DIY Book Letters Name Display

DIY Book Letters Name Display

April 16th, 2019 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

We were inspired to create a “pop-up book” effect with letters that spell out the baby’s name for a unique baby shower centerpiece. Chipboard is such a versatile material that cuts out beautifully with Cricut Maker®. The pop of color we added under each letter really allows them to stand out and makes this truly a statement piece!

To fit with the “Storybook” theme of this baby shower, we knew actual books were a must-have in some of our designs. Check out antique stores, yard sales, or your own bookshelf for old hardcover books and give them a new life. Don’t let this list of materials worry you, the project is actually fairly simple but makes a big impact! Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

1: Customize the Design

DIY Book Letters Name Display

To customize the Book Letters project to your desired name, open this project file, Book Letters and select “Customize.” Then use the text tool to select the text you want to change, and type in your desired name. Use the 'ungroup to letters' option before cutting on this project.

2: Cut Chipboard Letters

If you’ve never cut chipboard, you’ll be amazed at how precisely it cuts on the Maker! The weight makes it ideal for 3-D projects or anything that needs a little more stability.

Start by taping the chipboard to a StrongGrip mat with masking tape on all 4 sides. You can also tape across each corner but make sure your design will not overlap any places that are taped down.

Tip: Your chipboard piece must be 11X11 inches for the Knife blade to work its magic. The closer your images are to the center, the better they seem to cut. I was very generous in giving a large border around the letters and the edge of the chipboard. This also allows plenty of room for the tape.

Follow the directions in Design Space for cutting chipboard. Don’t forget to switch to the Knife Blade and move the 4 white star wheels all the way to the right.

Chipboard takes several passes to cut - but your patience will pay off! At the end of the last pass, double check to make sure your letters have cut all the way through and perform another cut pass (if necessary) before unloading the mat.

3: Cut Cardstock Letters

Cut a duplicate set of letters in cream cardstock with the Fine Point blade and LightGrip mat to match each letter. These will go on the back side of the letters, so make sure to mirror before cutting.

4: Paint/Prep Letters

DIY Book Letters Name Display

To hide the dark edges and back sides of each letter, I painted all edges with cream craft paint and a foam brush.

DIY Book Letters Name Display
DIY Book Letters Name Display

You could also paint the back of each letter, but I found it was easier and had a much cleaner look to cut a mirror-image of each letter in a matching cream cardstock an use glue to attach.

5: Cut Book Pages

DIY Book Letters Name Display

Open one of the hardback books towards the center and choose two book pages for the letters, making sure you have pages with mostly text and not a lot of spaces.

DIY Book Letters Name Display

Place the self-healing mat under one book page and line up a chipboard letter along the bottom line of text on the page.

Use the TrueControl knife to cut around the chipboard letter EXCEPT for the bottom edge. This knife is such a great tool for any paper crafters! If any letters have cutouts (A, for example) save the piece of the book page to glue on the corresponding area of the colored cardstock.

Lift the letter free and fold it down.

You will also need one piece of colored cardstock in whatever color you choose for the back of each book page - this is where the letter will show through! Measure the size of your book pages and cut the cardstock just smaller than each page.

6: Assemble

DIY Book Letters Name Display

Turn to the back of the cut page and apply adhesive to the back of the page. We like to use a Craftbond-strength glue stick.

DIY Book Letters Name Display

Attach a piece of colored cardstock to the back of the letter cutout page, making sure to keep the letter part folded down so it doesn’t attach to the glue.

DIY Book Letters Name Display
DIY Book Letters Name Display

Now carefully glue the chipboard letters to the back of the hand-cut book letters.

DIY Book Letters Name Display

Finally, hot glue a thin line to the bottom of (back side) of each letter to make it stand up. Hold in place until glue is completely dry. You may need to repeat adding thin lines until the letter can stand up independently.

7: Display

DIY Book Letters Name Display

Once you get the assembly process down, just repeat for all the remaining letters in the name/word you are using.

DIY Book Letters Name Display

To display, we simply layered the side edges of each book a little bit over each other in the correct order as shown in the picture above.

We were so happy with how this project turned out! I know my book-loving daughter wants one for her own room, and it will be fun to let her choose her favorite colors and help make this unique piece to display on a shelf or bookcase.

DIY Book Letters Name Display
Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

Once Upon a Time Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

April 4th, 2019 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Create a beautiful statement cake with a DIY Cake Topper and Decorative Ring, all cut with Cricut Maker®!

