I shared last week that we just go back from another trip from Walt Disney World. I do love being a mom of boys, but one of the things that I miss out on with only boys is the love of Disney Princesses. It’s just hard for boys to get quite as into Aurora, Cinderella, Elsa and Belle the way I see little girls doing. And there are so many amazing Disney Princesses now– like Moana, which is now out on DVD (affiliate link)! Sometimes, even if I don’t have little princesses at home, I’ve got to enjoy the prince magic, so I decided to create a Moana Felt Flower Headband using my Cricut Explore Air and Cricut Design Space. I made it look a bit like a tropical plumeria flower, rather than an orchid. (Interestingly, while it’s the flower I thought of from the movie, I’m not sure it grows in Hawaii.)
Although this post is sponsored by Cricut, all opinions are my own.
When I first met the wonderful Cricut staff in Utah during Snap Conference along with my friend, Crystal, at Hello Creative Family, I learned all about the materials that one can cut with the Cricut Explore Air. It’s an impressive list; however, I was particularly excited about its ability to cut wool felt. You see, I have this love for felt, and enjoy using it for many different projects. I was thrilled with the idea that my Cricut Explore would be able to cut out intricate designs for me to use. This week I used it to create this Happy Holly Days Felt Ornament without any need to use my own scissors.
Sometimes you see things when you are shopping, and you instantly get a crafty inspiration. Well, at least, it happens to me. I have loved the Vermont Country Store ever since I visited the real store while in Vermont one autumn. When I saw their Natural Balsam Fir Needles in their catalog, I knew what I wanted to make. A felt pillow. It would be a little bit like my Lavender sachets that I made for the Monkey’s teachers, but have an embroidered holiday design. After the fir needles arrived, I thought some more, and realized that I could quickly add a Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree to the felt pillow… and then I saw these perfectly sized burlap bags in Target. I thought that I could quickly combine all of the elements and get a rustic Balsam Cinnamon Christmas Tree Sachet and get a handcrafted holiday gift that took me less than fifteen minutes to create.