I have come to appreciate koozies (can coolers) as of late. Maybe it’s the fun sayings that fashion them or the various colors that hug my beverage of choice, whatever it is it can add a little bit of flair to a drink. So I decided since it’s close to Christmas that I would personalize my own koozies with some fun holiday sayings. I decided to make these for friends’ Christmas dinner night out and gave one to each lady that attended. Luckily there were a few leftover for myself.
If you are in the market for some easy gifts for a few or for many people or needing some stocking stuffers these DIY Personalized Koozies might fit that bill. The cost is less than $1 per koozie + the cost of vinyl. This post will show you how to customize your own koozies using heat transfer vinyl (HTV) plus you get two free graphics. I used similar images for these DIY Stenciled Christmas Kitchen Towels.
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TOOLS FOR PERSONALIZED KOOZIES
- Stencil made with the Silhouette Cameo
- Stencil weeding tool – I use this one
- T-shirt or piece of fabric – this will go between the HTV and iron when setting stencil.
SUPPLIES FOR PERSONALIZED KOOZIES
- Heat transfer vinyl – I used white and silver glitter (this one comes with free weeding tool)
- Koozies – I bought these in the Christmas Party Pack
STEPS TO MAKE PERSONALIZED KOOZIES
Step 1) I created the stencil with my Silhouette Cameo using HTV. You can get these Free Koozie Cut Files in my Resource Library (for personal use only). Make sure to place the shiny side of the vinyl face down on the cutting mat and cut the graphic in reverse. I used the following settings for the white vinyl: blade 3, speed 8, thickness 8.
For the silver glitter I used the Silhouette’s recommended settings and it worked perfectly: blade 3, speed 5, thickness 33. Once the stencil is cut pull the unused/uncut vinyl away from the transfer paper. Then using a weeding tool weed out the insides of letters you don’t want in the image.
The stencils/vinyl is now ready for heat.
Step 2) Position the stencil on the koozie and place a thin fabric over the stencil (I used a t-shirt). Set the iron on the fabric and hold there for 10 – 20 seconds.
Remove the transfer paper and the stencil should be set in place on the koozie. If not place the transfer paper back and repeat for several more seconds.
Once you have successfully removed the transfer paper and the vinyl is set repeat the iron process again for one final set.
With the “Naughty is the New Nice” graphic you will need to do this in two parts if you use different colored vinyl like I did. I positioned the “Naughty is the New” stencil on the koozie, ironed it, removed the backing, positioned “nice”, ironed, removed the “nice” backing then one final iron to set everything.
I was super excited with how they turned out and my friends loved them as well.
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