4th of July Pool Party

Fourth of July Backyard Pool Party Essentials

June 21st, 2018 • Contributor: Kayla Brasher from Kayla Makes

Hey Cricut buddies! Kayla here from Kayla Makes to tell you that, in my opinion, there is nothing better than a pool party surrounded by family and friends! It's even more fun when it's a patriotic filled July 4th celebration. Today, I'm showing you 3 easy DIY's you can craft up for a backyard pool party on Independence Day.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

Import, Ungroup and Attach

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

Most of the time, whether you're using a design from Design Space or one you've purchased elsewhere, the elements will be grouped together. Ungroup them by clicking the ungroup button in the top right. You can get this SVG file from LoveSVG.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

To keep everything in place on the cutting mat, attach elements that are the same color by selecting them and clicking attach.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

Now when the design is cut, everything will remain exactly where it appeared on the canvas.

Cut, Weed, and Transfer

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

Once each color has been cut, use your weeding tool to weed the designs.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

Apply transfer tape to the largest part of the design (blue for the one I'm using) and transfer each element onto the tray. Use the scraper tool to burnish over the design.

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Drink Koozies With Iron-on

Drink Koozies With Iron-on

It takes less than 10 minutes to whip up a bunch of patriotic drink koozies!

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

All you need is a roll of iron-on and a handful of blank can holders. I'm using Cricut's Iron-on in white so I purchased red and blue can holders to stick with the patriotic color scheme.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

You can filter through the designs in Design Space by selecting Categories then choose a season, holiday or event. I browsed through the patriotic category and chose two designs I liked. The flag is Design ID #MF1BDE and the Independence Day phrase is Design ID #M472C9.

Place the iron-on on the mat, shiny side down and be sure to turn on the mirror function before cutting.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

After weeding, center the design on the can holder and press with the EasyPress for 30 seconds. I set mine to 320 and it worked well.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

These are so fun and so easy!

Kraft Board Sparkler Holders

Kraft Board Sparkler Holders

Okay, so these may not be a necessity but they are super fun! Make a bunch and fill a cute basket with them so guests can light up the night. Or, they can take them home as a party favor.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

Start by cutting down a sheet of Kraft Board to 8.5 x 11. I used my trusty Cricut Portable Trimmer. Load the Kraft Board into your printer and print the sparkler holder designs.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

After printing, place the printed page on the cutting mat and watch the magic happen. The machine will read the registration box and cut around the images.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

To finish them off I attached a couple of sparklers to each one with a piece of glittery washi tape!

I think kids and adults alike will love these!

What kind of things will you create for Independence Day? Tag us online with #cricutmade!

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

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