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Wood Conversation Hearts Sign Valentines Day Decor

These are cute little Valentine’s Day signs I made. They are inspired by the little Valentine’s Day candy conversation hearts.

I am new to using power tools so I haven’t been taking photos during the process for my blog, but these are simple and here is the supplies I used.

  • 1×6 common board
  • Stain
  • Cricut vinyl

I cut the boards to 5-1/2” then sanded all the edges. This made them 5-1/2” squares.

Next I stained them. I am loving this stain color! I bought it because the name was interesting lol.

After the boards dried, I did a little distressing with my sander.

I made the vinyl decals on my Cricut, applied them and used a coat of mod podge over top of them to make sure they stayed on.

That’s it! This was a really easy project and has given me even more practice with my new Ryobi power tools!

I promise to start taking step by step photos soon!

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Dollar Tree Cricut Crafts: Graphic Oven Mitts Christmas Gift Idea

This is an easy craft if you have a cricut, I made three in less then an hour.

Dollar Tree has these oven mitts with a pocket. You can stuff it with cookie or cake mixes and even a fun kitchen gadget. They are perfect for gift giving for teachers, white elephant, stocking stuffers or for your favorite cook.

I got my SVG files from Etsy. They are very inexpensive, or you can create your own. After cutting and weeding just iron on.

Always use a barrier between your heat press and HTV.

I used a temp of 305 for 30 seconds, warm peel.

These sayings are so clever! What a fun gift idea!

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No Sew Christmas Throw Pillows Cricut Iron On Decal

If you can use a hot glue gun, you can make these pillows. There is no sewing involved. You can also do without the decal if you don’t own a cricut machine.

I used cloth table napkins from Hobby Lobby. They are the perfect size for throw pillows. They were $2.99 a piece but I found them at 50% off! You need two for each pillow and a bag of poly-fil which I found for $2.99 and a hot glue gun. Great price for a throw pillow don’t you think?

Measure the cloth so you know how big to make your decal.

I found a couple of svg files that I liked and sized them to fit the pillows. Make sure to mirror it before you cut!

After the decal was cut, I weeded them and then centered them onto the cloth.

Always use a barrier between the easy press and the heat transfer vinyl.

I used my easy press to iron on the decal. My heat setting was a little high at first. I had to adjust it down to 295 after I made the deer. You may be able to see some of the red bled through. I think it’s because the material has a lot of polyester in it…no biggie.

I used a white glitter HTV. They came out so pretty against the plaid.

I put the pillow together. I used my hot glue gun to glue the edges of the pillow together.

I left an opening to stuff with the poly-fil. I stuffed the pillow. Each pillow took an entire bag of poly-fil. Then I glued the opening together and that’s it! I’m doing a woodland rustic theme this year and these colors are great!

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Welcome Sign For Front Porch Or Is It?

This Welcome Porch sign is perfect for the “feeling social” and the “not feeling social” days, lol! I am trying to find all kinds of excuses to use my Cricut. I love it! I had this piece of wood, so I decided to make one of those famous “Welcome” porch signs but with a funny twist. I stained the wood and cut out the letters with my Cricut and here ya go…

Here is the front. All traditional and Fallish looking. I can change the flower and peel off the pumpkin and add an ornament for Christmas or a flower for Springtime…

And here is the back…lol. This is for the next time I see a solicitor coming.. haha

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Does Cricut Infusible Ink Work On A Velour Throw?

I’ll admit it…I am Cricut obsessed! I have made earrings, iron on tees, sayings for mugs, wall art, I’m even selling my earrings on Etsy now. Check them out here: My Etsy Shop

My son is getting married next month and I wanted to make the happy couple something special. I bought this velour throw not knowing how infusible ink would stick and gave it a try.

Here’s the link: Throw Blanket on Amazon

This is the infusible ink I used.

Here’s the link: Cricut infusible ink

I use my cricut to cut the design then I used my cricut easy press, temp 305 for 30 seconds. The infusible ink melds right into the fabric like a dye and they become one. I’m very happy with how it came out!

What do you think?

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Cricut Welcome Sign Made With Old Weathered Wood

I was walking my dog the other day and someone had thrown out this old board. I looked at it and immediately knew I wanted to make something from it. I walked on past planning on picking it up on the way back then quickly decided to turn around and get it, thinking someone else might grab it before me.

I’m often found doing that, walking down the street with something in my hands I’ve curb shopped. I could tell you of a few treasures I have found that way…

This piece was so cool though. It is perfectly weathered. It is also perfectly sized for a porch sign. I decided the best place for it was at the lake.

I didn’t take step by step pictures this time, I think because I was so excited to get it done, but here is my before and after.

I used light gray chalk paint and lightly brushed it on the wood here and there just to make it a little more interesting.

I made stencils on my cricut and taped them to the wood. I used black oil based paint to paint the letters. Since we are in the woods, I made a deer stencil for the “O” in welcome.

Then I just wrapped some rope around the top from dollar tree.

It looks old and rustic! I was thinking I might flip it around and paint something on the other side “LAKE LIFE” perhaps and flip it around once in awhile.

I’m always on the lookout for pieces like this and I’m so happy when I come across them.

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Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft: S’mores Tote

This was a fun project just in time for the Fourth of July! It’s fast, easy and cheap.

Supplies list:

  • Two Plastic Cutting Boards from Dollar Tree, the kind with the holes on top
  • One Wooden Crate. I got this one at Walmart in the floral section but you can get them at Michaels, Hobby Lobby or sometimes Dollar Tree has them
  • One Dowel Rod that fits through the cutting board holes. I found at Walmart in the craft section.
  • Glue
  • Paint if desired

I painted the crate with chalk paint. I used Aleen’s tacky glue to attach the cutting boards to the crates. I also used hot glue for an immediate hold.

I made vinyl stickers on my Cricut, marshmallows and a bonfire and stuck them on the sides of the cutting board. I also used my cricut for the word “S’mores” and applied it to both sides of the crate

I added the dowel rod and of course the goodies. This will look great on the counter at the lake. Just grab and take out to the fire. Happy 4th!

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Up Cycled Vintage Train Case Suitcase

I found this avocado green vintage train case at a thrift shop for .50! I decided to shabby chic it and use it for storage inside my tv console.

I knew it’s not going to be heavily used so I decided to paint it.

Here’s the paint I used. I picked outdoor acrylic hoping it will have a little more lasting coverage, although I don’t mind if it gets nicked here and there at all. I picked daffodil yellow because it jumped out at me at the craft store.

First coat. I did two coats and a third touch up coat.

I used nail polish remover and a Q-tip to remove paint that I got on the hardware.

After it dried, I brushed chalk wax on it to help seal it.

I let it dry for a couple of days…

Then I made a vinyl sticker with my cricut and stuck it on.

I’m using it to store my grandsons games and controllers for the Xbox.

It looks so cheery and makes me smile every time I look at it.