Let it Snow Glitter Banner – Christmas Tree Decor

November 30th, 2014

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I created those adorable Let it Snow banners for my Michaels Dream Tree this year. I’ve had quite a few people ask about how I made them so I put together this quick tutorial. They are really easy to make if you have the new Cricut Explore which cuts glitter cardstock like it’s well, regular card stock.

Supplies:

Cricut Explore

White paper –  12″x18″

Large Cricut Mat

Cricut Deep Cut Blade

Glitter Cardstock

Ad tech Permanent Glue Runner

Step 1: Use Cricut and Large Cricut Mat to cut banners. Mine are 3.75×17.5. You can also cut these by hand because they are such a simple shape.

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I get 3 banners from one sheet of 12×18 paper. theprojectgirl-letitsnow-banner-bannercut

Step 2: Lay out your phrase in Cricut Design Space to fit on your mat size. You can cut any of your own fonts. Just make sure they are sized to fit your banner. My phrase is 14″ long.
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Step 3 Cut glitter card stock. I use my deep-cut blade, but I’ve never tried it any other way, so you may be able to use a regular blade. theprojectgirl-letitsnow-banner-glittert

The glitter card stock cuts perfectly every single time, even in the tiny detail areas. theprojectgirl-letitsnow-banner-cut

Step 4 Apply glue to the back of the phrase. I use the Ad tech Permanent Glue runner because I like how the adhesive just adheres to where the paper is. theprojectgirl-letitsnow-banner-glue

Step 5 Stick the phrase on the paper banners!

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And then just decorate your tree!

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Thanksgiving Chalkboard Placecards made with Coasters

November 26th, 2014

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These chalkboard place cards are super easy to create. I found chalkboard coasters at Michaels and knew right away they would make the perfect placecards for my thanksgiving table.

Supplies

Chalkboard Coasters (I found these at my local Michaels)

Mini Wood Spool

Chalk

Ad Tech Hi-temp Glue Gun

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Basically you just need to glue the spools to the back of the coasters. I HIGHLY recommend a full-format high-temperature glue gun like this one from Ad tech. If you don’t have one, you should definitely get one. It has quickly become my favorite crafting tool. You have to be a little more careful with high-temp, but it adheres to pretty much everything, but you get less strings, and you have a few more seconds to reposition items before the glue hardens.

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Glue on one mini spool to each corner…

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Your place cards will stand up just perfectly, and all you have to do is write names on them!

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I also found cute chalk banners at Micheals and just had to get them. I love a few little chalk accents in my fall decor.  Also did you spy my burlap placemat?

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If you don’t want to glue spools to the backs, you can just leave the coasters flat and prop them against other decor on the table. You could also turn these into a banner by stringing them and writing what everyone is thankful for etc. So many possibilities!

Cricut Design Star Challenge – 5 Glittered Holiday Crafts

November 21st, 2014

For the November Cricut Design Star Challenge, my team created glittered holiday projects. I love all things glitter, and I love how easily my Cricut Explore cuts through thick glitter card stock.

Using my Explore, I created a Glittered Village House, and Glittered “Let It Snow” Banner  (and used them on my Michaels Dream Tree)

Here are all the lovely glitter projects that my team and I created:

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1. Glittered Village House & Glittered Tree Banner by The Project Girl
2. Christmas Woodland Terrarium by Brooklyn Berry Designs
3. Glittered Snowflake Pillow by Laura’s Crafty Life
4. Glittered Christmas Wreath by The Country Chic Cottage
Check out all the Cricut Design Space Star projects from this round on the CDSS pinterest page.  And if you don’t have a Cricut Explore, it’s the perfect Christmas gift. I’ll be posting the awesome black friday deals in a few days too!