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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.
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.
These DIY Harry Potter socks are perfect for your next Harry Potter party. Create the perfect Harry Potter party favor and attach the free Harry Potter printable. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
I’ve partnered up with LEGO to bring your next Harry Potter party to a whole new level. Create your very own Harry Potter socks and attach the LEGO Harry Potter printable to the top of the bag. Manage your own Mischief with these Mischief Managed socks made with your Cricut.
I don’t know if I’ve ever admitted that I’m addicted to any LEGO game and LEGO Harry Potter is my favorite of them all. I can’t decide if I like the Harry Potter years 1-4 or Harry Potter years 5-7 but they’re amazing. They’re even more amazing when you can be the only player in a family of 6. But now you can buy them both at the same time and you know I bought it again for my XBox One.
To make your Harry Potter party favors, cut the Mischief Managed picture with your electronic cutter. Be sure to mirror your image before it cuts. Lay your socks upside down on your surface. The opening will be on the table and the hole will be away from you. Pay attention to your sock position so that you can get your Mischief Managed socks facing the correct way. I use an EasyPress Mat but you can also use a folded towel. Use a surface that will help distribute even heat and won’t bend. Ironing boards are not ideal to use with the EasyPress. The middle easily bends and won’t allow you to get an even pressing. I use a wood board because that is what I have for my blogging backdrops. You can use your countertop but some materials will pull the heat from the EasyPress and the temperature will drop. Press your iron-on vinyl according to manufacturers instructions. Cricut has a new interactive guide to what kind of heat setting you need and how long to press it using an iron or the EasyPress. If you’re going to use an iron, read this post on how to really get your iron-on vinyl to stay.
Once you’ve pressed your Mischief Managed socks, go ahead and fold them and place them into your cellophane bag. It’s easier if your cellophane bag is flat so that you won’t have issues when you go to staple your Harry Potter treat topper on.
More Harry Potter Party Ideas
I love LEGO’s and they’ve been a favorite of my boys. Malakai even loves the smaller LEGO’s and that works great for his small motor skills. I have yet to figure out a LEGO storage situation in our house though.
These Harry Potter socks are the perfect party favor. I’ve been having lots of Harry Potter fun with my Luna Lovegood confetti and I’m working on more felt ornaments for our Harry Potter Christmas tree to go along with Hedwig. Grab the free printable for personal use only above.
Use your Cricut to cut out this felt Hedwig ornament for your Harry Potter themed Christmas tree. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Harry Potter. I’ve seen all the movies but have only read the first two books. Don’t get after me for my lack of HP knowledge but I can make a mean Harry Potter Christmas Tree. Create these felt Hedwig ornaments to hang along with your other DIY Harry Potter ornaments.
If you’re using foil iron-on vinyl, always wait for it to cool before you peel. I just wait until it is cool to the touch. You will need to give it a firmer pull when you take the carrier sheet off of your foil iron-on.
How do I glue felt together?
I use Aileen’s Fabric Fusion to glue my felt together. It is permanent and gives a great adhesion without having to add heat. It sets in 2-4 hours or there is a quick-dry fabric fusion that dries 5X faster.
Hot glue is also an option but it’s hot and it hurts when you burn your fingers 😉 Take the small tab and place a dot of glue at the end and then fold it in half. Use a clip to hold it in place while it dries.
Now that the front of your Harry Potter Hedwig ornament is mostly dry, it’s time to assemble the entire ornament.
Place glue on the front of your back piece (this will be the middle). Put your tab between Hedwig’s ears and then put a bit more glue on the bottom of that tab. Put your top piece over the glued area and the tab and then set aside to dry. Once your Harry Potter ornament is dry, thread some twine or ribbon through the loop and tie. You’ll now have your DIY Hedwig ornament complete. Stay tuned for more Harry Potter ornaments to be revealed throughout the season.
This Hocus Pocus porch decor has been my favorite Halloween project to date, well, it’s a close second with my Maui costume for Malakai, but it’s still awesome. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
So for years, I’ve had the same outdoor Halloween decorations and I needed a change. I’ve made myself (yes, myself and not my kids) a Hocus Pocus themed porchscape for Halloween.
