10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut

This post first appeared on Cricut’s blog where I'm a contributor. With Halloween fast approaching, we’ve got 10 last minute projects you can make with the help of your Cricut machine!

10 last minute Halloween Projects with Cricut

Halloween is in TWO WEEKS! How did that happen? I know I can’t be the only one running around making last minute preparations so today I’ve got ten last minute Cricut projects that are going to make you the hit of the neighborhood this Halloween. Many of these projects can be made on both the Explore machines and the Maker machine so let’s get crafty!

10 LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN PROJECTS WITH CRICUT

Mantel looking a little bare? In just ten minutes you can create this gorgeous boo banner from Frog Prince Paperie.

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

Who has time for carving pumpkins at the last minute? This no-carve project from Sweet Rose Studio can be color coordinated for any theme and can be made again next year!

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

 If you haven’t tried Cricut Window Cling it is PERFECT for last minute décor ideas – easy on, easy off! Check out these spider web window clings from Hey Let’s Make Stuff.

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

These DIY felt masks from Tastefully Frugal are not only a quick and easy solution for Halloween, they are great for play time all year round!

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

 These faux spider earrings from Hey Let’s Make Stuff would be a cool accessory for your costume, but would also be fun to wear to work or if you aren’t big on dressing up for the holiday.

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

With these cut files from Liz on Call the possibilities are endless! Make them smaller for cupcake toppers, use them on cards, or make them larger than life for fun wall or table décor.

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

Having a Halloween party this weekend? These bat napkin rings from Creativities Galore and this spider serving bowl from Laura’s Crafty Life will make any table festive, and just take a few minutes to create.

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts
10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

The best part about Halloween? The snacks! With your Cricut Explore or Maker you can customize sweet treats in no time. Check out these witch cupcake toppers from 100 Directions and these purple people eater treats from I Love My Disorganized Life!

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts
10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

Have a fun and festive Halloween – can’t wait to see what you create! Oh, if you want one more bonus last minute Halloween project, then check out my own Last Minute Halloween Home Décor with Cricut!

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts
10 last minute Halloween projects with Cricut

Create Baby Wall Decor with the Cricut EasyPress 2

I love creating personalized gifts - especially for new little ones! Thanks to my Cricut Maker and EasyPress 2 I can create custom baby wall decor that really makes a statement.

Baby Wall Decor with Cricut

CREATE BABY WALL DECOR WITH CRICUT

Iron-on is one of my favorite materials to use with my Cricut but I have always felt limited by the size of the EasyPress. Cricut is releasing two new sizes this Fall - 12x10 and 6x7 so now you have the perfect size EasyPress for any project. I am so excited about the larger size (and shoutout to the new raspberry color!) because it allows me to create larger scale projects like this canvas in less time and without worrying about getting full coverage. Perfect! {FTC Disclaimer: This is a sponsored blog post but the opinions are mine all mine! This post also contains affiliate links which means I may make a small commission on any purchases at no additional cost to you.}

Loving that tee-pee print? It is a FREE printable from A Joyful Riot! I am obsessed with it!

SUPPLIES NEEDED

HOW TO CREATE BABY WALL DECOR WITH CRICUT

1. Tape around edges of canvas - this will give your finished project a white edge.

Baby Wall Decor with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

2. Cut cardstock to desired size and apply repositionable/temporary adhesive, then apply it to the center of your canvas. I used my Xyron Creative Station with Repositionable Adhesive and it worked like a dream!

3. Use dauber to apply paint around the edges of the cardstock then use paintbrush to paint the rest of the canvas. Let dry and repeat if necessary, then remove cardstock and tape.

4. Create image/phrase in Design Space. I've got this project saved in Cricut Community so you don't have to start from scratch! Use the sizing option (don't forget to unlock the image) to make your image fit perfectly in to the open space on your canvas. 

Baby Wall Decor with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

5. Cut your image from Iron-On material. I used the Maker but this could also be done on an Explore machine. Don't forget to mirror the image before cutting!

