• Cricut Crafts,  Uncategorized

    DIY Face Masks

    Everyone is trying to figure out how to make DIY face masks in these scary times. Searching the web, I found numerous tutorials.  My masks were made using both Joann’s and Cricut’s directions.  I also tried the tutorial for just using a bandana and hair rubber bands.  That method didn’t work well for me. Only having really fat hair rubber bands, was a problem for me. They didn’t have enough stretch to stay behind my ears. Using regular elastic, I was successful following Joann’s tutorial and using the pattern on Cricut.  I had a clear favorite between the two! DIY Face Masks Tutorials Joann’s has a nice video to watch.…

  • Cricut Crafts

    Faux Leather Projects for Cricut

    Hobby Lobby has some adorable faux leather ribbon patterns, and the best part is they go on sale for 50% when the ribbon goes on sale!   Amazon also has some really cute patterns. I have made some leather bows.  Check out that post here.  I got to wondering what else I could do with this amazing product. I turned to Design Space to find faux leather projects for Cricut Cricut Design Space Leather Projects Design Space has some great projects.  These are just a few that caught my eye. I was inspired to try my hand at making a bracelet. Make Your Own Faux Leather Bracelet with Cricut It’s easy to make…

  • crafts,  Cricut Crafts

    Jojo Siwa Themed Birthday Party

    My youngest is turning eight, and like every other 8-year-old girl on the planet, she loves Jojo Siwa.  So of course, she wants a Jojo Siwa themed birthday party.  I’ll share how I created super cute invites and custom treat sacks that will satisfy any Jojo fan. Jojo Siwa Themed Birthday Party Must-Haves Jojo is on tour now, my daughter is getting tickets for her birthday (ssh it’s a secret). So, I thought what invitations that look like concert tickets would be perfect!  I have seen these files for sale on Pinterest, but if you have a Cricut they are super easy to create as a print then cut project.…

  • Cricut Crafts

    Make Planner Stickers with Your Cricut

    Like everyone else, one of my resolutions is to get more organized.  As part of this plan, I’ll show you how to make planner stickers with your Cricut to make being organized more fun. If you haven’t used print then cut yet, you are missing out on one of the best features of your Cricut. What You Need to Make Planner Stickers with Your Cricut Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker Printable Sticker Paper color printer Cricut Access You don’t technically need Cricut Access for this project, but it definitely makes it so much easier.  You have access to so many more images with Access.  I have an Eric Condren planner.…

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    DIY Christmas Gnomes

    I have been admiring all the gnomes I see in the stores and on Pinterest.  So I decided to take a shot at a DIY Christmas gnomes.  This fun project is pretty cheap and it was fun for my daughter to help out too. Supplies for Gnomes I found those cute socks in the dollar spot at Target. Use rice to fill the socks (a way cheaper alternative to the fillers sold in craft stores). You will need yarn for the pom-poms and her hair, ribbon for her hair ties, fiberfill stuffing, and an old nylon stocking for their noses. Must Haves felt by the yard-the squares you get at…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Cricut Crafts,  DIY Home Decor

    Decorating the Children’s Table for Thanksgiving

    Every year we host Thanksgiving Dinner.  This year, my daughter is helping me come up with ideas for decorating the children’s table for Thanksgiving.  Really, she is the only child seated at the children’s table, her sisters and cousins are all technically adults, as they are at least 18-years-old.  But my seven-year-old wants a children’s themed table and I am happy to oblige. Cricut is the King of Decorating for Thanksgiving Restaurants have the right idea of giving kids placemats to color while they wait for their food.  Custom placemats are the perfect way to decorate the children’s table for Thanksgiving. Initially, I planned to buy a roll of plain…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Cricut Crafts

    Make Cute Kids’ Necklaces with Acrylic Blanks

    My obsession with Zindee acrylic blanks continues.  This time I’ll show you how to make cute kids’ Halloween necklaces with acrylic blanks.  For this project, use the mini ghost blank and the mini candy corn.  The blanks come with protective brown paper over them. To learn how to decorate the acrylics, check out my previous post. Supplies Needed for These Cute Kids’ Necklaces –wire –crimper tool –crimping beads -lobster clasp -pom pom beads To decorate acrylic blank: -vinyl -Diamaond Glaze Assembling the Necklace Cut the wire an ample length to hang down to child’s upper chest.  Knot one end of the wire and attach the crimping bead over the knot (depending…

  • Gifts to make

    Acrylic Keychains Make Great Teacher Gifts

    I recently discovered the most amazing craft.  Check out my first post about acrylic keychains here.  They are so cute and fun to make.  These acrylic keychains make great teacher gifts. There are dozens of styles to choose from.  Check out Zindee.com, where I buy all the blanks.  In my last post, I shared how I created my own design using a circle blank and glitter. Now I’m going to share some secrets for making the more detailed designs. Supplies to Make Acrylic Keychain Gifts Zindee sales the key chains 10 for $2.00.  They are a nice quality.  Definitely order them through Zindee.  The suede tassels are a deal here. You…

  • crafts,  Cricut Crafts,  Gifts to make

    How to Decorate Acrylic Keychains

    I discovered a fun craft that is great for all levels of crafters.  This post is how to decorate acrylic key chains for beginners.  They are fun to make and even more fun to give as gifts.  This post will focus on beginner level designs, but I will post more showing how to make more advanced designs.  All the keychain blanks have been purchased through Zindee.com Necessary Supplies to Decorate Acrylic Keychains As I said, this post will focus on beginner level designs anyone can make.  My daughter even made her own. Must-haves for this project: *Cricut *vinyl (love this brand) *Mod Podge *Transfer tape *acrylic circle *Diamond Glaze You…

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    How to Create a Craft Space on a Budget

    If you are like me, you can spend hours looking at Pins of dream craft spaces.  I imagine designing a functional craft space is easier if you aren’t facing budget constraints.  I’ll show you how to create a craft space on a budget. Craft Storage on a Budget Ikea is the king of functionality!  I love Ikea, but unfortunately for me the closest Ikea to me is two and half hours away.  Several years ago they used to ship things via UPS.  I ordered one of the tables in my craft space about 8 years ago and paid less than $10.00 for shipping.  However, now they only deliver via their…