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Christmas begins with Christ Vinyl Decor with Cricut Explore Air 2

I used items I received from Cricut in exchange for this post. Christmas begins with Christ Vinyl Decor! I love my Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine , it is simply so quick and easy to make especially amazing cards, decorations, crafts and handmade gifts!  I'd love to show you how quick we can make a decoration and a couple of tricks and tips along the way. If you aren't sure if a Cricut Machine is right for you, check out this post. And this one if you want to make some extra money with your post. So here's the simple DIY for this sign.  Make yours say whatever you like. I picked "Christmas begins with Christ" You will need: Regular vinyl/Transfer Tape Patterned paper Picture frame Barn Star or other small decor piece Hot glue/gun Begin by opening up Cricut Design Space™  and use the text tool and fonts to design the decor you like.  This alone is the HARDEST part to any project.  The design phase. Then here's the trick: Select the "mir

Balloon Buddy Christmas Holly Berry Decoration DIY

I received the Balloon Buddy in exchange for this post. No other compensation, no affiliate links.   Balloon Buddy Christmas Holly Berry Decoration DIY Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly!  Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la! Tis the season to be jolly! Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la! This is such a fun craft and an easy way to Deck the Halls. ~ You will need: Balloon Buddy 3 Red Balloons 2 Green Paper Leaves, cut like pictured below Round cardstock circle 4" in diameter Stapler or tape  Here's a quick video to show the Balloon Buddy in action.  It is simple and blows up balloons in seconds. 3 balloons is not a big deal, but I hate blowing up even one the Balloon Buddy is my BEST friend.  Fill the balloons so they are smaller than a basketball and kind of round.  Tape the leaves to the round circle cut out.  Then staple the opening of each balloon right on the circle, close enough together that they stay clustered, but not crowded.  Then use painters

Wise Men Still Seek Him Vinyl Sign Decor

I received supplies for this post from Oriental Trading , Plaid Crafts and Cricut. Affiliate links included.  Wise Men Still Seek Him Vinyl Sign Decor I love Christmas decorations and I especially love pairing handmade decor with purchased decor.  I love adding new decorations to my collection each year.  Gather supplies: Metal Wise Men Trio White Vinyl Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine Red Apple Barrel Paint Wood plank Other goodies pictured: Poinsettia Garland Gold Tassel Garland Hairpin Leg Table Christmas Tree Begin this process by painting the wood plank all red and let it dry.  This plank is 5 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Then pick a fancy font you like...or just save off this png. Import it into Cricut Design Space and cut it out in white vinyl.  Weed out the excess vinyl. Next, cover the vinyl with transfer tape.  Rub it down with a scraper. Remove the paper backing and place the vinyl right on the wood plank. Peel off the transfer tape. T