RV Accessories Made with Cricut. Use your Cricut machine, Infusible Ink, and vinyl to make some cute accessories for your trailer.
My family and I LOVE to camp. We started in a tent when our kids were babies. My son even learned to crawl on a camping trip!
As we got older and the kids got bigger, we upgraded our tent to a tent trailer. And then upgraded from that to a bumper pull toy hauler, and now a fifth-wheel toy hauler. Somehow over time, we have morphed into glampers, but I love it.
Today, I am going to show you how to create some cute accessories to help make your RV feel more like home using your Cricut machine.
How to Make RV Accessories with a Cricut Machine
Infusible Ink Pillows
Did you know Cricut now makes pillow cover blanks to use with Infusible Ink? I saw this cute campin’ out infusible ink pattern and knew I wanted to use one on a pillow for the RV.
- Cricut Maker (or Explore Air) Machine
- StandardGrip Mat
- Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets
- Pillow Cover
- Cricut EasyPress
- Butcher Paper (Supplied in Infusible Ink Box)
- Lint Roller
- 18″ Pillow Insert
Start by opening the Camping Pillows file in Cricut Design Space. I created two different style pillows. For the first one, I used a sheet out of the campin’ out infusible ink papers. For the second one, I used warm grey infusible ink.
Cricut Design Space File: Camping Pillows
Cricut Access comes with a ton of fun camping designs you can use instead of the ones I chose. I had a hard time picking just two!
Click Make It. On the mat preview page, select Mirror for both designs.
Note: I created these designs to fit the Cricut pillow blanks 18″ x 18″. If you are making a different size pillow, click Customize, and change the dimensions of the designs to fit your pillow.
Load the infusible ink transfer sheet onto the mat liner side down. Click the flashing Go button.
After removing the cut sheet from the mat, “crack” the cut design by rolling it back and forth in either direction. This will make it easier to weed. Do not use a weeding tool other than your fingers or tweezers with infusible ink.
For the grey design, I weeded the excess infusible ink around the letters.
For the patterned design, I added a circle around the words and weeded the letters inside the circle. This is a great way to use a patterned infusible ink transfer sheet and see more of the design.
Once the design is weeded, you are ready to transfer to the pillow blank. Place a sheet of white cardstock inside the pillow cover.
Position the pillow insert onto a Cricut EasyPress mat. Use a lint roller to remove any lint or stray fibers that may be on your pillow.
Place a sheet of butcher paper (included with the infusible ink transfer sheets) over the pillow cover and press for 15 seconds at 360°.
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Remove the butcher paper and place the infusible ink design with the liner side up onto the pillow. Place the butcher paper over the design and press with light pressure for 120 seconds at 360°. Remove the liner while warm.
Place a pillow insert inside the cover and you now have some adorable pillows you can use in your RV.
One of the things I love about Infusible Ink is that it becomes part of the fabric, so it is more comfortable to lay on than if you do a design in vinyl.
RV Vinyl Decal
I love having little personal touches in our RV that make it feel more like home. For our first trailer, I created a gone fishing sign with my Cricut.
When searching for the pillow designs, I found a camp rules design that I thought would be perfect to cut out with vinyl and add to the wall.
Start by opening the Camping Rules Vinyl RV Decal file in Cricut Design Space.
Cricut Design Space: Camping Rules Vinyl RV Decal
When you click Make It, Design Space will prompt you to select a larger mat. The design I am using is 11.5″ wide by about 17.5″ long. This is no problem with a 12″ x 24″ mat.
Choose Premium Vinyl from the drop-down menu. Load the vinyl onto the mat and then into the machine. Click the flashing Go button.
Note: I chose to use removable vinyl in case someday I want to take the vinyl decal off. It is inside so I am not worried about the elements. If you are placing a decal on the outside of the RV, I would recommend permanent vinyl.
Once the design has been cut out, put on your favorite show and weed all the excess vinyl. This design is BIG and it will take a while to weed.
I find for designs like this, it is easiest to weed while still attached to the mat, so I weed everything and then remove the liner from the mat. It also helps to have the design pulled up so you can reference it as you go.
Place transfer tape over the weeded design and carefully peel the transfer tape off the liner.
Line up the transfer tape on the wall and press the entire design down smoothly over the wall. Using a scraper tool can help make sure you get the design completely transferred.
Peel the transfer tape off at an angle. After you have removed the transfer tape, inspect the vinyl to make sure everything is placed down securely. This is especially important to do on a textured surface.
I am so excited about how these RV accessories add a personal touch to our home away from home.
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