Dollar Tree Tuesdays with Cricut

Did you know that every single Tuesday on my Youtube Channel? I feature “Dollar Tree Tuesday with Cricut”?  I use items purchased from the Dollar Tree and customize them with my Cricut.Halloween Candles-1 Today, I am showing you how to create this spooktacular Halloween Decor using candle jars and a pitcher from the Dollar Tree.  I used my Cricut Explore and Cricut Premium removeable vinyl (I can remove the designs and change them for different holidays).

You can create the same decor using my Cricut Design Space File (click here).

Be sure to check my Youtube Channel Every Tuesday for more Dollar Tree Tuesday with Cricut projects! There are tons of ideas for all occasions.

Triangle Pouch

Triangle Pouch-1Triangle Pouches are super fun to make and they look harder than they really are.  It’s really just a few straight seams and you’re done.

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I looked around at Pinterest and Youtube and couldn’t find any tutorials showing how to fully enclose all the of the seams in the lining.  I really love the simplisity of the patterns I saw on Pinterest, but I didn’t love seeing the raw edged seams on the lining.  I wanted the inside to be as pretty as the outside.

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So, I created my own tutorial with a completely finished linining.  It’s really not hard at all and only adds 2 extra steps.

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They turned out great and I can’t wait to give a few to some friends.  They are also the perfect STOCKING STUFFER size!  You could add a chapstick, handsanitzer or something fun and stuff them into the stocking or even hang them from the stocking.  So many ideas.

Are you ready for the tutorial and to find out how I enclosed all of the seams?  Here you go!

the Evie Scrunchie – FREE Pattern Included

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I am back with another Scrunchie tutorial!  Who would have thought that Scrunchies would be back in style!  I am seeing them everywhere and in lots of shapes and sizes.

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I created the EVIE Scrunchie with my grand-daughter in mind, obviously.  I think it is adorable.  I am a sucker for all things bows.

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The beauty of the Scrunchies is that you can mix and match the Urban Scrunchie with the Mini Scrunchie with the Evie Scrunchie.  They all work similarly and together.  I was inspired to make this set from the headband tutorial I showed you last week using the Urban Scrunchie Mini.   I just love the rainbow of color and Evie will have an accessory for every outfit.

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I added the solid templates to the shop. You can click HERE the to purchase or just click on SHOP at the top of the page.  As always, I also have a FREE printable PDF and SVG for you as well.  You can find that HERE.

Are you ready for the Tutorial:

Double Zipper ID Pouch with Cricut

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Hi there!  I am happy you are here.  It is a beautiful Sunday evening here in South Bend, IN and I just finished whipping up a few of these Double Zipper ID Pouches.

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I used my Cricut Maker (you can use the Cricut Explore, too) to cut the Cricut Faux Leather, fabric and even the clear vinyl window.

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I created this pattern with travel in mind, whether it’s a simple as a trip to the grocery or travel through an airport.  It’s got a secure pocket for your ID and a larger, middle pocket for cash, keys or whatever you may need.

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You can use the handy side clip to add a wrist strap, or to hang on a bookbag, tote bag, keys, etc.

I think this is going to be another great stocking stuffer idea!!

I’ve got a Cricut Design Space file for you so you can get started creating right away.  Click here to get the Design Space FIle  . 

If you don’t have a Cricut (you need one), I’ve got a PDF for you.  You can grab it HERE.

Now.. here’s the step by step tutorial:

Urban Scrunchie Headband

Well hello there my Urban Scrunchie friends!  I am still at it.  I can’t quit making these really quick and easy headbands using my Urban Scrunchie Mini Template.

If you prefer the Free Printable Pdf & SVG pattern you can get it here. Just in time for Back to School, gym work outs or just when you want to look cute!  I will let you in on a secret… I cheated.  I took a shortcut and used premade headbands!  You can see the ones I used here.

I mean who doesn’t love to put on a bright, happy headband and make a statement.  You can mix and match the headband bows by simply untying and putting it on a different headband.  I cannot wait to see Evie sporting one, but since my cute model isn’t here, you’ll have to settle for me :).  Sorry about that, but I wanted you to see just how fun they are.

I just LOVE them!  They make me happy just looking at them.

I used the same Mini Template that I used for the Mini Urban Scrunchies.  You can find the Original Urban Scrunchie Post here.  I love the fact that you get two projects from the same template.  Keep in mind, the Original Template was much larger and longer.  I used the MIni here.

Here are other ways to use the same template:

 

 

I see headbands in the girls’ stockings this year.

Are you ready for the step by step tutorial?  I thought you might be.

Check out this video for 3 more ways to use the Urban Mini Scrunchie:

Hand Sanitizer Holder with Free Pattern

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Today, I have a super fun, super easy project for you!  You can make this with or without the Cricut in just a few minutes.  They are perfect for to school and moms on the go.

