Five essentials for poolside fun

20 July 2022

School’s out, the temperatures are unprecedented and we’re doing everything we can to be cool. Let us help you prep for summer with these essentials for fun in the sun. These five personalised accessories are perfect for going into holiday mode.

Poolside tote 

A key staple for every summer is a tote bag to get your essentials to and from the pool. Grab a large bag that will be wide enough to hold all your necessities. In this case, we used a 13” x 13” tote that’s 4 inches wide. 

We used the Summer Loading image in Design Space, tweaked it a bit and layered the different Cricut Iron-on Vinyl colours onto the bag to finalise the project. Cricut Iron-on Vinyl is optimised to work with Cricut Heat Presses and has been tested to outlast 50+ washes. 

PRO TIP: Ahead of pressing your design, lay the image onto the bag. Take a ruler and measure the sides to ensure the image is centred. 

Use the online Cricut Heat Guide to determine the length of time and temp needed per type of material or the Cricut Heat app if you have a Cricut Easy Press 3.


Sunscreen bag 

To reduce your time rummaging around your Mary Poppins pool bag, collect all your sunscreens into their own case.

For this project, think outside the box and use the Cricut Wine Bag. Grab the Sunscreen Lotion image in Design Space and personalise it however you’d like. In this case, we included “SPF” on the bottle. Apply the Cricut Iron-on, press and voila!

sunscreen-bag personalised idea

Post-pool snacks 

Plan ahead and curb your poolside appetite by packing some snacks for your day in the sun. For this pool side snack bag, we used a Cricut Cosmetic Bag blank, Cricut Infusible Ink, and merged two existing images in Design Space (After School Snack and Life Is Better At The Pool). 

after-pool-snacks Cricut Ideas

Beach towel 

Summertime fun is usually go-Go-GO! That means sometimes things will get left behind. Personalising your towel will ensure your lost items will be found again. 

For this project, we used the Candice font. 

PRO TIP: To make your name pop amongst the towel design, offset your name and then layer on top your name. For more tips on Offsetting, check out these frequently asked questions.  We also have a blog post about offset here.

personalised beach towel


We used a 20 oz tumbler (20 cm / 8” tall) in a colour that complimented the other projects. Open up Design Space, choose this Girls Just Wanna Have Sun image and cut it out using Cricut Permanent Vinyl – which is weather and UV-resistant and works great in any environment, including outdoors. Cricut Permanent Vinyl is dishwasher friendly (tested up to 100 washes), is tear resistant and comes in 20+ colors. 

girls-just-wanna-have-fun Cricut Idea

Share your holiday snaps!

We hope you love personalising ready for the summer holiday! Don’t forget to share with us what you create by tagging @Cricut_uk on social media.