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Goosebumps 2 Spooky Felt Masks You Can Make

January 17, 2019

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Goosebumps 2 is now available on DVD/Blu-Ray and we’re so excited! Create these easy felt masks for less than $1 each and grab everything at your local Walmart store. Make your favorite scary Goosebumps 2 characters come to life just like in the movies.

These spooky felt masks are perfect to wear during your viewing of Goosebumps 2 available today! My kids have been obsessed with the first Goosebumps movie so they’re even more excited that a sequel is available to watch at home. Goosebumps 2 is a family-friendly movie with action for all ages and it’s rated PG. Exclusive Goosebumps 1 and Goosebumps 2 movie collection on Blu-ray is now available at your local Walmart. My daughter has been asking for weeks when it’s coming out and when she can watch it. Now she can and she’s stoked. She wanted something fun to make while watching Goosebumps 2 and these spooky felt masks are perfect! We’re making movie night fun again by trying to incorporate some kind of movie-related craft while we watch.

Where can I buy Goosebumps 2?

Goosebumps 2 Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Combo Pack is available at your local Walmart stores or online by clicking the shoppable image below.

Supplies for your Goosebumps 2 Felt Masks

 

  • Cricut Maker or Scissors
  • Felt Masks SVG file or Printable Templates
  • Felt in an Arrangement of Colors
  • Feathers
  • Glitter
  • Craft Glue
  • Elastic or Ribbon
  • Sewing Machine or Sewing Needle
  • or Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks

If you have a Cricut Maker, cutting the felt masks are a lot more precise and cleaner but this can be easily done with the printable templates. I’ve included SVG files for your Cricut Maker or the Printable Template. Cut out your felt masks with either method and then get ready to embellish! I used some glitter on my Gummy Bear masks, white feathers on my Abominable Snowman, Brown Feathers on my Werewolf, and left Slappy as plain felt because he’s already creepy enough. Use some craft glue to adhere your glitter to the areas you want glittered. I just use either a foam brush or paint brush to get an even coat of glue rather than clumps. Just put some on your mask, brush it to even it out and then shake your glitter over it. Set it aside to dry.

Carefully shake your glittered felt masks over a garbage can to catch all that excess glitter.

For the feathers, I wanted them to really stick so I sewed them on my masks. I started on the back portion of the felt masks and then worked my way in, Use the inner piece of your cut felt masks to overlay the back portion and hide the seams. You can easily use a hot glue gun rather than sewing it, I just like to make sure my projects will last. 

How do I assemble my felt masks?

When it’s time to do the elastic to hold your mask on, measure around your head and then cut. I usually measure ear to ear and that will give me a secure fit and also it’ll fit my child’s head. Use your sewing machine to sew the elastic on the outer edge of your masks. I use a zig-zag stitch to make sure that it won’t break away. I used some ribbon that I had on hand for my felt masks. I just used some hot glue and adhered it to the back of the masks and allowed it to dry. Don’t feel like you need a sewing machine for your felt masks. Now it’s time to wear it! Enjoy watching Goosebumps 2 for family movie night and everyone enjoying their spooky felt masks. I personally love the Gummy Bear scene in Goosebumps 2 and how they all merge together to make larger ones. 

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Rainbow DIY Bookends with your Cricut Maker

September 9, 2018

Create these perfect Rainbow DIY Bookends using your Knife Blade on your Cricut Maker. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I’ve been super busy at home and mainly my bedroom…not that kind of busy. I’ve been making a craft area in my master bedroom and also using it as my blog studio. When I was designing this area I wanted lots of white with rainbow accents. That’s when I came up with the idea of making rainbow bookends so I figured what better way to make them than with my Cricut! They’re pretty easy to make, just a bit of a long process waiting for the glue to dry. Let’s get started on our DIY bookends! 

Supplies for your Rainbow DIY Bookends

How do I cut wood with my Cricut Maker?

The easiest wood to cut with your Cricut Maker is Basswood. It is still durable even though it’s 1/16″ thick. If you cut Balsa with your Cricut Maker, it can easily break and is too flimsy for this project. It may save you a few dollars on the wood but it’s not worth it.

Where can I buy wood for my Cricut Maker to cut?

I have found that Hobby Lobby has the best selection, then Joann’s and then Michaels. It may just be my certain stores that don’t have a great selection but craft or hobby stores are where you want to go to buy the wood sheets.

How thick of wood can my Cricut Maker cut?

The best results I’ve had is when I cut 1/16″ basswood. You can cut 3/32″ as well. The maximum size that your Cricut Maker can cut is 2.4mm and that is equivalent to 3/32″.

