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Harry Potter School Supplies // Personalize Back to School with Cricut

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine. Harry Potter school supplies are so easy to make with a Cricut machine! Grab your free patterns and personalize your kids’ backpacks, pencil cases, and more!

DIY Harry Potter backpack
Harry Potter school supplies
Harry Potter school supplies

Yes, friends. This is a weird year for back to school. In our neck of the woods, Henry will be starting kindergarten in our home, learning remotely from his teacher. Not exactly the first day of kinder we envisioned. That being said, we have decided to be joyful and creative, and make the most of where we are. So I wanted to create some extra special back to gear for him: personalized Harry Potter school supplies, created with a Cricut machine.

If you’ve been around these parts for a while you know my love of the Cricut. It’s fast, easy, and so versatile. I’ve made everything from garlands to shirts, office supplies to centerpieces. It’s truly my most-used crafting tool. You can see more of our past Cricut projects here.

Personalized BAck to School Gear

The Cricut also happens to be, in my opinion, the easiest way to personalize something. In an effort to make a big deal about back-to-school (even though school is currently in our living room), I asked Henry what kind of school supplies he wanted. And without skipping a beat, he said “yellow Harry Potter.” Oooookay — time to get creative.

If you want to make something similar, check out the tutorial below. It’s quick and easy to put together, because I’ve done all the heavy lifting of creating the files for you! All you have to do is cut them on your machine and put them on your school gear.

Harry Potter backpack
Harry Potter pencil pouch

How to Make Harry Potter School Supplies with Cricut

Harry Potter backpack

Materials

Make Time: 1 Hour

  1. Start by finding the project in Cricut Design Space right here. Open your Cricut Design Space, start a new project. You’ll see that there are a few variations on the different icons in the file so that you can mix and match, and choose the ones you like best.
  2. Choose the icon that you’d like to cut first. We started with the glasses. Hide all other icon layers so that you’re only working with the glasses. Size them appropriately for your project and the item you’ll be applying them to. Then, duplicate the icon to make a few copies of it to use in various places.
  3. To cut out of Iron-On, load your material onto the mat shiny side down. Click “Make It” on your Design Space. If you’re working with any icon that has numbers or letters, be sure to mirror the image by selecting the toggle button on the next screen. Load your mat into the machine and set the machine to Iron-On settings. Start cutting!
  4. Once cut, remove from the mat. Use your weeding tool to weed away all the extra material. Then use scissors to cut apart the individual icons. Repeat the process with all other icons that you’d like to use in your pattern.
  5. Use your Easy Press (or an iron) to press on each individual icon, spreading them evenly over your space. Next, place the material shiny (liner) side up, then iron on (see these instructions if you’re unfamiliar with the details of the process). The liner will help the icons stick to the fabric while you iron or press.
  6. If you’re using vinyl as well on something like a binder or a water bottle, repeat the process but you do not have to mirror any images. Simply cut and apply.
  7. To create the pencil box, cut a large rectangle of vinyl to the size of the box lid and apply. Then cut another piece the same size and trim off at a diagonal, applying this over the first piece. Finally, resize the glasses icon in the .svg file to the size you’d like and cut these out of textured metallic vinyl. Apply the glasses and a lightning bolt.
Cricut machine cutting vinyl
Vinyl Harry Potter glasses stickers
Harry Potter school supplies
Cricut machine cutting vinyl
Harry Potter pencil box
Harry Potter water bottle

Have a Great Year!

Truly, I mean that. From one caregiver to another, I know that all we want is the best for the kids we love! Am I right? And so, while some personalized Harry Potter school supplies might seem like a small thing, it’s the love and care that we put into the things that we create – that’s what it’s all about!

On the first day of distance learning at home, we took front door pictures just like we’ve always done on Henry’s first days of school. And yep, he wanted his backpack even though all our supplies were already at home. I mean, when you have Harry Potter school supplies, you gotta use ’em!

I hope you make, give, and use these with tons of joy and love! xoxo

DIY Harry Potter backpack
Harry Potter water bottle DIY
Harry Potter school supplies
Harry Potter DIY backpack
Yield: School supplies

Harry Potter School Supplies with Cricut

Harry Potter school supplies

Harry Potter school supplies are so easy to create! Get a free file download with a pattern that you can use to customize all your gear. Harry Potter backpacks, pencil cases, water bottle, and lots more.

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $50

Materials

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut vinyl and iron-on in various colors
  • Standard grip mat
  • Cricut Easy Press or iron
  • Parchment paper
  • Blank school supplies

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Cricut tools

Instructions

    1. Start by finding the project in Cricut Design Space right here. Open your Cricut Design Space, start a new project. You’ll see that there are a few variations on the different icons in the file so that you can mix and match, and choose the ones you like best.
    2. Choose the icon that you’d like to cut first. We started with the glasses. Hide all other icon layers so that you’re only working with the glasses. Size them appropriately for your project and the item you’ll be applying them to. Then, duplicate the icon to make a few copies of it to use in various places.
    3. To cut out of Iron-On, load your material onto the mat shiny side down. Click “Make It” on your Design Space. If you’re working with any icon that has numbers or letters, be sure to mirror the image by selecting the toggle button on the next screen. Load your mat into the machine and set the machine to Iron-On settings. Start cutting!
    4. Once cut, remove from the mat. Use your weeding tool to weed away all the extra material. Then use scissors to cut apart the individual icons. Repeat the process with all other icons that you’d like to use in your pattern.
    5. Use your Easy Press (or an iron) to press on each individual icon, spreading them evenly over your space. Place the material shiny (liner) side up, then iron on (see these instructions if you’re unfamiliar with the details of the process). The liner will help the icons stick to the fabric while you iron or press.
    6. If you’re using vinyl as well on something like a binder or a water bottle, repeat the process but you do not have to mirror any images. Simply cut and apply.
    7. To create the pencil box, cut a large rectangle of vinyl to the size of the box lid and apply. Then cut another piece the same size and trim off at a diagonal, applying this over the first piece. Finally, resize the glasses icon in the .svg file to the size you’d like and cut these out of textured metallic vinyl. Apply the glasses and a lightning bolt.

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14 thoughts on “Harry Potter School Supplies // Personalize Back to School with Cricut

  1. Hey! I know I’m the last holdout who does t use any social, but I just really wanted to comment somehow! My son and daughter are just months apart from yours, and I’ve been following along as they grow! My 5 year old, Max, should be starting his Kindergarten year this year too, but I am unexpectedly creating a Montessori home preschool for him and his sister. Not what we envisioned! But I’m trying to do it with as much joy and preparation and excitement as I can! Long story short- from Max outside of Buffalo, NY to Henry in Modesto (I think!) Happy First Day of Kindergarten!!!!!

  2. I love these Harry Potter projects! How do i get access to the SVGs? i opened my design space via your link but it doesn’t let me access the make it link…

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