DIY Foiled Bag

I am getting super excited for our vacation coming up! I just had to customize and foil a pouch to keep my summer must-haves in! Now, if we were only going to Hawaii ... lol! I love being able to foil and customize anything with the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator Machine

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 I also love to find things to customize with my Silhouette machine! This bag is made with muslin and is treated which is why the vinyl design stuck on. (With other fabrics, I would have used an iron on transfer). I found this specific 8"x10" bag in the card section of my local big box store by Hallmark! It was less than $3 and now looks like a whole lot more!

Cosmetic Bags in Health and Beauty

Health and Beauty - Travel Section

Back to School - pencil boxes, pencil cases, & pouches

Accessories -  wallets, coin purses, clutches & bags

Dollar Sections - grocery bags, gift bags, beach bags

Stationary & Cards- pencil cases & special holiday gifts

Clearance Section - just in case you come across something!


Bag to customize

Silhouette Cameo Digital Cutting Machine

Black Silhouette Permanent Glossy Vinyl

Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator Machine 12" OR

Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator Machine 6" 

Heidi Swapp Minc Gold Reactive Foil

Aloha Pineapple by Sofie Gallo - Design ID #137249

How to:

1. Cut your design from vinyl with the Silhouette. 

2. Cut the pineapple with scissors. Watch this how-to video to see how I removed the negative of the image, foiled it, and then transferred it to my surface. Although in the video I transferred the foiled image on to a mug, the same application was done to this bag! 

3. After transferring the pineapple to the middle of the bag, apply the plain black letters to the bag the same way. I didn't foil these letters but just left them black. 

Here is another example I made with a cosmetic bag by Caboodle! I love how this transformed it into an awesome pencil case!

Have fun trying out this technique and foil all the things!

Make your bags go from plain to chic with foil and vinyl!


  1. Thanks for the tutorial! Enjoy vacation.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial. I would've never thought to foil vinyl. I'm so excited, can't wait to try this!! :)


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