Let’s make grocery tote bags with Cricut Infusible Ink! These can be for you if you like to be an environmentally conscious shopper, or you can make these for your local food bank as a wonderful way to give back.
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It was brought to my attention that many people who have to humble themselves and ask for help from our local food banks, often struggle with carrying the much needed groceries home because they’re either walking, or taking public transportation.
Wouldn’t it be nice the next time you drop off donations that you also gave them the fun and uplifting totes for them to give to their patrons?
I made three fun food puns for my totes, but you could do any uplifting and bright designs.
Supplies For Infusible Ink Crafts
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
- Standard Mat
- EasyPress 2 (size to do your design in one pass)
- Mat for EasyPress 2
- Rainbow Infusible Ink with butcher paper (included in box)
- Cricut Blank, V-neck Tshirt
- Lint Roller (so important!)
- Scissors or Straight Edge Trimmer (straight cut every time!)
- Clear Acrylic Ruler
- Design Space (Squeeze The Day, Holy Guacamole & Eat More Hole Foods)
How To Make Infusible Ink Grocery Tote Bags
There are several tips and tricks to making Infusible Ink projects. Here are a few of the basics:
- Mirror image your design
- Use white cardstock inside totes and shirts
- Crack Infusible Ink Sheets to weed, and use Cricut Tweezers
- Use a lint roller on your tote before applying the ink transfer sheet. The smallest amount of lint can ruin your design!
- Place butcher paper between design & EasyPress (comes in Infusible Ink package)
- Never move the EasyPress once placed on the Infusible Ink sheet. It can cause ghosting.
- Allow the design to cool completely before removing sheet.
- Heat according to EasyPress Heat Guide
Watch Me Make Infusible Ink Totes
Come craft with me and we’ll make three fun Infusible Ink grocery totes. You can use my designs, or make some all your own! (NOTE: These totes are great for library totes too. I’ll be making some of those soon! :)
Top 10 Items Food Banks Need
- Canned meat & chili
- Canned vegetables
- Canned fruit
- Pasta sauce
- Non-perishable snack items for children (i.e. granola bars, juice boxes, applesauce)
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Low-sugar cereals
- Peanut butter
- Instant oatmeal
- Toothbrush & toothpaste
If you're interested in giving back and you're not familiar with your local food bank, you can visit feedingamerica.org to find a food bank near you!
As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, create and celebrate!
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