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    How to Make a Fabric Bow with Cricut Maker

    We are planning a vacation.  I found some great fabric to make drawstring bags to keep in our luggage for dirty clothes and small items, see my tutorial here.  I had a scrap of the fabric and wanted to make a bow. I picked up a pack of hula girl embellishments at Hobby Lobby, but check out the selection here. I’ll show you how to make a fabric bow with Cricut Maker. What You Will Need Scrap of fabric 11″ long and 6″ wide. elastic hair rubber bands-I like this brand embellishments Cricut Maker & rotary blade pink fabric mat sewing machine-I have always owned Brother machines thread-my favorite brand jewelry/fabric…

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    How to Make Your Own Hair Bows with Cricut

    Girls are expensive to raise!  I have three, so I am always looking for ways to save a little money.  Making your own hair bows is fun and saves a ton of money.  Cute bows on Etsy for sale for $15.00 and more.  I am going to show you how to make your own hair bows with your Cricut for just a couple of dollars. Shopping for Supplies Buying all the supplies was almost as fun as making the bows.  I stocked up on tulle (long and short rolls), leather ribbon, alligator clips, and cute buttons. In addition to the above-mentioned items, you will need the following: *hot glue-this is…

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    My First Project with My Cricut Maker

    I have been contemplating upgrading to the Cricut Maker for a year now.  I finally took the plunge! Isn’t she a beauty? Amazon has a great price on the Maker, and they have also has many different bundles offering a great value.  My only reason for buying this machine (my third Cricut by the way) was the rotary blade for cutting fabric.  So I couldn’t wait to try it out.  I found the perfect idea for my first project with my Cricut maker on Pinterest. Check out this tutorial on Polka Dot Chair for making adorable drawstring bags.  Her tutorial is great, but I decided to elaborate a little on…

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    How to Use Cricut Print Then Cut Like a Pro

    Cricut Explore Air is an AMAZING machine.  The crafting possibilities are endless.  I make shirts, home decor, wall decals, and lately, I have been experimenting with the Print then Cut feature.  PowerPoint is no longer my favorite for designing printables.  I’ll show you how to use Cricut Print then Cut like a pro. Create Custom Invitations with Print then Cut   This is such a cute way to bring a custom touch to a party.  Designing the invite takes less than 10 minutes.  If you are inviting 10 or fewer guests, it’s completely do-able to use print then cut to make the invites.  Cricut Design Space has many patterns already…

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    How to Upload Images to Cricut Design Space and Make Layers

    Learning Cricut Design Space can be intimidating at first. Even if you are just a beginner, you still make great projects.  I’ll show you how to make beginner, intermediate, and what I consider advanced projects. It all starts with learning how to upload images to Cricut Design Space and advances to making layers. Beginner Uploading silhouette images is super simple.  Click on the image below to watch a video with a step-by-step tutorial of uploading silhouette images.   This is one of my favorite shirts.  I always get a ton of compliments when I wear it.  It’s super easy! Any beginner can make this. Intermediate Once I was comfortable with the…

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    DIY Easy Easter Decorations

    As you may know, I am a teacher.  April has been crazy busy at work between getting ready for Statewide testing, preparing progress reports, and writing IEPs, I haven’t had a lot of time to make Easter decorations.  I definitely needed some DIY easy Easter decorations I could pull together quickly. Bunny Silhouettes and Pom Poms My inspiration for the bunny garland came from my new pom pom maker.  I ordered it on a whim and I’ve been anxious to try it out.  The box had a few pictures showing how to use it.  But I wasn’t really sure,  so I found this great video to help me out. It’s…

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    How to Cut Faux Leather with Cricut Explore

    Similar leather bows are all over Pinterest.  So I just had to figure out how to make them.  I am going to share how to cut faux leather with Cricut Explore.  It’s super easy.  It took a little trial and error, but you can learn from my mistakes. Where to Buy Faux Leather Let’s start with where to find this stuff.  My local Michaels only had two rolls of Cricut faux leather.  It’s pretty pricey for one small sheet.  I bought this pack.  I got eight pieces for $12.97.  Each sheet is 8″ x 12″.  That is way better than Michaels $8.99 for one 12″ x 24″ sheet.  I really…

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    Learn How to Layer Heat Transfer Vinyl

    I have been using my Cricut for several years now, but I just recently figured out how to layer heat transfer vinyl.  I have been making shirts for a while.  Check out my cute Disney shirts here.  My desire for a more colorful Disney design led me to make this adorable reverse canvas. After successfully pulling this off, the time had come to make a shirt. What You Need to Layer Heat Transfer Vinyl Cricut EasyPress Teflon Sheet Pressing Pillows Press Board or Mat Here is my version of essentials: Parchment paper is an inexpensive, readily available alternative to Teflon sheets.  You can even get it in sheets here. The…

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    What You Can Make for Free in Cricut Design Space

    So you just invested in a Cricut machine and you think you have to spend even more to actually make anything.  Think again. I’ll show you what you can make for free in Cricut Design Space using only the basic shapes. What You’ll Need to Know It’s possible to make a ton of cute images just using the basic shapes available for free in Cricut Design Space.  I’ll show you how to use the basic shapes along with the slice and weld features to make cute images all for free!  You don’t need to spend a ton of money buying images in order to make some cute crafts. The Peeps…

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    Cute and Cheap Jewelry Displays for Shows

    My daughter is an Independent Consultant for Paparrazi.  She needs some cute and cheap jewelry displays for shows.  It needs to be light-weight and easy to set up at various locations.  There aren’t many things lighter than foam board and conveniently it is able to support sewing pins. A Variety of Display Options For home storage and display, I crafted some much heavier/sturdier displays. Check out my previous post to find out how to make these displays.  Between pegboard, paint, frames, and hooks these were a substantial investment compared to what I came up with for shows. My newest displays require foam boards, plate stands, contact paper, and sewing pins. If you…