil and pointy tools can damage your transfer sheets, resulting in uneven application.
Also, part of the prep process is to run a lint roller over the bag to make sure there are no fuzzies hanging out that can get under your transfer sheet. Once your bag is prepped and your design is hand-weeded, go ahead and apply it onto your pre-heated bag and tape it down using heat resistant tape. This keeps your transfer sheet from sliding and makes your outcome much more crisp and clean.
3. Application Instructions Using Cricut Easy Press 2
- Preheat Easy Press 2 to 385 degrees and set timer for 60 seconds.
- Easy Press Mat goes down first (or a thick towel).
- Place bag on top of mat or towel.
- Preheat bag for 15 seconds, then place design face down and tape into place using heat resistant tape.
- Unzip bag and insert white cardstock inside.
- Add a sheet of butcher paper on top of your design (paper should be larger than your Easy Press 2 plate)
- Gently place Easy Press 2 onto the butcher paper, and press with light pressure for 60 seconds. (I like to go an extra 10-20 seconds to make sure it sets completely)
- Slowly remove the Easy Press and butcher paper and allow the transfer tape to cool just a little.
- Peel away tape and transfer sheet backing while it’s still warm to reveal your design.
4. Add Clean Masks Inside And Store Where You Need It
I made two of these bags, one for my husband’s truck and one for my purse. I already keep my masks in another bag in my car, but I never seem to have them in his truck, so this worked out perfectly. And having extra backup masks in my purse is great if I’m out and the elastic breaks on the one I’m wearing. I can quickly and easily swap it out without having to walk back to my car.
Love Cricut Infusible Ink Projects?
Me too! I have more projects on my blog using Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets and markers in the Cricut Projects category here. Scroll away and find more things to make with this awesome permanent iron-on product. So far, my fave Infusible Ink project was when I made these bags to give to my local food bank.
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