Etched Glass with the Cricut Maker

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I have always wanted to try etching glass, and today I did just that!  I don’t know why I waited so long!  It’s easy, fun and very inexpensive!

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I used the Cricut Maker to cut out Premium Permanent Vinyl to use as my stencil.  I don’t recommend using removeable vinyl and it doesn’t stick as well and the etching creme can easily seep underneath your design (ask me how I know).  You will also want to pick up a bottle of Armour Etch.  It will last you forever, because most of it goes right back in the bottle after you use it.

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With the holidays right around the corner, I’m always looking for gift ideas for stockings, hostess gifts and small gifts for friends.  You could easily make wine glasses, casserole dishes, candy dishes, vases, canisters… whatever fits your gift recipient’s needs.  I thought the shot glasses would also be a fun bachelor party gift, or newly engaged couple gift or even a shower gift.

I have included a step by step tutorial for you.  It’s really easy!  Try it!

Rae Dunn Inspired Jewelry Dishes

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by!  Today, I have another quick and easy gift idea for you.  How about a set of Rae Dunn Inspired Jewelry Dishes?

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Pretty cute, don’t you think?  They are amazingly easy and very inexpensive.  I made this set for under $8.

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I tried a set in black as well for a more authentic “Rae Dunn” look.  I think they would make fantastic bridesmaid gifts, bridal shower gifts, stocking stuffers, birthday gifts or even a just because gift.

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You could add a name, a monogram, a favorite sports team logo, a short poem, or any other  image you can cut out in vinyl.  Every girl (and guy) needs a place to put their bling, small personal items and whatnots.  I especially like the one with the wedding date… no more forgetting the anniversary, right?!  How about adding a pair of earings and using the bowl as the gift bag.. just add a little ribbon and WOWZA, you just stepped it up a notch.

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In the video I show you a really easy way to add this gold trim around the bowl as well as a few polka dots.  Polka dots make everything better!

My friend, Teri, and I recorded this live in our Urban Makers Facebook Group, you’ll here her in the video.  I uploaded it to youtube afterward, so it’s no longer live, but you still get to join in the fun!

Cricut Premium Vinyl!

Have you heard?  Cricut has released a new Premium Vinyl and it’s better than ever!  Psst…  if you use my code LORRIE you’ll save ANOTHER 10% and get free shipping!!

1cThe new vinyl weeds easier, sticks better and their new vinyl lineup lays flatter!  I love to cut my vinyl with the new Self Healing Mat, True Control Knife Blade and the Metallic Ruler!

Did I mention my code?  LORRIE gets you 10% off and free shipping on these items too!

Now, would you like a step by step tutorial?  You know I have one all ready for you!

Products Used: Cricut Premuium Vinyl: http://shrsl.com/zwa4 Cricut Transfer Tape: http://shrsl.com/1490w Cricut Ruler: http://shrsl.com/10rib Cricut True Control Knife Blade: http://shrsl.com/zy3j Cricut Self Healing Mat: http://shrsl.com/wka6 Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/jljo Tumbler: from Walmart Use Code LORRIE to receive 10% off and Free Shipping on all supplies at Cricut’s website (Does not apply to machines) Affiliate links used above. Thank you 🙂 Social Media Info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lanunemaker My blog: http://www.lorrieNunemakercom/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lanunemaker/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorrie_nune… Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LONU2008 *Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

Father’s Day Clock with the Cricut

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Father’s Day is just around the corner!  I can’t believe it’s almost June 17th, already!  Haven’t gotten dad the perfect gift yet?  Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

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This little gem is a DIY, custom made for your special guy by you!  All you need is a $3.97 clock from Walmart  (they come in White, Black, Red, Silver and Gold), Cricut Premium Vinyl, a piece of cardstock, and your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore.

You can see in the top photo I added a little extra touch with the red stripes.  I think they go a long way to adding just that something to make it pop.  You could add a personalized name, add stars for the numbers, add a logo for your business, you name it… the sky is the limit!  How about a personalized clock for the kids room?

You know I have a step by step tutorial for you!  You can grab my Design Space file here or start from stratch and make your own!  Don’t forget to add the hole in the middle if you start from scratch, my file already has it in there for you.  Use Code LORRIE and save 10% and get free shipping on any accessories/cutting materials (Including this Premium Vinyl)!  Below is the video and a list of materials used.

Cricut Premium Vinyl: http://shrsl.com/zwa4
Cricut Acrylic Ruler: http://shrsl.com/whdp
Cricut Rotary Cutter: http://shrsl.com/wi9o
Cricut Self Healing Mat: http://shrsl.com/wka6
Cricut True Control Knife Blade: http://shrsl.com/zy3j
Cricut Cardstock: http://shrsl.com/rxqa
Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/nybi
Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may make some change at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

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