Baby Wall Decor with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

6. Remove excess iron-on and use weeding tool to remove centers of letters.

7. This is where the 16x20 EasyPress Mat really comes in handy! Because the canvas is raised (not flush to the table) I need padding underneath. By folding the large mat in half I have enough cushion to apply the iron-on!

8. Center image on canvas and cover with Iron-On Protective Sheet. This will protect your paint from the heat of the EasyPress.

9. Use the EasyPress recommended settings chart to determine temperature and time for your canvas. I did 340 degrees for 30 seconds. The greatest thing about the EasyPress 2 is I could do this entire large project in one fell swoop! No more multiple passes on the same project!

10. Remove clear film from design and voila! Custom Baby Wall Decor!

Baby Wall Decor with Cricut - Kingston Crafts
Baby Wall Decor with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Easy DIY Summer Tote Bag

This post first appeared over at The Crazy Craft Lady where I'm a contributor. Summer is still in full swing here – and as much as we love it we also know it means toting lots of “stuff” for the kids! Of course we want to look cute doing it, so today we’re going to learn how to make an easy DIY Summer Tote Bag in just a few minutes!

Easy DIY Summer Tote Bag - Kingston Crafts

One of my favorite things about this time of year (besides - you know - SUMMER!!) is that you can find inexpensive tote bags everywhere! Tote bags are easy to customize and can be done in just a few minutes, whether you are a beginning crafter, and expert maker, or even someone who thinks you don’t have a creative bone in your body. This project is for you! {FTC Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links which means I may make a small commission if you purchase something - at no additional cost to you.}

DIY SUMMER TOTE BAG

I’ll add iron-on to anything that will stand still – from clothing to leather clutches to wood and more. Tote bags are some of my favorites because there are so many options available! Inexpensive totes can be found in craft stores, on Amazon, in the Target Dollar Spot (where I found these blue striped totes), at discount stores and more.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

HOW TO MAKE A DIY SUMMER TOTE BAG

1. Select an image for your tote bag. Look for a “single layer” image – that means no layering different colors or lining up separate pieces. Single layer iron-ons can still give you a bright pop of color! 

Easy DIY Summer Tote Bag - Kingston Crafts

2. Measure the length and height of the front of the tote bag and adjust the size of your iron-on accordingly, then cut out with your Cricut. Don’t forget to place your iron-on shiny side down on the mat, and always mirror your image before you cut!  

Easy DIY Summer Tote Bag - Kingston Crafts

3. Remove the excess iron-on material and place shiny side up on the tote. 

Easy DIY Summer Tote Bag - Kingston Crafts

4. Use the Cricut EasyPress (or household iron) to add iron-on image to the tote. 

Easy DIY Summer Tote Bag - Kingston Crafts

5. Remove clear film. You DIY summer tote is finished!

Easy DIY Summer Tote Bag - Kingston Crafts

I used my Cricut Maker and EasyPress, but you can also cut iron ons with other die cutting machines or manual punches and you can use your household iron to apply them. Want an even easier way to customize your tote? Look for pre-made iron-on designs online or in your local craft store.

Pre Made Iron On Onesies - Kingston Crafts

I suggest stocking up on tote bags when you find them, because once you do your first iron-on you’re never going to want to stop! These are great for hostess gifts, birthday party favors, a girls night project and much more. In fact, I bought several of these tote bags and created one for the 4th of July!

Easy DIY Summer Tote Bag - Kingston Crafts

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Custom Pencil Cases for Girls and Boys

With just a few minutes, your Cricut machine and these cute pouches from the Target Dollar spot, you can create custom pencil cases for girls and boys just in time for back to school!

custom pencil cases - Kingston Crafts

We have ten nieces and nephews and know how crazy back to school time can be for their folks. We ALSO know what it is like to have a name that is hard to find on customized supplies (Alexandra? Mackenzie?) - so when I found these pencil cases at the Target Dollar Spot I thought it would be a quick and easy project to finish in an afternoon and let them know we're thinking about them as they head back to school in a few weeks!