When it comes to making and decorating cakes, it can be really intimidating for those of us who don’t bake! I still wanted to have a beautiful centerpiece for the food table, and I was brainstorming how I could achieve the fairytale theme without using traditional edible cake décor. That’s when I came up with the idea of using wooden embroidery hoops and attaching paper elements to the hoops to create a 3D forest effect. I also created a custom cake topper out of chipboard, which cut flawlessly with my Cricut Maker. The finished result was even better than I imagined!

Let’s start with the Once Upon a Time cake topper.

Materials:

Once Upon a Time Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

1: Open Design Space File

Open Cricut Design Space and click on this file: Once Upon a Time Cake Topper

The file is sized to make the finished cake topper approx. 5”x 7” but you can resize it if you need it to be bigger or smaller.

2: Prep Your Chipboard to Cut

You will want to make sure you are using a Cricut StrongGrip Mat and masking tape to secure the chipboard to the mat before you cut. Insert the Knife Blade in your Cricut Maker, and move all the star wheels to the right before inserting the mat to cut. Cutting chipboard takes several passes, so get comfy!

3: Paint the Chipboard Topper

Once Upon a Time Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

Now that the Once Upon a Time is cut out, it is time to paint the sides and back of the chipboard topper.

You will need to paint a few light coats to get good coverage of paint, creating a seamless look with the cardstock on the front of the cake topper. While the paint is drying, you can switch out the knife blade to the fine point blade and cut the blush cardstock, using the same Once Upon a Time design.

I love how clean and crisp the cardstock design looks, and it adds some texture to the cake topper too!

4: Glue Cardstock Design onto Chipboard

Once Upon a Time Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

When the chipboard is completely dry, cover the entire top surface with a craft glue stick and then place the cardstock design perfectly on top and press down carefully.

Once Upon a Time Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

Apply gentle pressure and smooth the cardstock all along the design to ensure that it adheres well, especially around the edges!
Your custom fairytale cake topper is complete!

Once Upon a Time Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

Now it’s time to create the beautiful Storybook Forest cake rings!

Materials:

Once Upon a Time Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

1: Open the Design Space File and Cut Out Elements

Once Upon a Time Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

Open Cricut Design Space and click on this file: Storybook Forest Cake Ring

The file is sized to create the forest design on 14” and 12” wooden hoops, but if you need to resize it, make sure you are selecting all of the elements and resizing them together so they will stay at the same scale.

I started by cutting out the castle first, then the trees, and then everything in Natural Kraftboard from Cricut. Backing all of the paper designs in kraftboard gives the shapes weight and sturdiness while creating a 3D effect.

2: Adhere Kraftboard Bcking to all Design Elements

Once Upon a Time Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

It is helpful to lay out all the elements of the design (trees and castle) and match them up with the corresponding kraftboard pieces. One at a time, apply the glue stick to the top surface of the kraftboard, line up the matching cardstock piece, and press down.

Once Upon a Time Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

Repeat this process until every shape is backed in kraftboard.

3: Attach the Design Elements to Wooden Hoops

Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

Using your hot glue gun, attach all of the shapes to the wooden embroidery hoops to create a layered design.

Apply small beads of hot glue to the back of the shape, and press carefully onto the front side of the wooden hoop. I alternated the placement of trees on the front and back of the hoop to create space and dimension to the forest.

Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

Pro Tip: Don’t worry about creating perfect spacing when placing the trees around the hoop. Asymmetry is more pleasing to the eye, and it will look like a more natural forest if all the trees are not perfectly balanced on both sides!

Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

There are two hoops, so make sure you are spreading out the tree shapes to fill in the space for both. I decided to place the castle on the smaller, inner hoop, so when they are placed together it looks like the castle is hidden behind the trees.

Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

I love the final result! What a dramatic effect and beautiful centerpiece using only paper and glue!

Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring

This same concept could be used for so many different cake or party themes! What theme would you plan for your next party?

Cake Topper and Storybook Forest Cake Ring
DIY Leather Bookmark

DIY Just One More Page Leather Bookmark

April 4th, 2019 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Sending party guests home with a beautiful and useful party favor is a great way for them to remember the special occasion! A simple leather bookmark is cut with Cricut Maker® and embellished with iron-on vinyl and colorful ribbon and tassels.

