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.