CUSTOM PENCIL CASES FOR GIRLS AND BOYS

Grab your Cricut (I used a Maker but you could also use your Explore), the Cricut EasyPress - I LOVE THAT THING SO MUCH) and your favorite iron-on colors and let's make some custom pencil cases!

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

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HOW TO MAKE CUSTOM PENCIL CASES FOR GIRLS AND BOYS

1. Select your fonts in Design Space. I used Quirky for the girls and Varsity Letter Narrow for the boys (both are Cricut fonts). You can get the file here then just customize it with your own names!

2. Type out and size the names to fit the pouches. To create one single cut file (like I did for the girls names) ungroup the name then one at a time select each letter and move until they are touching. You can also use the letter spacing tool to move the letters closer together.

letter spacing - Kingston Crafts

3. Put a box around the name then select weld and you will have one single cut file.

welding words - Kingston Crafts

4. Cut the names out of iron-on. Don't forget to mirror the image and put your iron-on shiny side down on the mat!

5. Remove the excess iron-on and place on the pouches.

Custom Pencil Cases - Kingston Crafts

6. Use the EasyPress to apply the iron-on to the pouches. Cricut has come out with larger EasyPress Mats and I grabbed up the big one because it lets me have multiple projects ready to go without having to move stuff on and off the mat!

Custom Pencil Cases - Kingston Crafts

7. Remove the clear film and voila! Custom pencil cases!

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Wood Wall Art with Cricut Iron On

I love collage walls and every time we move (thanks Army!) one of my favorite projects is reconfiguring our photos and art in to our new home. With a piece of scrap wood and my Cricut I can create wood wall art to fill those inevitable gaps in my collage!

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I love iron-on, and putting iron-on material on wood has become my newest obsession! Quicker, cleaner and easier than stenciling or vinyl - using iron-on allows me to create inexpensive home decor in just a fraction of the time. {FTC disclaimer: This is a sponsored blog post and contains affiliate links - if you make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.}

WOOD WALL ART

With a piece of scrap wood, Plaid paint and some Cricut iron-on you can create custom wood wall art in just a few minutes! This project took about 20 minutes (not including drying time) and is the perfect way to fill those awkward gaps in your collage walls.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

1. Measure wall space and cut block to size.

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2. Paint wood block and let dry (may need several coats).

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3. Scale image (I used this thankful image) in Design Space to fit block and cut iron-on. Remember to mirror your image!

4. Weed image and place on wood block.

5. Use EasyPress to apply iron-on to wood block using the recommended settings chart on cricut.com. They list wood as one of the materials!

wood wall art with cricut iron on

6. Remove clear film.

Wood Wall Art with Cricut Iron On

7. Drill hole in the back of the block for the nail and nail to your wall.

Wood Wall Art with Cricut Iron On

This was such a game changer for me - I can't tell you how many hours I've spent in the past trying to reconfigure my collage walls to fill the gaps. Now I can save time and stress and add some additional wall art to my collection!

This week I'm teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers to share our love for iron-on - and give away some goodies in the process. I hope you'll join us!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Create Custom Party Favors with the New Cricut Maker Bundle on HSN

Hang on to your hats because there is a new Cricut Maker bundle premiering on HSN July 11th! With an exclusive rose gold color and ALL of the adaptive tools this just made my heart go pitter patter, so I grabbed my Knife Blade and Scoring Wheel bundles and created these easy custom party favors perfect for any occasion.

custom party favors

Custom Party Favors with the Cricut Maker

Already have a Cricut Maker? On July 11th HSN will premiere a Scoring Wheel bundle and a Knife Blade bundle for those of us who already have a machine and are ready to take the next step in our creativity. I used the embossed foil papers and metallic gold leather to create these party favors, and I am loving the results! Custom leather initials and custom box sizes and shapes? Yes please! {FTC Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links. This means I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you if you make a purchase.}

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • Cricut Maker (exclusive Rose Gold bundle on HSN)
  • Design Space project
  • Pink and White Foil Embossed Paper (from the Scoring Wheel bundle)
  • Gold Metallic Leather (from the Knife Blade bundle)
  • Single Scoring Wheel
  • Knife Blade
  • Fine Point Blade
  • Strong Grip Mat
  • Light Grip Mat
  • ribbon

HOW TO MAKE CUSTOM PARTY FAVORS WITH THE CRICUT MAKER

1. Select "customize" when you open the project in Design Space, This will allow you to change the size of the box and select the initials you want to use. 

