Creating this Patriotic Wood Plank Sign couldn’t be easier when you use your Cricut. Use the Cricut Knife Blade to cut thick chipboard and then adhere it to your store-bought wood plank sign. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
I use my Cricut to make the most awesome patriotic crafts. I created this wood plank sign using my Cricut Maker and Knife Blade to get this sign to look the way it does and I love it.
Use your Cricut Knife Blade to cut the stars. Each shape took around 20 passes of the knife blade to ensure that it cut through the entire shape. Then use that same Cricut Design Space file to cut your paper stars to go on top of your Cricut chipboard stars.When using adhesive with the Cricut Chipboard, do not mix a wet adhesive with a dry adhesive. So I shouldn’t run the cardstock through my Xyron and then paint Mod Podge on top. I need to decide ahead of time what adhesive I’m going to use. Since the white craft paint has a metallic sheen to it, I’m going to just use some Mod Podge for the Cricut patriotic sign. Just paint the chipboard with Mod Podge and then lay the paper stars on the corresponding Cricut Chipboard stars. Next, use some more Mod Podge to layer your Cricut patriotic stars on top of each other.
I’m going to use some E6000 to adhere the star to the wood plank sign. This will make sure that my Cricut patriotic sign will last a long time.
You can only use the Cricut Knife Blade with the Cricut Maker. The Cricut Explore models do not have the force ability to use the Cricut Knife Blade. For all your Knife Blade questions, see this post here. Be sure to use a Strong Grip Mat and some masking tape for the edges.
Create this easy Donut Box using DCWV Scrapbook Paper, your Xyron Mega Runner and the Xyron Creative Station. This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commision on items you buy at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.
This DIY donut box made with DCWV cardstock and Cricut is perfect. I love the added touch that I added using my Cricut pen. Donut Kill My Vibe is my new mantra! Use your Xyron adhesive to make something that will really last…a lot faster than the donut will.
Begin by opening the Donut Box file with Cricut Design Space. The Cricut file is all set for you. Plan on having 5 pieces of the DCWV cardstock. The Rainbow Splash cardstock pad is perfect for many projects. It has a great variety in the pad and I plan on using every sheet. Sometimes you get pads that only give you a few good ones, but this DCWV scrapbook pad is perfection. I used the cloud paper as the inside of the box. I cut two pieces for the lower donut box. I needed a lighter cardstock to allow the Cricut pen to show through. Run the inside of the box with your Xyron Creative Station along with the smaller areas of the bow. Lay the inside of the donut box that you cut with your Cricut and assemble the bottom. Use the Xyron Mega Runner to run adhesive on the tabs of the donut box. Now it’s time to put together your Cricut gift bow. There are three X shapes and one I shape. They all have 2 holes that will coordinate with each other. Use the smaller shapes and lay them onto their corresponding shape. It will leave you with a strip on each side of the base paper. You fold the I shape into a circle and then place the brad in the corresponding holes. Then the X shapes will have the four tabs folded in toward each other and you adhere them all to the brad. Work from the smallest to the largest. Fluff your bow to make it how you want. Now add your donut to your donut box that you cut with your Cricut. Eat that delicious donut and enjoy your Cricut donut box that you made!
Did you know that you can use your Cricut to make personalized cutlery? Create this personalized mermaid party cutlery for your next mermaid party. This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commision from your purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.
This months theme for Craft Lightning is wood. Just give us some wood and 15 minutes and we’ll have some easy and quick mermaid party decor that will leave your guests in awe. Create custom wood cutlery with some vinyl and your electronic cutting machine. I use a Cricut. I know people have their preferences when it comes to a Cricut or a Silhouette. I’ve owned both. I haven’t used a Silhouette in probably 4 years. I love the design software but the cuts I would get were not great. I recently made these rosettes using some fibrous paper and the detail that Cricut was able to get just gets me every time. I have learned when cutting fibrous paper with my Cricut, I do intricate cuts with it on regular speed. Those stars are 1/4″! Anywho, let’s get back to business. This personalized wood cutlery was super easy to make. I just used some sparkling holographic vinyl and cut it into shapes that were 1/4″ wide.
With your Cricut Maker, select it from the main list. If you have a Cricut Explore, use the vinyl+ setting on your Smart Dial.
