Strawberry Bridal Shower with Cricut and Martha Stewart
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When two of my favorite DIY brands got together and asked me to produce some fun wedding related content for them HOW COULD I SAY NO. Martha Stewart has released speciality Cricut items that are only available at Michael’s. Oh yea, I forgot about Michael’s too. So my three favorite DIY brands in one post. How magical. In all transparency, they are paying me for this post and sent me all of these amazing materials and tools. I wouldn’t tell you that I loved something if I didn’t, because leading someone down the wrong path for craft projects is basically a sin. Especially for your wedding or a wedding related event.
It’s berry season! Have you noticed? Those pints of organic strawberries used to be $7.99 and now they are $1.99. What a glorious time of year! I took advantage of the early summer berries to design a modern strawberry bridal shower using the Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition and a Martha Stewart materials bundle. I wish I could link you to the materials bundle, but it’s not up on Michaels.com yet. When it is, I promise I’ll update this post, because the idea to release materials in bundles is freakin’ genius. In a bundle, like the one I used for this shower, you get a few sheets of cardstock, some vinyl, some transfer tape, and maybe something else. It’s just enough to complete a fun, dimensional project. Instead of buying a whole roll of vinyl when you only need one sheet, the materials bundle comes in and saves the day with just the right amount of vinyl you need.
For this bridal shower I made three DIY projects on the Martha Stewart Cricut: paper leaves to accent the strawberry table runner, custom vinyl name placecards, and cute strawberry favor boxes. All of the materials (with the exception of the red cardstock) where from one of the Martha Stewart material bundles (link for this coming ASAP).
I applied the vinyl right onto the table. First, I wanted to put the vinyl on the paper table runner that I laid down, but the transfer tape ripped up the wrapped paper I used. SO. Onto plan B, where I applied the vinyl names right onto the table surface.
The table runner is a roll of wrapping paper that I laid down the center of the table. Clever, huh? It gave a surface for the strawberries to rest on, wasn’t fabric so I could throw it out after the party in case of juice stains from the berries, and it looked super modern. Instead of real foliage, I cut some on the Cricut out of cardstock and slightly curled up the edges of the leaves with my fingers.
Materials used in this Bridal Shower:
Martha Stewart Materials Bundle
Silver flatware (similar)
Silver rimmed dishes (similar)
Black cloth napkins with red edge (similar)