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Are you ready for the Big Game? If you’re hosting a party and serving popcorn, you need these DIY Football Treat Bags! I made 3 different styles: a football, a playbook, and a 20 yard line. Instead of drawing each one by hand, I made them with my Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine! That way, each one was perfect (I mean, have you seen my handwriting?) and while the Cricut was doing the drawing, I was busy double-tapping on Instagram! That is MY kind of multi-tasking! My friend, Mayel, recently purchased a Cricut Explore and she was asking me what she could make with hers, so I thought I would answer the question: what kind of DIY projects can you make with your Cricut? You can make SO MANY THINGS! From DIY paper crafts to home decor or wedding projects, even iron-ons for clothes, etc., I mean, really, so many DIYs and so little time. But I’ve never made anything using the pen tool – I always make paper or vinyl crafts where I use my Cricut to cut things out, so I today I thought I would try out the pen! You can make these with your Cricut Explore, but it’s a bit of a Cricut hack. Unfortunately, Cricut doesn’t make white pens, so I bought a white Sharpie paint pen … but it doesn’t fit in the pen tool slot! So I said, “Fine! I’ll show you, Cricut! I’m going to make this work!” And I did! And I’m telling you how below … just keep reading!
But first, you’re going to need a few supplies: Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine, a cutting mat, a white Sharpie paint pen, a rubber band, and treat bags in kraft, black, and green. Oh, and my free SVG files: playbook, football, and yard line. Did you catch that? I’m still using the white Sharpie paint pen! I paired it with a rubber band to make the diameter of the pen a bit thicker and inserted it in slot B, the cutting blade holder! Boom! It took a couple tries in order to figure out how low it needed to be (see the photo below of the 20 yard line bag with the random line across it and the football threads which aren’t centered on the bag), but I figured it out! And instead of using the “write” tool, I simply sent the file to “cut.” But instead of cutting, it drew, using my white pen! Simply use my free SVG files (playbook, football, yard line) and set up the file in Cricut Design Space. First, you’ll need to weld the file together, then size it to the size of your bag. And make sure you select “cut,” NOT “write.” Press that paper bag down on your mat, load the mat in, press Go and let the Cricut draw on all your bags! These bags were super simple to make using my Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine! They add a bit of useful decoration to a Football Party, and you can fill them with popcorn, or pretzels, or even use them to send guests home with leftovers! And I’ll be back next month with another Cricut tutorial for Valentine’s Day!