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Crafting DIY - Easter

Easy Easter Bunny Craft with Cricut

February 21, 2018

Have you ever wondered what materials your Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker can cut? Today I’m going to show you how to create an easy easter bunny craft using a cereal box and your Cricut.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.

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Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.The new Cricut Maker has a setting that you can choose cereal box. It was insanely easy and all you need in addition to the materials that come with your Maker is the Deep Cut Blade. Click on the link to the Design Space file above and it will take you to the file to make this exact bunny and bow. Just size it however you want it.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.Begin by cutting all your materials. For the cereal box, I chose to have it do a double cut just to insure a clean cut. To do this all you have to do is not unload it. Once your image has cut just press the go button again. This will be sure that the lines are cut on the same spot. If you unload it and then try to cut it again, your images will not be cut exactly like before.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.I had some cotton balls on hand and just glued it to the tail area. I did the same with the cardstock bow. I used Cricut Cardstock in Rose and used the fine point blade and did a double cut as well.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.Just place your Easter Bunny craft wherever you want and it’s the perfect addition to your holiday decor. Check out what other bloggers have done using cereal boxes and their Cricut below.


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Year of the Dog Pennant – Perfect for the Chinese New Year 2018

February 9, 2018

I love celebrating all cultures with my children. What better way to celebrate the Chinese New Year other than a Year of the Dog Pennant and .svg file.Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you to Oriental Trading for sponsoring this post.

My niece and nephews are in a Chinese language immersion program at their local schools. My kids take the French program at ours. I think that bringing in new cultures to our own is so important. Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.
I love celebrating the Chinese New Year because its a start to new and a way to honor the old traditions. Some of my favorite Chinese New Year traditions are gifting money in red envelopes, wearing your traditional Chinese clothing and honoring your ancestors. Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.For this Year of the Dog pennant, I cut it on my Cricut Maker and ironed it on with my EasyPress or you can use your standard home iron. To use your iron, use these tips here.

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Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.Cut your file and be sure that your image is selected to mirrored. You’ll want to place your iron-on vinyl shiny side down on your mat. Select the iron-on setting and cut. With iron-on vinyl, you do not want to cut through the carrier sheet. You’ll pull off the negative areas, leaving your image on the carrier sheet.Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.Set your EasyPress to 305° and allow it to warm up. Warm your surface for about 10 seconds and place your image onto your pennant. Press for 30 seconds on the front, turn it over and press for an additional 15 seconds. Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.When using your EasyPress, you want to press on a firm surface. I use a wooden surface with a towel folded on top. You want the towel so that you have a bit of give and the crevices of your material will be warmed and glued. If you find your EasyPress losing temperature while your pressing, it is because the surface underneath is pulling the heat. Pressing pillows are great for this purpose too.Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.Thread your dowel through the cut holes and then tie ribbon on the ends to hang your Year of the Dog pennant.

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Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.

Crafting DIY - Valentine's Day

Dollar Spot Valentine Place Mats Customized with Cricut

February 5, 2018

These Valentine Place Mats are so darling and then customize it with your Cricut and EasyPress. Perfect for your Valentines dinner. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I love using my EasyPress to customize items you normally wouldn’t. I grabbed these heart shaped place mats from the Target Dollar Spot and used these cute sayings to customize them.

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Go ahead and open the public Design Space file. You can now open shared canvases on your mobile app. That is huge news for me and anyone else who cuts using the Bluetooth capability on your Explore or Maker.Once your canvas is open, send it to your machine. Be sure to mirror your image! The Explore models have the smart dial and you can easily choose Iron-On vinyl.When you have a Cricut Maker, everything is chosen just like it’s a custom material. You have a list of items to chose from. There is either Iron-On Vinyl or HTV. Some people have chosen HTV and it cuts through the carrier sheet. Choose the Iron-On setting and you’ll have a perfect cut every time.Weed out the negative space of your Iron-On Vinyl and preheat your EasyPress to the correct setting. If using Iron-On Lite, choose 305 degrees.Plave a folded towel on a firm surface and place your Valentine place mats on the towel. Pre-heat the place mats for around 10 secondsand then plave your image where you want it. Press for 25-30 seconds, turn the placemat over and press again for the same amount of time.Peel off the carrier sheet and you’re ready. TO care for your items, wait at least 24 hours to wash. These placemats can’t be turned inside out but if you have clothes, be sure to turn them inside out when washing them.

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DIY Kids Olympic Torch

January 26, 2018

The Olympics are quickly approaching. Make these DIY Kids Olympic Torch to make your kids feel like they’re apart of the ceremonies themselves.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!This post contains affiliate links. Thank you to Oriental Trading for sponsoring this post.

