September Craft Haul

I know I just did a craft haul recently, but my mom and I were having a girls day and stopped at hobby Lobby and well….I may have got more crafts! Everything I got I am going to use in the near future for either fall crafts or to get a head start on Christmas gifts.

Everything from the Craft Haul!

As you can see I got a variety of different objects/crafts from this haul. Below I go into a little more detail into what each craft I am planning, so you know what to look forward to!

Paint and new brushes!

I’m constantly running low on paints, so I got some larger ones this haul as well as some new brushes (because let’s be honest, you can never have too many brushes).

Tumbler turner and tumblers!

I’m not too familiar with decorating tumblers, but I wanted to invest into a tumbler spinner/turner to create homemade gifts for family and friends! So I saw one and figured heck, why not!? I also got two practice tumblers to start!

I might need to get a sealer for the paint after putting it on the tumbler. Maybe also some spray paint? I’m not sure! I just know I am excited to try something new!

Glass jars!

My mom and I love to drink tea, especially if we are sick and not feeling too well. So we got some jars to hold tea bags or loose tea! I’m going to put some vinyl on the jars as labels for the tea as well!

Wooden Signs!

I thought that these wooden boards would be great as signs! The more rectangular one I am going to use to make a fall sign. The fancy, wavy one I am going to make a Christmasy or Holiday sign.

Macrame Kits!

My working from home office walls are really boring, and I saw these recently online (not these exact ones) and I thought it would be cool to get a few and hang them on the walls around my desk! Also, fun fact, my grandfather used to create macrame crafts and once made my grandma a necklace by doing macrame!

I’m really excited for these new crafts and I am going to start working on one of the macrame kits this week! Hopefully I will finish one or both for next weeks post! We shall see!

Blessed be! πŸŒ›πŸŒšπŸŒœ
~Madi πŸ’™

The Struggle with Vinyl

Good evening! I was hoping to share a successful finished project with my experiences with vinyl, but alas, crafting can still have it’s difficulties. So this post I will share how to work with vinyl and show the struggles I’ve had with it tonight.

How to Work with Vinyl!

Tools you will need:

  • Cricut
  • Cricut Design Space software
  • Something to cut your vinyl to size
  • Cricut light weight mat (the light blue one!)
  • Vinyl
  • Hook tool
  • Exacto Knife (optional)

I also had a rolling tool in the below picture, but I ended up not using it because of the difficulties I had with the vinyl.

My tools

First, start off in the Cricut app (or software if you are using a computer) and add what you want to cut in the canvas.

My canvas (I regret this font later)

Next, select the “Make It” in the bottom left corner, cut the vinyl to size, and place it on the Cricut mat at the top (similar to below).

Setting up the mat.

Make sure the dial is set to “Vinyl” and select the “Continue” button on the app or software. Push the mat to the rollers and push the double arrow button shown on the Cricut to let the rollers take the mat. After that, select the fancy “C” to begin cutting your vinyl!

Setting the mat into the Cricut.

It might take a little for your design to cut, depending on how detailed it is. So while it is cutting make sure to grab some tea or eat a snack!

The Struggle Begins

I started to remove the extra vinyl very carefully with the hook tool.

Carefully….

It was going well, I had a few mess ups and decided to use an exacto knife to help me section off areas so it will be a little easier.

Progress!

I started to feel very confident of this, but then letters kept getting picked up by the extra vinyl I was holding and words kept getting messed up. So I eventually decided to scrap the project and make this a learning opportunity.

This is where I gave up…

Vinyl can be very tricky to work with, and there will be mistakes, but the final product will be worth it! Later this week I will try again, but with a different font and hopefully can share my final project in next weeks post!

Blessed be! πŸŒ›πŸŒšπŸŒœ
~Madi πŸ’™