Grab these colorful vintage fridge printables (with or without flair!) and print out your own custom lunchbags. Perfect for customizing work or school bag lunches.
We have never done a back-to-school post before! Isn’t that crazy? I love all things apple and chalkboard so I kinda can’t believe we haven’t jumped on that train yet. Its probably because we don’t have school-age children to make us think about terrible things like the end of summer :/ Even though I have been going to school, it feels different when you’re an adult in college.
So I don’t know! I guess that’s going to be my excuse? Anyway, the only reason I even thought about it this year is because I’m trying to pack lunches for my husband more frequently. It’s never worked all that well for us before (he gets hungry earlier if food is just there and eats it then still has to go out for food later). Plus, I know leaving to buy lunch is the only time he leaves work at all so I like that he at least does that. But anyway, we thought it would be a good idea to try it again! And I got thinking, “I have nothing good to put his lunches in.” Which then made me think about custom lunch bags, as one does.
I then realized that I could probably print up some of my own! I am all about the printables! So I set out to make some graphics, especially once I realized that it was back to school time so it would be well-timed to share them with you!
Admittedly, the resulting graphics ended up being FAR more colorful and girly than he will like and I doubt I’ll even use them for him. But I just LOVE them! There are few things cuter than a Big Chill fridge and so I decided to make some graphics channeling those appliances. This post is in no way sponsored or affiliated with them. I just thought a fridge made sense to put on a lunchbag and so I had to choose the cutest kind, obviously.
And then, even though I haven’t really jumped on the “flair” bandwagon at all (I own no pins nor patches) I thought about how cute “flair” would look all over these fridges and so I decided to add a bunch! It did turn out cute amiright? I think flair magnets should totally be a thing! I would buy those! Maybe they are?
So there you have it! Our first ever school-ish themed post just littered with free prints! I made the fridge in six different colors and you have the option of with or without flair! I think these bags are just so perfectly happy. I know I wouldn’t mind a bagged lunch if it came in one of these sweethearts.
- White paper lunch bags //
- Printer //
- Printables (found below) //
- Iron //
1. First grab the printable/s you want below!
Plain Fridge Prints:
2. Iron your paper bags.
Ok this may be where I lose some of you haha! I know, I know, ironing paper just so you/your kids are the coolest? Lets be honest, there are more worthless ways to spend your crafting time right!? No really, this step literally only takes 30 seconds per bag and makes the biggest difference. In fact, it’s necessary. This really is still a quick craft and paper bags can be saved and reused! If you don’t want to do this, ignore this step and the next 2 (so 2-4) and print on adhesive paper, cut out and adhere to bags. Or regular copy paper and glue! If you don’t iron, you will probably get smudge marks like this no matter what:
So focus on that larger crease in the bag and try to get that part as flat as possible!
3. Load your paper bag into your printer tray and adjust the paper holders to fit it. Make sure you know what way your printer prints so your fridges are right side up and on the front of your bags!
4. Open your chosen print in Adobe Reader. Open the print dialog box and go to “page setup”. Chose the “manage custom options” from the size drop down menu. (For some reason having it highlighted in the screenshot made it not show up. But for me, it was the last item on the menu).
Make a new custom page size with 5.12″ width x 10.75 Height. Hit “ok” and “print.”
You could even add your child’s name to the printable before printing. Or choose one color for each child and they’ll all know what bag to grab in the morning!
And, as a fun little bonus, check out this evolution of the fridge infographic from Big Chill!