The Winter games are my favorite of the Olympic Games, just saying’. These olympic torches are so easy to make and come with everything you need in a small kit from Oriental Trading.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!

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DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!To make these, remove the blue tube and the blue collar from the kit. Start by adhering the middle tab to the inside of the tube and work your way around.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life! DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life! DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!Flatten out the yellow tissue paper and pinch in the center. Twist it around itself and place inside the tube.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life! DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!I didn’t adhere it inside the tube but you can easily do that with some clear tape. So simple and the perfect kids olympic craft.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!Pair these olympic torches with these olympic medals and have the best Olympics party of your life!DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!

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DIY Olympic Medals for Kids

January 22, 2018

Create these DIY Olympic Medals. Perfect for the kids and perfect accessory for watching the opening ceremonies!DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids Olympic Craft. #olympics #kidscraftThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you to Oriental Trading for sponsoring this post.

What is funner than watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and being able to participate in your own special way with these DIY Olympic Medals. They are the perfect kids Olympic craft.

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Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics.This is so easy. Just punch out the circles and add them to your medals. Or if you have a Cricut or Silhouette, just make those circles on your machine that size. I used a 2″ and had to trim them. Just use what is available to you.Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics. #kidscraft #OlympicsYou’re just going to pop them open and place your metallic paper inside.Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics.There are 24 Olympic medals in each bag and they’re so fun to pass out to the kids and present them with their own Olympic medal.Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics.Or they can pretend to be an Olympic athlete themselves and earn the Gold, Silver or Bronze. Such a fun kids Olympic craft to create.Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics.What is your favorite Olympic sport? Do you prefer the winter games over the summer games? I’m a winter Olympic games fan myself.

Crafting DIY - Kids

DIY Box Tops Collection Box

January 18, 2018

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Create this DIY Box Tops Collection Box to keep track of all your earnings for your local school. Get them on participating boxes of General Mills available at Walmart.Create this DIY Box Tops Collection Box to add to your schools. Make children excited to be collecting Box Tops. #ad #EarnWithBoxTops #pta

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  • Mott’s Medleys® Fruit Snacks, 40-ct box
  • Pink, Yellow, Purple and Gray Cardstock
  • Pencil
  • Sciccors
  • Glue

Begin by gathering all your supplies and set them aside besides the pink paper. Empty your box of Mott’s Medleys® Fruit Snacks and trace your empty box onto the pink paper. Cut out the pink paper in the sides, front, back, top and bottom. You’ll want to be sure to get a square cut so that you can get exact sides.Cut the long side of the box on three sides so that you’ll have a flap to be able to place the Box Tops inside and remove them. On that tab you’ll glue two ends together on a ribbon and glue that to the inside of the box so you have a tab.Attach the pink cardstock to all sides of your Mott’s Medleys® Fruit Snacks box using adhesive. You can use any Box Tops for Education for this DIY Box Tops collection box. When I was at Walmart, I grabbed a whole bunch –

  • Honey Nut Cheerios™
  • Yoplait® Original Fridge Pack
  • Totino’s™ Combination Pizza Party Pack
  • Old El Paso™ Taco Dinner Kit
  • Mott’s Medleys® Fruit Snacks

Create this DIY Box Tops Collection Box to add to your schools. Make children excited to be collecting Box Tops. #ad #EarnWithBoxTops #ptaYou’ll then use either scissors or and electronic cutting machine and cut out your image in the yellow and purple cardstock. Cut out your coin piece out of the gray cardstock. Adhere it with some glue and you’re done.At our school, we like to display our Box Tops for Education collection box at the front of the foyer. It gives students the ability to remember that they have these valuable Box Tops in their backpack. When we’re waiting to bring them to school, I like to keep them in a large clear jar so that when it’s ready to be taken to the school – I just place them in a baggie.To make it easier than ever to redeem Box Tops they now have an app, New Box Tops Bonus App. You can download it in the iTunes store or in Google Play. Earn even more cash to help your school get what it needs through the Box Tops for Education® Bonus App. Turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school. It’s free and as easy as 1-2-3. Here’s how it works:

  • Buy: Find offers. Buy Products.
  • Scan: Scan your receipt.
  • Earn Watch earnings stack up.

You can earn Bonus Box Tops in the Box Tops Bonus App in combination with the on-pack Box Tops clips and any other coupon, discount, store program or promotion.Box Tops for Education has helped our school in so many ways. It may seem small but when everyone gets together and collects them, it adds up in a big way!  Now if you buy 5 participating items + Scan receipt with Box Tops Bonus App = Earn $5 (50 Bonus Box Tops). Offer available through 1/31/18.

