DIY Spooky Spider Web Jar

Spider Web Jar Cricut Cling 71

As you know we’ve been having lots of fun with the new Cricut machine. The Cricut Explore allows us to cut our own designs, which is so awesome. There is even a new Print then Cut feature that we’re dying to try out. (If only there was more time!) So when Aimée designed these killer cute webs for our Creepy Banner, we knew we wanted to cut out some webs to spook up our favorite straight-sided jars.

DIY Spooky Spider Web Jar @PagingSupermom #Halloween

DIY Spooky Spider Web Jar -- FREE #Cricut cut file from @PagingSupermom #Halloween

We filled our jar with Spider Egg Popcorn (recipe here), but it would also make a fabulous party punch bowl, and it would be perfect for holding candy for trick or treaters.

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Make Your Own Shoe Decals

Catch Me If You Can Vans

We had so much fun using our Cricut Explore to create the iron-on decals for our girl’s leggings project that we couldn’t resist whipping up something for the boys too. These text decals are a subtle but totally rad way to dress up a pair of canvas shoes.

How to make custom shoe decals from @PagingSupermom #CricutExplore

You could write your child’s name, or any favorite quote or phrase. Inspired by our slightly rambunctious boys, whom we’re always chasing after, we made “Catch Me If You Can” decals.

How to make custom shoe decals from @PagingSupermom #CricutExplore

How to make custom shoe decals from @PagingSupermom #CricutExplore

We couldn’t decide whether we liked better the regular wording or the leftover strip peeled off from around the words — so we used both! We’re very curious which way you prefer, so please leave a comment below and let us know.

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DIY Knee-Patch Leggings

Flower Star Patch Leggings Cricut 1

My Cricut Explore has been pretty busy this week as we are preparing for my sister’s wedding Friday. (Yes things are utter chaos around here right now!) But we were invited to participate in the Cricut Design Space Star challenge, and with summer travels we missed the first round of projects. We really wanted to get into the game this month so we took a quick break from wedding stuff to bring you this fun Knee-Patch legging tutorial.

DIY Knee Patch Tutorial via @PagingSupermom #CricutDesignStar

Just in case anyone is keeping track… this month’s Design Space Star Challenge: Fashion or Gear, and our team’s theme is Black and White.

Love these Star Knee-Patch leggings from @PagingSupermom

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Easy Statue of Liberty Crown

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Remember the free printable Statue of Liberty Crown that we shared last year? Well we’ve made it even easier for you to make Statue of Liberty Crowns for the Fourth of July this year by converting our design to a cut file for the new Cricut Explore machine. If you haven’t read about why this new cutter is super awesome, go here.

Easy Statue of Liberty Crown from a free cut file via @PagingSupermom

Make this Easy Statue of Liberty Crown from the FREE #Cricut Cut File via @PagingSupermom #explorecricut #julyfourth

Okay so let me show you how easy it is to make a Statue of Liberty Crown, and then you will be ready to cut one for all the kids at your July 4th barbecue!

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How to Make a Mobile

Galaxy Star Mobile 1

I am so excited to finally share Baby Rockwell’s nursery makeover with you. We’ve had a few delays, but I just put the finishing touches on things, and I’m happy to report that Mr. R loves his room (Thank you Land of Nod!) Today I get to share his favorite detail of the moment — the Galaxy Star Mobile we created to hang above the crib.

DIY Mobile Tutorial at PagingSupermom.com

Rockwell seems to have no choice but to stare into the Star Mobile with wonder and awe, while I scurry around after Modette who is shamelessly tearing the room apart faster than I can put it together. No wonder it has been so hard to get the place photographed! (Hopefully this week!)

DIY Mobile Tutorial at PagingSupermom.com

Using leftover American Crafts Cardstock and Glitter Paper from our Glitter Academy project, and my Cricut Expression 2, I cut out 140+ of stars in about an hour (WAAAAY better than by hand!). To make a mobile you will also need a few No. 12 Screw Eyes, fishing line, and two 3/8-inch, square, wood dowels cut down to 22-inches. (If you ask, the hardware store will usually cut them down for free.)

DIY Mobile Tutorial at PagingSupermom.com

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