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Crafting DIY - Easter

Carrot Favor Box for Easter with your Cricut and Xyron

March 22, 2018

Create a darling carrot favor box for Easter using your Cricut and some Xyron adhesive.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I’m so excited! Today is my first post with the Xyron Design Team. I’m going to be sharing two posts a month that is dedicated to them but in reality, most my projects include Xyron adhesive.  Our theme this month is Easter and I loved creating this carrot favor box.

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Begin by downloading the .svg file from Lia Griffith’s site. I have said this many times – her membership is so worth it. I get so many printables, cut files and inspiration from her. After you’ve cut the file, crease it at the score lines.Use your Xyron Mega Runner to apply the adhesive along the small fold and press the box together. Fill it with some goodies and tie with the ribbon. And I don’t know what it is but these egg shaped peanut butter M&M’s are 10x better than the original! I used these Crepe Paper Daisies in the photo too. They are also a file of Lia’s that I downloaded. I used them in a floral crown that I made for my daughter. Check that out here.Easter has never been funner than with this carrot favor box! They’re a new favorite craft of mine. Happy Easter!

Crafting DIY - Easter

How to Cut Burlap with your Cricut Maker and Make a Fun Easter Banner

March 21, 2018

Have you ever wondered how to cut burlap with your Cricut Maker? Use the rotary blade for the smoothest cut ever!Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

This month for the Create with Cricut challenge, our material is Burlap. See how easy it is to cut burlap with your Cricut Maker.

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Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.I found some laminated vinyl at my locals Michaels near their small section of fabric. It came in a roll that is 12″x47″ and is perfect for laying it on my cutting mat. You can absolutely cut non-laminated burlap but I like this because it won’t fray after I cut it.Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.Cut your pennant shapes out of the vinyl using the rotary blade and your pink fabric mat. I have used my other mats with my rotary blade and I haven’t had any issues. It may dull the rotary blade a little faster but I try to save the fabric mat for items that won’t leave a lot of fuzz behind.Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.Next cut out your bunnies. You can use different colors of Iron-On Vinyl or just one color. Another fun material would be felt. Just back it with some Heat n’ Bond and use your rotary blade to cut it out as well. Since this design is essential the same, I didn’t worry about mirroring my image. If you do letters or words, be sure to mirror your image. But you do need to make sure that you place the Iron-On right side down on your mat.Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.Use your EasyPress or your Iron to secure the image onto the burlap. Use it on the foil setting at 385°F for 25-30 seconds. Be sure to warm your burlap before to wick out any moisture that may be there. Moisture and applying vinyl do not go hand-in-hand.Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.Now just weave your banner through some ribbon and hang. I like to add junque bows in between my letters so that they don’t bunch together and I can control the spacing.

I love this burlap Easter banner and it’s going to go up every year!


Easter - Home DIY

Metallic Clay Pot Crafts with an Easy Arrangement

March 19, 2018

Making clay pot crafts is so easy and inexpensive. Use some metallic paint and create these farmhouse style clay pots filled with an easy arrangement of faux flowers.Create these metallic terracotta pots using clay pots from the craft store and some metallic paint.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Create these metallic terracotta pots using clay pots from the craft store and some metallic paint.Supplies –

Create these metallic terracotta pots using clay pots from the craft store and some metallic paint.Paint your clay pots using two coats of the metallic paint. Allow each coat to dry in between so that you reduce your brush strokes and any paint lifting.

Cut your faux flowers off into individual sprigs. You’ll want to glue the foam ball into the terracotta pot and then begin poking the foam balls with the wired faux flower sprigs.Create these metallic terracotta pots using clay pots from the craft store and some metallic paint.Arrange it to how you like and then display it wherever you desire. I placed mine on this farmhouse style shelf right outside my front door.

Be sure to check out the other clay pot crafts that bloggers did for this months Craft Lightning.

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.