I love the movie and since they’re celebrating 25 years since it’s release, I figured it was about time I treated myself. The Hocus Pocus Spellbook has always been one of the creepier parts of the movie so I wanted to turn the book into my doormat so that I can step on his eye anytime I want.
Grab this Hocus Pocus Spellbook clipart here. Just upload it into your Cricut or other electronic cutter and cut the freezer paper. The images will need to be sliced because you can’t fit all of this onto any mat so just be aware of that process you’ll have to do. I used Cricut stencil vinyl and I don’t recommend it. I don’t recommend stencil vinyl for fibrous material because it won’t adhere. I recommend using freezer paper to make your homemade doormat.
After the freezer paper stencil for your homemade doormat has been placed, use some spray paint to get the areas exposed and leave to dry. After it has dried, take the same brown and just dust over the corners. I did use some gold spray paint in some areas just to help give it the aged look that the actual Hocus Pocus spellbook has. Add it to your front porch for the perfect Hocus Pocus Halloween decoration addition to your front door. Learn how to make the Halloween banner below.
I love the movie Hocus Pocus so I had to make some Hocus Pocus decoration for my front porch. Halloween is the perfect time to bring out your inner Winifred. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
So with my Fibromyalgia, decorating for holidays is kind of rough on my body. I do a few hours at a time and then I have to rest for just about the same amount of time. Using my Cricut for things like this save me a lot of energy and time so it’s quickly become something I can’t live without. Although, I am ashamed I sent my son to school with his book report and he had drawn everything. I didn’t think I’d ever let anything out of the house that wasn’t perfect. That day was also a teaching moment to me that I don’t have to do everything for them and nothing has to be perfect. You just have to be happy. I’m perfectly happy with being imperfect. This year’s front porch for Halloween was no different than other times. I had to do something grand that I love but I also had to pick something that wasn’t going to make me lose my energy. This front door Hocus Pocus decoration is just the right amount of project I can handle.
So you first want to gather all your supplies and open the Cricut Design Space File. You’re going to need three of the blades that the Cricut Maker use. You’ll need the Knife Blade, the single Scoring Wheel and the Fine Point Blade.
How do I cut wood with the Cricut Maker?
To cut wood with your Cricut Maker you will need the Cricut Knife Blade. The blades on the knife blade are really sensitive so it will shatter if you’re not careful. Leave the cap on when it’s not in use to keep it from dulling.
To prepare the wood you’ll need to use some masking tape and a Strong Grip Mat. You want to tape your material to the actual mat because the knife blade makes several passes so that it can slowly build up the pressure between each pass and you don’t want your material to shift.
Each time the Cricut Knife Blade passes, the pressure gets a little firmer so it is essentially working as a Xacto blade would work. You can’t just cut through wood with one pass and expect it not to split.
Load your knife blade into the Adaptive Tool System on your Cricut Maker. Place your piece of basswood on to your Strong Grip Mat and then use some masking tape and tape the edges down. Load it into your machine and select go. The Cricut Maker will take around 12 minutes to do three 4″ circles for your Hocus Pocus Halloween decoration. Use your glitter iron-on and the EasyPress 2 to get your iron-on vinyl to stick to the wood. I used a temp of 340° and I only did about 15 seconds. Any longer than that the wood would start to warp. If the wood warped under my EasyPress, I just flipped it over and pressed for a little bit longer to keep it hot and then placed something heavy on top so it would lay flat.
What kind of glue can I use on Cricut Chipboard?
When you’re wanting to use glue on your Cricut Chipboard you have to choose if you want to use a wet adhesive like Mod Podge or if you want to use a dry adhesive like Xyron. You cannot mix the two on top of each other. When you want to paint chipboard, you want to seal it first. You can seal your Cricut Chipboard with some Mod Podge or spray sealant. Then you’ll paint as usual.
For this project I used the black kraft board and ran those top circles through my Xyron, then on the other side I used some wood glue to adhere it to the wood circles.
