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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

Supplies

  • 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.

Supplies

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!

Valentine's Day Outfit DIY Cat Lady Valentine's Shirt Easy to Make Heart Shaped Fabric Coasters using Cricut Maker Maze Valentine's Day Cards Valentine's Day Pun Signs Reverse Canvas Valentine Wall Art Using Your Cricut Wall Sign - You'll Forever Be My Always Cute Wooden Conversation Hearts Spending My Valentine's Day (Han) Solo DIY Valentine Pillows Heart Garland Cricut Tutorial Heart Shaped Love Card Vinyl Mason Jar Valentine's Day Sign Metallic Heart Valentine Garland Heart Shaped Trays With Princess Bride Quotes DIY Valentines Cards

Crafting DIY - Valentine's Day

Valentines Day Crafts using your Cricut

January 11, 2018

I love making my own valentine decorations and printing out my own homemade valentine cards. Make the holiday even more special with these Valentine’s Day crafts using Cricut.Valentines Day Crafts using your CricutThis post does contain affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Valentines is such a fun holiday for kids and for adults. These Cricut Valentine crafts will get your creative juices running. Purchase your very own Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore to make these awesome Valentine Crafts. Please pin from original sources.

DIY Heart Cards by PMQ for TwoValentines Day Crafts using your CricutDIY Valentine MailboxesCreate these DIY Valentine's Day Mailboxes. Such a fun and easy Valentine's craft.DIY Black and Gold Wood Banner by The Crafted SparrowValentines Day Crafts using your CricutDIY Modern Valentine Shirts by Lemon ThistleUnicorn Valentines Box by Artsy Fartsy MamaValentines Day Crafts using your CricutPrintable Usher Valentine by Idieh DesignValentines Day Crafts using your CricutValentine Insect ArtEver wondered how to upload your own image into Cricut Design Space? Let me walk you through it.We Belong Together Tee by Artsy Fartsy MamaValentines Day Crafts using your CricutDIY Boys Valentine Shirt by The Crafted SparrowP.S. I Love You Tee by The Quiet GroveValentines Day Crafts using your CricutPuppy Dog Valentine Box by Artsy Fartsy MamaValentines Day Crafts using your CricutValentine’s Coupon Book by Idieh DesignsValentines Day Crafts using your CricutPanda Valentine Box by Artsy Fartsy MamaValentines Day Crafts using your CricutDIY Candy Boxes by PMQ for TwoValentines Day Crafts using your CricutGeometric Heart Tee by Artsy Fartsy MamaValentines Day Crafts using your CricutDIY Heart Shirt by Lemon ThistleValentines Day Crafts using your CricutDIY Valentine Word Magnets by The Quiet GroveValentines Day Poppers by Idieh DesignsValentines Day Crafts using your CricutDIY Emoji Shirt by Artsy Fartsy MamaValentines Day Crafts using your Cricut

I love using my Cricut for so many reasons. You can make just about anything your heart desires. I’ve used it to make crafts for my blog, for my home, for neighbors and even my kids’ school projects.

Tell me, which Valentines Day craft was your favorite? See all my Cricut Crafts here and be sure to follow me along for more great ideas.

Crafting DIY - Sewing

DIY Milestone Baby Blanket using your Cricut

January 10, 2018

Milestone baby blankets are everywhere. Learn how to use your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress to create your very own. This post does contain affiliate links. Thank you for your support. 

I’m so excited to be joining the Inspire My Creativity Link Party each month until June this year. It’ll bring some new challenges which I always love. Link up your post below! This month is DIY anything your heart desires.

This DIY milestone baby blanket was so easy to create using my Cricut Maker and using my Cricut EasyPress to secure the iron-on. Begin by cutting your iron-on using my Design Space file. You’ll need to open it on a desktop then you can save it as your own file and cut from your tablet or phone.