DIY Just One More Page Leather Bookmark

Kids aren’t the only ones asking for one more story at bedtime, so why not let book-loving adults sneak in one more page too? We wanted to create a party favor for the baby shower that wouldn’t be tossed aside and forgotten when guests return home. We love the simple elegance of these leather bookmarks as favors or gifts for the reader in your life!

1: Open Design Space File

DIY Just One More Page Leather Bookmark

Open Cricut Design Space by clicking this link to the file: Just One More Page Leather Bookmark

The file is sized for the finished project to be 1.5 inches by 6.5 inches. The size can be adjusted in Design Space, though we don’t recommend making it any smaller if you are going to use the coordinating “Just One More Page” design because it may be too small.

2: Prep Your Leather

DIY Just One More Page Leather Bookmark

When your file is ready in Design Space, follow the promptings for cut settings to use with leather. We prefer using the knife blade and the setting for tooling leather, but we definitely recommend doing a test cut

When cutting any thick materials such as chipboard, balsa wood, or leather be sure to use the StrongGrip Mat. Place a full sheet or desired size piece of leather on to the mat and make sure it is correctly aligned and smooth.

3: Cut Your Bookmark

Once your bookmark shapes have been cut, carefully remove them from the mat, along with excess material. The Cricut scraper tool is helpful in removing any remaining fibers left behind on the mat.

4: Cut Iron-on

DIY Just One More Page Leather Bookmark

Prepare your iron-on by adhering it to a StandardGrip mat, shiny side down. Make sure to mirror your image, then follow the prompts in Design Space to cut your design.

Next, use a weeder tool to remove the excess vinyl from the clear plastic carrier sheet, leaving just your design.

5: Iron-on Your Design

DIY Just One More Page Leather Bookmark

Here’s our favorite part! Cutting the leather is fun but adding the iron-on makes the bookmark so unique and beautiful. We can’t wait to use this technique on other leather projects. Place the iron-on design on the bookmark and get out that EasyPress!

DIY Just One More Page Leather Bookmark

When it’s time to use the EasyPress, we always open Cricut’s Interactive Quick Reference Guide to find the exact temperature and settings to use. Select the iron-on type and base material and follow the directions including heat, pressure, and length of time.

DIY Just One More Page Leather Bookmark

Tip: When using any type of iron-on, pay special attention to instructions regarding using a “warm peel” or “cold peel”. For this project, we removed the clear liner while it was still warm (just after using the EasyPress) but some materials require you to wait until the material has completely cooled. Always double check!

6: Add Flair

DIY Just One More Page Leather Bookmark

Finally, it’s time to add some fun and flair to the ends of these gorgeous party favors. You can use ribbon, pom poms, or any decorative trim to finish off the bookmarks. A simple yarn tassel in one or multiple colors is so simple to make yourself. We also love the look of mixing a few colors and textures together like the example below.

DIY Just One More Page Leather Bookmark

These bookmarks were such a fun project to make. The possibilities are endless - think of the gifts you could make using this technique! We can’t wait to cut more things with leather and we love having a machine that does it so beautifully.

DIY Just One More Page Leather Bookmark
Anniversary games, anniversary centerpiece

DIY Anniversary Party Centerpiece Game

March 4th, 2019 • Contributor: Cricut Designer Meagan Patterson

Learn how to make this amazing 3D Wall Art Piece.

50 years of marriage is definitely something to celebrate! And what better way to celebrate a marriage well lived than a fun and interactive centerpiece? We really wanted every guest to get to know the couple in a different way than they may have in the past. Many of us don’t realize how tumultuous the past was and despite the craziness around them, two individuals fell in love and worked hard to stay married. This centerpiece is meant to highlight that aspect.

On one side is a photo of the couple during that particular decade-1969, 1979, 1989, & 1999. Then on the opposite side, you immediately see 3 major world events of that year. When you slide the card out it is then revealed what the couple was doing together at that time. It’s kind of fun to see how this special couple spent their days as they lived through pretty significant world events.

Now it’s your turn to make! First, gather 3 significant world events that took place during that decade. Then interview your special couple to find out where and what they were up to at that time. You will be amazed at the fun little things you discover! So let’s get making!

