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Cricut - Party Time

Make Customized Wrapping Paper with Stamps and your Cricut

July 18, 2018

Did you know that you can make your own stamps with your Cricut? I love that I made this custom wrapping paper using rubber that I cut using my Knife Blade. See how I did it below. Did you know that you can make your own stamps with your Cricut? Learn all the tips and tricks to cutting rubber with your Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore. #cricut #cricutmade #customstampsThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Cricut stamps are blowing my mind lately. I’m so excited to be showing you this custom wrapping paper I made using the stamps that I made with my Cricut. Just add a fun gift tag to your present and you’ll never go back to store-bought wrapping paper again…maybe just a few times you’ll give in. 😉Did you know that you can make your own stamps with your Cricut? Learn all the tips and tricks to cutting rubber with your Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore. #cricut #cricutmade #customstampsSo I bought two different kinds of stamp material to try and cut with my Cricut Maker. I bought this 2.3mm thick rubber stamp material and I also bought the Brother Scan-N-Cut stamp sheets. I wanted to test it out on my Cricut Maker using my Knife Blade and the Deep Cut Blade that is available on the Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker.

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Did you know that you can make your own stamps with your Cricut? Learn all the tips and tricks to cutting rubber with your Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore. #cricut #cricutmade #customstampsWith the thicker orange rubber material, I could only use my Cricut Maker and the Knife Blade to make these custom stamps. The material is just too thick and you need enough force that the Cricut Maker gives you so that you can cut that material. I made two different stamps, one that was very intricate and one that was simple. I used the setting of 6 oz. Tooling Leather and I would recommend 14-16 passes to get a crisp cut.Did you know that you can make your own stamps with your Cricut? Learn all the tips and tricks to cutting rubber with your Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore. #cricut #cricutmade #customstampsThe only problem that I found with this is that I’d have to buy more material to have it adhere to a wooden block to make the stamp actually useful. It is something called stamp cling material or something similar. Not too sure and I’m not going to worry about it at this time but if I was going to make a stamp that I wanted to keep forever, I would invest in that material.Did you know that you can make your own stamps with your Cricut? Learn all the tips and tricks to cutting rubber with your Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore. #cricut #cricutmade #customstampsI cut the Brother Scan-N-Cut stamp sheets with my Cricut Maker using the Knife Blade and the Deep Cut Blade. They recommend leaving one of the protective sheets on while cutting but I found that this would get in the way of my blade.

I used the2-3 oz. Tooling Leather setting with both the Knife Blade and Deep Cut Blade to cut this stamp using my Cricut. The Knife Blade recommended 4 passes but I stopped it after two. I should have allowed it to do the four because in the corners it was still stuck and didn’t make a crisp stamp like I would have wanted it.Did you know that you can make your own stamps with your Cricut? Learn all the tips and tricks to cutting rubber with your Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore. #cricut #cricutmade #customstamps When I cut the stamp material with the Deep Cut Blade, I used the same 2-3 oz. Tooling Leather setting. If you’re using the Cricut Explore, use your custom selection on your Smart Dial. It passed 3 times and was just what I needed.Did you know that you can make your own stamps with your Cricut? Learn all the tips and tricks to cutting rubber with your Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore. #cricut #cricutmade #customstamps

Just some things I recommend when it comes to cutting stamps with your Cricut.

  • If you’re going to cut the orange stamp material, you have to use a Knife Blade with your Cricut Maker.
  • If you cut the orange stamp material, also cut some stamp cling foam and then you can adhere them to your acrylic blocks.
  • You can use the Deep Cut Blade to cut clear stamp material and adhere it to your acrylic stamps.
  • Remove the plastic lining on both sides of the clear stamp material to get a crisp cut.
  • Use water-based ink for the stamps to make them stay cleaner, longer.

To make the custom wrapping paper, just cut the size you need and stamp away. Allow the ink to dry before you wrap it up. I used colorful stamp pad colors for the background cars and then used some black ink for the outline.



Did you know that you can make your own stamps with your Cricut? Learn all the tips and tricks to cutting rubber with your Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore. #cricut #cricutmade #customstamps

Cricut - Kids

Create a Prize Ribbon for your Teacher using your Cricut

July 15, 2018

These prize ribbons were really easy to make using my Cricut machine. These are perfect inexpensive teacher gifts. Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbonThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Here are some great ideas for a teacher appreciation gift using your Cricut.