How do I assemble my DIY bookends?

So this is the easier part. I began with painting my rainbow in my desired colors and allowed it to dry. I started by gluing together 3 of the base pieces of the artboard and then glued my base wood piece to it. I used some binding clips to hold it tight as the glue was drying. Did you know you can make your own bookends? Create these rainbow bookends using your Cricut Maker and wow everybody you know. #cricutmade #cricutmaker #cricut

Next, you’ll do your outer layers of the rainbow. Again, use your binding clips to hold it together until it is dried. You can also use hot glue if you want but my crafting glue is what I had on hand and it dries crystal clear. Did you know you can make your own bookends? Create these rainbow bookends using your Cricut Maker and wow everybody you know. #cricutmade #cricutmaker #cricut

Don’t put on the rainbow cloud pieces yet! Did you know you can make your own bookends? Create these rainbow bookends using your Cricut Maker and wow everybody you know. #cricutmade #cricutmaker #cricutDid you know you can make your own bookends? Create these rainbow bookends using your Cricut Maker and wow everybody you know. #cricutmade #cricutmaker #cricut

After you’ve allowed your rainbow to dry, adhere it to your clear acrylic bookends. I placed glue on both ends and then placed it on the bookends. I then put some books to either side of it to hold it up straight as I waited for it to dry.

Once it’s completely dried and set, it is now time to add the clouds. I made a notch in the clouds that is 1/8″. This will help me press the cloud straight to the bookend and be square with the shelf. Just use some binding clips to hold it in place again and then allow it to dry.  Did you know you can make your own bookends? Create these rainbow bookends using your Cricut Maker and wow everybody you know. #cricutmade #cricutmaker #cricut

How long does the Cricut Maker Knife Blade take to cut wood?

The thing that took the longest was the drying of the clue. Since these aren’t intricate, the cutting was fairly fast. The Cricut Maker will make 14 passes when cutting on the 1/16″ basswood setting.

You need to plan on having your Cricut Maker connected to a desktop or a laptop. The reason for this is that the Knife Blade can take sometimes hours to cut and you could have your phone turn off, or get a call and then your project will be lost. For all the Cricut Maker Knife Blade tips I recommend, go here

I’ve displayed these in my Craft Room for some fun motivation to get creative on any project I make. Now check out some more home decor items you can create with your Cricut.

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DIY Unicorn Nail Decals using your Cricut Explore

May 14, 2018

Did you know you can use stencil vinyl and your Cricut Explore to make DIY nail decals? Read this post to find out how easy it is to create nail stencils and make your own nail art. Create your own nail decal with stencil materialThis post contains affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, I receive a small commission from your purchase. Thank you for your support.
Create your own nail decals using the stencil material from Expressions Vinyl-2

I love DIY nail art just like the next person but I had never tried to create my own DIY nail decals before. I grabbed some stencil vinyl from Expressions Vinyl and cut it with my Cricut Explore and it turned out perfect. Next time I attempt it, I will use brighter colors but I’m not a bright nail person.
Create your own nail decals using the stencil material from Expressions Vinyl-7I already own a mini OPI light so I’m able to do my own gel polish at home and that’s just what I’m going to have to do from now on. You can find a similar system here but I got my OPI kit at Sephora and it came with all the basics. You certainly don’t need a light to do this and this can be done with regular nail polish. Just allow it to dry for quite a while before painting on your decal.

Supplies:

Create your own nail decals using the stencil material from Expressions Vinyl-17I painted my nails with the gel base coat and allowed it to set in the light for 20 seconds each hand. I then painted one coat of black and I had them set under the UV light for another 20 seconds. Next, I  topped it off with the no wipe top coat and let that set under the light for at least 30 seconds. I did wipe them with alcohol before I put that chrome powder on so that I would have a clean nail and I’d get a good shine. Don’t use too much of the powder, a little goes a long way. Rub the powder into your nail until you see the shine that you want. You can use an eyeshadow applicator or a makeup sponge wedge.Create your own nail decals using the stencil material from Expressions Vinyl-18 Next, you’ll apply your Unicorn decal that we’ve cut with our Cricut or any other cutting machine you have and then apply the black paint. Allow it to set with the light for 20-30 seconds to be sure that the decal won’t go anywhere. Place another top coat on and set it under the light for an additional 30 seconds.  Here is a great tutorial on how to cut vinyl with your Cricut and here is one on how to cut with your Silhouette. Because these are so small you won’t really need transfer tape. I just used a weeder tool and removed it straight from the backing and put it straight onto my nail.Create your own nail decals using the stencil material from Expressions Vinyl-19 Create your own nail decals using the stencil material from Expressions Vinyl-21Here is a great youtube tutorial on using it with the Sally Hansen gel polish where you don’t need a UV light. To get a kit of all the colors and applicators without the UV light, click here. Again, you don’t need to use the chrome powder or fancy polish. This is your own, go for it!