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2. Hide the initials by clicking on the eye next to the images in the box. This will allow you to cut multiple boxes.

create custom party favors

3. Lay your embossed paper face down on the light grip mat and select mirror image in the mat screen.

create custom party favors

4. Insert Single Scoring Wheel (it has 01 on the tip) and follow the instructions on the screen.

create custom party favors

5. Once the Maker is done scoring, you will be prompted to switch out the Scoring Wheel with the Fine Point Blade.

create custom party favors

6. Once you've switched out the blade, complete the cutting process, then repeat for as many boxes as you need.

7. When you are ready to begin cutting your initials, replace the Fine Point Blade with the Knife Blade.

8. Hide the box image in Design Space and unhide the initials, then change them if desired.

9. Place the leather shiny side down on the Strong Grip mat and select mirror image in the mat screen. NOTE - you MUST cut one inch off of the leather so it will fit under the star rollers.

10. Select 4-5 oz Tooling Leather as your material in Design Space (the setting for Metallic Leather currently still defaults to the deep cut blade).

11. Cut the letters and remove them from the mat.

custom party favors

12. Fold the box edges in at the score marks.

12. Thread ribbon through the holes in the box and pull taut - that will close the box.

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13. Tie the ribbon in a knot, then thread the ribbon through the leather letter and tie in a bow.

create custom party favors

I hope you'll join us on July 11th on HSN for a day filled with gorgeous projects, great deals, and tons of fun! I'll be taking over Cricut's Instagram Stories to show you what it's like behind the scenes as we get ready for the big launch - come hang out with me and get in on the fun!

WHY DO I NEED THE CRICUT KNIFE BLADE AND SCORING WHEEL?

If you already own the Cricut Maker you know that the creative possibilities are endless. From the thousands of images available in Design Space to the hundreds of different materials it can cut, your imagination is the only limitation. Now with the Knife Blade you can add even more materials - including thick chipboard, balsa wood and mat board. Think of the project possibilities!

The Scoring Wheel gives you extra deep, clear scores on a variety of materials so you can create everything from custom gift boxes to three dimensional art. It will take your paper crafting to a whole new level!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Wood Spoon Garden Markers

This post first appeared over at The Crazy Craft Lady where I'm a contributor. With some inexpensive spoons and acrylic paint you can create colorful wood spoon garden markers for your garden that are practical as well as pretty!

wood spoon garden markers - Kingston Crafts

WOOD SPOON GARDEN MARKERS

These wood spoon garden markers are the perfect way to bring a little creativity to your garden! I love color - and this was a great way to use some of my "leftover" paints.

Want an inexpensive way to store those acrylic paints? We turned a cabinet door in to the perfect paint shelf. {FTC disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links which means I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you.}

SUPPLIES NEEDED

wood spoon garden markers - Kingston Crafts

HOW TO MAKE WOOD SPOON GARDEN MARKERS

1. Wrap washi or painters tape around the base of each spoon.

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2. Use a foam brush to paint each spoon (I chose the paint colors to “match” the vegetable/fruit).

wood spoon garden markers - Kingston Crafts

3. Let dry. A tall cup easily fit six spoons at once! Paint a second coat if necessary.

wood spoon garden markers - Kingston Crafts

4. Cricut has a cartridge called Freshly Picked that has over a dozen different plant names ready to cut - so it took me less than five minutes to create these. Don't have a Cricut? Stickers would work just as well.

