Planning to hit the beach this summer? You’ll want to bring along this super cute DIY Beach Bag. Just turn on your Silhouette Cameo and grab some heat transfer vinyl and you’re ready to roll!
I received a Silhouette Cutting Machine and Artesprix Sublimation markers in exchange for sharing how I use their products to get creative. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
I’ve wanted a Silhouette Cameo for the longest time! My friends have been using them to make the coolest stuff and the more I saw, the more I knew I had to have one! I’ve always had loved crafting and have made everything from DIY coasters to coastal themed trays. However, I knew a Cameo would take my crafting up a few notches and I was ready!
I was beyond excited when my Silhouette Cameo 4 arrived! Setup was easy and I love that it works via bluetooth too. That lets me place it where ever I want without having to worry about cords getting in the way.
Another thing I really like about the Cameo 4 is that I can use my own markers. Other brands make you use their markers but Silhouette has a pen adapter that can be used with almost any pen or marker you want. I’ve been doing a lot with Artesprix sublimation markers lately and I love being able to use them with my Cameo.
The Silhouette Store is pretty awesome too. There are so many great designs that sometimes I have trouble narrowing it down! The store is filled with images, fonts, patterns and even 3D designs, many as inexpensive as 99¢. There are even free ones available (my favorite price!). Because I’m such a big Disney fan, I had to check out their Disney related products first!
The real beauty of having a Silhouette Cameo is that I can use it to create so many different kinds of crafts! There’s a bit of a learning curve but it’s gotten a lot easier as I go. I started off with simple projects like a makeup bag and a grilling apron but can’t wait to make more.
Since my family and I have been daydreaming about going back to the beaches when they reopen, I’ve had beach gear on the brain, specifically beach bags. I already have a big bag but by the time I squeeze all our gigantic beach towels in, there’s not much room for anything else.
DIY Beach Bag
That’s why I wanted to make smaller individual beach bags for my girls. They’d be able to fill them with their favorite snacks, drinks and beach toys. Even better, it lightens the load for me! These bags may be smaller but this tutorial works just as well for large beach bags too.
Just grab some heat transfer vinyl, Artesprix Sublimation Markers and a few other supplies to make a cute beach bag of your own!
If you are creating a design that can be peeled in one piece, you can skip this next step and just peel and place your vinyl on the bag.
NOTE: If you are using Easy Subli vinyl, you will have use the Siser easy mask. The Easy Subli design won't stick to other masks.
Don't worry if the colors look a little dull. Because these are sublimation markers, the colors will really stand out after you apply the heat.
You can change up the design to fit whatever theme you want. Add passports and airplanes to create a travel bag or even fruits and veggies to make a reusable grocery bag. There are so many options and you can get really creative with it!
Do you have a Silhouette Cameo? What are some fun things that you’ve made with it?
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