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Today I am sharing my last project for our Cricut + Martha Stewart wedding series. As it is the last, it is only appropriate that we cover honeymoons! Today’s DIY project is for the bride heading on a tropical honeymoon. I created these DIY bikini bags using my Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition and design files found in Design Space. I don’t know about you, but I don’t love packing my bathing suits with my regular clean clothes. No matter how often you wash a bikini it just always smells a bit like salt water and carries some sand. These DIY bikini bags will keep your bathing suit separate whether it is wet or dry! Read on below to get the steps for our honeymoon bikini bags.
Supplies you Will Need
Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition only available at Michaels Stores
Cricut Martha Stewart Essential Tool Set, Gold
Cricut 12×12 Cutting Mat
Martha Stewart EasyPress
Cricut and Martha Stewart Mixed Materials Bundle Gala Rose
Cotton or Canvas drawstring bag. I used this one – click hereI chose to add some color to my cotton bag before adding iron on. To get the dip dye look that I have achieved fill a bowl with your favorite dye. (Follow the instructions for mixing the dye provided on the bottle.) Then dip the bottom half of your bag into the dye while leaving the top half hanging out of the bowl.While your bag is drying you can design your bikini bag pattern or click here to go directly to our design in Design Space. For this project I used the bikini design (#MBE4E3D3) and Emma Rae font from Cricut Access. Open up your file and follow the steps to print your design with your Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition. I used the light pink iron on from the Cricut and Martha Stewart Mixed Materials Bundle Gala Rose. Make sure to mirror your design before printing!With up to 2x faster cutting, the Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart edition will be done cutting your design in minutes. Use the weeder tool from your Cricut and Martha Stewart bundle from Michaels to weed out the negative space from your design. Make sure to also remove the polka dots from the bikini design as they can be hard to see.
Once the dye on your bag has dried you can apply your iron on design. Click Here for a helpful guide to EasyPress settings. Use your Martha Stewart EasyPress to apply your design and peel off to reveal the final result.Now your DIY bikini travel bag is complete and ready to take on your honeymoon! These bags would also be a fun gift for a tropical bachelorette party and can be used long after you’ve said “I do.”
Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis This post contains affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission if you purchase through one of the links.