How do I assemble a paper fan?
I used this really cute cardstock from My Minds Eye for the paper rosettes. You’ll first put the rosette cardstock on your mat and then load in your scoring wheel. The project will score first and then it will require the fine point blade to cut the shape out. Accordion fold your paper rosettes and then add some scor tape along the ends to connect 3 of your fans together to form the rosette for your Hocus Pocus decoration. Now that you have the fans glued together end-to-end, it’s time to make it pop. Just press on the center of the accordions and your rosette will expand. See here on how easy it is to make a paper rosette. Use the round wooden circle and place some hot glue on the edges and lay it in the middle of your rosette. And now you’re ready to assemble your Hocus Pocus decoration. Use some 2″ wide ribbon and start at the bottom and work upwards. I left about 4″ in between each paper rosette. I used about 48″ at the top and then folded it back over to create a loop.
What is better, the Cricut Explore or the Cricut Maker?
Confession – I have an Explore Air 2 and a Cricut Maker. While I love both, I’m always using the Maker and really only bring out the Air 2 when I’m in a rush and don’t want to wait to finish cutting one project at a time.
I’ve used my Maker since August of 2017 when it was released and I sort of found that I love this machine more than I ever thought I would. The ability to cut basswood and now the scoring wheel can give me crisp and deep score lines has changed my crafting ways in the best way possible.
The force of the Cricut Maker is greater than the Explore and so I feel like my cuts are cleaner and I don’t have to worry about double cutting my images as often.
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Celebrate the release of Christopher Robin by creating these easy Winnie The Pooh cupcakes. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
I grew up watching Winnie the Pooh and Piglet was always my favorite character. Next to Piglet, Pooh was a close second. I cannot wait to see the new Christopher Robin movie that will be released on August 3, 2018. I’ll be a mother of a 13-year-old by that point so the movie will be a good way for me to release tears.
Making these Winnie the Pooh cupcakes was incredibly easy. I like to use some brown cupcake liners. These ones I’ve linked to above are especially great because they don’t leave any grease marks. You can also use the red ones I made them in. Make sure they are lined by a foil liner so that the grease doesn’t seep out.Just use your favorite chocolate cupcakes. You can use store-bought or make some using your favorite mix. Just double the ingredients for the fondant toppers below to make enough for one chocolate cake mix box.
Frost your cupcakes with the buttercream. You can also buy store-bought frosting and perhaps even color it yellow to match the yellow fondant.
Roll out your yellow fondant and cut them into 2″ circles. Roll small balls of the yellow fondant for his ears and a larger ball for his nose. To get your ears to stick to the face, brush a light amount of water on the back and then adhere it to the face. Use your #7 Wilton tip and create the face. Use the #6 Wilton tip to create Winnie the Pooh’s eyebrows. Place the face on top of the buttercream frosting and serve.
Celebrate the new Christopher Robin movie by making these amazing Winnie the Pooh cupcakes.
Keyword: cupcake, disney recipe, Winnie the Pooh
cornstarch for dusting
2" round cookie cutter
bowl of water and paintbrush
black pre-made frosting
Allow your cupcakes to cool completely before decorating. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and dust your working surface with a thin layer of cornstarch. Roll your fondant to be about ¼ of an inch thick and use your cookie cutter to cut out 12 fondant circles.
Next, roll spheres about one inch in diameter, you’ll need twelve of these. Flatten them out and shape them into ovals.
Roll 24 smaller spheres and shape them to look like Pooh’s ears (flat and pointed at one end).
Using a stand mixer, beat butter, icing sugar, milk and vanilla extract until smooth. Use an offset spatula to frost each of your cupcakes.
Assemble your fondant pieces: place your flat oval in the center of your large fondant circle. You can brush water on back of the oval so that it sticks onto the circle.
Using Wilton tip #7, draw Pooh’s nose and eyes with black frosting. Switch to Wilton tip #6 and draw on his eyebrows.
Place Pooh’s face on each cupcake and apply his ears (brush the back of each ear with water to secure it on his face).
