Create a personalized beverage tub craft using your Cricut machine. The Chillin Ice Bucket is a convenient item to have when you are on the go or hosting a special event and would like to keep your beverages cold.
Do you often host different events where you have plenty of people over and need to keep beverages cold for them to enjoy? If so, you should make yourself a Chillin Ice Bucket. All it takes is a Cricut and a bit of creativity to customize the bucket to your liking, making it look as unique as possible. Not only can you make one of these ice buckets for yourself, but you can also make them for other people. Once you get the hang of making this personalized beverage tub, you may even want to start selling them to make a profit from your crafting.
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Why Is It a Good Idea to Make the Chillin Ice Bucket?
The Chillin Ice Bucket is a fun craft to complete by yourself or with loved ones. If you have children, you may want to include them in the process of creating the custom bucket that will have a unique and decorative appearance to it. It is a good idea to make the bucket because it is a fun and enjoyable craft that will keep you entertained, but also because you can give it to someone special as a gift. You might want to make several of these buckets to give to loved ones for different occasions because these buckets are useful and come in handy to have.
What You Will Need to Have to Make the Chillin Ice Bucket
If you would like to make the Chillin Ice Bucket, make sure you have the right supplies to get started, such as:
- Cricut Maker with Fine Point Blade. Use your Cricut Maker and fine point blade attached to it to help with cutting the vinyl.
- Cricut Outdoor Permanent Glossy Vinyl. Make sure to grab the white vinyl to use for this project.
- Standard Grip Mat. The standard grip mat makes cutting the vinyl even easier for you, so it is a must-have when doing this craft.
- Galvanized Beverage Bucket. Grab a galvanized beverage bucket to make the ice bucket. You can choose any size that you prefer.
- Scissors. Make sure you have a good pair of scissors to help with cutting.
- Weeder Tool. Use the weeder tool to perfectly remove the images from the vinyl before adding them to your ice bucket.
How to Create the Chillin Ice Bucket Personalized Beverage Cup
- SVG File
- Cricut Outdoor Permanent Glossy Vinyl, white
- Galvanized Beverage Bucket
- Cricut Maker with Fine Point Blade
- Standard Grip Mat
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Weeder tool
Preparing the Images:
Open Cricut Design Space.
Click on the “+” sign to start a new project, opening up a blank canvas.
Click on the “Upload” button from the toolbar and browse your downloaded files to insert the SVG file.
The cut image will appear on the canvas.
With the image selected, click on the “Attach” button to secure all parts of the image together for cutting.
Maintain the size or adjust to fit your ice bucket. To adjust the size, highlight the image and click on the size box in the top toolbar. Change the measurement to suit your galvanized beverage tub size accordingly.
Cutting the Permanent Smart Vinyl:
Select “Make It” in the upper right corner to proceed with cutting.
Choose the Outdoor Vinyl, Permanent from the list of options in the drop-down menu.
Place the Permanent Vinyl on the standard grip mat.
Following the instructions prompted on the screen, cut out the vinyl.
How to Assemble the Tub
Cut around the image(s) with a pair of scissors.
Using the weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl around the cut images and discard.
Cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the size of the image.
Peel away the transfer tape backing and place the transfer tape over the top of the cut image. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.
Peel away the vinyl backing, leaving just the image adhered to the transfer tape.
Carefully consider the placement before applying as the permanent vinyl can’t be removed if placed incorrectly. Position the image with the transfer tape onto the beverage tub and press it in place.
Press the image down with your fingers or with the Cricut scraping tool to help it to stick to the tub.
Slowly remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl image on the tub. Repeat with the other image on the opposite side of the tub if desired.
This is just one of the many vinyl ideas for Cricut. If you want to prepare a useful bucket for beverages, you can follow a few simple steps. The first thing you need to do is make sure you have the necessary supplies and prepare your images.
You will need to open up the Cricut Design Space, click on the plus sign to start a new project, and then open your blank canvas. Once you are on the blank canvas, click upload from your toolbar to insert your SVG file.
After selecting the image to use, press the “attach” button to ensure all parts of the image are covered before you can cut it. Adjust the size of the image if you need to based on the size of the bucket you will use.
Once you prepare the image, it is time to cut the vinyl. Choose the “Make It” button on the right corner to start the cutting process. Select Outdoor Vinyl, Permanent when viewing the drop-down menu, set the vinyl on the standard grip mat, and then follow the instructions that will pop up on your screen to begin cutting.
You may need to use a pair of scissors to trim any excess material from around the image. Use your weeding tool to make it easy to peel away all the extra vinyl. Cut some transfer tape, but make sure the tape is larger than the size of the image.
Place the transfer tape over the image, decide where you want to place it on the bucket, and then press the image in place with the transfer tape. Carefully remove the transfer tape, leaving the image on the bucket. You can do this on both sides of the bucket with your DIY vinyl stickers.
What to Do After Adding Your Images to the Personalized Beverage Tub
Once you have added your images to the Chillin Ice Bucket, you are good to go. You can fill it with ice and add beverages to it, such as cans of sparkling water, bottled water, or even soda. If you plan to use the bucket for something other than drinks, you can do that as well. Some people use these decorative buckets for storage purposes.