Supplies

I cut out each number and I’ve also included the words month and months if you want to add that at the bottom. When using Cricut Iron-On, it’s important to remember to mirror the image. You’ll place it shiny side down on the mat and cut using the iron-on setting. Do not use the HTV setting with your Maker. For some reason it is cutting completely through. You just want it to cut the vinyl and keep the carrier sheet intact.You’ll remove all the negative space and then cut each month number so that you can space them on your blanket. When using the zcricut EasyPress, you need a hard surface and then a folded towel on that hard surface. You need something that is going to give a little so that all the edges will be securely adhered. You know you’ve gotten a great adhesion when you can see the materials texture.For Iron-On Lite, you’ll need a temperature of 305F and then press for 25-30 seconds. Give your items a good warm up beforehand and after you’re done pressing, turn your material over and press again for a few more seconds. Now you’re done. So super easy but it takes a little bit of time to get your numbers evenly spaced and to finish the edges of your material. You’ll never need to spen $40+ on a Milstone baby blanket again.These DIY baby milestone blankets are the best baby shower gifts you can give. They’re even better knowing you put your hard work into something so special.

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Crafting DIY - Valentine's Day

Personalized Valentine Felt Envelopes with your Cricut

January 8, 2018

Forget Valentine Boxes. Make these personalized Valentine felt envelopes using your Cricut.
Super easy and so fun for kids to receive.This post does contain affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I found these adorable felt envelopes in the Dollar Spot section at Target. What can’t you find at Target? I knew that I wanted to make these personalized for Valentines Day and fill them with goodies for my kids. I found a super cute cut file in Cricut Design Space and sized it to fit perfectly. I added each of their names underneath and I may just keep them do this every year.Create these easy DIY Felt Valentine Envelopes. Give them to your kids for the perfect Valentines gift.

Supplies

Begin by opening the .svg file and upload it into Design Space then send it to your machine. Be sure to mirror the image when using any iron-on. To prepare your image, you’re going to weed out the negative space of the file. The main image will remain on the carrier sheet. You do not want to cut all the way through the carrier sheet for Iron-On.Create these easy DIY Felt Valentine Envelopes. Give them to your kids for the perfect Valentines gift.Lay your image on your felt envelope and press. If you’re using the Cricut EasyPress to press your iron-on foil, set your machine to 300°. Preheat your envelope for 10 seconds and lay the image where you want it. Place your iron-on protective sheet over the image and press for 25-30 seconds. You can peel your iron-on foil warm but it is best to allow it to cool. Give it 1-2 minutes. If you’re going to press it with your iron, head here for tips.Create these easy DIY Felt Valentine Envelopes. Give them to your kids for the perfect Valentines gift.If you want to add a personalized name in a different foil, apply that now. You can just add the name and attach it to the Valentines Day .svg file. Your file will now cut as one.Create these easy DIY Felt Valentine Envelopes. Give them to your kids for the perfect Valentines gift.Now fill you personalized Valentine felt envelope with more Target goodies and you’re personalized Valentine felt envelope is good to go. It’ll be perfect for years to come or just use it this year alone. They’re inexpensive enough that you don’t need to feel bad if you lose it.Create these easy DIY Felt Valentine Envelopes. Give them to your kids for the perfect Valentines gift.To find more Valentine projects that you can make with your Cricut, check out the links below.




Crafting DIY - Sewing

Make a Half Hexi Baby Blanket using a Cricut Maker

December 30, 2017

Have you ever wanted to make a baby blanket using a Cricut Maker? I’m here to show you how easy it is to create the Half Hexi Quilt and you have free access to make it when you buy your very own Cricut Maker.Make a Half Hexi Baby quilt using your Cricut MakerThis post contains affiliate links. This post is also sponsored by Cricut and all opinions are my own.

The Half Hexi Quilt pattern available in Design Space is seriously so easy. My least favorite thing to do when quilting is cutting fabric. Using the rotary blade on the Cricut Maker has changed everything I do. You will still need your cutting mat and hand-held rotary blade so don’t toss those out the window. Make a Half Hexi Baby quilt using your Cricut Maker

Supplies

The fabric I used is a mix of a few designers but it is mainly Cotton+Steel. Here are the links below to some of the fabrics I’ve used:

First things first, read all the instructions from the spec sheet before you cut your fabric.

