burlap and glitter thanksgiving placemats – cricut design space star

October 23rd, 2014

*This post contains affiliate links and is part of the Design Space Star contest by Cricut. All projects and opinions are 100% mine.

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The thing that I love most about my Cricut Explore is that it cuts everything I give it. Usually I’m doubtful going into the cutting, and every single time the explore comes through and cuts even better than I imagined it would.  Cutting burlap was no different. I found this awesome Laminated Burlap and I thought it would work out great because it’s already backed with a laminate that would keep it from moving on the cutting mat.

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It cut my placemats like a dream!

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To complete the placemats, I cut some heat-transfer glitter vinyl (mirrored the image first).

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And then ironed it on to the center of the placemat.

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I cut two different shapes of placemats and two different sayings – Give Thanks and Thankful so I could use these on my thanksgiving table. 
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The glitter is awesome, and the placemats turned out so pretty.

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Here you can see the cut edge and how nice it looks:

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DIY no-glue Mummy Costume

October 15th, 2014

theprojectgirl-mummy-textThis month for the Michael’s Makers challenge, we were asked to create a halloween costume out of materials found at Michaels.
October Challenge Creative

I already knew I wanted Leo to be a mummy this year (more cute pics at the end of the post!), so I just went and found all the supplies I needed at Michaels.

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For this mummy costume you’ll need:

White or cream fabric (you can tea stain it to get an antique look)

Freaky Fabric (cream)

Sewing Machine

Pins (tons!)

Jumpsuit Pattern

So why no glue? I really love glue for so many things, but halloween costumes is not one of them. I like my costumes to be sewn and sturdy. Easy to remove and put back on. I don’t want anything falling off or falling apart.

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