To create this teacher Cricut prize ribbon, you’re only going to need a few supplies and no extra tools from your Cricut machine. Just use a pen and the machine along with adhesive and you have the perfect teacher appreciation gift made with your Cricut.
Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon

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Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbonOpen your Cricut Design Space file and cut you’ll need a coordinating Cricut pen to do the writing portion of the Cricut prize ribbon.  I just used black for all of them but you can certainly change it up. I love how my Cricut cut these prize ribbons. I get a crisp cut every time I use my Cricut and it’s been the best investment I’ve made when it comes to Crafting.

Assembling this project was really easy. This has cut lines on the ribbon rather than score lines so you don’t need any additional Cricut tools to make this.Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbonUse your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon Start by accordion folding your rosette of the prize ribbon. Use some scor-tape and attach the ends together. You’ll then be able to carefully press down the middle of the rosette and it will form right away. Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbonUse some hot glue and place some in the center of your Cricut prize ribbon rosette. Allow that to harden and then use either more hot glue or some scor-tape to attach the rest of your design. Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbonI used hot glue on the tails and on the first layer of the middle of the prize ribbon. I was able to use the scor-tape on the other parts of the rosette.

Attach a fun gift card to the prize ribbons or just give it straight to your teacher for a job well done.Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon

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Cricut - Scrapbooking

DIY Donut Box with DCWV and Xyron

June 7, 2018

Create this easy Donut Box using DCWV Scrapbook Paper, your Xyron Mega Runner and the Xyron Creative Station. This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commision on items you buy at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.

This DIY donut box made with DCWV cardstock and Cricut is perfect. I love the added touch that I added using my Cricut pen. Donut Kill My Vibe is my new mantra! Use your Xyron adhesive to make something that will really last…a lot faster than the donut will.

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Begin by opening the Donut Box file with Cricut Design Space. The Cricut file is all set for you. Plan on having 5 pieces of the DCWV cardstock. The Rainbow Splash cardstock pad is perfect for many projects. It has a great variety on the pad and I plan on using every sheet. Sometimes you get pads that only give you a few good ones, but this DCWV scrapbook pad is perfection.Use your DCWV scrapbook paper and your Xyron tools to make this DIY Donut Box. #CricutMade #Xyron #DonutCraft I used the cloud paper as the inside of the box. I cut two pieces for the lower donut box. I needed a lighter cardstock to allow the Cricut pen to show through. Use your DCWV scrapbook paper and your Xyron tools to make this DIY Donut Box. #CricutMade #Xyron #DonutCraftRun the inside of the box with your Xyron Creative Station along with the smaller areas of the bow. Use your DCWV scrapbook paper and your Xyron tools to make this DIY Donut Box. #CricutMade #Xyron #DonutCraftLay the inside of the donut box that you cut with your Cricut and assemble the bottom. Use the Xyron Mega Runner to run adhesive on the tabs of the donut box.Use your DCWV scrapbook paper and your Xyron tools to make this DIY Donut Box. #CricutMade #Xyron #DonutCraft Now it’s time to put together your Cricut gift bow. There are three X shapes and one I shape. They all have 2 holes that will coordinate with each other. Use the smaller shapes and lay them onto their corresponding shape. It will leave you with a strip on each side of the base paper. You fold the I shape into a circle and then place the brad in the corresponding holes.Use your DCWV scrapbook paper and your Xyron tools to make this DIY Donut Box. #CricutMade #Xyron #DonutCraft Then the X shapes will have the four tabs folded in toward each other and you adhere them all to the brad. Work from the smallest to the largest. Fluff your bow to make it how you want.Use your DCWV scrapbook paper and your Xyron tools to make this DIY Donut Box. #CricutMade #Xyron #DonutCraft Now add your donut to your donut box that you cut with your Cricut. Eat that delicious donut and enjoy your Cricut donut box that you made!Use your DCWV scrapbook paper and your Xyron tools to make this DIY Donut Box. #CricutMade #Xyron #DonutCraft

 

Cricut - Holiday Parties - Valentine's Day

DIY Ceramic Conversation Hearts used in a Table Setting

January 30, 2018

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendingMyLove #CollectiveBias

These DIY ceramic conversation hearts are so easy and the perfect vessel to hold some delicious Valentine treats.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter.