What is your favorite way to collect Box Tops for Education?

Crafting DIY - Valentine's Day

DIY Felt Valentine Banner with free template

January 17, 2018

Create this super easy and fast DIY felt Valentine banner using your Cricut Maker. Grab the
Design Space file today and create one yourself.This post does contain affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I’m so excited to join in with a few other bloggers each month as we tackle a mystery material and create items using our Cricut machines. This month the material is felt and I’m so excited to show you how to create this super easy DIY felt Valentine banner.

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DIY Felt Valentine Banner using your Cricut Maker. So easy.Begin by gathering all your materials and opening the Cricut Design Space file. You’ll want to cut your white pennants first out of white felt. I found some wool felt from Joann but you can use the less expensive sheets.DIY Felt Valentine Banner using your Cricut Maker. So easy.Next you’ll cut your hearts. If you want all the same color, just use the color sync function in Design Space to make sure that they all cut out of the same sheet of felt.DIY Felt Valentine Banner using your Cricut Maker. So easy.When cutting felt with your Cricut Maker, you want to use the pink mat along with the rotary blade. You’ll choose the setting that will automatically select the rotary blade. When you cut Cricut felt, it is a lot stiffer so you’re able to use the deep cut blade. If you don’t have the deep cut blade, don’t worry. Just select the other setting and use the rotary blade for any felt.DIY Felt Valentine Banner using your Cricut Maker. So easy.Once all your pieces are cut, use the Liquid Thread and place the glue on the back of the hearts. While the glue is still wet, use your iron or EasyPress to follow the directions on the bottle to get the glue to stick. I pressed longer than the 60 seconds it recommended but it did work. I’d say I pressed for at least 120 seconds at 305°F.DIY Felt Valentine Banner using your Cricut Maker. So easy.Make this banner as long or as short as you’d like and hang up with the rest of your Valentine decorations.DIY Felt Valentine Banner using your Cricut Maker. So easy.For the felts I chose to do an ombre effect with the colors. I love how it turned out and it’s the perfect DIY felt Valentine banner.DIY Felt Valentine Banner using your Cricut Maker. So easy.Check out below what other blogger have created using felt and their own Cricut machines. These machines are so beneficial to the everyday crafter. You have to get one!

Crafting DIY - Valentine's Day

DIY Valentine Pillows using your Cricut

January 14, 2018

I’m so excited! I joined a bunch of other bloggers and each month we do a new challenge using our Cricut machine. I’m going to show you how to DIY Valentine Pillows and sharing the free .svg files so you can make one yourself.Create personalized pillows by using Glitter HTV and inexpensive Ikea pillow cases. Create these DIY Valentines Pillows with your CricutThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

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So start by uploading your images into Design Space. Since these are .svg files, it’s just a straight download. You don’t need to edit the image before importing it. Create personalized pillows by using Glitter HTV and inexpensive Ikea pillow cases. Create these DIY Valentines Pillows with your CricutFor the girls face I used plain htv for the eyes, bow and mouth. For her cheeks, I used pink glitter. On the Moon and Back image, I used black glitter and weeded it using my BrightPad. You don’t have to have one but it’s been a lifesaver when weeding glitter htv.Create personalized pillows by using Glitter HTV and inexpensive Ikea pillow cases. Create these DIY Valentines Pillows with your CricutBecause the image is pretty detailed, some of the glitter peeled up. For that reason, I just pulled up all the polka dots in the O and A. I just used some scissors to clean up the lines. If you use the standard Iron-On for that image, you should be ok.Create personalized pillows by using Glitter HTV and inexpensive Ikea pillow cases. Create these DIY Valentines Pillows with your CricutWhen you’re ready to press, use the Cricut EasyPress to get a good adhesion. For easyweed htv, use your EasyPress at 305º for 25-30 seconds. Create personalized pillows by using Glitter HTV and inexpensive Ikea pillow cases. Create these DIY Valentines Pillows with your CricutWhen you use your EasyPress for glitter Iron-On, use 325º for 25-30 seconds. Use your Iron-On Protection sheet to be sure not to have the EasyPress touch any exposed Iron-On. Or you can just lay the carrier sheet back over the image.Create personalized pillows by using Glitter HTV and inexpensive Ikea pillow cases. Create these DIY Valentines Pillows with your CricutThese are in my daughters room and she absolutely loves them. Such cute accompaniments to her pink bedding from Pottery Barn Teen.Create personalized pillows by using Glitter HTV and inexpensive Ikea pillow cases. Create these DIY Valentines Pillows with your CricutFor more great Valentine crafts using your Cricut, check out the other bloggers and what they made!

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