St. Patrick's Day

St Patricks Day Dollar Store Craft

February 14, 2018

St Patricks Day is one holiday that doesn’t get a whole lotta love. Create this St Patricks Day dollar store craft using green cups, contact paper and some etching cream. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

This months theme for our Inspire My Creativity is Dollar Store Crafts. Show us what you’ve got at the bottom of this post. For me, I’m going to show you my easy St Patricks Day dollar store craft using just about everything from there.

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Cut your stencils using your electronic cutter. I created a square and then sliced my shamrock image into the middle. If you have Cricut Design Space, the file is available above all sized for your.Clean your glasses with some rubbing alcohol to get it squeaky clean. Peel off your stencil and place it on your glass. Take your foam brush and dip it into your etching cream and paint it on. Don’t be afraid to glop it on. Mine wasn’t so I’ve got spots that aren’t etched. Once you’re done, just rinse it under warm water and peel off your stencil. These are now dishwasher safe so go for it! These are such fun to have at a St Patricks Day table setting and filled with green milk or even some lucky beer!

Now for the link up. Go ahead and visit all of the co-hosts and see what project they did and add your project to the link below.

Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Meg  |  The Kusi Life
Candice  |  She’s Crafty
Jaclyn  |  The Dotted Nest
Victoria  |  Dazzle While Frazzled
Sydney  |  Tastefully Frugal
Lindsay  |  See Lindsay
Julia  |  The Quiet Grove

Valentine's Day

Valentine Conversation Heart Ornaments

February 10, 2018

I love this little red tree of mine. I use it almost all winter long for Christmas and Valentines Day. Make these super cute conversation heart ornaments and hang them on a tree of your own or give them to your own Valentine.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you to Oriental Trading for sponsoring this post.

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So simple, just get both halves of the heart ornament and fill them with the conversation heart candies. Secure the edge with some clear tape.
Loop some twine into the holes and hang from your tree. These are perfect just to give as is or personalize it with some vinyl!Let me know if you make them! I love these and Malakai won’t stop staring at them.

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.

Holiday Parties - Valentine's Day

DIY Ceramic Conversation Hearts used in a Table Setting

January 30, 2018

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These DIY ceramic conversation hearts are so easy and the perfect vessel to hold some delicious Valentine treats.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter.

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Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. You’ll first want to start by saving the free valentine .svg files to your computer. If you have the one I use, use this method. If you have a different brand, just use the suggested method of how others upload images.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. Cut your vinyl into the shapes. I used my favorite electronic cutter and I had to do a double cut when I selected the glitter vinyl setting. Weed your image and then place the transfer tape over your image.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. Next you’ll want to paint your ceramic conversation hearts. Choose an acrylic paint in the color or your choice. I used red, gold and white to coordinate with my American Greetings party supplies. It’s the perfect colors for a Valentines party and matching gifts.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. I chose to do two coats of paint on each heart. Once the paint is completely dry, place your transferred image and press the vinyl onto your conversation heart. Peel the transfer tape up and your image will stay on the heart.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. I paired it with these darling heart paper plates and placed each one of my kids’ Valentine card underneath. Grab these super American Greetings cards at Walmart.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. Giving gifts is important to me but it’s more important if it has sentiment. I love getting something that is store bought but personalizing it on your own. I have found that the Valentines Day American Greetings items at Walmart are the perfect items to do this with.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. I especially love their tissue paper. How cute are these X’s and O’s?! Then the heart wrapping paper is perfect for any time of the year. Close each envelope with one of their glitter heart stickers and it’s the perfect closure. Grab some fun pens and personalize each persons name on the envelopes. In fact, take more stickers and place them on he front of the envelope to jazz it up.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. After purchasing your American Greetings cards at Walmart, download the Ibotta app and get the offer of saving $1 after you purchase one card. The app is so easy to use and I save so much money by using it. Enter the Sending My Love sweepstakes below for a chance to win, ends February 13, 2018. For all the official rules, click here.