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DIY Felt Wedding Pennants

Here’s a quick and simple wedding diy project using the Cricut Maker. I’ve already professed my love to the Maker a few times, but I’ll tell you how amazing it is again: it has a rotary blade attachment that cut all fabrics perfectly. Honestly, when I started designing this project, I was a little skeptical that the Maker would cut the felt as detailed as I wanted it.

And then, like a hot knife through butter, each letter was cut out perfectly. We have entered craft nirvana, people. Grab an extra large coffee and let’s get to work.

For this project you’ll need:

I designed these flags in illustrator, saved the file as an SVG, and uploaded it into Design Space. Then I pulled the project up on the Design Space app on my phone. It connects to the Maker via bluetooth.

Follow the instructions in the app and cut out all of the felt pieces for the pennants. The file is color coded, so it’s easy to see what color felt to cut when.

Once you have all your pieces cut out, lay them out on a flat surface according to the design. Use spray adhesive to glue the gray strip and the letters to each pennant. Hot glue the wooden dowel on the back of the pennant. You are ready to party!

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

 

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Cricut Maker Review

Do you consider yourself a maker? Someone who would rather spend a ton more money and time making something themselves then purchasing it pre-made? Does your heart start beating faster when you walk into Michael’s and Home Depot? Do you look at a piece of copper tubing and see a plant stand? Or walk through a fabric store and buy hundreds of dollars of fabrics you don’t need?

I’m a maker. Now I get the chance to make custom decor for clients who are throwing unconventional, memorable celebrations. You can do the same for your clients too. Or even for your own wedding. The Cricut Maker is changing the game when it comes to the possibilities that people who characterize themselves as “makers” can create in their own homes.

This post is sponsored. I know, I know. #ad #sellout #lame #sponsored #annoying

The Cricut Maker is the third machine that the company has sent me. It’s also the most amazing. And I’m not just saying that. The designers have put thought into every nook and cranny to creating a making experience that is inspiring and easy. For example, I use their design program, Design Space, on my ipad, which bluetooths to the machine. The Maker now has a slot to put my ipad in so it’s no longer taking up valuable desk space. I mean, genius.

You guys know that I love my Cricut. I’ve made save the dates, covered an entire wall with paper leaves, and even made the coolest geometric table numbers. My creating is about to blow the roof off this joint. The Cricut Maker is where it’s at if you want to create one-of-a-kind decor for events.

The older machine, the Cricut Air, is great for cutting and writing on paper. You can make really anything you want out of any kind of thin or thick paper with that machine. But with the Cricut Maker, you now have the ability to cut fabric, and when the knife blade comes out, will be able to cut through super thick balsa wood.

The possibilities! Balsa wood die cut place cards? Custom felt coasters? The prettiest, sheer, fabric butterflies floating over your dance floor?

For people who call themselves makers, like myself, the Cricut Maker is a must have.

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Team aprons with EasyPress and Cricut

When we are on site making all kinds of floral goodies for our clients, the team and I need somewhere to put our tools. You don’t want to know how many times I’ve lost clippers because I put them down and forget where they were. Happens all the time. This is why a good quality apron with pockets is a go-to item in our tool bag for event days.

In those pockets we mostly keep clippers, a million zip ties (all hail the mighty zip tie), and our phones to document the day. By the end of a big wedding install, those pockets are also filled with empty granola bar wrappers, random garbage, and discarded blooms.

I made a few new aprons for the team using this kick ass purple metallic foil iron-on material, my Cricut, and the EasyPress.

I never made a lot of iron-on projects in the past because my personal iron sucks. It leaks water everywhere and never seems to get hot enough to adhere the material to the cloth. Even with a brand new iron, I’d end up frustrated that I couldn’t successfully make an iron-on anything. The material would never properly stick to the fabric and my wrist was sore was pushing down so hard.

Cricut heard my cries into the night, and thank you baby Jesus, invented this EasyPress machine. It’s basically like a big, flat iron that evenly distributes heat, heats up to very specific temperatures according to the fabric you are using, and even times the length of press you need for your material.

Iron-on everything! No need to wait for a printing company to make branded aprons or tshirts for you. Especially if you are working on a giant event and suddenly need ten more aprons for your freelancers.

Supplies

Cricut Explore Air 2

EasyPress

Lilac Metallic Foil iron-on

Black 100% cotton aprons

Steps

1. Cut your logo to the correct size for your apron. Make sure to put the iron-on material with the plastic liner down and mirror your image befor eou cut.

2. Protect your work surface with a regular bath towel. Heat up your EasyPress to the correct temperature and set the timer according to the instructions based on your materials.

3. Weed the iron-on. Press it onto the fabric with the EasyPress.

That’s it! Is less than thirty minutes you can make enough aprons for your whole team. Imagine how fly you will all look at your next event installation.

Grab an EasyPress and start making. Happy crafting!

 

 

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