Okay, here’s the last bachelorette weekend craft that I have this spring (at least that I know of). My friend Kali wanted to give beach spikers at Liz’s beach bachelorette weekend that I could customize and would match the personalized sunglasses I made.
Side note, I had no idea what a beach spiker was, but apparently it’s a lil contraption that you can dig into the sand so your drink or phone will stay out of the sand. Who knew?
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BEACH DRINK SPIKERS
What you’ll need:
Kali found some white drink spikers and had them sent to our house and I ordered teal vinyl for the monograms. Once everything had arrived, I started work!
Here’s my lil shortcut on making monograms with the Cricut –> I use the Monogram Maker maker website to choose the style and make the monogram image. Once I have the monogram, I take a screenshot of it on my computer (command + shift + 4 for Mac users). The screenshot will be saved to your desktop.
Now open Design Space and upload the screenshot of the monogram. Because there is a white background, you’ll need to make sure to select and erase the background so only the letters are left. Then save it as a cut image.
Repeat those steps for all the drink spikers you are making – I had 11 monograms altogether. Next I resized the monograms to be ~2″ wide which would fit perfectly on the spikers I had.
Next, cut the monograms out on your vinyl using your Cricut Explore Air (on the vinyl setting). Cut out each monogram from the vinyl and weed the excess vinyl with the weeder tool. The last step is to apply the vinyl monograms to the drink spikers using the transfer tape. Put transfer tape on top, use the scraper to get any air bubbles out and make sure the transfer tape is on well, then remove the backing. Apply the monogram to the spiker, press it on well, and slowly peel back the transfer tape.Done! I was so happy with how these turned out and loved the teal & white colors together. I put them on the floor to send Kali a picture and Cleo had to pop in and check them out. I thought they looked perfect wrapped up with the sunglasses too! Thanks for the great photo, Catherine 🙂