DIY Drink Pouches Using Cricut Color Changing Vinyl

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Celebrate summer with a cool beverage! Learn how to make DIY Color Changing Drink Pouches using Cricut color changing vinyl! These drink pouches are reusable and decorated with the cutest summer SVG files! A fun and easy Cricut summer craft project that you can make with your Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air or Cricut Joy!


Celebrate summer with a cool beverage! Learn how to make DIY Color Changing Drink Pouches using Cricut color changing vinyl! These drink pouches are reusable and decorated with the cutest summer SVG files! A fun and easy Cricut summer craft project that you can make with your Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air or Cricut Joy!

Disclosure: Thank you to Cricut for working with me on this sponsored post. As with all content on Hello Creative Family, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.


Hi Crafty Friends!

Is it safe to say that summer is here? I know that technically we still have a few weeks left, but between the GORGEOUS summer weather, seeing photos of my friends’ kids having their last day of school (we still have a month left) and the INCREDIBLY long winter we had– I’m ready for summer to be here!

I am jumping into summer head on! If you spend much time around here, you know that 3/4 of the year I am a voracious tea drinker. However when summer arrives I’m all about the cold drinks! Which means that it’s time for me to trade in my favorite mug for a cool drink option!

I love a good tumbler or cold cup but the internet is full of people using their Cricut machine to decorate those. So today I’m taking you back to your childhood! Let’s jump into our mental time machines, and travel back to a time when life was more carefree– the 80’s and 90’s are where we are headed!

Reusable Drink Pouches

Remember the days where our moms threw a bunch of Capri Suns into a cooler, put the cooler on the deck, pushed us out the door and told us to go “enjoy the summer”?

Well today we are going right back to those Capri Sun summer days! We’re making our very own reusable drink pouches using our incredible Cricut cutting machines!

Celebrate summer with a cool beverage! Learn how to make DIY Color Changing Drink Pouches using Cricut color changing vinyl! These drink pouches are reusable and decorated with the cutest summer SVG files! A fun and easy Cricut summer craft project that you can make with your Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air or Cricut Joy!

These drink pouches are way more fun than the ones from our childhood!

  1. You can fill them with your beverage of choice, and refill them over and over again!
  2. They are decorated with adorable adhesive vinyl decals with sayings on them like “Sip, Smile, Repeat”, “Sipping on Sunshine” and “Happy Juice”.
  3. My favorite part– We’re using Cricut’s new color changing vinyl for this project so when you pour your cold beverage into your drink pouch the color of you design will change!

Yep– They are your 80’s drink pouches, modernized!

Fill these drink pouches with your favorite beverage and enjoy them while you are sitting by the pool, chilling at the beach, or enjoying your own back patio!

When your beverage is done, give them a rinse out with some warm soapy water, let them air dry and then they are ready to be refilled again for your next summer day!

Cricut Color Changing Vinyl

You can make these drink pouches using Cricut vinyl in any of your favorite colors, but I think using Cricut’s new line of cold activated color changing vinyl takes them to a whole new level!

Cricut recently released 3 new color changing, light and heat sensitive vinyl products:

  1. Cold-Activated, Color-Changing Vinyl – Permanent (perfect for cold cups, drink pouches and cold cups. Color changes with cold temperatures)
  2. Heat-Activated, Color-Changing Vinyl – Permanent (my favorite for decorating my tea mugs with. Color changes with warmer temperatures)
  3. UV-Activated, Color-Changing Iron-On– (this HTV is so much fun to use on fabric that you are going to be taking outside into the sunlight or in UV light– beach bags, t-shirts, tank tops, beach towels and so much more!)

Cricut’s Cold-Activated Color-Changing Vinyl comes in 3 color options:

  1. Original color turquoise, changes to purple when cold (which we used on these drink pouches)
  2. Light pink, changes to magenta (which we used on these drink pouches)
  3. Starts light blue, changes to turquoise

You can see all three options of Cricut’s premium quality Cold-Activated Color-Changing Vinyl in the photos above.

The color changing vinyl is easy to work with, is easy to weed and creates a huge impact with minimal effort!

Summer Designs In Cricut Design Space

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Cricut Access perks are plentiful! A premium membership includes:

  • Unlimited use of 300,000+ images
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I am a proud member of the Cricut Artist Program, which means that many of my designs are available in Cricut Design Space! All of my Cricut Artist Program designs are free to use with a Cricut Access Subscription, or you can also purchase them through Design Space for lifetime use.

You can follow my Cricut Artist Profile here to keep up to date on the images that I add each week to Cricut Design Space!

Cricut Summer SVG Files Created by Crystal Allen from Hello Creative Family
Cricut Summer SVG Files Created by Crystal Allen from Hello Creative Family

For this project I uploaded 5 designs to Cricut Design Space for you to use. You can find them by visiting my artist profile, or by searching the image numbers below.

The designs are:

  1. Sipping On Sunshine #M4A421C3B
  2. Sip, Smile, Repeat #M4A421716
  3. Good Times and Sunshine #M4A4209E5
  4. Summer Vibes #M4A4212EF
  5. Happy Juice #M4A420FB1

DIY Color Changing Drink Pouches

Celebrate summer with a cool beverage! Learn how to make DIY Color Changing Drink Pouches using Cricut color changing vinyl! These drink pouches are reusable and decorated with the cutest summer SVG files! A fun and easy Cricut summer craft project that you can make with your Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air or Cricut Joy!

