Happy 4th of July!!
I love this fun 4th of July water bottle! Can you believe that I made this using a Dollar Store water bottle? I know I’ve made a lot of things, but every time I complete a project I still get so much joy (that’s punny) out of it. I’m always especially thrilled when I make something unique and cool out of something (for lack of a better word) CHEAP. LOL!
I’m using the Cricut Independence Day Seasonal Cartridge.
I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes it’s hard to decipher which layer should go down first and exactly what color those layers should be. When it’s really confusing or I have limited resources, like one sheet of some awesome paper or vinyl, I’ll use my favorite Wausau white 110 lb paper to make some test cuts. That’s what you’re seeing above. It’s a huge help to be able to quickly view those pieces of paper and know I’m not making a mistake.
This is the Cricut Expression 2 cutting white outdoor vinyl. I bought all the vinyl I’m using in this post from Expressions Vinyl.com. The reason I chose to use outdoor vinyl is so that I can hand wash this water bottle without worrying about the vinyl coming off. Some people will use indoor vinyl for projects that might get wet, but I don’t anymore. Whatever you use on washable items, I suggest that you HAND WASH ONLY! Here’s what happened when I put indoor vinyl in the dishwasher.
Here are the pieces of the firecracker cut in the different colors of outdoor vinyl. Next I will cover them with transfer tape, layer the different pieces and apply them to the water bottle.
There’s my finished firecracker! It’s looking good! It turned out so well that I decided to cut out the “4th of July” sentiment and the patriotic hat from the same cartridge and stick them all to the water bottle.
Happy 4th Y’all!
TA DA! I know this will make an appearance at our 4th of July party for sure!
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