Just peel and place on the bottom of your wooden cutlery and you’re set for the perfect mermaid party. I’m planning a mermaid party for Leila this year so I’m really excited. I’m having The Sugar House Bakery make her amazing cakes and cookies. I’ve got Oriental Trading helping with the holographic details. My mother-in-law is also coming and she’s never been to the states. I’m nervous…On another easy breezy note, check out the other things that these creative bloggers made with wood. It’s all made under 15 minutes for Craft Lightning. I love these challenges.–
This patriotic craft is so fun for Memorial Day or Fourth of July. The easiest way to make paper rosettes and use Xyron adhesive to ensure a hold that’ll last all summer. This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commision at no extra cost to you.
These patriotic paper rosettes are perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July. It’s a fun twist to standard patriotic craft or Fourth of July craft. And it’s perfect to announce that I’m giving away a Xyron Mega Runner too. Just leave a comment on this post about what your favorite summer activity is.
So begin by cutting your paper rosette shape. Now you’ll have 3 white rectangles, 3 blue rectangles, 1 circle and 1 cut-out circle. Run your blue rectangle and the cut-out circle through your Xyron Creative Station. Now lay the blue rectangle over the white rectangle and the red cut-out circle on the larger white circle. Use the score lines that are on the rectangles and fold them accordion style.Do that to all three fans and then we’ll use our Xyron Mega Runner and run a line of adhesive on the white side of the end of the rectangle and then lay it over a piece of the blue fan.Next, place your adhered fan on to a flat surface. Just press down in the middle and the fan will start folding in. Now I use some hot glue to hold that small circle together but you can choose what works best for you. Now you’ll place the eagle cut-out circle over the middle. So easy and such a quick patriotic Fourth of July craft. These paper rosettes that I made with my Cricut go perfectly with these Fourth of July party poppers and the super cute patriotic coozies.
Avengers: Infinity War was released two weeks ago and I’m still healing from the ending. Make these Avenger Cupcakes and create these super cute Avenger Cupcake Picks using your Cricut. This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commision at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.
Have you seen Avengers: Infinity War yet? I’ll be honest, these movies don’t get me super hyped but I do love them and I really loved this one. My boys love them the most and Malakai has been asking me to open these cool Avengers LEGOs for weeks. I decided just some store bought cupcakes would be perfect for these Avenger cupcake picks and we could celebrate him finally being able to open the box ;).The bond between Thor, Groot and Rocket was created during this movie so I had to have this Lego set. This is probably my favorite scene of the movie where they create Thor’s axe and he has a new weapon to celebrate. Use these cupcake picks to make the coolest Avengers party with all the characters.They’re on the Kawaii Avengers digital cartridge available with Cricut. I used the Print Then Cut method on printable vinyl, then I layered them on some black cardstock. I used my Xyron to run the cardstock through the Creative Station and sandwiched a toothpick in the middle and placed the backside to the frontend of the matching Avenger.
After you’ve printed your Avenger Cupcake Picks, lay them on the coinciding black cardstock cut out. Place your figures on to your Xyron Creative Station and run it through. If you don’t have one, just use some glue. Place your toothpick on one the front end of your Avenger and then place the backside of him and sandwich it together. Super easy.I bought these store-bought cupcakes and then used some superhero sprinkles that I found at Bakers Party Shop.Just place your Avengers Cupcake Picks into the center of each cupcake and you’re set for the party!What Malakai and I loved most about this day was opening his new LEGO Avengers set. He was in heaven creating this and was all hands on deck. My OCD came out to play with him on this day but he was more than happy so I had to just roll with it. 😉Grab the LEGO Avengers sets here or stop by your local LEGO store. Have fun with your Avengers Celebration!
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For me, cleaning is a nightmare. Fill this cleaning bucket with all your spring cleaning needs and make it look pretty with vinyl.
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Begin by opening the Cricut Design Space File and cut your holographic vinyl. You’ll just choose it from the materials list and it will give you a perfect cut. I always cut twice just to make sure I have no sticking.
Remove any unwanted vinyl from the carrier sheet and place the transfer tape over your design. Use your scraper tool to press down and get a good adhesion. Peel off the transfer tape and then place it in the center of your cleaning bucket. Now, who doesn’t want to clean all the time with this? So easy and it’s the perfect accessory to carry all your Clorox® products.
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To celebrate the beautiful Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2 Bundle, available exclusively at JOANN stores, I’m making this super cute Messy Hair Don’t Care hoop with Cricut to display in my daughter’s room. Not only does she have messy hair, she has a messy room which coordinates perfectly.This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I receive a small commision. Thank you for your support.
