Thursday, September 21, 2017

Halloween Decorating with Kunin Felt

Halloween will be here soon, and Kunin® Felt has lovely felts for you to craft some decorations.

"Kunin® is the clean and sustainable felt that is ideal for garment, accessory, decorating, and home decor crafting projects. "

Today on the Designers Crafters Connection Blog the Designers have many amazing projects made with Kunin Felt to share with you.  I chose to make the wall hanging shown above.

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To make this I used my Cricut Explore Air™ 2 to cut the Kunin® Felt into some Halloween shaped medallions that I designed in the Cricut Design Space. The Kunin® Felt we received is the Premium Felt in 8 oz measuring 12" x 18", and the Classic felt in 5oz. Meauring 9" x 12".  Made in the US from recycled water bottles. This felt, with a stabilizer,  cuts beautifully with dies and die cutting machines.

To begin, I added a Structure One Sided Fusible Interfacing stiff interfacing to the back of each piece of felt.  Afterwards, I cut the shapes using a Deep Cut Blade and a Strong Grip mat from the Cricut line.

I painted a wooden dowel (12 ") with some DecoArt DCA47-10 Crafter's Acrylic Paint, 4-Ounce, Black, and let that dry.

The next step was to attach pieces of narrow black ribbon to use as a hanger and to connect the pieces of cut Kunin® Felt.

To attach the pumpkins, cats, ghosts, and the witch, I used some Hot Glue and my Ad-Tech 0443 Two-  Temp Cordless Glue Gun

To cover up the tied ends of the ribbon, I used hot glue and my Ad-Tech 0443 Two-  Temp Cordless Glue Gun to adhere some black pom pom trim, which I also layered a piece of purple pom pom trim above (both from Expo International). To finish off the top, I added a "Happy Halloween" scrapbook banner (K and Company) from my stash.  Plus two little plastic spider bugs from Dollar Tree.

Tools and supplies used (**Includes Affiliate links that compensate me for any purchases made.):

--     Kunin® Felt (9" x 12" Craft cuts of ClassicFelt in Black, Orange, White, and  12" x 18" Craft                    
        Cut of Premium Felt in Purple
--     Pom Pom trim  Expo International (Black & Purple)
-- **Cricut Explore Air™2
-- **Ad-Tech 0443 Two-Temp Cordless Glue Gun
-- **Deep Cut Blade
--  **Strong Grip mat 
-- ** Hot Glue
--      Thin black ribbon
-- ** One Sided Fusible Interfacing
-- ** DecoArt DCA47-10 Crafter's Acrylic Paint, 4-Ounce, Black
--** narrow black ribbon
--     Happy Halloween Banner (my stash)
--     Plastic Black spiders (Dollar Tree)

Check out what the many talented Designers of the Designer Crafts Connection have made here:

For more information on  Kunin® Felt, please check their web site, Kunin® Felt.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

15 minute Halloween Craft

Have a Cricut®?  Have 15 minutes?  Then you have all you need to make this spooky Halloween Decoration for your home and be ready for All Hallow's Eve!

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With the help of the Cricut Design Space I chose two images.  A haunted house, and A Halloween tree.

                             I cut the black cardstock with my Cricut Explore Air 2.

I drew lines on the tree with Aleene's 15601 Original Tacky Glue, 16-Ounce and on the house, which I followed with a generous amount of martha stewart glitter.

Once the glue and glitter had dried I used some Hot Glue with my
Ad-Tech 0443 Two-Temp Cordless Glue Gun  to adhere the shapes to the Glass Mason Jar.

                                              I added some colorful faux Gems in the jar.

                                        Finally, I inserted a battery operated Votive Candle.

                                                       Here is another view of the project.

Tools and Supplies (**Includes affiliate links that compensate me for purchases):

--  Cricut Explore Air 2.
--  black cardstock
--  Cricut Design Space
--  Votive Candle
--  Gems
--  Glass Mason Jar
--  Hot Glue
--  Ad-Tech 0443 Two-Temp Cordless Glue Gun
--  Aleene's 15601 Original Tacky Glue, 16-Ounce
--  martha stewart glitter

                             Decorate for the Trick or Treaters with the help of Dollar, where you can shop for some "Scary" good deals at 1$!   Craft many of your  Halloween Decorations with Cricut®.

Remember to check out all the other Spooky Crafty Projects my friends in this Craft Lightening Round have made!
                                                             Enjoy, and Happy Halloween.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Halloween Wreath Made Easy Peasy with Dollar Tree

Halloween is just around the corner.  Are you thinking of decorating your home?  I am, and I love making things.  So I am combining my passions.
 I made a wreath that takes very little time to do.  Also, it costs very little!  I bought all the supplies I needed at the Dollar Tree. Here is my project.

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Did you know that many of the same items I used to make my craft are also available online, at Dollar

To make this I simply used the foam ring as the base.  I wrapped some Decorative Halloween mesh ribbon around the Green Foam Floral Ring securing it in place with some pins.

To decorate it I added some of the lovely Halloween Diamond Wrap Ribbon.  Finally, I attached a big bow made from the same mesh.

                   Get your Creepy Crafting on.  Thank you for stopping by.Happy Halloween

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Planning Halloween Style

Make some Halloween planner supplies for yourself or to give as Treats!  Make a trip to Dollar Tree to get all that you will need to make them.  Don't forget to check out Dollar for planning all your Halloween and Fall activities too!  Shop Scary-Good $1 Halloween Deals at

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Here are some of the Planner Paper Clips I made to use in my own planning for October.

All you need can be bought at Dollar Tree or even better shop online for many Halloween supplies.

Glue is an important supply to make most of your Halloween crafts this year and is available online at

Ribbons and Paper Clips, all of which are available on

Lots of Halloween themed trims are also available, at

With a little cutting ...

and gluing you can make many of these decorative paper clips in no time!

Thank you for stopping by, I hope that you are inspired to create for Halloween while saving some money!  Keep crafting!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Birthday Card and Gift for my Favourite Golfer

Today is my Husband's birthday, amateur golfer on weekends and business man during the week.  At home he's Honey and Dad!  So as it happens every year we never know what to get him.  Let's admit it, he is difficult to shop for.  Everyone that knows him, also knows how  much he LOVES to play golf!  Which is why I amde hime this golf theme Birthday Card, and we gave hime A LOT of Golf tees for him to use in his beloved hobby, plus he played a round of golf, and we are going out to a lovely dinner at a restaurant.

Here is the card:

Here is the small gift we gave him:

The amazing part of all of this is that I bought most of the supplies at none other than Dollar Tree!  Goodness knows, golfing is not a cheap hobby.  HA ha ha.

The Tee Tin would also make a nice gift for you to make and give to the golfer in your life.  Whether it be for a Birthday or any holiday.  All you need is"

A bin, Tees, and a cello bag.

The card I made with some white cardstock, and the green papers, ink, and stamps were from my stash.

That's it!  A short post about a small gift but the gesture was big and from the heart.

Thank you for stopping by.  Stay crafty!