Learn how to make a DIY Mermaid Water Tracker Bottle with your Cricut machine and an awesome bundle from DesignBundles.net. This post is sponsored by FontBundles. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, provide a small commission to It Happens in a Blink, LLC at no additional cost to the consumer.
Finding reputable online resources for SVG files can be difficult. And if I want a file with a commercial license, hello confusing legal-ease from most sites! So when I find a site with an easy to understand license AND cute cut files with unique fonts, I’m excited to share it. FontBundles.net is a fabulous site that offers a large assortment of fonts that crafters can use in designing or Cricut projects. But don’t let the name fool you– FontBundles.net also has great project SVG files, like this cute DIY Mermaid Water Tracker from their sister site DesignBundles that I’m sharing today.
If you struggle getting enough water throughout the day, maybe a cute water bottle is just what you need! In the Love to Craft Volume II Bundle from DesignBundles.net, I found 11 different water bottle tracker options. Each one comes in a variety of formats, including SVG (perfect for Cricut Design Space!).
I downloaded the file to my computer and then uploaded the water tracker files to Cricut Design Space. If you have never uploaded files before to Cricut Design Space, be sure to check out my step by step tutorial on Uploading SVG Files to Cricut Design Space.
After uploading the SVG to Cricut Design Space, gather your supplies and get to crafting!
DIY Mermaid Water Tracker Bottle Supply List:
- Water Bottle Trackers Design Bundle from DesignBundles.net
- Cricut machine (I’m using the Cricut Explore Air 2)
- Cricut StandardGrip mat
- Cricut Permanent Vinyl in Maize
- Cricut Permanent Vinyl in Mint
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Blank wide mouth water bottle
- Cricut Weeding Tool and Scraper
- Measuring Tape
How to Make
Open up Cricut Design Space and start a new project. On the left hand panel, click “upload” to find the tracker files that you have uploaded. Insert the Mermaid Water Tracker files into the new project.
Grab your measuring tape and your water bottle. Measure the height of the bottle where the vinyl will go. Resize the trackers so that they are about a half inch smaller than the surface of the bottle. I prefer that my vinyl not go over the rounded edges of the flat surface of the bottle, thus the reason for the half inch decrease.
Ungroup each water tracker SVG. For the words “Mermaid” and “Water,” the places where the letters touch need to be welded together. If not, they will cut into one another. Since the letters are already touching, simply select the two letters that are side by side and click “Weld” in the right hand panel on the bottom.
Next, attach the same vinyl colors together so that they will cut in the correct placement. If the colors are not attached, then Cricut Design Space will not send them to be cut the way that they are ordered on the project. For me, on the water tracker side, I attached the times and the “Refill” at the bottom to cut in the Mint color. I then attached the shells to cut in the Maize color. For the mermaid side, I attached the mermaid shape and the words “Mermaid” and “Water” for the Mint vinyl I attached the remaining words to cut in the Maize vinyl. After attaching the pieces that go together, group the images back together.
Send the files to be cut with your Cricut machine using the Permanent Vinyl and the StandardGrip cutting mat.
Once the files have been cut, use the Cricut Weeding Tool to remove the unnecessary pieces of vinyl.
Cut a piece of transfer tape and place it over one of the weeded pieces. It doesn’t matter which one that you start with, but I chose to begin with the times.
Peel the transfer tape off, making sure that the vinyl accompanies it.
Place the transfer tape on the water bottle. I choose to place mine on the sides so that the recipient of the water bottle could still use the true ounce measurements on the back.
Use the Cricut scraper to firmly adhere the vinyl. I usually wait a few minutes to allow the vinyl to “stick.”
Carefully peel the transfer tape back, leaving the vinyl on the bottle.
Repeat with the remaining vinyl pieces until the bottle is complete.
Bundles on FontBundles.net or DesignBundles.net do not stick around forever! Grab the Love to Craft Volume II while it lasts. It includes these cute Water Bottle Trackers PLUS a bunch more cute fonts and designs (umm, hello unicorns!) at an excellent price. With all of the options on the website, crafters can get creative with their projects for all times of the year!
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