I made this adorable Cars Lightning McQueen for Malakai. He’s been obsessed since Cars 3 was released. This Cars Pillow is even easy and fun to put together for your Disney Pixar Cars obsessed boy or girl. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
If you can see in the picture above, I have no black Iron-On Vinyl on the DIY Cars Pillow. I used the black fabric as the black color and I saved some money because I didn’t need to buy that color. Begin by cutting out your fabric with the Cricut Maker. You’ll cut one black circle and 2 black rectangles that you’ll sew together to make one long strip.
After you’ve cut your black circle, place the Iron-On Vinyl. Us your EasyPress or Iron and start with the red. Next, line up your yellow bolts and then lay the white on the top. Use a towel or a protective mat to protect your red and yellow HTV as you press the others.
Cut the other circle with your Cars patterned fabric. You don’t have to use Cars fabric but it’s just an added bonus. Pin your black strip to one of the circles and then sew the ends of the strip together when they meet. Now sew one of the circles to the side strip. You will now sew the second circle to the side strip. Leave an opening about 4 inches wide and then stuff with filler. Hand stitch the pillow closed. So easy and it’s such a fun Disney Cars craft.
Make these easy Thor Cupcakes all from an easy cake mix. Celebrate the AVENGERS: Infinity War movie release with these super cute cupcakes. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Who has seen the new AVENGERS: Infinity War movie? Better question, who hasn’t? Thor was a huge part of the movie and so I decided to make these Thor cupcakes to go along with my Hulk Rice Krispie Treats or these easy Avengers Cupcake Toppers I made with my Cricut. These Thor cupcakes are incredibly easy to make. Just use store-bought Red Velvet cake mix and follow the directions on the box to make them. One box should yield 24 cupcakes. Allow them to cool completely before adding any frosting or decorations. Mix your butter, powdered sugar, milk and cocoa powder together using an electric mixer or hand mixer. Beat until it is smooth and then add in your red gel food coloring. Having gel food coloring is important because it is intense in the color and the taste is almost non-existent. When you have red food coloring, sometimes it tastes metallic but I like the gel food coloring because you can’t taste it and it takes less of the coloring to get the color you want. Use a piping bag and a star tip to get the grooves when piping. I like to place my piping bag into a cup before I load up the frosting. It helps make it more stable and I’m able to keep the top of my bag clean. Next, you’ll make the top of Thor’s hammer for the cupcake topper. Use some fondant, mix in 2 drops of black gel food coloring and soften it by playing with it in your hands. The heat from your hands will make the fondant moldable. You may want to wear gloves so the gel color doesn’t stain your hands. Mold them into rectangles and lay them to the side. Mix the silver lustre dust with some water or vodka and paint Thor’s hammer to get them shiny. Next, break the pretzel sticks into the desired size of the base of the hammer and place them inside the middle of the fondant hammer. Place it on top of your cupcake and now you’ve made the perfect Thor cupcakes.
Create these amazing Thor cupcakes for your next Avengers party!
Keyword: avengers, cupcake
1boxRed Velvet Cake Mix + Ingredients to make them
2sticksunsalted butter, softened
7-8dropsred gel food coloring
24mini pretzel sticks
2dropsblack gel food coloring
silver food luster dust
Prepare your red velvet mix according to the box’s directions (they usually yield 24 cupcakes). Allow to cool on rack before decorating.
Using a stand mixer, start beating butter and slowly add confectioners’ sugar. Add milk and mix on high until your buttercream has formed. In terms of consistency, you’ll want it to form stiff peaks.
Add cocoa and red food coloring to the buttercream and continue mixing on high until it is completely colored. Using a piping bag, frost each cupcake.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Roll your fondant into ½ inch spheres (you’ll want to make 24 of them) and then shape into rectangles. Place each one on lined baking sheet. (You will want to dust your fingers with cornstarch once in a while to prevent them from sticking on your hands)
Brush each fondant piece with silver luster. Insert a pretzel stick at the bottom of each one (you may have to break off a piece of the pretzel stick if they are too long). Place carefully on each cupcake.