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!
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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!)
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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!
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