DIY “Unicorn Water” Water Bottle
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DIY “Unicorn Water” Water Bottle
Happy New Year, lovely friends!
I love the feeling that comes with a new year; the feeling that you can start over, or resolve to break a bad habit, or start a good one. You might even say a new year is perfect for resolutions! 😉
One resolution on my list is to drink more water. Supposedly, water gives you better skin, healthier nails, and better overall health. (I say “supposedly” since I’m not a medical professional.) Although one downside for me is that what comes with drinking more water, is having to know where every bathroom is everywhere always. I’m a member of the tiny bladder club.
If your resolution is to drink more water, or to eat healthier, then I figured this amazing water bottle would help you keep your resolution! Because, I don’t know about you, but whatever water unicorns are drinking, I want to be drinking that water too!
- Glass water bottle
- “Unicorn Water” design free printable
- Cricut Explore
- Silver metallic permanent vinyl (or other color)
- Transfer paper
- Cricut Scraper Tool
- Rubbing alcohol + cotton ball(s)
1. Before you do this craft, I suggest you run your new water bottle thought the dishwasher. Be sure to remove the rubber sleeve before washing.
2. After you have downloaded the unicorn printable, upload the .png file to your Cricut editing software. Size it however large or small you want it. Note: I made my unicorn 5 inches across.
Note: If you’re a Cricut-newbie like me, and you’re more of a visual learner, watch this video for a quick, basic tutorial.
3. Assemble your vinyl to be cut, then cut the design. Tip: I found that the particular vinyl I used needed to be re-cut three times. You might even try re-cutting it a third time.
4. Apply transfer paper, making sure it sticks really well to the little pieces of the letters(i.e. the middle of the “o” and the “a.”). Use the Cricut scraper tool for best results.
5. Use rubbing alcohol to prep the surface of the water bottle
6. Peel off the transfer paper + the design, center your design, and carefully stick it to the water bottle. For Cricut-newbies like myself, the key to pressing on the vinyl and avoiding air bubbles, is to start from the middle of the design, then working your way to the right, then left(or vice versa.) Note: Use the scraper tool to make sure it’s really stuck on well!
7. Carefully and slowly remove the transfer paper, being sure that no parts of the letters are still stuck to the transfer paper.
Fill it with ice cold (unicorn) water, and go!
Note: Your “Unicorn Water” water bottle is technically dishwasher safe, but I recommend either washing it on the top dishwasher rack, or hand washing it.
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