I thought I would start off with a really simple craft on the Cricut Explore
. Some table decorations for a spring themed tea party.
I wanted to get the hang of using the new design space software and use the free images and do something simple with the boys.
- Cake cases in three sizes
- Glue or double sided tape
- paper straws
- Craft knife
How to make
We chose the shapes for the flowers on the Cricut Design Space and resized them, which is really simple using the onscreen scale. I then cut them on cardstock, which is super simple with the new Cricut Explore
as you just follow the instructions on screen after you press the go button.
At this stage you can also choose the amount of cuts you want to make, rather than copy them all in the design space.
Hint – If you want to manually arrange the cutting layout change the size of the cardstock from 12 x 12 to 12 x 24 and then you can rearrange them to optimise them for your size of paper.
I purchased my paper straws and cake cases from ebay, in fact I have put together a collection on ebay for Cricut accessories.
This craft was as simply as cutting out the shapes on the Cricut Explore
and then gluing on the cake cases. I used a craft knife to cut an x in the smallest cake case to slip a straw though.
We made pink which was the boys choice, but they would look fantastic in any colour or event with patterned card.
I love the flowers, really lovely and a super simple but effective idea. Can you do things like felt with them too? Keep seeing them being mentioned but don’t really know much about them. Even without a Cricut I may have to give these a go with some hand cut flowers 🙂
Such a sweet and simple idea that I bet the kids loved! I can’t wait to see what the Cricut can do, it’s perfect for creating the elements for a party x
Love the idea of combining paper cutting and cake cases to make flowers – so pretty!
Those flowers on straws are genius – I think I’ll cut a lot out and get the kids at preschool to make them
How fantastic! These look great and really original. I too have seen something a little similar with felt but love these.
This is really effective. I have a Silhouette Cameo in the cupboard, you have reminded me to actually use it x
This looks like a really clever idea. The flowers on straws are extremely pretty.
Looks like a lovely craft activity. My six year old is really in to things like this. She’d love it ! 🙂
Major Cricut envy, I have been looking at this for a while, I think I know what I’m saving for next!
What a fun idea. Looks quite easy to set up too.
what a fun idea – looks really effective
Oh wow – I LOVE these. We love making cupcakes and have all sorts of pretty cases, plus the stripey paper straws (I just love them too – I bought them to go with a purchase of mini milk bottles which I love). Can see is making some of these pretty hypo-allergenic flowers very soon 🙂
Ooh those look fab, would be rgeat for a kids birthday tea or afternoon tea, could vary the shapes for different themes too.
Ooh Jen, these are gorgeous. I am having a lovely evening pootling around my old favourites in the bloggy world with a cup of tea. xxx
Your CommentsI love Cricut, my friend has one… I was A SIZZIX girl instead. We made little daffodil ones of these for St. David’s day…yours are so beautiful in pink!
how fun! you are making me really want one of these machines! x
I love those straws. The girls want an afternoon tea party for their birthday in August and they would look lovely 🙂
they so so pretty!
I really like the idea, perfect garden party piece
I love these! The flower cases are lovely. My daughter would love these for a party!
These are amazing, you are so talented! Mine never look this good
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