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Creating this matching tribal themed back to school look for my daughter’s laptop and bag took longer than I anticipated, but was worth every minute.
It turned out exactly how I envisioned it would minus some small imperfections you can’t probably even see.
What ended up taking more time than I anticipated for was applying the iron on to the laptop bag. The surface of the laptop bag is not completely flat which made it challenging. But…all in all I did it and I love how it turned out!
I found three different patterns which I combined to create this custom DIY Laptop Skin and Laptop bag iron on. I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut the design for the removable laptop skin as well as for laptop bag iron-on. The Cricut Explore Air 2 is able to cut over 100 materials including vinyl, paper, cardstock, cork, fabric and more!
FREE Tribal Laptop Skin and Laptop Bag Iron On SVG File + Tutorial using the Cricut Explore Air™
- Laptop Bag
- Adhesive Foil
- Foil Iron-On
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Strong Grip Machine Mat, 12″ x 12″
- Weeding Tool Set
- Scraper and Spatula Set
- Transfer Tape
- Cricut Design Space
- Cricut Access
- Cricut EasyPress Mini™
Step 1– Design the vinyl decal and iron on in Cricut Design Space using the images and text available in Cricut Access.
If this is your first time working on a project let me assure you the Cricut Explore Air 2 is easy to set up and start using. Once it’s set up you’ll need to download Cricut Design Space on your desktop or mobile device to use free SVG files or to create your own designs. The design software is so easy to use and create amazing projects. Immediately after creating and cutting my designs, I am able to have a complete projects.
FREE Tribal Laptop Skin and Laptop Bag Iron On SVG File
Watching the Cricut Explore Air 2 bring my design to life is my favorite part aside from seeing the completed project. With the variety of materials it can cut, as well as it’s ability to draw and score I’ve already saved $$$ on personalized creations. I use mine to create everything from Christmas cards, to home decor and personalized labels. You do not have to be super crafty to use this machine and once you start making, you’ll see it’s well worth the investment.
Step 3– Remove the vinyl from the mat and trim off excess vinyl from each decal before weeding with your tools.
Step 4A– After weeding the vinyl decal, press it onto transfer tape. I cut the design into strips to make applying easier than applying it in one piece. Before applying it to the laptop, wipe the surface with a cotton ball swabbed with alcohol and let it dry first.
Step 4B– After weeding the iron on cut the design into strips. Ironing on one strip at a time made it easier than trying to iron it on whole.
Step 5A– Press the transfer tape with the decal onto the laptop surface. Using the scraper, press each piece of vinyl firmly onto the surface for the best adhesion. Peel away the transfer tape to reveal the finished project. NOTE: I added a strip of grey vinyl to the laptop to cover the brand design, then added the name over that.
Press the iron on decal onto the laptop bag surface and press down using the Cricut EasyPress Mini™ . Allow each section to completely cool before removing the liner. You will need to iron the decal on in sections. Repeat the process until the surface is covered.
Peel away the file liner to reveal the finished project.
I love the simplicity of the DIY Tribal Skin & Iron-on. The gold tribal design looks gorgeous on the bag and laptop. Here are a few more photos of the finished project and the link for the file is just below.
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