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Life this summer has been less than easy for many, but if you have school-age kids I’ve got two easy Cricut back to school personalization ideas sure to bring a smile to your child’s face! My kids started with virtual school this year. It remains to be seen if and when they may be able to return in-person, and what that will look like. So while I didn’t refresh my article on ways to spend less on school supplies this year (um, let’s see: “school at home due to global pandemic” pretty much takes care of it), I still wanted to gift a little something fun & fresh for my youngest daughter especially.
Personalized Cricut Back to School Ideas
I turned to my trusty Cricut for two back-to-school items: a personalized water bottle and a personalized pencil pouch (which is actually one of the 2-pack Cricut Cosmetic Bag Blanks) using Infusible Ink. As I’m still a beginner with Cricut, I asked Carlie what she wanted on her water bottle and she simply said a peace sign and sunglasses emoji. Done and done, thanks to the hundreds of images available in Design Space!
I even used the reverse of the peace sign to pop on to the cap: When you have a Cricut machine (mine is the Explore Air 2), there are soooo many beautiful, wonderful things you can create yourself. Adding that personal flair just makes t-shirts, tote bags, wooden signs, ornaments etc. all the more you-nique!
Cricut Infusible Ink
I got a smidge fancier using Infusible Ink for her pencil pouch, and she LOVES it! To make a similar design:
- Type out your kiddo’s name
- Find just the right graphic image from “Images” in the left sidebar of Design Space
- Drag and size the image to where you’d like it around your child’s name
- “Attach” both the name and graphic so they stay together
- Load Infusible Ink into your Cricut and cut!
The colors and patterns available in Infusible Ink are so vibrant! Here are the five different patterns/colors I have on hand to give you an idea: Cricut Infusible Ink blends together seamlessly with the substrate – one and the same, with no risk of peeling off. It’s infused! My first project trying Infusible Ink were personalized coasters as a teacher gift.
What back-to-school Cricut project will you create?
If I can create with Cricut, anyone can! There is enormous versatility of projects you can explore through Design Space. In fact, take a look at these ideas for back-to-school! I hope you find inspiration with these Cricut back to school personalization ideas, and know that even if you’re a beginner with Cricut like i still consider myself, you don’t have to be perfect. Start with a simple personalized water bottle with your kiddo’s name and a little design, and expand from there! You may also like this “Be Kind” t-shirt I made using my Cricut, it can easily be sized down for child size!