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.–
New Years Eve is always a celebration. Learn how to make these New Years photo booth props with your Cricut. Thank you to Cricut for sponsoring this post. Head to the bottom of the post to win your very own Cricut Maker!
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Photo booths are a must have at a party with a lot of guests. Not only is it time that they’re spending with you, it’s time that you don’t have to spend thinking of what to occupy them with. Photo booth props are easily made with your Cricut Maker or your Cricut Explore.
Cardstock (I used green, gold, white, black, pink and brown)
Remember that you don’t have to cut everyone of these shapes if you don’t want. All you have to do is click on the eyeball that is next to the shape and it’ll disapear, or just delete it. I don’t want you paying for a shape that you’ll never use. Or buy the Cricut Access program and get over 30,000 shapes available to you.I’ve used the subscription services when I had my Silhouette and now that I use Cricut. I’ve gotten a better deal out of Cricut. I’ve been able to find a lot of shapes that I’ve been able to manipulate and give me the look that I want. It’s a great addition and only $10 a month for something that you’d get a lot of use out of.I used the standard grip mat and chose the intricate cut setting for Cricut cardstock. If I am using any cardstock thicker than the 80 lb. weight, I’ll usually just hit go again and it’ll give me 4 swipes of the blade. This will insure that you don’t have any tears when lifting your paper from the mat. For the glitter cardstock, do the intricate cut but have it pass through 4 times. When choosing intricate cut it’ll pass through twice for each press of the go button.Once all your shapes are cut, just assemble them according to the image. I always like to separate my image cuts into piles so that I don’t get any pieces missed. My favorite adhesive for cardstock is this one by Tombow. It dries quick and it’s also great for 3-D projects.I let all the New Years photo booth props dry overnight and then I adhere the skewer to the back. I just use hot glue for this part because it’s the best and most durable for photo booth props. Once all your sticks are adhered you’re ready to go.I like to have these in a jar just to the side of the booth. In the past I’ve used lots of different photo backdrops but my favorite thing to use is this sequin fabric. It pops and is perfect for ringing in the New Year.
The Cricut Maker is such a wonderful and useful tool. This post I’m going to show how easy it is to throw a Bachelorette Party using the Cricut Maker free projects included when you get your own. Read to the end of this post to see all the ideas and to win a Cricut Maker of your own.
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I love the Make It Now feature in Cricut’s Design Space. It is such a saving grace when I’m having bouts of creativity-loss. When you buy a machine through Cricut, they gift you with exclusive access to certain Make It Now projects. When they released the new Cricut Maker, they included 50 free projects to get you started. The project I have chosen is the Bridesmaid Invitation and the bachelorette Party Kisses and Diamonds straw and donut toppers.These invitations are the perfect way to ask your best girlfriends to be a bridesmaid and they straw and donut toppers are the perfect accent to a bachelorette party.
Begin with printing your invitation on your printer. I use a 60lb cardstock from Michaels and it’s perfect for my HP Printer. Anything too thick will not pull through. Once you have your file printed, place it on your mat and load it in the Cricut Maker. It will read the registration marks and begin cutting and scoring. Unload your mat.Load your black pen into the Cricut Maker (this was included) and your regular cardstock and cut your envelope, small card and your Bride Tribe symbol. You can use black cardstock or vinyl as well but the pen is easier for me. I did color in the edges to fill in the writing.Add your glittered cardstock to the mat and cut the envelope insert, invitation back and small card.
You’ll then print off your tattoo paper images and add that to the mat. The sensors on the Cricut Maker are better than the Explore so these will cut. Place them into your small insert for the card as a special surprise for your friends.To assemble these, add your larger pink glitter square to the inside of the envelope. Next fold in your edges and place a small amount of adhesive to the sides of the envelope and place the end on the adhesive. The printed invitation will now be placed on the smaller glitter cardstock so that the color will peak through the holes your Cricut Maker created. Place some adhesive on the small squares and adhere them together. Place your tattoo inserts behind the square and adhere it to the invitation.For the straw and donut toppers, cut your white background first, then the standard cardstock and last, the pink glitter cardstock for the lips. Adhere your diamond tops to the bottoms and place them in your donuts. For the lips, there are two slits cut in it and you just thread your straw through there.Want to check out the other 49 FREE projects included with your Cricut Maker?! Click the pictures below to see how some of my blog buddies created these projects with their Maker!
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These rainbow cupcakes were such a dream to make and they look so fun with the color variations on the inside. Your kids will be going crazy for these delicious rainbow cupcakes and asking for more gold once they’ve eaten them all gone. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Rainbow cupcakes are such a fun addition to any party or any part of your day. Celebrate sunshine with these easy to make rainbow cupcakes.
What I used is the Duff Goldman Tie Dye mix and just mixed it according to package directions. I separated the batter into 6 different cups and added the included color drops as directed to the cups. I used my 1 Tbsp. scoop and added them into the cupcake wrapper in the order of the rainbow .I preheated my oven to 350 degrees and baked them for 20 minutes or until you press down in the middle and they bounce back up. Allow them to cool completely and then ice them with some of my secret weapons, bakery bought cream cheese icing!
I topped them off with some gold coins from the dollar store but you could even get more fancy and use the gold coin chocolate. That’ll send you into more of a sugar high! This recipe is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day party food or even a Rainbow themed kids party. I know it’s technically a tie-dye mix but change it up and add a little sunshine to your life.