Materials Needed:

DIY Anniversary Party Centerpiece Game
  1. Cricut® Maker
  2. Cricut® Heavy Chipboard
  3. Cardstock, White
  4. Cricut® Foil Iron-on, Gold
  5. Cricut® Weeder
  6. StrongGrip Machine Mat
  7. Cricut® LightGrip Machine Mat
  8. Cricut® EasyPress
  9. Cricut® EasyPress Mat
  10. Spray Paint, Navy
  11. Adhesive
  12. Hot Glue

Before you begin - this is a very specialized project so please feel free to fill in the information cards with your personalized phrases. Simply click on the text box you would like to edit and begin typing. The font I used is Dear John in Cricut Access and I switched the Fill to “Print” instead of “No Fill.” Once your letters look the way that you want them to be sure to use the “Flatten” option to preserve the arrangement of the text before cutting.

1: Cut all the Things!

DIY Anniversary Party Centerpiece Game

Use masking tape to secure the edges of your chipboard to your mat. Follow the prompts in Design Space® to cut images from the chipboard using the correct cut setting and the Knife Blade.

Be sure to mirror the image when using iron-on and place the shiny side (clear liner) down on the mat.

You will have a few images to Print then Cut. Follow the prompts in Design Space to cut all of your images. You may need to customize your cut settings depending on your material. I used the posterboard setting with my cardstock because it was just a little bit thicker than typical cardstock.

2: Now Put it all Together!

DIY Anniversary Party Centerpiece Game

Slide the two chipboard pieces together using the slots. It’s important to assemble the chipboard BEFORE you paint it. If you paint these pieces first, the slots will be too small and will no longer slide together. Allow the paint to dry completely.

While you’re waiting for the paint to dry, use a Weeder Tool to remove the negative pieces of the iron-on so that just the design remains on the clear liner.

3: All the Little Things

DIY Anniversary Party Centerpiece Game

Apply the iron-on layers to the information cards using a Cricut® EasyPress and Cricut® EasyPress Mat. For the perfect time and temp setting use this link depending on your material.

4: Glue…

DIY Anniversary Party Centerpiece Game

Use your favorite adhesive to glue 2 layers of the spacers together. Then when everything is dry, hot glue the spacers to the painted chipboard with the opening facing outward.

5: Line up…

DIY Anniversary Party Centerpiece Game

Place the slider piece behind the photo, then attach the edges of the photo to the chipboard. Make sure to only glue the edges! If any glue leaks out it will prevent the slider piece from moving freely.

6: And Glue Some More!

DIY Anniversary Party Centerpiece Game

Hot glue the “What was Happening in the World” cards onto the chipboard next to their corresponding windows.

DIY Anniversary Party Centerpiece Game

Repeat these steps for each arm of the centerpiece.

DIY Anniversary Party Centerpiece Game

Now you and your guests are ready for a fun interactive centerpiece that will keep the conversations flowing.

Happy making!
Meagan

DIY Anniversary Party Centerpiece Game
DIY Customizable Candles, anniversary gifts

DIY Customizable Candles

March 4th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Design Team Manager Dezi Moss

One of the many surprising materials the Cricut Maker® cuts is tissue paper, using the rotary blade. Often considered too delicate for most crafting, tissue paper can do some amazing things when paired with another material.

Today's partner in DIY is the ubiquitous candle! You won't believe the seamless effect you can get with our Print Then Cut designs in only a few minutes. We thought this would be super fun for Pam & Jim's 50th-anniversary party to bring some of the design motifs into some unexpected areas of the room. Check out the techniques below and make your own candles for any occasion.

Materials

DIY Customizable Candles
  1. Cricut® Rotary Blade
  2. Cricut® LightGrip Mat
  3. Printer paper
  4. Tissue Paper
  5. Wax Paper
  6. Candle
  7. Heat gun
  8. Tape
  9. Inkjet printer

1: Open Project Instructions

Begin by opening Cricut Design Space using this link to the project: 50th Anniversary Candle. This project makes three candle decals for a 4” 6” and 8” candles.

If you want to alter the project, select customize, then use the tools in the Edit panel to make changes before you cut.

2: Prepare Tissue Paper

DIY Customizable Candles

Tape all sides of the tissue paper to the printer paper in an orientation that will be compatible with your home printer.

Pro Tip: have some extra tissue paper on hand as some trial and error is usually inherent to this step. It may take a few tries to figure it out.

3: Print then Cut the Tissue Paper

DIY Customizable Candles

Follow the prompts in Design Space to Print Then Cut the design onto the tissue paper. Make sure you let the ink on the paper fully dry before putting it into your Cricut Maker. Allow the machine to read the registration marks and follow the prompts to cut the images.

