Upcycled Transformer Logo Container

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My Monkey loves Transformers.  Well, not all the Rescue BotsTransformers, but he’s wild about , which are perfect for little hands.  Even the Peanut enjoys these Rescue Bots.  Well, we’ve got a lot of them, and one day the Monkey decided that he wanted to store them in this large plastic Animal Cracker Container.  And I’m willing to do anything that will encourage a 4- and 2-year-old to organize and pick up.  When he started putting them all into this container, I decided to make it a bit more in style for his cool Rescue Bots by using an image that I downloaded from the internet and uploading it into Cricut Design Space to create the Monkey’s very own Upcycled Transformer Logo Container.

Did you know that you can upload your own images into Cricut Design Space? Using Clipart that you can find online, take a basic plastic jug and turn it into a cool Transformer Logo Storage Container for Rescue Bots using the Cricut Explore line of cutting machines and vinyl. (Post Sponsored by Cricut.)

How to upload your own images into Cricut Design Space

Did you know that you don’t have to use the library of images that are available from Cricut?  You may recall that I touched briefly upon this in my recent review of the Cricut Explore line of cutting machines, but you can use your own images with you Cricut Explore or purchased images or clipart.  

Did you know that you can upload your own images into Cricut Design Space? Using Clipart that you can find online, take a basic plastic jug and turn it into a cool Transformer Logo Storage Container for Rescue Bots using the Cricut Explore line of cutting machines and vinyl. (Post Sponsored by Cricut.)

To upload your own image, all you need to do is select “Upload Image” when you start a new project, rather than “Insert Image.”  Once you do this, Design Space will walk you through the necessary steps to create a file that the Cricut Explore can interpret.

I started with a *.PNG file of the “Autobot” Transformer Logo that I found on a free clipart site.  I saved the file and uploaded it into Cricut Design Space.  Since the logo is pretty well defined, I selected “Simple Image,” but there are other options that you can choose depending on what you are uploading.

Did you know that you can upload your own images into Cricut Design Space? Using Clipart that you can find online, take a basic plastic jug and turn it into a cool Transformer Logo Storage Container for Rescue Bots using the Cricut Explore line of cutting machines and vinyl. (Post Sponsored by Cricut.)

I also tried uploading a smaller Transformer logo that was a *.JPG, and when I did that I needed to use the “magic eraser” tool in the upload process to clearly define the different sections of the image that I was cutting around.  However, I found that it was too small of a resolution, so I ended up using my original *.PNG image.  That being said, you are able to upload *.JPG, *.PNG and *.SVG files into Cricut Design Space.

Did you know that you can upload your own images into Cricut Design Space? Using Clipart that you can find online, take a basic plastic jug and turn it into a cool Transformer Logo Storage Container for Rescue Bots using the Cricut Explore line of cutting machines and vinyl. (Post Sponsored by Cricut.)

Finally, I receive two choices for saving the image– “Save as a Print Then Cut Image”, or “Save as a Cut Image.”  Since I was trying to have Vinyl logos, I selected “Save as a Cut Image.”  I was then able to treat it like a regular cut image that I sent to be cut out by my machine.

In addition to my Cricut Explore Air, Cricut Design Space, Black Vinyl, and Transfer Tape, I also needed Goo Gone to remove the original animal cracker labels on the plastic tub.

I sprayed it all over the labels and then scraped the labels away.  Then I wiped the entire container and cleaned it with Windex to remove any of the residual oily consistency on the plastic tub.

Once the plastic tub was entirely clean, and not oily, it was ready for the transformer logos.

Using the transfer tape, I adhered the logo, on all sides of the container, and ended up with a upcycled and decorative Transformer Logo container to store all of the Monkey’s Rescue Bots!

Did you know that you can upload your own images into Cricut Design Space? Using Clipart that you can find online, take a basic plastic jug and turn it into a cool Transformer Logo Storage Container for Rescue Bots using the Cricut Explore line of cutting machines and vinyl. (Post Sponsored by Cricut.)

I hope that you’ll try uploading your own images into Cricut Design Space and let me know how it works for you!

Go get Cricuting!

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.




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