Make a Half Hexi Baby quilt using your Cricut MakerSo I began by cutting my fabric into 12″ strips. I have learned since just to have the ladies at the cut counter do it for me, makes it a little easier. Load your fabric onto the pink cutting mat and begin cutting each piece. Make a Half Hexi Baby quilt using your Cricut MakerBecause my colors are different that the ones the project has labeled, just figure out which one you want and mark it on the spec sheet. This reference will make it easier to follow along. Be sure to watch the direction of your pattern on the quilt so that each pattern will be identical.Make a Half Hexi Baby quilt using your Cricut MakerOnce all your pieces are cut, it’s time to start assembling them. Lay out your cut pieces on the floor and arrange them how you want them to look. Basically each pattern will cascade diagonally down the quilt.Make a Half Hexi Baby quilt using your Cricut MakerOnce you have them laid out, gather them into rows. I sewed my pieces in a vertical pattern and then I was able to attach them all to each other. Start with each vertical pattern one by one. The thing I love about the Cricut Maker cutting the blanket for me was that each seam matched. The never happens when I’m cutting by hand.Make a Half Hexi Baby quilt using your Cricut MakerAfter I had the front of my baby blanket done, I payed down the backing of the blanket wrong side up. Then you’ll lay the batting down and lay the top on that. I used safety pins to hold it together and then quilted it on my Baby Lock Elizabeth machine. Just follow the seams and do a 1/4″ line along them. Make a Half Hexi Baby quilt using your Cricut MakerNow it’s time for the binding. Cut yourself some strips that are 2.5″ wide. Sew them all together to make one long strip. Sew the strip right sides together using 1/4″ seam along the edges of your baby blanket. Get out your iron and press the strip so that it is now hanging over the other edge. Press the other end into the middle of your strip and secure it with binding clips.Make a Half Hexi Baby quilt using your Cricut MakerThe bottom triangles are the hardest. Just finagle the fabric so that it’ll turn into a pointy edge. Or you can choose to cut the additional pieces and have the whole entire baby blanket have flat edges. Once your other end is secured with binding clips, you’ll hand sew the binding using this method.Make a Half Hexi Baby quilt using your Cricut MakerYou’re finished. This baby blanket took me a few hours and the assembly was really easy. Again, the hardest part I found was the points on the triangles at the bottom of the quilt. Tell me, will you make this baby blanket using your Cricut?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Crafting DIY

Bloggers best crafts of 2017

December 28, 2017

I love the blogging community and it’s support for each other. I’ve teamed up with a bunch of bloggers to show you the best of our crafts from 2017. Here is the list of bloggers best crafts from this past year. 
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Best of 2017 crafts

 

Sugar Bee Crafts: Create Painted Canvas

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A Girl and a Glue Gun: Transfer Photos to Wood

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The Friendly Red Fox: Crochet Mermaid

Green and Blue Mermaid

The Craft Patch: Giant Paper Flowers

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See Lindsay: Maui Costume

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Keeping it Simple: Farmhouse Signs

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Practical and Pretty: DIY Yoga Bolster

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Happiness is Homemade: DIY Gemstone Soap

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Artsy Fartsy Mama: Printable Coloring Weekly Planner

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Printable Crush: Hand Lettered Wood Sign

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Everyday Jenny: 3D Paper Flower Magnets

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The Ruffled Daisy: Holiday Slime

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5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Unicorn Hat

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Creative Green Living: Unicorn Horn Headband

Unicorn headband tutorial - perfect for valentine's day or party favors

Dukes and Duchesses: Upcycled Embroidery Hoop

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Cutesy Crafts: Bloom Hand Embroidery

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Liz on Call: Custom T-shirt How-To

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Twin Drangonfly Designs: Chewbacca Ornaments

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Persia Lou: Paint Scrape Notecards

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Sweet Red Poppy: Skinny Bows

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Sengerson: Cold Frame Garden Box

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Sunshine and Munchins: Rainbow String Art

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Swoodson Says: Felt Pocket Kitty

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Unoriginal Mom: Fabric Covered Pumpkins

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Ginger Snaps: 2×4 Tic Tac Toe

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Sew Alicia: Quick Rag Quilt Hack
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A Little Craft in Your Day: Crate Ottoman

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Housewife Eclectic: Harry Potter Party

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Sisters What: Faux Leather Bow Tie

easy fake bowtie for boys using colorful faux leather

Doodlecraft: Lego Fidget Spinner

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It Happens in a Blink: Rope Coasters

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Simply Designing: Industrial Printer Cart

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Leap of Faith Crafting: Painted Yeti Mug

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Blue i Style: Cord and Charger Organization

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Try It Like It Create It: Printable Cow Mask

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Happy Go Lucky: DIY Slime Kit

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Please pin from the original sources. What is your favorite blogger craft of 2017?