Moana Felt Flower Headband

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.)

Make a Moana Felt Flower Headband using freezer paper and your Cricut cutting machine. You can create a plumeria headband for your favorite Moana fan with a few pieces of scrap felt and this tutorial.
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Upcycled, No Sew Diaper Box for Storage

We have a lot of diaper boxes in our house.  Not as many as before, now that the Monkey only wears pull-ups at night, but we’ve got a lot of Huggies boxes sitting around.  Many are in our basement holding toys and clothes.  Overall, I have found that they are incredible durable and strong boxes, and can be repurposed for many things.  We also have a lot of blankets or “woobies” in our house.  The little boys seem to love all of their quilts, receiving blankets and afghans that they have received since their birth, and I’m running out of places to store them.  That got me to thinking that what I needed to do– make my very own upcycled no sew diaper box to store all  boxof the boys’ woobies.  Now I recently bought a huge box of Huggies at Sam’s Club, which I’m going to tell you about later, but realized that the box wouldn’t fit underneath the Peanut’s Crib.  I decided to cover a slightly smaller Huggies box to create a storage container for the Littles’ woobies.
Cardboard diaper boxes are sturdy and great to upcycle. Here's an easy tutorial to cover your own Huggies Diaper box. It's an easy DIY project and you can line the box and personalize the storage with felt letters. Project was sponsored by Huggies Diapers. [Read more…]

Embroidered Sherlock Quote

I started hearing about Benedict Cumberbatch long before I had heard of Sherlock.  Maybe I should have heard about Sherlock first, but regardless, the show is brilliant.  The humor and dialogue is witty and sharp-edged.  My only complaint is the number of episodes in each season.  I need more than 3 to 4 episodes a year.  (Producers at BBC, do you hear me? Seriously, Downton Abbey had at least 6 a season!)  I can’t be sure of what quote is my favorite, as Sherlock has so many great one-liners, but in the episode Scandal in Belgravia, he tells Irene Adler, “Think.  It’s the new sexy.”  For those of us who are a bit on the geeky side, it’s definitely an appealing quote, so I decided to create a simple embroidered Sherlock quote, as my homage to the series.Do you love the Sherlock series on the BBC? Make this Embroidered Sherlock Quote as a piece of fan art for your very own. A step-by-step tutorial is included to get a gothic, Sherlock quote of your very own using Cricut Design Space.
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DIY Wool Felt Ball Christmas Tree

I can’t remember the first time I saw wool felt balls, but I do enjoy creating projects with felt, and I’m quite partial to small Christmas trees.  However, wool felt balls are equally fun to create and design with.  Most of the time, I’ve seen them turned into garlands or rugs, but you could also make them into mobiles or hotplates.  Or in this case, a super easy DIY Wool Felt Ball Christmas Tree.  This is a craft that you can make in less than the length of one episode of The Christmas Story or Elf.  It will take a bit longer to dry, but by the next morning, you’ll have your very own Wool Felt Ball Christmas Tree to decorate your mantel or holiday display!

Not sure what to do with your collection of wool felt balls? How about making a simple wool felt ball Christmas tree. You can accomplish it in about an hour, and after it dries overnight, it will look awesome in any Christmas vignette, mantel or display!
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Happy Holly Days Felt Ornament

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.

Make this Happy Holly Days Felt Ornament for your Christmas Tree this year with your Cricut Explore Air. Did you know that the machine could cut felt in such intricate details? Well it can, learn more as well as get access to the project in Cricut Design Space.
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