Make the perfect St. Patricks Day Rainbow cupcakes or use them for a rainbow themed party. They're so fun!
1boxRainbow Cake Mix
2cupsprepared Cream Cheese Frosting
1packagegold cupcake liners
Make the cupcakes according to the package instructions. Scoop out a tablespoon at a time into each cupcake liner. Try and keep the colors as smooth of a transition as possible and try not to let the colors bleed into one another.
Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting them.
Use a large, round tip and a piping bag to get a smooth finish on your buttercream.
*This post does contain affiliate links, thanks for your support.Malakai had so much fun at his Harry Potter birthday party. What a better way to celebrate “The Boy Who Lived” than incorporating Harry Potter. We had lots of good ideas thanks to other Harry Potter birthday parties that have been thrown by others but it was fun to put a little spin on it.
I just cut the top off of some greenery I grabbed from Ikea and glues it to the top of the babies heads. I used red velvet cake but you can get any kind you want. I especially love these Butterbeer Cupcakes from Sugar & Soul. I spread it with cream cheese frosting and dipped it in some brown sprinkles. You could also ground up some Oreos and dip them in to have it look like dirt.
I got these Honeydukes chocolate bar labels from Etsy here. They’re printable and a no brainer. They fit perfectly on Hershey bars. We had our local bakery make a replica of Hagrid’s cake and had them personalize it. I also especially love the Gryffindor smash cake. They just used a printable paper and I attached the little snitch on top. I also bought some paper stars that just added a pop to the Harry Potter table. They’re actual pages out of the book folded into tiny stars and they’re adorable. Grab them here. Get Away Today was a huge help in bringing all the decorations together. They had some Harry Potter candy from the original Honeydukes for us. They also lent us their Sorting Hat and scarves for our photo booth. I used some printable snitch wings and attached them onto some Ferrero Rocher candies and yum…
Grab the balloons here and grab the confetti here. I just stuffed the confetti into the clear balloons and then took them to my local party store to fill up.
I used the large cauldron for drinks, the medium for the Harry Potter photo booth props and the small one to hold the extra candy along with the prop Harry Potter glasses. You can see Malakai’s Harry Potter Snitch invitation here.
I grabbed a lot of candies and props for the Diagon Alley area of the party from Oriental Trading. here, here, here The skull statue and the beakers are all from Michaels and I grabbed dowels, hot glue and brown spray paint while I was there and made some fun homemade wands. I got all the table linens from Oriental Trading as well.
So Malakai’s first birthday is coming up on the 30th so I found the perfect Snitch invitations to go along with theme of his birthday which is “The Boy Who Lived”. He was Harry Potter for his first Halloween so I thought it was only fitting to find him a Harry Potter birthday party invitation. I don’t have time to make them so I ordered some for pictures and props and everyone else just gets an e-vite. 😉I found the Harry Potter birthday party invitation on Etsy and you can buy them HERE because they’re awesome!You just slam them down to crack and they reveal the invite of the Harry Potter Birthday Party Invitation for Malakai’s first birthday party. So excited.And if you’re headed to Universal Studios any time soon, book with Get Away Today.
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SuperAbsorbent #CollectiveBiasI say this a lot but Malakai is almost one!! I can’t believe it. I’ve gone from potty trained kids to a baby back in diapers and it affecting my pocket book. Thankfully we have Costco and I can order his Huggies Little Snugglers Plus diapers so I don’t have to take him out in public unless it’s necessary.I wanted to show you how I make these cute candy pacifiers as gift favors to pass out to all those who are expecting and those who come to celebrate the joyous occasion a baby brings.
White circle mints
Blue or Pink jelly beans
small pin (sequin pin)
Blue or Pink ribbon
Go ahead and tie a ribbon around one of the mints, place the pin between the mint and the ribbon so that it is sticking out. Place another mint on its side and have the pin be in the center of the mint. Now place the pin through the jelly bean to “adhere” it together.You have your completed candy pacifier and it’s too cute. Another gift I love to give to expecting mothers is some Huggies Little Snugglers Plus from Costco. They have a package at Costco that you can order that comes with a package of wipes and just the right amount of diapers because most babies don’t stay in newborn sizes very long. It’s also perfect because they are now $5 off from September 1-25 with free shipping.Costco is always the perfect place to grab Huggies Little Snugglers Plus because you get more bang for your buck. I also love the diapers because they are so soft for babies bums and they’re super absorbent, they’re also Disney designs cause everybody loves Disney.
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This wedding happened almost 2 years ago and the colors are always some of my favorite. Pink and Gold will always be a classic combination for wedding decorations, just the hues of the pink and gold change from time to time but it’s a timeless combination.Here are my marquee letters I made with my Cricut Explore and rounded out the decor nicely.Believe it or not, this wedding cake is almost 13 years old at this point. It’s foam and clearly inedible. We sprayed a few layers with Rustoleum Gold spray paint and for the dots we used Martha Stewart’s liquid guild gold paint.The party fans are from My Minds Eye and they still go up for any party I have that incorporate any of these colors.
I made these photo booth props of course using my Cricut and just hot glued them to wooden skewers from the dollar store. Whitney is a graphic designer by trade and made all the prints for her wedding. She even hand lettered the last name at the bottom of this post and I pasted it all together after cutting it in Design Space.