It’s that time again! Another Fresh Cut SVG Bundle is out and this month’s theme is Outdoor & Camping! I hand lettered these sweet quotes with an outdoor vibe that are perfect for kids projects. I’m totally loving how they play for nursery decor, kids shirts or whatever else you can dream up. Today I’m going to share two projects I’ve made using the three designs I contributed to the bundle. The first is this rad wood veneer sign that reads, ‘Kid, you’ll move mountains’. I am really loving how the bold black plays off of the natural wood on this one! The second project? Camping bags! Camping sacks? Draw string back packs for camping. Whatever you call them, they’re cute and really easy thanks to these SVG files! There are so many rad designs in the bundle this time around this time around, you guys! I’m loving the campers and s’mores and all those cute trees. You can get the bundle RIGHT HERE.
Let’s start with the camping backpacks! I had actually planned to make little flags for my kids with these quotes on them, but when I went to get started, Windsor was helping me and decided that we should make backpacks instead. You just can’t argue with that face, so we’ve made camping backpacks for the kids with these designs. They’ve been using them in our backyard for their adventures, collecting leaves, pinecones and rocks to store in their bags. He was so sweet, he chose which quote/design he wanted each of his brother and sister to have and what colour to make each of them. I was so impressed by how carefully he helped me with the craft. He must have watched his older siblings and I doing the crafting because he was amazing at weeding and knowing to keep his fingers away from the iron. He totally knew what he was doing before I even gave directions. Just another reminder that little ones are always watching (for better or worse!).
You can use SVG files with any cutting machine- I use my Cricut Maker for all of my projects. To upload an SVG to Cricut Design Space, you just click upload, image, and select it. It’s so darn simple. Then, you can size it how you like and hit MAKE IT! For the bags, I used StripFlocked Iron On vinyl. This stuff if a bit fuzzy and so soft and amazing. Cricut used to make it but since they discontinued theirs I’ve been bummed. Stand Out Vinyl sent me some to try out so that’s the stuff I used here- it worked great! The only thing I would caution with StripFlock is that it’s not the BEST for playing in the dirt with. The yellow especially showed the dirt quite a bit as the fuzziness of it picks up the dirt a lot more than a traditional iron on material would.
Anytime that you are using an iron on material, make sure you mirror your image before cutting it out! Once it’s cut, you can weed it out (remove anything you DON’T want ironed on) and you’re good to go. Windsor did pretty much all of this. I was so impressed- like, proud mom to the max. Then we heated up our easy press and applied the designs! These bags are leftover from the twins’ Ice Cream themed Birthday Party last year (we made some rad goody bags with them!). You can get them in bulk (12+) at Oriental Trading.
We used my Cricut EasyPress to apply the StripFlock Iron On. I love how much safer this is for kiddos to help with than an iron. I just place the EasyPress on, they can press the button (button pressing is magic for kids, you know) and they feel such a big part of it. Since the StripFlock is cool peel, you can let little ones peel off the backing as well! Then it’s so much fun to feel how soft and fuzzy it is.
Alright, the second project is this fun little wood sign. It’s actually made out of wood veneer (from the hardware store) which is super thin. This makes it great for hanging with mounting tape or stick tack if you can’t use nails. BUT it also makes it real thin and easy to break. I moved it off the kiddos nightstand wall pretty quick. In hindsight… I totally should have done this with birch plywood (from the craft store) but I thought it would be fun to try something new.
I used the, ‘Kid, you’ll move mountains’ lettering for this one. I love this design the most, if I’m playing favourites. And I love the black against that wood grain so darn much. But that’s nothing new. I love that style all the time ;)
This one is also made with iron on (just not stripflock). Just cut it out like the backpacks (remember to mirror the design before cutting!) and iron it on with the wood settings. The regular iron on material you peel while warm so you wouldn’t want little hands helping this one.
That’s it, that’s all!
If you want to get your hands on these designs and all the other amazing ones in the Fresh Cuts SVG Bundle this month, you only have about a month to do that! Grab it RIGHT HERE!