Materials Needed For DIY Color Changing Drink Pouches:

Step by Step Instruction For Making DIY Color Changing Drink Pouches:

Step 1: Measure your reusable juice pouch.

Open Cricut Design Space. Create a rectangle the size of your juice pouch.

Step 2: Open Cricut Design Space. Create a rectangle the size of your juice pouch.

Step 3: Add your juice pouch designs to your design either by searching for the design you would like to use under “Images” or by uploading your design to Cricut Design Space under the “Upload” button.

Size your design using the rectangle you added to your canvas as template for sizing. Once you have your designs sized correctly, hide your rectangle and then click "Make It".

Step 4: Size your design using the rectangle you added to your canvas as template for sizing. Once you have your designs sized correctly, hide your rectangle and then click “Make It”.

Follow the prompts on your screen to connect you machine, select your cutting material and cut each color of vinyl.

Step 5: Follow the prompts on your screen to connect you machine, select your cut settings l and cut each color of vinyl.

Weed your vinyl removing the excess vinyl from around your design.

Step 6: Weed your vinyl removing the excess vinyl from around your design.

Cut a piece of transfer tape slightly larger than your design. Peel the transfer tape off of the paper backing. Lay the transfer tape on top of your design. Use your scraper to scrape (also called burnishing) on top of the transfer tape pushing it against your vinyl. Flip your vinyl over and burnish on the back.

Step 7: Cut a piece of transfer tape slightly larger than your design. Peel the transfer tape off of the paper backing. Lay the transfer tape on top of your design. Use your scraper to scrape (also called burnishing) on top of the transfer tape pushing it against your vinyl. Flip your vinyl over and burnish on the back. Then carefully peel up your transfer tape making sure each piece of your design is attached to the transfer tape. Position your transfer tape where you would like your design on your drink pouch. Use your scraper tool to burnish the vinyl onto the drink pouch. Slowly peel up the transfer tape leaving your vinyl design behind on your drink pouch. Repeat for each piece/color of your design.

carefully peel up your transfer tape making sure each piece of your design is attached to the transfer tape. Position your transfer tape where you would like your design on your drink pouch.  Use your scraper tool to burnish the vinyl onto the drink pouch. Slowly peel up the transfer tape leaving your vinyl design behind on your drink pouch. Repeat for each piece/color of your design.

Step 8: Fill your drink pouch with a cool summer drink and watch the color of your Cold-Activated vinyl change!

Fill your drink pouch with a cool summer drink and watch the color of your Cold-Activated vinyl change!

Pack these up in a cooler and take them with you on all your summertime adventures! There are so many special occasions you can make these color changing drink pouches for! Birthdays, team events, family reunions, girlfriends weekend, bridal showers and so much more!

Enjoy your summer!

Celebrate summer with a cool beverage! Learn how to make DIY Color Changing Drink Pouches using Cricut color changing vinyl! These drink pouches are reusable and decorated with the cutest summer SVG files! A fun and easy Cricut summer craft project that you can make with your Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air or Cricut Joy!

Print The Instructions To Make DIY Color Changing Drink Pouches

Celebrate summer with a cool beverage! Learn how to make DIY Color Changing Drink Pouches using Cricut color changing vinyl! These drink pouches are reusable and decorated with the cutest summer SVG files! A fun and easy Cricut summer craft project that you can make with your Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air or Cricut Joy!

DIY Color Changing Drink Pouches

Materials
  

Instructions

  • Measure your reusable juice pouch.
  • Open Cricut Design Space. Create a rectangle the size of your juice pouch.
  • Add your juice pouch designs to your design either by searching for the design you would like to use under "Images" or by uploading your design to Cricut Design Space under the "Upload" button.
  • Size your design using the rectangle you added to your canvas as template for sizing. Once you have your designs sized correctly, hide your rectangle and then click "Make It".
  • Follow the prompts on your screen to connect you machine, select your cutting material and cut each color of vinyl.
  • Weed your vinyl removing the excess vinyl from around your design.
  • Cut a piece of transfer tape slightly larger than your design. Peel the transfer tape off of the paper backing. Lay the transfer tape on top of your design. Use your scraper to scrape (also called burnishing) on top of the transfer tape pushing it against your vinyl. Flip your vinyl over and burnish on the back. Then carefully peel up your transfer tape making sure each piece of your design is attached to the transfer tape. Position your transfer tape where you would like your design on your drink pouch. Use your scraper tool to burnish the vinyl onto the drink pouch. Slowly peel up the transfer tape leaving your vinyl design behind on your drink pouch. Repeat for each piece/color of your design.
  • Fill your drink pouch with a cool summer drink and watch the color of your Cold-Activated vinyl change!
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  1. Hi! Where would one find reusable drink pouches? You gave links for everything needed for thus project except those.

    1. Hi Morticia,

      Thank you so much for your message. It looks like my link got dropped. I’ve added it back in. I buy mine from Amazon: https://amzn.to/42B4UXt