wood spoon garden markers - Kingston Crafts

5. Remove tape from spoon and add plant names. PS...normally I would use transfer tape for vinyl, but these were small enough that I just peeled them right off and applied them to the spoon.

wood spoon garden markers - Kingston Crafts

5. Add a layer of outdoor Mod Podge to each spoon.

wood spoon garden markers - Kingston Crafts

These colorful wooden spoon plant markers will help you identify the plants in your garden and get you ready for the riot of color that your fruits and vegetables will bring! Happy planting!

wood spoon garden markers - Kingston Crafts
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How to Get Started with the Cricut Knife Blade

The Cricut Knife Blade is here! Created for the Cricut Maker machine, this powerful tool is going to bring your crafting to a whole new level. In just a few quick steps you'll be ready to cut materials you never could have imagined!

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If the Cricut Knife Blade has been on your wish list (or if you've got one in your hot little hands) this blog post will walk you through a few easy steps to get yourself cutting. And here's a little secret - if you make it to the end I've got a little materials giveaway to share!

{FTC disclaimer: I received some items in the post free of charge, but the opinions are mine all mine! This post contains affiliate links which means I may make a commission if you purchase something - at no additional cost to you.}

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH THE CRICUT KNIFE BLADE

Before you can start creating with the Cricut Knife Blade there are two important "first steps" to prepare your machine. It does not matter which one you do first!

1. Calibrate the Cricut Knife Blade

Once you've received your blade you will need to calibrate it to your machine. This can be done in just a few minutes and all you need is a clean Cricut Mat and a piece of copy paper from your printer!

2. Move the Star Rollers

Did you know those little white things on the metal bar were called star rollers? Me neither! They are - and they need to be moved to the right on your machine before you can start cutting thicker materials.

CREATING YOUR FIRST PROJECT

Now you are ready to cut with your Cricut Knife Blade! You will need a few supplies to get started:

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • Strong Grip Mat (12x12 or 12x24)
  • masking/painters tape
  • Brayer (not a "must" but so so so helpful!)
  • thicker material (I'll go over the specifics in a later post - but you can use materials up to 3/32" thick) I used the new Cricut Chipboard that is AMAZING!

I'll be sharing several Knife Blade posts over the next few weeks including:

  • Top ten things to know about the Cricut Knife Blade
  • What materials can be cut with the Cricut Knife Blade
  • How to change the Cricut Knife Blade
  • Five supplies you need when using the Cricut Knife Blade

But I would love to hear what you are interested in learning! Let me know what your Cricut Knife Blade questions are - one fabulous person will receive a sampler of some of the materials the Knife Blade can cut along with some of Cricut's newest releases (Iron-On Designs anyone?)!

I can't wait to see what you create!

How to Get Started with the Cricut Knife Blade - Kingston Crafts

DIY Rainbow Ribbon Wreath

This post first appeared over at The Crazy Craft Lady where I'm a contributor. Looking for something to do with that leftover ribbon? Grab a hot glue gun and a foam wreath to create a DIY rainbow ribbon wreath - perfect for birthday parties, kids crafts, classroom decor and more.

DIY Rainbow Ribbon Wreath - Kingston Crafts

DIY RAINBOW RIBBON WREATH

I am a ribbon hoarder. There. I said it. So when I had the chance to make a "rainbow something" I knew it would involve ribbon. I had a foam wreath left over from this project and in just a few minutes was able to create this fun rainbow ribbon wreath!

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

DIY Rainbow Ribbon Wreath - Kingston Crafts

HOW TO MAKE A DIY RAINBOW RIBBON WREATH

1. Use the knife to cut the foam wreath in half. Note – a craft knife is too small to give a clean cut, so be sure to use a large kitchen knife.

DIY Rainbow Ribbon Wreath - Kingston Crafts

2. Use a pen to mark five lines evenly spaced across the foam - that will be the color sections on your wreath. These are just to give you a rough idea of where to stop and start.

