• Cricut Crafts

    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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    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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    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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    DIY Reverse Canvas

    Reverse canvas projects are all over Pinterest, and I have been wanting to try one.  With the holidays coming, I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted to do.  I was inspired by this Halloween canvas by Pineapple Paper Co. Read the full tutorial here. For a more vintage feel, I opted to paint the frames black and I apply the vinyl to the backside of the canvas. The project is very simple.  Before getting started, gather the necessary items. blank Canvas-you can grab a great value pack on Amazon black craft paint-I like Delta Creative Ceramcoat Siser black HTV-Siser easy weed really lives up to its name Cricut Explore Air Cricut…

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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…

  • DIY Disney Cricut Shirt
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    Getting Ready for a Disney Trip

    My girls and I are total Disney fanatics.  We live in Central California and make the trek to Disneyland at least once a year.  I usually make us matching shirts for the trip, but this time I made us each a different shirt.  I love the classic Minnie and Mickey theme. So I made the shirt below for myself. I found the most amazingly soft shirts at Hobby Lobby.  They are a little bit more than their standard shirts but definitely worth the price.  They are a jersey blend not 100% cotton.  They are $8.99 but their shirts are always 30% off.  In my opinion, they are a steal at…

  • Gifts to make

    Thoughtful Gifts for Teachers or Any Dog Lover

    Gifts should be chosen or made with the recipient in mind. Personally, I would rather receive a small item the giver has put a lot of thought into over a more expensive one-size-fits-all generic gift.  I feel the same way about giving gifts. Teachers put a lot of thought into helping students grow and develop, so I like to put a lot of thought into a teacher gift.  I personally know quite a few teachers that are dog lovers as well, so this idea is perfect for them. I confess, I made these for my own dogs, but they would definitely make great gifts for a teacher or a friend…

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    How to Make Bottle Cap Necklaces

      Bottle Cap Necklaces are a Fun and Easy Craft Bottle cap necklaces are a fun favor for a little girl’s birthday party.  My six-year-old helped me make these for her party this year. You can make this a simple project by using stickers for the pictures and epoxy clear stickers for the top.  For this project, I wanted my daughter to be able to help, so I kept it as simple as possible.  I used round stickers that came with her Disney Princess party invitations.  I just used my I” punch to ensure the image fit nicely into the bottle cap. I had the ribbon necklaces left over from…