• crafts,  Cricut Crafts

    How to Make Burlap Patches for Hats

    Have you seen these cute hats on Pinterest and Etsy?  I love them so I had to figure out how to make them.  You will need a few things to complete this project.  I’ll show you how to make burlap patches for hats. What You Will Need to Make Burlap Patches for Hats These cute distressed ponytail caps came from Opentip.com. The best part, they are $3.99 each.  Can’t beat that!  Finding the burlap was a little trickier.  It’s not actually burlap but rather a polyester fabric that looks like burlap.  This is key in getting the sublimation to work. Joann has the fabric. Catch it on sale, and it’s…

  • Gifts to make

    How to Get into Sublimation on a Budget

    When I made my first Cricut Infusible Ink shirt, I fell in love with sublimation.  The look and feel is so superior to vinyl.  I don’t sell my crafts,  so I am always looking for budget conscious ways to expand my crafting repertoire.  I will show you how to get into sublimation on a budget. What is Sublimation? Sublimation is a process in which special ink is heated and the vapors adhere to a special substrate. This process requires very specific materials.  You need sublimation ink, a sublimation printer, sublimation paper, a heat press for clothing, and a mug press or convection oven for mugs and tumblers.  If you are…

  • Cricut Crafts,  Gifts to make,  Uncategorized

    How to Make a Memorial Ornament with Signature

    I lost my father a fews year ago, and just recently lost my mother, so learning how to make a memorial ornament with signature was near and dear to my heart. I wanted to make something special for myself and my sister to memorialize our mother.  Scrolling through Facebook, I saw a lot of people posting on the Cricut page how to turned a loved one’s signature into a cute file. This was just the personal touch I was looking for! Here’s What You’ll Need  Printable Vinyl Clear Sticker Paper-I got mine at Michaels waxed cord ornament hooks acrylic circle-I get all my acrylic from Zindee.com! clear vinyl Cricut Bubble…

  • Gifts to make,  seasonal

    How to Make a Bubblegum Bead Keychain or Ornament

    It seems bubblegum beads are making a comeback!  What was once only seen as cute necklace and bracelets for little girls are suddenly all over Pinterest again.  I’ll show you how to make bubblegum bead keychains or ornaments like pictured above. I’ve been seeing cute bubblegum bead keychains all over, and since it’s the holidays I thought I would put a twist on it by making them into ornaments.  I had to do some serious digging around to figure out how people were making these.  Once, I finally was able to discover the method, I just had to share it. Necessary Tools and Baubles for the Project Acrylic Keychains-If you…

  • Cricut Crafts

    How to Edit Images in Cricut Design Space

    Having a hard time finding the perfect image for your project?  Like some parts of more than one image?  I’ll show you how to edit images in Cricut Design Space to create your perfect design.  While making my latest Infusible Ink project, I was torn between two narwhal images I had purchased.  I liked the face of one narwhal and the body of the other.  I’ll show you how I married those images to make the perfect narwhal. How to Edit Images in Cricut Design Space After searching Design Space for cute narwhals, I purchased these images online. I wanted to use the face of the narwhal on the left…

  • Cricut Crafts

    How to Layer Cricut Infusible Ink

    I am late to the Infusible Ink game, and I have to say I’m sorry I waited so long to try it.  One reason I waited was because I thought my designs would be limited by the way that Infusible Ink works.  But it’s really easy to layer Cricut Infusible Ink. Some Must-Haves for this Project Besides the Infusible Ink, there are two other necessary things.  You will need a heat press for sure.  Your household iron isn’t big enough and doesn’t get hot enough.  I use the Cricut EasyPress. The second must is a shirt with a high polyester count.  Jennifer Maker has an excellent post about which shirts will…

  • Crafts with Kids

    DIY Barbie House and Furniture

    My daughter has never been into Barbies.  She has a few, but now has decided she wants a house and furniture for them.  I didn’t want to invest a lot of money into something that is a fleeting interest.  So I came up with a DIY Barbie house and furniture.  The best part was she got to help. DIY Barbie House and Furniture Supplies Supplies used: -toilet paper rolls -foam core board (I got mine at the Dollar Tree) -coordinating scrapbook paper 12″ x 12″ -old organizer shelf –spray adhesive -Capri Sun box -fabric –fiber fill –Brayer -finishing nails and hammer -craft paint Assembling Barbie’s Kind of Dream House First we…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Gifts to make

    DIY Lip Balm-Easy to Make

    DIY lip balm is an easy, fun craft to make with kids. My teen and my little one enjoyed it.  Best of all, it produces something useful! DIY Lip Balm Supplies Crafts that are fun for a wide range of ages aren’t always easy to find.  This one is super easy too.  The kids were excited to make something that they can use themselves or give as gifts. Must Haves: Beeswax-make sure it’s cosmetic grade and not for candles coconut oil– vitamin E oil lip balm tins or tubes  microwave-safe bowl Optional: We added some vanilla extract in an attempt to flavor it.  We used 1/4 teaspoon, but the flavor…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Gifts to make

    DIY Soap Making

    DIY Soap making is an activity on my daughter’s shelter-in-place list of things to do.  This is a fun activity that multiple ages can enjoy.   This activity was my 19-year-old’s idea, but my 8-year-old was excited to join in the fun.  To be clear, we didn’t actually make the soap.  We bought a block of soap, melted it, and poured it into molds. What You Need for this DIY Soap Making Project block soap-this is similar to the one I got from Michaels. soap colors molds- I used inexpensive plastic ones, but I’m loving the idea of these silicone ones microwave-safe bowl microwave or double boiler and stovetop Easy…

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    DIY Kids’ Bracelets with Popsicle Sticks

    These DIY kids’ bracelets from popsicle sticks are fun and easy for little ones to make if you are looking for quarantine crafts! Supplies for DIY Kids’ Bracelets with Popsicle Sticks During these challenging quarantine times, I am trying to come up with crafts using what we already have around the house. mod podge wide popsicle sticks craft paint-love this brand embroidery floss washi tape Don’t have Mod Podge?  Use some white glue diluted a little with water.  I grabbed the embroidery floss from a friendship bracelet kit my daughter had.  The extra-wide popsicle sticks had been leftover from another craft.  Not pictured were the stickers used to decorate over…