The guys often get the short end of the stick when it comes to weddings, but hey, most of them don’t care anyway, LOL. If you’ve got one who cares, I thought it might be nice to personalize some manly gifts for the guys! These all just take a few minutes to create so this is a no-stress kind of project. As always we’re using our Cricut to rock this project and some of our exclusive, hand-lettered .SVG files that are available in our shop!
From BBQ spatulas to money clips, you pick the stainless surface and the design and Cricut’s Premium Permanent Vinyl will make sure your design stays for good. This is a must: you need to use the premium permanent vinyl or outdoor vinyl or else the personalization can come off!
- Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker
- Premium Cricut Vinyl
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Fun stainless items to personalize for the guys in your wedding!
- Our hand-lettered .SVG wedding cut files!
Cricut Vinyl Tip: Most vinyl isn’t permanent, which means the stickers you’re making to personalize these items could fall off! Which we don’t want to happen so make sure to use permanent premium vinyl or outdoor quality vinyl. That way your designs will hold up to washing and lots of use!
Create In Design Space
The first step is to login to Design Space and start designing your personalized items! Upload our exclusive Cricut cut files by using the “upload” button on the left tool bar inside of Design Space, use images within Design Space, or create your own designs. Drag, resize, and add personal touches making sure to be mindful about the size of each item.
Let Your Cricut Work It’s Magic
Weed The Designs
Weed, (aka. remove) all the excess iron-on material that isn’t a part of your design. Using the Cricut weeding tools makes the removal of intricate pieces super easy. Then trim each design down to size if needed.
Transfer tape is the BEST and if you’ve never used it, you must try it. Basically you transfer your new vinyl stickers from their base to a clear film so you can properly position them on their final resting place. Cut a piece of transfer tape just larger than your designs, peel and evenly smooth on top of the vinyl using the scraping tool.
Adhere The Designs
Finally, the fun part. Remove the white vinyl backer sheet leaving just the clear transfer tape and your design. Then place on top of your item and gently burnish with the scraping tool. Next, pull away the transfer tape to reveal your awesome personalized design!
Personalization Made Easy
If you’re on the fence about getting a Cricut, or you need a gentle nudge to make the decision to buy one – our projects are it! Seriously, the sky is the limit when it comes to what you can make for your wedding with the Cricut. From simple personalized clutches like these to a felt flower wedding bouquet and everything in between. It will be your number one wedding crafting tool and after your wedding, you can use it to personalize your home, make fabulous gifts and more!
As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!
DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey of Something Turquoise // Cricut Maker and Supplies: courtesy of Cricut // Stainless Steel Coffee Mugs: Amazon // Large Bottle Opener: Amazon // Church Key Bottle Opener: Amazon // Wall Mount Bottle Opener: Amazon // BBQ Spatula: Amazon // Money Clip: Amazon // Flasks: Amazon // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme
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