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Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. You’ll first want to start by saving the free valentine .svg files to your computer. If you have the one I use, use this method. If you have a different brand, just use the suggested method of how others upload images.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. Cut your vinyl into the shapes. I used my favorite electronic cutter and I had to do a double cut when I selected the glitter vinyl setting. Weed your image and then place the transfer tape over your image.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. Next you’ll want to paint your ceramic conversation hearts. Choose an acrylic paint in the color or your choice. I used red, gold and white to coordinate with my American Greetings party supplies. It’s the perfect colors for a Valentines party and matching gifts.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. I chose to do two coats of paint on each heart. Once the paint is completely dry, place your transferred image and press the vinyl onto your conversation heart. Peel the transfer tape up and your image will stay on the heart.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. I paired it with these darling heart paper plates and placed each one of my kids’ Valentine card underneath. Grab these super American Greetings cards at Walmart.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. Giving gifts is important to me but it’s more important if it has sentiment. I love getting something that is store bought but personalizing it on your own. I have found that the Valentines Day American Greetings items at Walmart are the perfect items to do this with.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. I especially love their tissue paper. How cute are these X’s and O’s?! Then the heart wrapping paper is perfect for any time of the year. Close each envelope with one of their glitter heart stickers and it’s the perfect closure. Grab some fun pens and personalize each persons name on the envelopes. In fact, take more stickers and place them on he front of the envelope to jazz it up.Create these DIY Valentine ceramic conversation hearts and personalize them for the perfect Valentine place setting using your electronic cutter. After purchasing your American Greetings cards at Walmart, download the Ibotta app and get the offer of saving $1 after you purchase one card. The app is so easy to use and I save so much money by using it. Enter the Sending My Love sweepstakes below for a chance to win, ends February 13, 2018. For all the official rules, click here.

Crafting DIY - Cricut - Sewing

DIY Milestone Baby Blanket using your Cricut

January 10, 2018

Milestone baby blankets are everywhere. Learn how to use your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress to create your very own. This post does contain affiliate links. Thank you for your support. 

I’m so excited to be joining the Inspire My Creativity Link Party each month until June this year. It’ll bring some new challenges which I always love. Link up your post below! This month is DIY anything your heart desires.

This DIY milestone baby blanket was so easy to create using my Cricut Maker and using my Cricut EasyPress to secure the iron-on. Begin by cutting your iron-on using my Design Space file. You’ll need to open it on a desktop then you can save it as your own file and cut from your tablet or phone.

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I cut out each number and I’ve also included the words month and months if you want to add that at the bottom. When using Cricut Iron-On, it’s important to remember to mirror the image. You’ll place it shiny side down on the mat and cut using the iron-on setting. Do not use the HTV setting with your Maker. For some reason it is cutting completely through. You just want it to cut the vinyl and keep the carrier sheet intact.You’ll remove all the negative space and then cut each month number so that you can space them on your blanket. When using the zcricut EasyPress, you need a hard surface and then a folded towel on that hard surface. You need something that is going to give a little so that all the edges will be securely adhered. You know you’ve gotten a great adhesion when you can see the materials texture.For Iron-On Lite, you’ll need a temperature of 305F and then press for 25-30 seconds. Give your items a good warm up beforehand and after you’re done pressing, turn your material over and press again for a few more seconds. Now you’re done. So super easy but it takes a little bit of time to get your numbers evenly spaced and to finish the edges of your material. You’ll never need to spen $40+ on a Milstone baby blanket again.These DIY baby milestone blankets are the best baby shower gifts you can give. They’re even better knowing you put your hard work into something so special.

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Kids - Party Time

Make a Memorable Game Night for Kids

December 7, 2017

Thank you Goliath Games for sponsoring this post. Pick up your favorite game today to enjoy the holiday season and beyond!Family Game Night ideas and how to keep children entertained.We love a good game night in our family. I’m here to show you how to memorable game night for kids in any age group.When game night comes in our family, we get really excited. When we get to spend quality time together laughing and making memories it makes us remember the more important things in life, like each other.When I have a stressful day with the kids, I have to find a way for them and myself to unwind. Goliath Games and Pressman Toy are just the items we need. They’re easy to play, easy to clean and a lot of fun for everyone.When having a game night, the most important thing to remember is to have fun! My personality isn’t always suited for fun but these games bring out the best in me.

Here are some of the games we play and why my kids love game night:
  • Shark Bite

Shark Bite is made by Pressman Toy and was so easy to set up and play. The kids had a REEL-ly fun time trying to pick up different fishes with the rod and always wondering when the shark would bite. To set it up, just snap the mouth open and place the colorful sea creatures in each space until it snaps. Roll the dice and use the fishing rods to pull each creature out but watch out – you never know when Shark Bite will snap! No batteries required.

  • Giggle Wiggle

Giggle Wiggle is made by Goliath Games and this one was Malakai’s favorite. Easy assembly and a blast to play. Just have the start at the bottom and race to the top to get him to hold the marbles. He moves like crazy so you’ll definitely have marbles that will fall off. Just pick them up and keep at it. I love this one because it’s a challenge to the kids and they laugh the whole time.

