• 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…

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    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.…

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    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.…

  • 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…

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    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…

  • 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…

  • Cricut Crafts,  Gifts to make

    DIY Gift for Dog Lovers

    You ever see something for sale and think “I could make that”?  Me too!  My latest challenge is a great DIY gift for dog lovers. I love the way they turned out, and my friend does too. I’ll share how to make these.  These would also be great as reverse canvases.  See my tutorial on making reverse canvases here.  Similar plaques sell online for about $30.00 each.  You can DIY for much less. What You Need for this DIY Gift Start with unfished wood.  These pieces were cut to 11″ x 12″. Home Depot or Lowes will cut wood to size for you.  That’s the cheapest way to go, or…

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    How to Make a Mickey Mouse Icon Mandala with Cricut

    I have a short post today.  Just want to share a little technique I discovered while playing in Cricut Design Space.  I made a short video showing you how to make a Mickey Mouse icon mandala with Cricut. The video shows how to use the duplicate feature and the slice tool to make the mandala.  Click here to view. Step by Step Directions for Making a Mickey Mouse Mandala For those that learn better by reading-this is for you.  Start by uploading a Mickey Mouse icon or making one with the circles in design space.  Next, insert a damask image from Design Space.  There are several from which to pick.…

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    How to Apply HTV on Metal Tumblers

    Who doesn’t love a fun tumbler?  I bought my daughter a new tumbler in a beautiful color and wanted to make it a little special.  I’m going to share some tricks I discovered while learning how to apply HTV on metal tumblers.  Here is my first attempt.  It’s not perfect, but my daughter is quite pleased.  She loves how glittery it is. Tricks for Applying HTV on Metal Tumblers The Cricut Easy Press has been my go-to tool for applying HTV to just about any surface you can think of.  I recently applied HTV to a hat using the Easy Press check out the post here.  It was definitely awkward…

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    Decorative Signs for your Classroom for Cheap with Your Cricut

    I love the look of wood signs.  However, they can cost a few bucks to make and are hard to hang in your classroom.  I’ll show you how to make decorative signs for your classroom for cheap with your cricut .  Plus they are light-weight and easy to hang.  The door to my classroom is metal, and I am going to hang this sign on the inside using magnetic tape. I wanted to make a sign for the beginning of the year.  Since I am not planning on keeping it up all year,  I didn’t want to spend a ton of money making it.  Using foam board, wood grain Contact…