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Simple Iron-On Gift Bag Tutorial

I was headed out for a conference.  It was one I was super excited about but I also needed to finish packing.

One thing I hadn't finished yet was getting my roommate gifts done.  It's a fun way to say thanks and let them know how grateful I am for their friendship.

I wanted some fun bags that would inspire and uplift.  But where does one find such a thing.

I thought back to how I knew I could add htv on cardstock, why wouldn't it work on any type of paper material, including gift bags?!
htv on cardstock
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I set to work.  I put together this cute cut file Sparkle Every Day and picked some glitter purple heat transfer or iron-on vinyl.

I cut and weeded my design and simply pressed it to the paper bags.

What a difference this made to the overall look and feel of my bags.  I love them so much more and was super proud to give them to my crafting friends.

diy gift bags

To answer you question.   Can you iron on vinyl to paper?  YES!!!

I have found that thicker paper projects work best like cardstock or paper bags.  But the sky really can be the limit with iron-on and paper.



You've heard of adding htv on cardstock but what about on paper gift bags?  Learn step by step how to use iron-on vinyl on paper projects.   Learn step by step how to use iron-on vinyl on paper projects and get this free sparkle cut file in svg or png.

Iron-on Cricut Gift Bags

Materials Needed




cricut gift bags
Step 1
First, cut out and weed the iron-on vinyl design you plan to use.  I used my Cricut to cut out my design.

TIP:  Make sure to measure the size of your gift bag.  The design you cut out needs to fit within your bag dimensions.










how to apply heat transfer vinyl to cardstock
Step 2
Place the iron-on design onto your paper bag.

Set your EasyPress on 305°F.  This should be warm enough to get your iron-on or HTV vinyl to stick to the paper.  You don't want your heat to be to high or it can singe the paper or leave a scorch mark.








htv on cardstock
Step 3
Place the heat press over your vinyl.  You can add a piece of parchment paper or a drop cloth between the bag and your press if you'd like.

Heat for 25-30 seconds.

Remove heat and allow to cool slightly before removing the protective sheet.










using iron on vinyl on cardstock

BAM!  All done.

Wasn't that like the easiest project you've ever done?!  Think of all iron-on gift bags you can create now.  Maybe make a custom Christmas gift and put it in a iron-on gift bag!

I love that you can easily customize bags, paper crafts and even wood projects with iron-on vinyl.  I have a lot of it in my craft supplies and not as much adhesive vinyl.  That makes it a win for me as I don't have to run to the store to get another type of vinyl.


using iron on vinyl on cardstock




Want the free Sparkle Every Day Cut files?  Simply click the buttons below to download the free PNG or SVG cut files.
 


Learn step by step how to use iron-on vinyl on paper projects and get this free sparkle cut file in svg or png.    You've heard of adding htv on cardstock but what about on paper gift bags?  Learn step by step how to use iron-on vinyl on paper projects.





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