  • Pop the Pig

Pop the Pig is another Goliath Games top pick. You feed him cheeseburgers and press his head until he pops! This one is a suspense the whole game – you never know when he’s going to pop. All the cheeseburgers store in a compartment so you don’t have to worry about losing pieces. This game teaches numbers, colors and counting and is the #2 best selling game among kids the last 6 years.

  • Catch the Fox

Catch the Fox is made by Goliath Games and was France’s #1 toy in 2016. This one I loved cause his pants just disappear and you’re scrambling to pick up all the loose chickens. His pants are baggy enough that he’s trying to steal all the chickens in the coop. But then his pants just disappear and he’s left out in his underwear. The kids loved scrambling around trying to fill their coop with the loose chickens trying to win the game.

  • Doggie Doo

Doggie Doo is another Goliath Games classic but now it’s been redesigned. You feed the pup and spin the wheel to determine how many times you pump his leash. Kids love the inappropriate noises the Doggie Doo makes. This game has 120 million views on YouTube already. Once the doggie goes plop, just scoop it up and start again.

These games are great starters for kids of any age trying to learn strategy and competition.Goliath Games is the fourth-largest children’s game manufacturer in North America. Adi Golad started Goliath in the Netherlands in 1980 fueled by his passion to bring new toys to the market and today Goliath sells products in more than 75 countries with direct distribution in Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Australia, Canada and the USA. On July 4, 2008, Goliath opened its US subsidiary, headed by board game guru David Norman, and has been entertaining children and adults ever since. Examples include Rummikub®, Rubik’s Cube®, Tri-ominos®, Wordsearch, Pop the Pig®, Doggie Doo, Gooey Looey, and Catch the Fox.

For more information, please visit www.goliathgames.us

Pressman Toy Corporation, the third largest game manufacturer in the United States, was founded in 1922. The company has released many strong brands that consumers have enjoyed for generations, such as Rummikub, MASTERMIND and Tri-Ominos. One of the first companies in the industry to begin licensing popular characters and content for toys and games, Pressman Toy has created games and puzzles based on, Elf on the Shelf, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter as well as popular games shows Deal or No Deal, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. The company’s iconic red boxes have introduced millions of Americans to the joys of Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Cribbage, Bingo, Dominoes, Mancala, and a host of other classic games. Pressman’s current offerings include these time-tested favorites along with a mix of exciting new games and puzzles designed to spark young imaginations and bring families together.

For more information, please visit www.pressmantoy.com

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Christmas - Crafting DIY - Cricut

How To Cut Crepe Paper with Cricut

December 6, 2017

KThis shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DonVictorHoney #HoneyForHolidays

Create this unique gift packaging with your Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar by cutting a crepe paper poinsettia. Learn all the tips and tricks I use to cut crepe paper with my Cricut.Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I love using my Cricut Maker to make unique gifts, for this tutorial I’m going to show you how to cut crepe paper with it. Create a unique topper for your Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey.Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.It’s really easy, you just need the right materials. Here is what you’ll need –

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I first began by getting a membership to Lia Griffith. It’s worth it when you consider the printables and all the free .svg crepe paper flowers she offers you. Save the .svg to Design Space and then open the image onto your canvas.
I first started with grabbing some Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.The most important thing to remember is the grain of your paper and how that is loaded into the mat. Be mindful on how you want your petals to be shaped when cutting. For this project I had the grain going vertically. Even if you’re cutting you’re your crepe paper by hand, being midful of the grain is very important. Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.Place your rotary blade into you’re Cricut Maker adaptive tool. It will go in side B. Load your mat into your Cricut Maker and select Go. Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.When you remove your crepe paper, peel it slowly so that the grain doesn’t stretch. I used a flower template from Lia Griffith and uploaded it to my software.Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.Glue each of the petals of the flowers to it’s coordinating size. I used hot glue for this but any glue will do. Next you’ll lay a bead of hot glue along the seam and place the floral stem wire. Do this to the large petals and the leaves.Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.You can use floral tape to attach all the stems to each other but I have never been very good with it. Just glue all the stems together and then twist them with the leaves. Next, lay your smaller petals over the top of the larger petals. Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.For the stamen, fold the cut piece in half and roll. Glue them together separately or all together. Cut off the excess floral wire and attach a piece of felt to the bottom. This is where you’ll glue it to the top of your Don Victor® Honey jars. Attach a gift tag and you’re set.Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.Don Victor® Honey honeycomb can be served on a warm piece of toast, French toast or warm biscuits. You may have to mash it but once it warms up against your food, it’ll soften right up. Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.Cutting crepe paper with your Cricut Maker is easier than you would expect. I’d love to see what project you’d make for your Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar. Be sure to follow Don Victor® Honey on Facebook and Pinterest for more great ideas.Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.

 

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.

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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.