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DIY Kids Olympic Torch

January 26, 2018

The Olympics are quickly approaching. Make these DIY Kids Olympic Torch to make your kids feel like they’re apart of the ceremonies themselves.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!This post contains affiliate links. Thank you to Oriental Trading for sponsoring this post.

The Winter games are my favorite of the Olympic Games, just saying’. These olympic torches are so easy to make and come with everything you need in a small kit from Oriental Trading.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!

Supplies

DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!To make these, remove the blue tube and the blue collar from the kit. Start by adhering the middle tab to the inside of the tube and work your way around.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life! DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life! DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!Flatten out the yellow tissue paper and pinch in the center. Twist it around itself and place inside the tube.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life! DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!I didn’t adhere it inside the tube but you can easily do that with some clear tape. So simple and the perfect kids olympic craft.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!Pair these olympic torches with these olympic medals and have the best Olympics party of your life!DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!

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DIY Olympic Medals for Kids

January 22, 2018

Create these DIY Olympic Medals. Perfect for the kids and perfect accessory for watching the opening ceremonies!DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids Olympic Craft. #olympics #kidscraftThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you to Oriental Trading for sponsoring this post.

What is funner than watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and being able to participate in your own special way with these DIY Olympic Medals. They are the perfect kids Olympic craft.

Supplies

Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics.This is so easy. Just punch out the circles and add them to your medals. Or if you have a Cricut or Silhouette, just make those circles on your machine that size. I used a 2″ and had to trim them. Just use what is available to you.Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics. #kidscraft #OlympicsYou’re just going to pop them open and place your metallic paper inside.Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics.There are 24 Olympic medals in each bag and they’re so fun to pass out to the kids and present them with their own Olympic medal.Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics.Or they can pretend to be an Olympic athlete themselves and earn the Gold, Silver or Bronze. Such a fun kids Olympic craft to create.Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics.What is your favorite Olympic sport? Do you prefer the winter games over the summer games? I’m a winter Olympic games fan myself.

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Valentines Day Crafts using your Cricut

January 11, 2018

I love making my own valentine decorations and printing out my own homemade valentine cards. Make the holiday even more special with these Valentine’s Day crafts using Cricut.Valentines Day Crafts using your CricutThis post does contain affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Valentines is such a fun holiday for kids and for adults. These Cricut Valentine crafts will get your creative juices running. Purchase your very own Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore to make these awesome Valentine Crafts. Please pin from original sources.

DIY Heart Cards by PMQ for TwoValentines Day Crafts using your CricutDIY Valentine MailboxesCreate these DIY Valentine's Day Mailboxes. Such a fun and easy Valentine's craft.DIY Black and Gold Wood Banner by The Crafted SparrowValentines Day Crafts using your CricutDIY Modern Valentine Shirts by Lemon ThistleUnicorn Valentines Box by Artsy Fartsy MamaValentines Day Crafts using your CricutPrintable Usher Valentine by Idieh DesignValentines Day Crafts using your CricutValentine Insect ArtEver wondered how to upload your own image into Cricut Design Space? Let me walk you through it.We Belong Together Tee by Artsy Fartsy MamaValentines Day Crafts using your CricutDIY Boys Valentine Shirt by The Crafted SparrowP.S. I Love You Tee by The Quiet GroveValentines Day Crafts using your CricutPuppy Dog Valentine Box by Artsy Fartsy MamaValentines Day Crafts using your CricutValentine’s Coupon Book by Idieh DesignsValentines Day Crafts using your CricutPanda Valentine Box by Artsy Fartsy MamaValentines Day Crafts using your CricutDIY Candy Boxes by PMQ for TwoValentines Day Crafts using your CricutGeometric Heart Tee by Artsy Fartsy MamaValentines Day Crafts using your CricutDIY Heart Shirt by Lemon ThistleValentines Day Crafts using your CricutDIY Valentine Word Magnets by The Quiet GroveValentines Day Poppers by Idieh DesignsValentines Day Crafts using your CricutDIY Emoji Shirt by Artsy Fartsy MamaValentines Day Crafts using your Cricut

I love using my Cricut for so many reasons. You can make just about anything your heart desires. I’ve used it to make crafts for my blog, for my home, for neighbors and even my kids’ school projects.

