DIY Bachelorette Party Fanny Packs with Cricut + Martha Stewart

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Norfolk, Virginia

Inspired by summer beach concerts and local festivals, it's time for a fun bachelorette party with your besties in outdoor event style! In partnership with Cricut and Martha Stewart, we married the fanny pack trend with local colorful flair and then personalized it all with the Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition and exclusive wedding material bundles only available at Michaels Stores.

This gold and vanilla-colored cutting machine was meant for wedding DIYs with its gorgeousness and its ability to cut vinyl, paper, iron-on, and so much more! For anyone who is equally obsessed with things coordinating, the machine bundle even comes with matching Cricut tools in that lovely color palette. So grab those pretty crafting tools, your gold foil iron-on, and let's get in sync with summertime celebration!

How to make festival fanny packs for your bachelorette party with Cricut


How to Make Personalized Bachelorette Party Fanny Packs


Difficulty Level: Easy
Color Inspiration: Bold Multi-Colored, Gold, Black, and White


PROJECT MATERIALS
• Computer/Laptop/Mobile Phone
Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition only available at Michaels Stores
Cricut 12"x12" StandardGrip Cutting Mat
Cricut EasyPress 2 and EasyPress Mat Martha Stewart Edition only available at Michaels Stores
• Cricut Martha Stewart gold foil iron-on from Gala Rose Mixed Materials bundle
White nylon fanny pack
Black nylon fanny pack
Cricut 12"x"12" EasyPress Mat (if you already have a different EasyPress)

Materials for making personalized fanny packs for a bachelorette party
Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition for bachelorette party crafts

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Set out all of your materials and prep your computer, laptop, or mobile phone to connect with your Cricut Explore Air 2 machine.

2. Go to Cricut Design Space, open a New Project, and find a font from your computer or Cricut's library to use for your preferred wedding party words: bride, bridesmaid, bridesman, groom, groomslady, et cetera.

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Tips on making a personalized fanny pack for a bachelorette party

3. Measure your fanny pack's front pocket to see how long you want to make your word. Ours are 5" wide so it's centered and in proportion.

4. Using your StandardGrip Cutting Mat, place one sheet of your gold foil iron-on *shiny gold side down* on the mat and smooth so there are no bubbles. Be sure to click "Mirror On" before continuing as your words need to be "flipped" to iron-on properly. Then on your Explore Air 2 machine, turn the material dial to "Iron-On."

How to make a fanny pack iron on decal with Cricut Design Space

5. In Cricut Design Space, click the green "Make It" button and watch your cut come to life!

FUN FACT: Considering the Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition for your wedding DIYs? This special bundle includes a bunch of awesome things for your special day specifically. Not only will you get the usual free trial membership to Cricut, but you'll also receive 25 Free Ready to Make Martha Stewart Wedding Projects along with the lovely Martha Stewart Basic Tool Set as mentioned above. These projects range from wedding shoe decals to reception signage to ceremony decor in the iconic Martha style you love. We're kinda obsessed!


Martha Stewart Mixed Materials Gala Rose wedding bundle for custom bachelorette fanny packs

6. Once your words are cut, carefully weed and peel the "extra" bits so only your gold foil word remains on the plastic iron-on film.

7. Fold your EasyPress Mat or towel to fit snugly inside of your pack's front pocket. This provides a good base for your iron-on and helps protect the rest of your nylon waist bag.

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Festival inspired bachelorette party fanny packs for a wedding made with Cricut and Martha Stewart

8. Using the special Martha Stewart edition EasyPress or an iron, follow the below heat settings for your situation.

HEAT SETTINGS FOR A NYLON FANNY PACK
• When using an EasyPress AND EasyPress mat, you will want to set your machine to 255°F for 30 seconds.
• When using an EasyPress with a towel, you will want to set your machine to 285°F for 30 seconds.

Both will require light pressure and a COLD peel. This means you need to wait until the plastic iron-on film is cool to the touch before peeling off of your fanny pack.

If you have any other scenarios with an EasyPress or regular household iron, please refer to the official Cricut EasyPress Heat Guide or its Foil Iron-On Instructions for the exact temperatures and duration. Nylon can be easily meltable, so be sure to find the correct settings!

Cricut EasyPress 2 heat setting for nylon fanny pack
Modern festival inspired fanny packs for summer bachelorette party

9. Repeat above steps for each bag you're creating. And then it's time to party!

Fun and trendy bachelorette party fanny packs for summer concerts
How to customize a nylon fanny pack with Cricut EasyPress 2 and Explore Air 2 machines
Personalized bachelorette party fanny packs for bride and bridesmaid
How to customize a nylon fanny pack with Cricut EasyPress 2 and Explore Air 2 machines
Chic personalized fanny pack for summer bride and bachelorette party
Fun and trendy bachelorette party fanny packs for summer concerts
Martha Stewart Mixed Materials Gala Rose wedding bundle for custom bachelorette fanny packs
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White DIY bridal fanny pack for summer bachelorette party made with Cricut and Martha Stewart
Black DIY bridesmaid fanny pack for summer bachelorette party made with Cricut and Martha Stewart
White DIY bridal fanny pack for summer bachelorette party made with Cricut and Martha Stewart

Be sure to come back every month for a new Cricut + Martha Stewart-inspired wedding DIY as we have quite a few more coming to get your ideas spinning for ceremonies, receptions, honeymoons, and more!


TUTORIAL CREDITS
Photography, Tutorial, and Styling: Chelsea LaVere | Project Materials & Cutting Machine: Cricut and Martha Stewart | Fanny Packs: Sojourner Bags via Amazon


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Many thanks to Cricut and Martha Stewart for partnering with Tidewater and Tulle for this DIY tutorial feature! And while the disclaimer is that we were compensated to write and design this, the words and our loyal love for the Cricut brand are all our own. Some of the above product links are affiliate-linked and purchasing through these links helps support our wonderful sponsors and Tidewater and Tulle! You can find our full affiliate disclosure policy here on Tidewater and Tulle.

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