Are you ready for the Super Bowl? 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 using my Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine! This way, each one was perfect (I mean, have you seen my handwriting?) and while the Cricut was doing the drawing, I was busy making this Garlic Parmesan Popcorn!
My friend 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 of 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!
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Saturday 6th of November 2021
Hello! I just came across this post because I’m using my Maker to draw on some paper bags, but while it was drawing it mangled the bag - I think the bag got snagged on the pen/blade housing unit somehow. Did you have any issues with that? I think my bags are made from a thinner material than yours - more the traditional paper lunch bag - so maybe that’s part of the issue. Anyway, thought I’d ask to see whether there are any hacks to help with it!