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You won’t be able to stop at just one!  They are quick to make.  I can see lots of stocking stuffers in my future!

Don’t forget to use the Cricut EasyPress to personalize with Iron On!

I’ve got a FREE Pattern (SVG & PDF).  You can cut these so easily if you have a Cricut.  If you don’t have a Cricut use the PDF and create a pattern you can cut with scissors.  You can grab both patterns HERE.

Ready for the step by step instructions?  Here you go!

Urban Hair Scrunchies – FREE PATTERN

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Hey there!  Just a quick post to let you know I just released a NEW Video Tutorial for these fun Urban Scrunchies.  I am so happy with how they turned out.  They are a quick and easy project and a great scrap buster!  Watch the video for step by step instructions.

If you’re looking for a shorter tails version try the Urban Scrunchie Mini!

If you have a Cricut you can use my FREE SVG PATTERN to cut them out with your Cricut Maker.  If you prefer to cut by hand, I’ve got a PDF for you as well!  These are Drop Box downloads.  You don’t need to download Drop Box.  Simply click on the link and then click the 3 dots in the upper right corner and click download.

NOW AVAILABLE:  Pick up an Acrylic or Wooden Template here.  If you’re planning to create tons of Urban Scrunchies for your Etsy Shop, Friends and/or Family, this will cut your time in half!   Watch how fast it is to cut your Urban Scrunchie pattern:

If you make them, I would love it if you would tag me on social media and please come join my Craft Crazy Facebook Group where thousands of others are sharing photos of projects they have created with my Tutorials

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Here’s the step by step instructions:

 

Grab and Go Wristlet – FREE PATTERN

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Hello!  Can you believe it’s almost JULY?  June has flown by!  I have been super busy.  I just got back from the Cricut Meet and Greet in Chicago where we celebrated the launch of the Infusible Inks with Michaels! (More to come on that later).  Today, I am excited to share with you my very own pattern/design which I call the Grab and Go Wristlet!

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This little cutie is the perfect size for the summer when you just want to take your key, phone and a few necessities without the added bulk of an oversized purse.

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This little cutie actually has quite a lot of room in it and yet, it’s still a clutch size.  I just love the fun colors.  Wristlet LAN-3

You can’t help but be happy when you see Pink Lemons and Palm Trees, right?

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I designed this bag so that it can easily be converted to a crossbody bag for when you need your hands free for shopping or chasing kids!  (I remember those days :), I actually miss them very much).

Are you ready for a tutorial:  I have a FREE SVG (perfect if you have a Cricut Maker), or you can choose the FREE PDF pattern and cut it by hand.  You can get them by clicking below:

GRAB & GO SVG PATTERN **                     GRAB & GO PDF PATTERN

** For whatever reason, when uploading the SVG to Cricut Design Space, Design Space is resizing it.  Resize the SVG to 23.5″ wide (Keep lock proportions on).  This will create a finished pouch that is approximately 9 x 7.

Here are the step by step video instructions:

 

 

Placemat Pouch Version 10! – The Tote

This is going to be a really quick post.  I started the Placemat Pouch Series over a year ago and the response has been overwhelming.  There are now 10 different placemat projects.

Today, I launched the newest member – Version 10 – The Tote.

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I am really happy with how this one turned out and I think the faux leather opens up a bunch of possiblities with the Placemat projects.  I’ve already got a few others lined up.

You can find the Step By Step Tutorial Here:

If you’d like to check out the other 9 placemat projects, CLICK HERE FOR A FULL PLAYLIST ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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Let’s make a rope rug!

You guys!  I am so excited and happy about this project!  It was so fun to make and I love the quirkiness of it and the unexpected surprise when you turn it over.  This is made from clothesline rope and some fabric scraps and a little help from my sewing machine and that’s it!

Rope Rug-4I love how amazing this looks from the front, but what I love even more is the backside!  It’s even better than the front, in my opinion.

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Look at all of those wonderful fabric scraps and the whimsical look just makes me smile from ear to ear.  Pretty powerful for a rug, don’t you think?  🙂

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I made this one originally as a rug, but look how cute it looks as a tablerunner.  You could create coasters, mug rugs, chargers, trivets and any other countless possibilities.

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I know you will want to give this a try and guess what?  I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you.  You can’t believe how easy it is!  But, first things first….

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I can’t take credit for this wonderfully, unique idea.  Natalie from SewHungyHippie graciously allowed me to share her idea with you.  You should run and check out her site!  She’s got a ton of amazing products like clear vinyl, glitter vinyl, halographic vinyl, faux leathers, patterns, tutorials and so much more!  I found her while searching for vinyl for my clear vinyl series on my Youtube Channel.

So…are you ready for the tutorial?  Here you go!