Tell me, which Valentines Day craft was your favorite? See all my Cricut Crafts here and be sure to follow me along for more great ideas.

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Bloggers best crafts of 2017

December 28, 2017

I love the blogging community and it’s support for each other. I’ve teamed up with a bunch of bloggers to show you the best of our crafts from 2017. Here is the list of bloggers best crafts from this past year. 
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Best of 2017 crafts

 

Sugar Bee Crafts: Create Painted Canvas

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A Girl and a Glue Gun: Transfer Photos to Wood

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The Friendly Red Fox: Crochet Mermaid

Green and Blue Mermaid

The Craft Patch: Giant Paper Flowers

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See Lindsay: Maui Costume

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Keeping it Simple: Farmhouse Signs

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Practical and Pretty: DIY Yoga Bolster

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Happiness is Homemade: DIY Gemstone Soap

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Artsy Fartsy Mama: Printable Coloring Weekly Planner

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Printable Crush: Hand Lettered Wood Sign

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Everyday Jenny: 3D Paper Flower Magnets

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The Ruffled Daisy: Holiday Slime

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5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Unicorn Hat

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Creative Green Living: Unicorn Horn Headband

Unicorn headband tutorial - perfect for valentine's day or party favors

Dukes and Duchesses: Upcycled Embroidery Hoop

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Cutesy Crafts: Bloom Hand Embroidery

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Liz on Call: Custom T-shirt How-To

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Twin Drangonfly Designs: Chewbacca Ornaments

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Persia Lou: Paint Scrape Notecards

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Sweet Red Poppy: Skinny Bows

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Sengerson: Cold Frame Garden Box

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Sunshine and Munchins: Rainbow String Art

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Swoodson Says: Felt Pocket Kitty

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Unoriginal Mom: Fabric Covered Pumpkins

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Ginger Snaps: 2×4 Tic Tac Toe

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Sew Alicia: Quick Rag Quilt Hack
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A Little Craft in Your Day: Crate Ottoman

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Housewife Eclectic: Harry Potter Party

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Sisters What: Faux Leather Bow Tie

easy fake bowtie for boys using colorful faux leather

Doodlecraft: Lego Fidget Spinner

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It Happens in a Blink: Rope Coasters

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Simply Designing: Industrial Printer Cart

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Leap of Faith Crafting: Painted Yeti Mug

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Blue i Style: Cord and Charger Organization

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Try It Like It Create It: Printable Cow Mask

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Happy Go Lucky: DIY Slime Kit

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Please pin from the original sources. What is your favorite blogger craft of 2017?

Christmas - Holidays

Reindeer, Santa and Snowman Christmas Hot Cocoa Cups

November 30, 2017

These Christmas Hot Cocoa Cups are so easy to make using some of my favorite items from Oriental Trading Co. Thank you to them for sponsoring this post.This post does contain affiliate links.

Who doesn’t love these three symbols of the Christmas holiday? I took some candy and cocoa mix and made these easy hot cocoa cups. You can give them to your neighbors or kids in general just love them.Oriental Trading makes Christmas craft shopping so easy. I love heading online and seeing all the different things I can create.

I began with these plastic cups and then filled each of them with marshmallows for the snowman, crushed candy cane candies for Santa and hot cocoa mix for the reindeer.I used the templates below to cut the shapes with my Cricut Maker. You could certainly cut them by hand but the Cricut makes everything easier.

Supplies

After you’ve filled your cups with their ingredients, apply googly eyes to all of them. GlueDots are awesome for this or you can use a glue gun. Use the low-temp setting or else you will melt your cups.With the reindeer, you’ll want to shape your pipe cleaner into antler shapes. Hot glue the antlers to the top of the lid. Attach the red pom pom for his nose.For Santa, hot glue the Santa hat onto the lid. I placed one dot on the inside of the seam of the hat and attached the lid to it. I was able just to fold the hat over the entire lid and it was a perfect fit.  Add the mustache cut out and a small red pom pom for his nose.

For the snowman, glue his hat on to the lid and three mini black pom poms for the buttons. Add the holly berry to his hat.You can tie them all together in a bunch to gift them or just place them near a table setting for the kids to make their own hot cocoa cups. This makes the perfect addition to any meal or just a Christmas treat.

Other bloggers have also used Oriental Trading supplies to make other Christmas crafts. Check them out below.