DIY handlettered foiled pouches are the perfect gift idea for all the newly weds (or engaged bride-to-be’s!) in your life. Plus I’ve hand lettered ‘Mrs’ as a free file for you! Sharing how to get that beautiful foiled look on fabric.
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Today I have a super fun gift idea (although, you should totally make one for yourself!) for all the ladies in your life! DIY handlettered foiled pouches- aren’t they pretty!? I went ahead and lettered ‘Mrs’ because I was making mine for some brides (and I’ll give you that lettering as a free download) BUT you could letter pretty much anything you like: ‘Jennifer’, ‘Stuff’, ‘good things inside’… you get the picture.
This whole DIY is really darn simple but the result is totally awesome. The real star in this DIY is that gorgeous foil though. It’s so metallic it’s perfect!
I’ve always felt a bit limited with iron on materials but this foil is freaking amazing. It looks 100x more profesh than some of the DIY painted on foil I’ve done in the past. It’s a new product from Cricut that I spotted in action when I was at SNAP a few months ago and I asked if I could test it out on the spot. The photos really don’t do it justice as to how perfectly foiled it is. It comes in a bunch of colors although I chose silver to keep it simple and visible on all my pouches.
Also while I was down at SNAP, I picked up these cute little pouches from Target. The gold dipped look was too pretty to pass by. You could really use any pouch at all and if you wanted to give it that same look, you could use another piece of the foil on the bottom.
The instructions for this one is pretty similar to the rest of my fabric transfers (like this one)- but I did find the foil a bit different than the standard vinyl iron on material. Here’s the how-to!
Start by uploading your design to Design Space. You can grab my hand lettered ‘MRS’ design right here (for personal use only):
I used the same design for all three, but you could do different ones or even just use one of their hand lettered look fonts to keep it simple. If you are wanting to make hand lettered designs of your own to use, I go over my process to get scanned images Cricut-ready right here.
When you go to cut, make sure you check the mirror image box and load up your mat. Weed out the parts you don’t want to transfer and heat up your iron!
Make sure to iron the fabric before you add your vinyl, just to warm it up. I found that this transfer didn’t take as quickly as the regular stuff and I gave up on using the cloth in between the iron and the foil backing. The process was still really easy but it took a LOT more time than I was used to for ironing. Let it cool to the touch before peeling away the backing and you’ll have your beautifully foiled pouch!
That’s it! Pretty simple with the right tools, right? I honestly don’t know how I’d go back to crafting without a Cricut (I have the Cricut Explore Air if you’re interested) now that I’m so used to being able to whip up projects like these in an hour or two. Do you have a Cricut or other cutting machine? What are your fave projects to make using them?
the pouches are actually very unique and eye catching :)
I have the Silhouette Cameo. I wasn’t exactly sure what I would use it for when I got it (used a gift card from work). It was slow going at first but I started with making cards. Then I learned how to use HTV on bibs, onesies, and t-shirts. I made two 16″ x 20″ framed sayings using cardstock for my grandson’s nursery. For work I used removable vinyl to create some phrases from Harry Potter to put on the walls. I’ve found that it’s stretched my creativity in all areas of my life.
That’s amazing! I love hearing what everyone chooses to make with theirs. Isn’t the HTV AMAZING?!