DIY Easter Tote Tutorial: How to Apply Heat Transfer Vinyl on Burlap

DIY Easter Tote Tutorial: How to Apply Heat Transfer Vinyl on Burlap

The Easter bunny himself would be impressed with this DIY! Grab your Cricut machine and follow this step-by-step tutorial to see how easy it is to apply heat transfer vinyl on burlap.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Estimated Time To Complete: 30 mins

Here's What You'll Need:

Step One: Set Up Design

Starting in Design Space, upload your images and change the colors to get an idea of what your final design will look like. Once you're happy with the design, click the make it button to continue.

In the cut settings window, turn on the mirror option to reverse the images before cutting. Select iron-on as the material.

Step Two: Cut

Place the heat transfer vinyl on the cutting mat, shiny side down.

Load each color into the machine and cut one by one until all layers are cut.

Step Three: Weed

Use a hook tool or something similarly sharp and pointy to remove the small pieces of vinyl.

Step Four: Layer Iron On Designs

Place the bottom layer on the burlap tote and cover with a teflon sheet, parchment paper or a thin cloth. Use an iron on the hottest setting to press over the design for 15-20 seconds.

Wait at least 10 seconds before removing the clear carrier sheet.

Continue by placing the next layer on top, covering with a teflon sheet and pressing with the iron for another 15 seconds.

Let the second layer cool completely before removing the carrier sheet.

Layer on the fun details like these carrots and cute bunny feet!

You want to be sure and press over the design until you see the texture of the burlap through the vinyl. That's when you can trust that you have a solid adhesion.

That's all there is to it! Just hand the tote over to an eager kiddo and let the hunting begin. Looking for a fun egg decorating project? Check out DIY Easter Egg Hunt Project: Adhesive Vinyl on Hard Boiled Eggs.

This idea would also work well for creating personalized gift bags for birthdays, baby showers etc. Burlap is classic and looks great with any color combination. Check out Craftables wide variety of heat transfer vinyl colors here.


About the Author


My name is Kayla and I’m a DIY loving mom of 3, living in North Carolina. I absolutely love creating! It doesn’t matter if it’s refinishing furniture or paper crafting, I love it all. I’m a former blogger for Silhouette America and current blogger for Cricut so I know the ins and outs of both machines and love teaching beginners all of the handy tips and tricks. Come visit my blog at or follow me on Instagram @kayla_made.

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