Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Holiday Crafts

This month we are focusing on die cutting machines. My favorite die cutting machines are my cricuts. I thought I would take a little time to show you how your cricut can help you make some Holiday Décor items. Since Halloween is right around the corner, I have a couple of Halloween projects to share with you. These projects were made using the Pumpkin Carving seasonal cartridge.This cartridge has some great designs to help you create the perfect Jack-O-Lantern. First, we picked our design and cut it out on the cricut with vinyl.

pumpkin carving

We placed the vinyl design on the pumpkin and traced around it. Then we carved it out and Voila- a very scary jack-o-lantern.

pumpkin carving2

If you don’t feel like carving an actual pumpkin, there are other ways to use this cartridge. I used some orange vinyl this time to create a jack-o-lantern out of a glass block.

pumpkin lamp 001 [1280x768]

I cut the design out of vinyl on my cricut and placed it on the front of the glass block. I put an led tealight candle in the bottom and wrapped some tulle around it. Here is what it looks like in the dark.

pumpkin lamp 004 [1280x768]

This would also me a great project to do for Christmas with a snowflake or another Christmas element on the block. Speaking of Christmas, I have one Christmas project to share with you.

I made this wreath with my Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge.

hello kitty wreath

When it’s time to decorate your house for the holidays, don’t forget about your cricut, it can help you make some great décor items.

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