• 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…

  • Cricut Crafts

    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…

  • Cricut Crafts,  DIY Home Decor,  seasonal

    DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations on a Budget

    Valentine’s Day is my second favorite holiday to decorate for (of course Christmas is my favorite.) I love a good DIY Valentine’s Day decoration. For holiday decor my two go-to places are Dollar Tree and the Target Dollar Spot. Who doesn’t love a bargain? Target has so many cute things that are all ready to go and a few things you can add a little vinyl to take it to the next level. Take it to the Next Level I picked up two items in the Dollar Spot, I knew I could make a little more special with my Cricut and some vinyl. This heart plaque originally had a very…

  • Cricut Crafts

    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…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Cricut Crafts,  seasonal

    How to Make a 4th of July Wreath

    I was inspired to make a wreath by all the cute 4th of July decorations at Hobby Lobby.  I picked up the tinsel garland, the pick, and the scrapbook paper there.  I had this wire wreath frame that I had picked up at the Dollar Tree a few weeks ago.   Complete List of Supplies Needed 14″ wire wreath frame. I was lucky to find this one at Dollar Tree, but Amazon has a good price for a pack of three. Tinsel Garland I got my garland at Hobby Lobby for $3.49.  Amazon has a cute pack of a 24-foot garland. Red tinsel pipe cleaners  Assorted picks 4th of July themed scrapbook…

  • Cricut Crafts,  Pins I have Tried

    Countdown to Disneyland

    So, I recently wrote a post about how I prepared for a recent trip to Disneyland.  I wanted to mention I more thing I made in preparation for our trip.  As you may know, 6-year-olds are not known for their patience. For this reason, I do not tell her about upcoming Disney trips until we are within three weeks from “D” day.  I wanted a fun way to countdown to Disneyland.  My go-to-source for ideas is of course Pinterest.  When looking through my boards, I found this Pin. I really loved this idea and figured this could easily be adapted to a Disney theme for our upcoming trip.  I remembered…