Post contains affiliate links. Face masks are a daily part of life for all of us now. I’ve made many for friends and family using my Cricut Maker. In our house we have our daily masks and gym masks. Todd wanted some plain white ones for work, which I hadn’t gotten around to making yet. While out shopping we found a package of cotton Hanes brand face masks for super inexpensive and decided to grab them. Turns out they are really comfortable and they’re such a clean slate that I couldn’t help creating a custom face mask with iron-on vinyl!
Spread Kindness Face Mask
After settling on an idea for the custom face mask, I headed into Adobe Illustrator and created the design and saved it as an SVG, which I’m sharing at the bottom of this post. An SVG file can be uploaded into a cutting machines design software so that you can tell your machine to cut the design out of material of your choosing.
I have a Cricut Maker, so I uploaded the SVG into Cricut Design Space. Once inserted onto the mat, do the following:
- Select the design and click UNGROUP.
- Select “Spread” and choose the color you want it to be, I chose pink. Do the same for “Kindness”.
- Click on “Spread” and then click WELD.
- Click on ” Kindness” and then click ATTACH.
- Click on MAKE IT.
I loaded glitter pink iron-on vinyl into the machine for “Spread” and black iron-on vinyl for “Kindness,” making sure to mirror the image so that when I ironed it onto the custom mask the words wouldn’t be backwards. Choose the type of vinyl you are using and send it to the machine.
Once the design was cut, I weeded the vinyl and placed it on the mask where I wanted it. My intention was to have “Kindness” over the mouth area so that it almost looked like a smile. I used my Cricut EasyPress Mini to adhere the design to the mask.
It pressed smoothly and quite perfectly. After trying the mask on I realized although I liked the placement, the top portion felt a bit bare. I went back into Cricut Design Space and added a heart to the design, which I then sent to the machine to cut out of foil iron-on.
I pressed that in place so that it would be over the nose area.
My custom face mask with iron-on vinyl was done and super cute! I gave this one to my daughter and she loves wearing it. You can watch a video below for a clearer idea of how I created this custom mask:
Want the “Spread Kindness” SVG? Download it via the link below. Unzip the file and you’ll be good to go! Personal use only. Do not alter.
DOWNLOAD THE SPREAD KINDNESS SVG