Makeover a plain bag with a hint of leopard print. This easy iron-on vinyl project takes only a few minutes to make and will upgrade a thrift shop find into a trendy leopard print bag.
Leopard print adds fun to every outfit, and as far as I’m concerned, you can never have too much.
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I’ve been looking for an excuse to fire up my new Cricut Joy cutting machine, and a Leopard print bag makeover was the perfect project.
Its compact size (5” x 8”) means that you can conveniently DIY fun personalized projects almost anywhere.
The Cricut Joy is button-free and uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone, tablet, or laptop for easy on-the-go crafting.
I’ve used an existing animal print design from the Cricut Maker Space for this bag makeover. It was really easy to crop and resize it to fit, just using the Cricut app on my phone.
I had some matte black Smart Iron-on vinyl leftover from my last Cricut Joy project – Iso Award Ribbons – which was the perfect size for this easy bag makeover.
Regular iron-on vinyl with a mat can be used to make this bag also.
The Smart Iron-on is designed to work with the Joy machine for easy mat-free cutting.
An Easy Press 2 makes easy work of ironing the vinyl on, but you could also use a regular iron if you don’t have one.
DIY Leopard Print Bag Makeover with Iron-on Vinyl
If your wardrobe needs a refresh, consider adding some leopard print to an old bag.
You can add iron-on to real leather or faux leather. It’s durable and will stand up to everyday use.
I was a bit apprehensive about using a heat press on faux leather because it’s essentially plastic. Heat and plastic don’t always play nice!
But ironing with a lower temperature still worked well, and only a few spots required a little bit of extra heat to really set the iron-on adhesive properly.
The bag turned out super cute and Emma has already claimed it as her own.
If you want to really dial up the glam, try using a gold foil iron-on.