Cricut’s holographic sparkle vinyl has the perfect ability to catch different tones in the light. It’s a lot more vibrant than their glitter vinyl, which has it coordinating with the Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2. Everything Cricut related that you need is included in this amazing bundle and you’ll have an amazing hoop art project in no time.
Usually, when you buy canvasses at JOANN, they come in a pack of 2 or more which is more economical. I just took a utility knife and removed the canvas material from the frame. It’s similar to what I did when I made my reverse canvas.Next, you’ll cut your design for your hoop art with Cricut Design Space. I designed it and sized it to fit a 9″ wooden embroidery hoop. Remove the excess Cricut sparkle vinyl and keep the words on the white paper.Lay your transfer tape over the top of your vinyl and use your XL scraper tool to rub over the top. Peel off the transfer tape and that will also remove your vinyl from the white carrier sheet. Lay it on the center of your canvas material. You’re going to want to peel slowly as you remove the transfer tape.You could easily use your EasyPress and use Iron-On Vinyl to do this same technique but I love the look of the pink sparkle vinyl and that’s what I had that was included in the Cricut Wisteria Explore Bundle. They also have silver and gold in the Iron-On in the same sparkle included in the box.After your image is on the canvas, go ahead and lay the material over the bottom of the hoop and then lay the outer circle hoop and push down to secure it completely. After it’s secured, use some scissors and cut away the excess canvas material.
Add a cute ribbon on the top to hang or use a Scotch wall hook and hang it inconspicuously. I love how this is displayed with these coordinating felt balls and this adorable planter with fern leaves as the hair. It literally has messy hair and it doesn’t care 😉
I love using my Cricut Explore because of the Bluetooth capability. I often use it in conjunction with my Cricut Maker and it’s a pretty little thing sitting nice and cosy with her sister. The Wisteria color is a favorite of mine and it coincides with Pantone’s color of the year, Ultra Violet.
Using the new Cricut Wisteria EasyPress is so easy to create reverse canvas projects. Not only is it beautiful, it’s a practical thing to have for every crafter of every skill level.This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.
Creating a reverse canvas is so easy and now that you have or are considering an EasyPress, it just makes it that much more achievable to get professional looks with little materials. I love it because it’s 9×9″ evenly heated and the Wisteria EasyPress is lightweight, portable and easy to store.
To begin, find yourself some awesome Iron-On Designs that are included in the Cricut Wisteria EasyPress bundle. The Cricut Wisteria items are only available at JOANN stores and guys, it’s beautiful. You’ve got the metallic finish and it’s the perfect shade of purple to coincide with Pantone’s color of the year, Ultra Violet.If you can remove the staples of the back of your canvas, use that. If they’re in there pretty deep, go ahead and cut around the back of the canvas. My canvas had a painted side to it and a more rustic side on the back with no paint. I decided I wanted a farmhouse reverse canvas so I used the back side.Preheat your Cricut Wisteria EasyPress to 340ºF. If you prefer Celcius, just hold the temperature button on the EasyPress and it will switch over, do the same thing to switch it back to Fahrenheit. Then set the timer for 30 seconds. If you do not have an EasyPress Mat, set the timer for 50 seconds.Set your removed canvas over the EasyPress Mat and then warm your surface for about 10 seconds. Lay your Cricut Iron-On Design over the top and then take your Wisteria EasyPress and hold it over the design for 30 seconds. Use medium pressure and allow the design to cool for around 1-2 minutes.Use a firm hold and pull up the transfer paper. It may take a bit of a tug when you first pull up on the paper. As long as it doesn’t lift up the actual design, you’re ok. If the design does lift, go ahead and press your design for 20 more seconds and allow it to cool all over again.
Now that you have your design pressed, now it’s time to stain your frame if you’d like. Just brush the stain over the top, allow it to soak in for 30 seconds and then wipe. I just used a foam brush to paint it on and a paper towel to wipe it off. You can also use a lint-free towel to wipe it off too. Allow it to dry completely.Turn your frame upside down and then lay the image over the frame. Make sure to set the image to where you want it. Then you’re going to start stapling the back of the canvas to the back of the frame. Begin in the middle and pull as you go. Go back and forth, side to side pulling taught. Be sure to staple all around the edges and then trim the excess canvas.Display your awesome reverse canvas and relish in how easy it was to make!