Spooky Cake Topper & Cake Stand and Halloween Cupcakes – Cricut Explore

September 18th, 2014

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

Pin this project to your halloween board!

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I created this spooky cake topper & cake stand as part of the Cricut Design Space Challenge this month. I used my awesome Cricut Explore to create this great project and all of my other Design Space Challenge Projects!

Supplies:

Cricut Explore

Deep Cut Blade

Black core presentation board

Black cardstock (I used glitter card stock from Michaels)

Ad Tech low-temp glue gun

Wood Skewer

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DIY fall decor – Hydrangea topiary and Fall Glitter Letters

September 15th, 2014

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For the Michaels Makers challenge this month, we were asked to create fall decor using the gorgeous Fall Market products.

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 I created 3 DIY projects to complete my buffet-scape and embellished them with additional Fall Market items such as pumpkins and burlap ribbon. The decoupage pumpkins I created a few years ago.

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For my first project, I created this topiary using some fall burlap hydrangea flower stems and an existing topiary on clearance. See my full hydrangea topiary tutorial post for details.

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DIY Fall Hydrangea Topiary Tutorial

September 15th, 2014

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I created this topiary as part of my Michaels Makers project this month. That post was getting pretty long, so I created this separate tutorial to show how to re-create this project.

Supplies (contains afflilate links):

2 Burlap Hydrangea Spray

4″ styrofoam ball

Acrylic Paint (match to hydrangea)

Foam Brush

Topiary (the one I purchased was on clearance. You could also make your own with a terra-cotta pot, some floral foam, and the stem from the hydrangea spray)

Ribbon

Ad tech Lo-Temp glue gun

xacto knife or awl

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