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DIY Personalized Koozies & Cruise Shirts with 2 FREE SVG Files!

Make your own personalized koozies and Cruise shirts with 2 FREE cruise SVG files. Using blank koozies and iron-on vinyl, you’ll have them done in no time!

“Cruising does the soul good.”  Do you agree?  Are you a cruise lover?

I have to be honest, I’ve only been on one 3 day cruise to Ensenada about 20 years ago.  So, I can’t tell you how excited I am to be going on a 7-day Alaskan cruise in less than two months!

Last year my hubby and I sat down and wrote down our bucket list for the next 10 years.  We had just had a sermon at church saying to do it and to make at least one of the things a reality.  I had about 10 things and my hubby had 2.

And one of them was to go on an Alaskan cruise.  So I said, “Let’s make it happen next year for your 50th birthday.”.  And he agreed!!! 

What’s even more exciting is we decided to ask a few friends (not thinking they would actually go), and 4 of our best friend couples said they were in.

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So after months of planning, we are getting closer which means I needed to make some fun favors for our friends.  I made a couple of fun cruise SVG files which turned into cute personalized koozies and matching cruise shirts.

Let’s get started!

Materials Needed for Personalized Koozies

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  • blank koozies
  • Cricut cutting machine – always check prices between and Amazon (click links to compare!) 
  • Cricut EasyPress 2 and mat
  • Iron-on Vinyl – I used Cricut glitter and Cricut silver
  • Cricut Bright Pad (optional)

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How To Design Your Own Koozie

If you’d like to download and use my ship faced cut file, make sure to scroll down to get it.  You can easily use any file in Cricut Access too.  I found the anchor in Cricut Access and added our names in the banner.  Put the name and anchor in the same square with your cursor and click “attach”.


After you click “make it”, make sure to select the “mirror” setting tab since we will be using iron-on vinyl.

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Click “continue” and then connect your Cricut and select the material.  I used “iron-on” for the silver and “glitter iron-on” for the glitter.

Place the shiny side of the iron-on face down on your mat.  Upload and click go.  If you need additional help with this step, make sure to check out my cutting and weeding HTV post.

Get Ready to Apply Ship Faced!

Now is a good time to preheat your EasyPress 2.  I used my large one so that I could do 4 personalized koozies at one time.  For the glitter iron-on, I preheated to 330F and set time to 30 seconds.  For regular iron-on, I dropped the temp down to 315F.

I also have a post on how I made personalized koozies with a heat press.  I used to always use my heat press, but once I got an EasyPress, it is my go-to press now (check out my comparison of heat press vs EasyPress if you want to know more!)

Once your iron-on is cut, it’s time to weed it out.  I’m not gonna lie, weeding glitter iron-on isn’t always easy.  It takes patience and maybe some wine!

cricut bright pad

I find having the right light or using a Cricut bright pad helps.

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The Ship Faced lettering is also a little tricky to weed with the glitter.  I had to cut two more out because some of the thin lines ripped.  The regular iron-on was super and quick to weed even with some of the intricate letters.

Using an EasyPress 2 to Make Your Own Koozie

Once the EasyPress is heated, press blank koozies for 3-5 seconds.

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Center the ship faced weeded design on the blank koozie.

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Place the EasyPress 2 on top and press for 30 seconds. 

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The glitter iron-on backing can be removed after a few seconds.

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If doing a second side for monogrammed koozies, flip the koozie over and center the second image on the back side.  Press for 30 seconds.

monogrammed koozies

Once it’s cooled a few seconds, remove the backing.

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I like to make sure the edges have really adhered so I place a Teflon sheet over each side and press for 15 additional seconds.

That’s it!  Make sure to watch the video to see how quick and easy it is to make multiple cruise koozies. 

I love how the glitter ones came out for the women.  Now you have your own personalized koozies to give out as favors!  

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Here are the plain silver men’s monogrammed koozies.

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FREE Cruise SVG Files

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Here are both of the cruise SVG files to use for personal use. 

As with all my files, these are for personal use only.  If you would like to purchase a commercial use license, click here.




If you need additional help on how to download and then upload files to Cricut Design Space, make sure to watch my uploading to CDS video tutorial.

Cruise Shirt Ideas

These files can also be used for cute matching cruise shirts, totes, hats, anything you can think of!

I made 10 cruise shirts in about 30 minutes by screen printing them at home.  If you like, check out my full detailed and video tutorial on DIY screen printing at home.  I used the same cut for all 10 shirts and it worked perfectly and saved a ton of time and money.

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I am going to add some more personalization to the back of the shirt with the year and last names of friends that joined up.  I absolutely love how everything came out!  My Cricut makes it so easy and affordable!!

I can’t wait to use our cruise shirts and personalized koozies on our Alaskan cruise in two months!  Woo Hoo!

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If you’d like to save these free SVG files for later, simply hover over the top left of the image below and PIN It now!

Here are some printable directions!

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DIY Personalized Koozies & Cruise Shirts with 2 FREE SVG Files!

Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: Under $10 for 10

Make your own personalized koozies with free SVG cut files and an EasyPress 2. Perfect for favors or gifts!




  1. Download FREE Cut files from blog post.
  2. Cut out of iron-on vinyl on mirror setting.
  3. Weed extra vinyl off.
  4. Preheat EasyPress to 330F for glitter HTV and 315F for regular.
  5. Press blank koozies for 3-5 seconds to get out moisture.
  6. Center design on koozie and press for 30 seconds. Let cool a few seconds and remove plastic backing.
  7. Turn koozie over. If making monogrammed koozies, center the monogram on the other side. Press for 30 seconds. Remove backing.
  8. Flip back over, cover with a teflon sheet, and press for 15 seconds.
  9. Enjoy your personalized koozies!!


See blog post for video tutorial and step by step picture tutorial.

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Have a creative day,

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Wednesday 20th of April 2022

These will be great for my husbands birthday party!


Thursday 10th of February 2022

So cute! Can’t wait to make these for my cruise with my besties! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

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