4: Assemble

DIY Customizable Candles

Hold the tissue paper over the candle in your desired position.

DIY Customizable Candles

Wrap wax paper over the tissue paper, and pinch together in the back to hold the tissue paper onto the candle. The wax paper should completely cover the tissue paper.

DIY Customizable Candles

Using a heat gun, heat the surface of the wax paper gradually until the wax of the candle beneath it begins to soften and absorb the tissue paper design.

Keep the heat moving in small circular motions to provide even heating and avoid burning or over-melting certain areas.

The design will turn darker as it is absorbed into the candle; look for a shiny sheen as it is absorbed.

DIY Customizable Candles

Remove the wax paper when the design has been absorbed and allow to cool fully before touching the design. A light pass with the heat gun over the candle surface can help eliminate any differences in finish left by the wax paper and return the candle surface to uniform luster.

Can you believe how easy that is? Visit DesignSpace for more candles using this technique! Comment below what you want to put on your candles!

XOXO,

Dezi

DIY Customizable Candles
DIY paper flowers

DIY Giant Paper Daisies

March 4th, 2019 • Contributor: Cricut Designer Meagan Patterson

I have a deep passion for paper flowers so when we came up with this concept of making giant paper daisies I just couldn’t wait to get started! The more you pay attention to the details of a flower, the more real you can make it seem. We decided to use wooden beads on a half foam dome surrounded by crepe paper fringe to create more texture and depth to each of our daisies. I’ll let you be the judge, but as for me-I think these daisies are easy to make and incredibly eye-catching.

So, let’s get making!

DESIGN SPACE LINK: Giant Daisies

Materials Needed:

DIY Giant Paper Daisies, DIY paper flowers, DIY flowers
  1. Cricut® Maker
  2. Scoring Wheel
  3. Cardstock, White
  4. Crepe Paper
  5. Foam Form
  6. Wood Beads
  7. Hot Glue
  8. Spray Paint, Yellow

1: Cut and Score

DIY Giant Paper Daisies, DIY paper flowers, DIY flowers

I cannot get over how much I love this scoring wheel! Gone are the days of guessing where the score line is-even on such tricky colors like these white petals! Each flower should have 16 petals. Feel free to add more if you would like to create a fuller look, but I was satisfied with the 16 petals. Load, score and cut your materials when prompted and set aside each petal.

2: Fold Petals

DIY Giant Paper Daisies, DIY paper flowers, DIY flowers

These score lines can be a bit tricky to fold due to the fact that they are curved to follow the edge of the petal. Do not fold completely flat! This will crease and tear your paper in an unpleasant way. Instead, simply bend along each score line a little section at a time to about a 45-degree angle. I like to use my Cricut® Scraper Tool to help create a crisper line.

3: Glue Petals

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DIY Giant Paper Daisies, DIY paper flowers, DIY flowers

Divide your petals into two equal pile-8 in each pile. Hot glue each petal in the first pile using a small dot of glue and matching the inside corner to the opposite score line as shown in the first picture.

With the second pile, use a small dot of hot glue again, but this time only bring the corner of the slit to about midway to the opposite score line. Gluing the slits at different intervals will allow the petals to lay more naturally as you form the flower later on. Trust me- You’ll thank me for it!

4: All in a Row

DIY Giant Paper Daisies, DIY paper flowers, DIY flowers

Now it’s time for the center of your daisy! Hot glue each bead to the foam form. I found it easiest and most efficient (which comes in handy when you make a million in a row or 25 as we did) to place a generous amount of hot glue in a straight line starting at the center and working your way out and down, row by row.

How hot your glue gun is will determine how much you can do at once. It’s so frustrating when you’re crafting, and your hot glue cools off and hardens before you get the chance to place your beads. So just go at the pace that suits your glue gun!

5: Stretch Fringe

DIY Giant Paper Daisies, DIY paper flowers, DIY flowers

Stretching out the crepe paper fringe can be tricky depending on how delicate your paper is- so be gentle. The reason we are stretching this fringe out is so that it forms more comfortably to the foam center. Stretch gently with your fingers and thumbs just at the base of each cut strip.

It’s ok if your crepe paper is not all the same color because you will be spray painting it later. No one will be the wiser!

