Learn how to make these cute koozies with adorable pool float designs! It’s easy to make your own custom summer koozies with heat transfer vinyl, and I will walk you through all the steps. This post contains affiliate links, which help to support this site at no extra cost to you.
I have some fun new cut file designs to share today plus a fun way to put them to use! Did you guys know that you can buy blank can koozies?? It’s true! They are colorful, inexpensive, and easy to customize with heat transfer vinyl. I knew they were kind of the perfect way to put my new pool float designs to use.
Speaking of which, how cute are these?
I mean are pool floats the cutest or what? These designs were originally part of a Palm Springs inspired Fresh Cuts SVG Bundle, but after that bundle ended, I loved them so much I decided to make a few more. Now I have four pool float inspired designs! And you can get all of them in this fun little pool floats cut file mini bundle!
DIY Koozie Supplies:
- Blank Koozies
- Heat Transfer Vinyl (I used Siser Easyweed)
- Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Maker
- Weeding Tool
- Multi-Purpose Paper, Parchment Paper, or Thin Cotton Fabric
- Pool Float SVG Designs
How to Make Custom Koozies
It’s really simple to make your own custom koozies with just some blank koozies and a little heat transfer vinyl. If you are new to working with heat transfer vinyl, be sure to check out my step by step instructions HERE.
Step One – Cut Heat Transfer Vinyl
First, you will need to cut each layer of the design from each color of heat transfer vinyl. I have a full guide on cutting multi-colored HTV designs with lots of tips to make it easy right HERE.
Step Two – Apply Each Layer
Use the top layer to help you place the lower layers. When layering heat transfer vinyl, you only need to iron each layer for a few seconds each (just enough to get it to stick) since each layer will get more heat with the application of each additional layer.
After applying each layer, remove the clear plastic backing and cover it with multi-use paper, parchment paper, or a thin cotton cloth to protect the already applied layers.
And that’s it! Once the final layer is applied, your koozies are all ready for keeping those drinks cool!
So what do you guys think? Any DIY koozies in your future?
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