Make your own personalized koozies and Cruise shirts with 2 FREE cruise SVG files. Using blank koozies and iron-on vinyl, you’ll have them done in no time!
“Cruising does the soul good.” Do you agree? Are you a cruise lover?
I have to be honest, I’ve only been on one 3 day cruise to Ensenada about 20 years ago. So, I can’t tell you how excited I am to be going on a 7-day Alaskan cruise in less than two months!
Last year my hubby and I sat down and wrote down our bucket list for the next 10 years. We had just had a sermon at church saying to do it and to make at least one of the things a reality. I had about 10 things and my hubby had 2.
And one of them was to go on an Alaskan cruise. So I said, “Let’s make it happen next year for your 50th birthday.”. And he agreed!!! What’s even more exciting is we decided to ask a few friends (not thinking they would actually go), and 4 of our best friend couples said they were in.
So after months of planning, we are getting closer which means I needed to make some fun favors for our friends. I made a couple of fun cruise SVG files which turned into cute personalized koozies and matching cruise shirts.
Let’s get started!
Materials Needed for Personalized Koozies
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- blank koozies
- Cricut cutting machine – always check prices between Cricut.com and Amazon (click links to compare!)
- Cricut EasyPress 2 and mat
- Iron-on Vinyl – I used Cricut glitter and Cricut silver
- Cricut Bright Pad (optional)
How To Design Your Own Koozie
If you’d like to download and use my ship faced cut file, make sure to scroll down to get it. You can easily use any file in Cricut Access too. I found the anchor in Cricut Access and added our names in the banner. Put the name and anchor in the same square with your cursor and click “attach”.
After you click “make it”, make sure to select the “mirror” setting tab since we will be using iron-on vinyl.
Click “continue” and then connect your Cricut and select the material. I used “iron-on” for the silver and “glitter iron-on” for the glitter.
Place the shiny side of the iron-on face down on your mat. Upload and click go. If you need additional help with this step, make sure to check out my cutting and weeding HTV post.
Get Ready to Apply Ship Faced!
Now is a good time to preheat your EasyPress 2. I used my large one so that I could do 4 personalized koozies at one time. For the glitter iron-on, I preheated to 330F and set time to 30 seconds. For regular iron-on, I dropped the temp down to 315F.
I also have a post on how I made personalized koozies with a heat press. I used to always use my heat press, but once I got an EasyPress, it is my go-to press now (check out my comparison of heat press vs EasyPress if you want to know more!)
Once your iron-on is cut, it’s time to weed it out. I’m not gonna lie, weeding glitter iron-on isn’t always easy. It takes patience and maybe some wine!
I find having the right light or using a Cricut bright pad helps.
The Ship Faced lettering is also a little tricky to weed with the glitter. I had to cut two more out because some of the thin lines ripped. The regular iron-on was super and quick to weed even with some of the intricate letters.
Using an EasyPress 2 to Make Your Own Koozie
Once the EasyPress is heated, press blank koozies for 3-5 seconds.
Center the ship faced weeded design on the blank koozie.
Place the EasyPress 2 on top and press for 30 seconds.
The glitter iron-on backing can be removed after a few seconds.
If doing a second side for monogrammed koozies, flip the koozie over and center the second image on the back side. Press for 30 seconds.
Once it’s cooled a few seconds, remove the backing.
I like to make sure the edges have really adhered so I place a Teflon sheet over each side and press for 15 additional seconds.
That’s it! Make sure to watch the video to see how quick and easy it is to make multiple cruise koozies.
I love how the glitter ones came out for the women. Now you have your own personalized koozies to give out as favors!
Here are the plain silver men’s monogrammed koozies.
FREE Cruise SVG Files
Here are both of the cruise SVG files to use for personal use.
As with all my files, these are for personal use only. If you would like to purchase a commercial use license, click here.
If you need additional help on how to download and then upload files to Cricut Design Space, make sure to watch my uploading to CDS video tutorial.
Cruise Shirt Ideas
These files can also be used for cute matching cruise shirts, totes, hats, anything you can think of!
I made 10 cruise shirts in about 30 minutes by screen printing them at home. If you like, check out my full detailed and video tutorial on DIY screen printing at home. I used the same cut for all 10 shirts and it worked perfectly and saved a ton of time and money.
I am going to add some more personalization to the back of the shirt with the year and last names of friends that joined up. I absolutely love how everything came out! My Cricut makes it so easy and affordable!!
I can’t wait to use our cruise shirts and personalized koozies on our Alaskan cruise in two months! Woo Hoo!
If you’d like to save these free SVG files for later, simply hover over the top left of the image below and PIN It now!
Here are some printable directions!
See blog post for video tutorial and step by step picture tutorial. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
See blog post for video tutorial and step by step picture tutorial.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Have a creative day,