Back to school is just around the corner, so grab your supplies and let me show you how to make a lunch box! A personalized lunch box to be exact. It’s great for kids or could even be used as a first day of school teacher gift.
I love this project because the apple iron-ons can be used for tons of project ideas. I definitely want to make a few canvas bags for teacher gifts.
Here’s what you need to make the lunch box:
- Canvas lunch box ($6.67 on Amazon when I bought it, price subject to change)
- Avery Light Fabric Transfers sheets (#3275)
- Ironing board
There are 2 ways to print the iron-on apples. This depends on if you’d like to customize your iron-ons or not. For instance if you wanted to add your child’s name instead of “Max’s”, you will want to download the .avery file. To do this:
- Download this free Apple Lunch Box Decals to your computer. It is a .avery file.
- Go to Avery. /print
- You’ll see where it says “Open a saved project from” in the middle of the page, click the green “your computer” button and upload the .avery file that you just saved from your computer.
- This will pull up the design and you can customize and print form here.
- I used the Avery Light Fabric Transfers sheets (#3275) to create the iron-ons.
If you want to print without customizing, just download this .pdf files to your computer and print it out on the Avery light fabric transfers:
Once you gather your supplies and print out the apples, trim each apple as precisely as possible. Then, make sure that your iron is empty of all water and set the iron to the highest cotton temperature setting. Next, Iron the lunch box to make it as smooth as possible. Now, lay out your apples on the lunch box. To iron, place one apple face down on the lunch box, and firmly press the iron over the transfer for one minute. Then repeat this ironing process for each apple. Allow your transfers to cool down. Now, it’s time for my favorite part… peeling! You need to peel the transfer paper off of each apple. The apple stem is the most delicate part, so start there being very careful not to break the thin stem. If you d