DIY Rainbow Ribbon Wreath - Kingston Crafts

3. Start at one end of the rainbow and hot glue your first color to the back of the foam. Don’t worry about trying to get the ribbon exactly to the edge – both ends will be hidden by the paper clouds you are putting on at the end.

DIY Rainbow Ribbon Wreath - Kingston Crafts

4. Wrap your ribbon around the foam several times (amount will vary depending on the size of the wreath). Make sure that the ribbon overlaps itself and pull tight as you go.

DIY Rainbow Ribbon Wreath - Kingston Crafts

5. Once you get close to your first pen mark, make your last wrap around to the back of the foam and hot glue the ribbon down. Trim the excess.

DIY Rainbow Ribbon Wreath - Kingston Crafts

6. Overlap your second ribbon color on the edge of your first ribbon and adhere with hot glue.

DIY Rainbow Ribbon Wreath - Kingston Crafts

7. Repeat the steps until your rainbow is complete.

8. If you’ve got a die cutting machine or large die you can easily create paper clouds with white cardstock. I used my Cricut! Don’t have a machine? You can free-hand cut a cloud or there are plenty of free images available on line that you can print out and use as a template.

9. Use glue dots to adhere the clouds to the wreath.

DIY Rainbow Ribbon Wreath - Kingston Crafts
DIY Rainbow Ribbon Wreath - Kingston Crafts

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Drafting Table Makeover with Cricut

We took an old drafting table we found at a yard sale and transformed it in to the perfect table for my studio by creating custom stencils with Cricut and adhering them with my Xyron Creative Station

Drafting Table Makeover with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

DRAFTING TABLE MAKEOVER WITH CRICUT

{This post first appeared over on the Cricut blog where I am a contributor.} My husband Don and I love to bring new life to old furniture. I was looking for a new desk for the studio and when we found this drafting table we knew we had to turn it in to something special! {FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products free of charge. This post contains affiliate links which means I may make a little something if you buy an item - at no additional cost to you!}

SUPPLIES NEEDED

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN DRAFTING TABLE MAKEOVER

1. Start with a clean, smooth surface.

We bought this drafting table at a yard sale. The top was so eroded and covered in glue that we built a new top to fit right over the original. If your desk or dresser or table has a decent top - you can just sand it smooth and you will be ready to go!

Custom Drafting Table with Cricut
Custom Drafting Table with Cricut- Kingston Crafts

2. Paint the top with the color you want to see through the stencil. Even though you will not be stenciling the entire area, be sure to paint the whole tabletop to ensure an even topcoat.

Custom Drafting Table with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

3. Open Cricut Design Space and select any single-layer image or font to create your stencil. The possibilities are endless!

Custom Drafting Table with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

If you are creating a word stencil, do the following before you cut:

  • Size your letters.
  • Make sure each word is “grouped.”
  • Make sure each word is a different color, as this will ensure that each will cut on its own piece of cardstock.

4. Cut cardstock on your Explore. Remember: the color of the cardstock you use doesn’t matter, so use a shade that’s not your favorite.

5. Carefully remove negative and positive images from your mat - you will use both sets.

6. Run the positive images (the letters) through your Xyron Creative Station. Be sure you are using repositionable adhesive - the machine comes loaded with permanent adhesive.

Custom Drafting Table with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

7. Use the negative image to determine where you are going to place your stencils and loosely attach with masking/painter’s tape.

Custom Drafting Table with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

8. Peel letters from backing and place each letter inside its negative image. Firmly rub around the edges to ensure complete coverage, and then remove the negative image.

Custom Drafting Table with Cricut - Kingston Crafts
Custom Drafting Table with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

9. Use a stencil brush to tap (not brush!) the top color around letters. This will add an additional seal to the stencils.

10. Paint the entire desktop in your top color. You may need to do several coats, and be sure to leave time to dry between coats. Be SURE to watch this one minute video where you will see me in all my non-showered, bra strap showing, baseball hat wearing glory. I'm pretty sexy. ;)

11. Gently peel letters away from desktop… and behold! Cover the entire desktop with sealant if desired.

Drafting Table Makeover with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

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