6: Glue Fringe

DIY Giant Paper Daisies, DIY paper flowers, DIY flowers

Hot glue each fringe piece one section at a time, overlapping when needed till you reach the end.

7: Spray Paint Center

DIY Giant Paper Daisies, DIY paper flowers, DIY flowers

Once all the fringe is glued and dry-grab your favorite yellow spray paint and spray away. You’ll probably want at least two or three coats with an hour of dry time in between so be sure to plan your time accordingly.

8: Glue Petals to Center

DIY Giant Paper Daisies, DIY paper flowers, DIY flowers

Grab your petals again because now it’s time to glue them to the centers. Start with the petals that you glued the corner to the score line. Place a generous amount of glue to the base of each petal and then place and hold till dry to the center of the daisy. Slightly overlap the petals as you place them on the center in a clockwise direction.

Once all 8 petals are glued move on to the 8 petals that were glued midway to the score line. Continue gluing the petals in a circular direction and using a generous amount of hot glue to adhere each petal to the flower.

DIY Giant Paper Daisies, DIY paper flowers, DIY flowers

And with that, your flower is complete! How fun are these?! I can’t wait to see how you makers create these awesome daisy flowers for your big events in life!

Happy Making!
Meagan

DIY Giant Paper Daisies, DIY paper flowers, DIY flowers
DIY Spring Wreath, spring wreath, DIY wreaths

DIY Spring Wreath with Felt Flowers

February 8th, 2019 • Contributor: Kristin Saulsbury

I can feel it, spring is just around the corner! However, as I write this, over half of the United States is a frozen tundra. So, to help pass the winter blues I’m sharing a spring-inspired wreath that will help get your spirit (and house) in the mood for spring.

Spring Wreath Design Space Link: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/128529752

1. Cut the Flowers

DIY Spring Wreath with Felt Flowers

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DIY Spring Wreath with Felt Flowers

Cut out the felt flowers on your Cricut Maker or Air 2.  You will want to use the pink Cricut fabric mat. If you use a smaller or larger grapevine wreath, be sure to resize your flowers to best fit your design. NOTE: You can use the Fine Point Blade or the Rotary Blade for this cut. I found the rotary blade works best.

2. Cut Each Leaf from Cricut Cardstock

DIY Spring Wreath with Felt Flowers

Cut out the paper leaves with your Cricut. Again, if you opt to change the size of the design you will also want to scale your leaves to best proportionally fit your design.

3. Assemble the Flowers

DIY Spring Wreath with Felt Flowers

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DIY Spring Wreath with Felt Flowers

While your leaves are cutting, start to assemble your felt flowers. Each flower has (6) layers. The first four layers have tabs at the bottom. Start by gluing those tabs together on each of the layers using a glue gun and/or glue stick. Once the tabs have been glued together and dried, start layering the petals.

Layer all (6) flower petals from smallest to largest. Secure them by gluing the layers on top of each other. Once all the petals are in place, glue the center to each flower.

Once the flowers have dried be sure to clean up any strings from the glue to keep the flowers looking crisp.

4. Assemble the Wreath

DIY Spring Wreath with Felt Flowers

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DIY Spring Wreath with Felt Flowers

Start by gluing the leaves to the grapevine wreath. Use your creativity and place the leaves in spots that best work for your design. Next, start gluing the flowers to the wreath. After all the flowers are on the wreath, fill in extra leaves to add volume to the wreath.

DIY Spring Wreath with Felt Flowers

The final step is to hang your wreath. You can hang it on your front door to welcome your guests with some spring cheer or add it to your home decor. Just because spring isn’t officially here yet, do not hesitate to start decorating!

I hope this tutorial is helpful! Leave in the comment section if you are making wreaths or other home décor projects. If yes, be sure to share on Cricut’s Facebook or Instagram pages.

DIY Spring Wreath with Felt Flowers
DIY Frozen cake topper

Learn How to Make A Frozen-themed Cake Topper With Cricut Maker®

January 28th, 2019 • Contributor: Kim Byers, The Celebration Shoppe

Let’s make a Frozen Cake Topper with the Cricut Maker!

Do you have a little one with a birthday and a love for Disney’s Anna and Elsa?! If you do, this is the perfect Frozen cake topper for you!

I’ll show you how to use your child’s age, and weld a crown to the top, to make a darling personalized Elsa and Anna cake topper. Embellish it with glitter and foil, and Disney’s new Frozen Adventure and Magic Deluxe Paper set for the perfect decoration!

