Sometimes you just want a cute little animal on your backpack and now, with this DIY Vinyl Sloth Backpack tutorial, you can customize any backpack to make your dreams come true!
I visited Costa Rica a few years ago and absolutely fell in love with sloths! They’re such amazing creatures that I just had to make this DIY Vinyl Sloth Backpack. With all the folds and pockets, customizing a backpack with vinyl can be difficult but don’t worry. I’ve got some easy tricks and hints to make the process easier!
Check out the the DIY Vinyl Sloth Video or follow the tutorial below!
- Cricut Explore Air 2 (or any other cutting machine)
- Free Sloth Backpack SVG (download below)
- Vinyl (I used Everyday Iron On in Beige, Parchment, & Gold)
- Plain Backpack (These backpacks from Amazon have tons of colors!)
Grab the FREE Sloth Backpack SVG!
Time needed: 30 minutes
Transform a simple backpack into an adorable Sloth Backpack in just minutes with some vinyl and Cricut Explore Air 2!
- Gather Supplies
The great thing about this project is that you can customize it to fit your needs. I went with natural looking colors but you could also swap out the browns with shades of pink for another super cute look.
- Remove label
Depending on the bag you get, you may need to remove some of the tags. I just used a pair of sharp scissors to pull out the thread and the labels came right off.
- Cut vinyl
After downloading the free SVG file, you can upload it to your cutting machine program. I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 and the vinyl cut like a dream!
- Apply vinyl
With the vinyl cut, all you have to do is add each layer, one at a time, to the front of the book bag. Unfortunately, my EasyPress was too large to I had to switch to just a conventional iron. I bet the small EasyPress would have been perfect!
- Add wording
Once the sloth vinyl has been applied, just apply the words to the front pocket and you’re done!
I love how a little bit of vinyl changed this boring brown backpack so drastically. Vinyl makes the world better! Hope you enjoyed this DIY Vinyl Sloth Backpack tutorial!