So the other day Russell came into my office and wanted to know what I was up to. I proudly showed him the koozie I had just made and he wondered “what in the world is that?” I know I must have looked at him like he was an idiot because it was obvious… I made a logo for my family reunion/vacation. Duh. And then he said “of course you did”. Hmm.
Nonplussed I kept on keeping on and made 10 koozies for family members plus matching tees for my nephews which I’ll share after I can snap some cute pics of! Each koozie has a name on the backside so that we all keep track of our beverages easily. Because we tend to go through disposable cups like they’re growing on trees or something. No one wants to drink after anyone else and so instead of chancing it, all of the waters on the dock will be tossed out and new ones made again. It’s terribly wasteful.
And though sometimes we’ll remember to mark our cups, at least 75% of the time we don’t. So these koozies are functional, super cute and totally helping the world/environment. I am practically a crafty saint :)
To be honest I didn’t so much as make it as I modified something I found online. Which I cannot find online again today. BUT I’ll link to the original source when I can track that silly thing down. But let’s hit it…
For this project you will need:
- Silhouette Cut File OR SVG File <— people keep asking for these though I don’t know why anyone would need it… inform me in the comments?
- foam koozies (mine are from Hobby Lobby and are half off since we are smack dab in the middle of summer)
- vinyl transfer paper
Cut your Best Summer Ever file out onto vinyl that will be seen well on top of your koozie. Weed the excess. Take care because all of those little lines can be a bear.
Take a piece of vinyl transfer paper and smack it on top. Use a card or tool to smooth the transfer paper on well.
Slowly peel up the transfer paper and the vinyl will come with it! I say slowly because you may need to go back over the front side with a card to get all to adhere well. If you do need to, just put the paper back down, repeat the rub on and try again!
Now, technically those lines and that grid should help you to center this thing well and you can do that if you want to. I figure grids are for wussies. :) Use your card to push the vinyl onto the koozie.
Slowly peel off the transfer paper…
and the vinyl will be left behind!
Isn’t that so much fun? I can’t wait to see my whole family toting these cuties around. Hoping you’re having a fab summer :) And be sure to check out even more Silhouette projects in this month’s Silhouette Challenge!
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
1. Just a Girl and Her Blog // 2. The Frill of Life // 3. A Time For Seasons // 4. The Thinking Closet // 5. Ginger Snap Crafts // 6. Grey Luster Girl // 7. Simply Kelly Designs // 8. Home At Eight // 9. Please Excuse My Craftermath… // 10. My Paper Craze // 11. Mama Sonshine // 12. Practically Functional // 13. Adventures in All Things Food // 14. Two Purple Couches // 15. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 16. Sowdering About // 17. Cutesy Crafts // 18. My Mom Made That // 19. Pitter and Glink // 20. Pineapples And Pinecones // 21. Dream a Little Bigger // 22. McCall Manor // 23. TitiCrafty // 24. unOriginal Mom // 25. Persia Lou // 26. Lil Mrs Tori // 27. Home. Made. Interest. // 28. Sandpaper and Glue // 29. Silhouette School // 30. Creative Ramblings // 31. My Favorite FindsWritten by Allison Murray - Visit Website