Why stop there, I’ll show you how to embellish your cake plate too so that even the most basic white cakes steal the show!

Instructions are for an 8” cake on a 10” cake plate.

Supplies for Frozen Cake Topper

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Design Space - Click Here

1: Modify in Design Space as Needed

Open my Design Space project. For the cake topper, if your child is turning three, you’re all set. If not, I used the font "Banco Com Heavy" for the number. Once you have the number, duplicate it. This will be the adhesive foil number. Use the other number and duplicate the Elsa crown. Place the crown on the new number, and weld. This will turn the group black/dark gray. Now you’ll have a silhouette of a number and crown, and a separate number and crown.

Disney Frozen party, Disney Frozen Cake Topper, disney party

For the cake wrapper, if your cake plate is 10”, then you’re all set no matter if it’s square or round. If you have a different size, duplicate one scallop section, resize to what you think you need, duplicate so you have four pieces and do a test cut with plain paper. Once you know it fits the way you’d like, delete three pieces, duplicate the other top two ice layers and size to fit the scallop piece you tested. Delete all the original cake wrapper pieces for the 8” cake.

2: Cut

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Cut out each of the elements. I used Chipboard for the base number crown combo, adhesive foil for the number, glitter vinyl for the crown, Disney’s Frozen Adventure and Magic Deluxe Paper set for the snowflake and cake wrapper.

3: Assemble the Cake Topper

Disney Frozen party, Disney Frozen Cake Topper, disney party

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Disney Frozen party, Disney Frozen Cake Topper, disney party

Using Chipboard and the Knife Blade, cut out the number and crown combo. The crown is fragile. If the edges fray, don’t worry. Just trim away with scissors. The glitter vinyl will cover up any imperfections. Once Chipboard is cut, layer foil on three, and glitter on the crown.

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Disney Frozen party, Disney Frozen Cake Topper, disney party

Layer two snowflakes with foam adhesive dots for the bottom of the number. Glue dot or hot glue a wooden dowel to the back. Your cake topper is done!

4: Assemble Plate Wrapper

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The cake plate wrapper is cut from a combination of Disney’s Frozen Adventure & Magic Deluxe Paper and a Light Blue Cardstock. Layer starting with scallop and foam adhesive squares. Embellish front of cake wrapper with layered snowflakes.

5: Attach to the Cake Plate

I use glue dots to attach the wrapper to my cake plates. They clean away easily with no damage. It will start to fall off after a few hours but can easily be put back in place if the party is still going!

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More Frozen Party Cricut Ideas

Visit Design Space to see 15+ more Frozen crafts you can make with your Cricut! Here are just a few that work perfectly with this party:

As always, I hope you’re inspired to create! And if you’d like to see more of my Cricut creations, join me at The Celebration Shoppe (https://thecelebrationshoppe.com).

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Let’s Make a Disney Frozen-themed Banner With Your Cricut!

January 28th, 2019 • Contributor: Kim Byers, The Celebration Shoppe

Planning a Frozen birthday party? This banner is easy to make with your Cricut and can be customized with lots of Frozen drawings in Design Space. I chose Elsa, Anna, and Olaf, but there are so many more! Including the castle!

I love layering when working with paper crafts and this banner is no exception. Pick up a pack of Disney’s new Frozen Adventure & Magic Deluxe Paper pack, coordinate it with some solid sheets, and your entire party will coordinate beautifully!

Instructions are for two, three-foot banners (including spaces).

Supplies for Frozen Banner

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1: Modify Design if Needed

Open the file. Each banner element is approximately 3x4. If you’d like it larger, select all and drag the box at the corner.

2: Do Your Cutting and Writing

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Write and cut each element using solid and Frozen Adventure & Magic Deluxe Papers.

3: Assembly

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Layer the elements using foam adhesive dots.

4: Add the String

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Using clear fishing line, attach each banner element equally spaced. I used one banner between each I attached so that they’re all the same distance apart.

5: Hang

Clear Command Strips are a great no-damage way to hang temporary party decor.

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Visit Design Space to see 15+ more Frozen crafts you can make with your Cricut! Here are just a few that work perfectly with this party:

As always, I hope you’re inspired to create! And if you’d like to see more of my Cricut creations, join me at The Celebration Shoppe (https://thecelebrationshoppe.com).

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