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    DIY Unicorn Bow Holder

    Little girls accumulate so many bows!  I am always on the lookout for DIY bow holders.  This project started with a dollar store bow holder and ended with a custom unicorn bow holder. Taking it from Dollar Store to Custom First of all, you can’t beat a $1.00 for the holder and 7 bows, even if they aren’t the cutest bows you’ve ever seen. My daughter saw them and loved all the princesses.  Honestly, it hung in her bathroom a long time in its natural dollar-store- state.  When she became obsessed with unicorns, as all little girls have recently, I started wondering if there was a way I could attach ears…

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    Kids’ Christmas Crafts

    This time of year is always so busy!  It seems I’m always rushing around and never just savoring the season.  To try to slow down and enjoy the time more, I created an advent calendar that focuses on experiences instead of things.  Read the post here.  As part of this calendar, I had to come up with quite a few kids’ Christmas crafts. Crafting just for the sake of crafting is great, but when you can use your kids’ art as part of the present it’s even better.  I decided to enlist my daughter’s skills to make extra special Christmas cards and wrapping paper for her teachers.  As a teacher,…

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    DIY Disney Glitter Ornaments

        I was inspired to make these cute DIY Disney glitter ornaments by Happiness is Homemade.   Visit her site for full instructions.  What appealed the most to about this idea was the flat service, which makes it super easy to adhere the vinyl without bubbles!  Who doesn’t love super easy? Trying to apply vinyl to a curved surface is a frustrating process and this project eliminates the frustration. Gather Your Supplies Flat Clear Ornaments Pledge Floor Cleaner Glitter– I like this set from Amazon because it gives you a lot of colors Cricut vinyl in assorted colors-I like their white shade called Linen Cricut Designing Your Glitter Ornaments The…

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    How to apply HTV on Wood

    Once you start using HTV you realize how much easier it is to work with than regular vinyl.  I have been experimenting with using HTV on all sorts of projects. Recently, I discovered how to apply HTV on wood.  Using regular vinyl on wood is a frustrating experience. Getting regular vinyl to stick to the wood when you pull the transfer tape off is difficult not to mention trying to smooth out bubbles.  HTV seemed like an ideal solution. HTV Works on Nearly Any Surface Cricut has a handy interactive guide for HTV here.  The guide indicated to set my Easy Press to 300 degrees for 40 seconds.   It…

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    DIY Advent Calendar

      My old advent calendar finally fell apart.  I began searching for a new one at the end of the season last year but had no luck, so I decided to make one this year.  I didn’t want to focus on candy or getting small gifts of each day.  Instead, I wanted to focus on spending time with my daughter and creating memories.  So I created this DIY Advent Calendar with my Cricut Explore Air and Cricut Design Space. Gather Supplies Open Back Frame-Hobby Lobby-  I used a 16″ x 20″ Christmas Twine– I got mine at Hobby Lobby but I have also seen at the dollar spot in Target…

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    DIY Custom Disney Picture Frame

    It is no secret that I am a huge Disney fanatic.  This year I have even infused a little Disney into my classroom, check out my previous post here.  While scrolling through old Disney pics on my phone, I was inspired to create a collage and ultimately, I created a DIY custom Disney frame, and you can too! Creating the Collage I used an app on my iPhone to create the collage and had it printed at Costco in an 8 x 10 size.  The Costco app allows you to upload your photos directly from your phone to the Costco app to have them printed in about an hour.  …

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    How to Fix Paint Bleed Under a Stencil

    How many times have you ruined a project because the paint bled under the stencil?  I will show you how to fix paint bleed under a stencil. This happened to me just the other day.  I was making a wood sign to celebrate my favorite time of the year, Pumpkin Spice Season!  My project appeared to be turning out great until I pulled the stencil off to reveal this:     Best Way to Fix Paint Bleed Whenever I’m painting, whether it’s a room or a small craft project, I always have baby wipes handy.  Baby wipes are great for cleaning acrylic paint off of other painted surfaces.  For this…

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    How to Make Amazing Monograms

    I have never really been into monograms, but lately, I have become a little obsessed with them.  Having never liked my middle name, I never use a middle initial.  Recently, I read an article about monograms at Mark and Graham.com explaining the etiquette of monograms.  Apparently, a married woman can use the initial of her maiden name in the monogram.  Suddenly, I was a little more interested. Free Resources to Make Your Monogram If you are like me, the word free piques your interest.  Free Monogram Maker.com  is a site with a ton of options from which to chose.  Also downloaded the app Monogram It on your iPhone.  The app has…

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    DIY Decorating My Classroom on a Budget

    I am enjoying my summer break, but I am also thinking about my classroom.  I am not quite ready to start mulling over curriculum because I am having way too much fun planning how to redecorate my classroom on a budget.  I want to keep my black and white with pink accents color scheme but I want to update my walls and other decorations and I have a ton of ideas for DIY decorating my classroom on a budget. How to Get a Big Bang for your Buck About four years ago, I wanted a way to add interest to boring bulletin boards around the room.  I was tired of using…

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    Cricut Crafts

    Make These Adorable Disney Coasters

    So I got this idea when I was making the photo coasters with the ceramic tiles.  I wanted to do Disney themed coasters, and I thought cork would be fun.   http://weekendsintheloft.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Mickey-take-2.mov Supplies Needed: Cricut Design Space Red Siser HTV White Siser HTV Black Siser HTV Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer Cork Coasters  I have to admit after I ordered these coasters off Amazon, I remembered I had a roll of cork left over from another project.  I could have cut the cork out using my Cricut and my deep cut blade and housing I had just ordered from Amazon. I’ll have to try that the next time around. How to Make…