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Encanto Inspired Halloween Costumes

Encanto Inspired Halloween Costumes

We don’t talk about Bruno…except we ARE going to talk about how to create his look! Are you looking for some Encanto costume inspiration? Well you have come to the right place. Follow along to see how we created our Bruno, Isabella and Dolores inspired costumes. 

Click the photo to create the look!

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Teacher Survival Box

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas for Cricut

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas for Cricut

Do you want to show your teacher appreciation but are not sure how? We have a few cute ways to show how much you care without breaking the bank. From a cute “Teacher Survival Kit” to a teacher letter with questions for your little one to answer, you choose which idea to personalize and make it your own.

Teacher Survival Box:

This little teacher survival box is the best way to say thank you to a beloved teacher. Everything in the box was purchased at the 99 cent store, so it wasn’t too costly. We focused on purchasing school related gifts and a few of the teachers favorite snacks. We filled the box with crinkle cut paper and staggered the treats with the school supplies around a personalized candle. We finished the box decor off with a butterfly glued to the front. 

Teacher Candle: We purchased a great smelling candle for $2.99 at the 99 cent store and measured the front label. The “teacher survival kit” was a pre-made design in Cricut Design Space. We uploaded and resized the image to cover the existing label on the candle. Once that was complete, we set our Cricut Design Space settings to ‘print & cut’, but cancelled after the picture was printed. The photo looked a little plain, so we already had decided to cut around the design, free hand. Once that was complete, we glued the design on to thin cardstock paper from American Crafts. Our Cricut paper cutter came in handy to assure our lines were straight when we cut the finished image 

Attaching the custom design: we knew that at some point, the candle wax would melt and the glass would be extremely hot. So instead of gluing the design on, we used a wide clear packaging tape  and just taped three rows horizontally from top to bottom. 

Teacher Questions Letter:

Thank You, Teacher!

We thought it would be a great idea to personalize a letter to our favorite teacher highlighting the most memorable moments of the year. These were the answers of a 4 year old and you can see how adorable this gift can be for the individual that inspired it. We created this template on our Cricut Design Space and used our Cricut fine point and glitter pens to draw everything out. To spare you the time, we have created a free download at the links below if you would like to utilize this idea for yourself. 

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Memorial Token Idea for a Bride

DIY Memorial Token Idea for Bride Bouquet

Do you know a bride-to-be that will be missing someone extremely important on their special day? We have all seen beautiful photos of those that are no longer with us in the picture frames on wedding guest chairs, but are you wanting to do more so that the bride feels their loved ones are a little closer? Take a look at this quick and easy DIY idea that you can create with your Cricut in just a few minutes.  

Memorial Locket:

Finished Locket

To create the memorial locket, we bought the pendant and the hook chain separately.

Memorial Locket Chain:

We are big fans of the brand ‘Hildie and Jo’ when it comes to unique pendants, charms, tassels, chains, etc. You can find all sorts of designs at Joanns as they carry a huge collection of Hildie and Jo. We purchased the locket and the chain separately and turned the locket pendant into a small hook chain with our long nose pliers.  

Memorial Photo:

Inside Locket

Glossy Print Paper: We chose this paper to give it a true photo feel  

Print & Cut Photo: the print & cut method with Cricut is what makes this project so easy. If you have the photo in your phone or computer, you can upload it to Cricut Design Space directly and adjust your photo to whatever size you would like. We measured our heart pendant and adjusted our photo size to be able to fit inside the locket. See video below for a quick example of how we were able to do this with the heart shape and “slice” button.

Print & Cut method tip: Make sure the ink is dry before installing the photo into your Cricut, as you can see the border smeared a bit. Luckily the picture can out perfect. 

Note: The photo is not a perfect heart shape due to the original photo size. As you can see in the video, the original photo is very close up and we wanted to make sure both individual’s faces could be seen entirely. 

Video:

Here is a quick video tutorial of how we were able to cut the photo accurately to fit in the heart pendant with a Cricut Machine.

Putting it all together:

Depending on how long you would like your memorial token to be, decide how many links from the hook you will need before removing them from the rest of the chain. Using the pliers, remove the unwanted links and then connect the remainder of the chain to your locket. Insert your photo inside the locket.

You now have a complete memorial token and a beautiful way to memorialize a loved one that is missing on your bride’s special day!

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Miraculous Lady Bug: Hawk Moth Piñata

Miraculous Lady Bug: Hawk Moth Piñata

Do you have a Miraculous Lady Bug fan at home? Are they begging for a Lady Bug and Cat Noir party? If so, the obvious choice for a piñata is none other than the infamous Hawk Moth. At Sew Stitchin Creative, we are going to show you how to make a Hawk Moth piñata on your own with just a few supplies. 

What you will need:

  • Pre-Made Pinata- in the shape of your choice, easy to cover up
  • Tracing paper or regular white copy paper
  • Black Cardstock Paper (4 sheets)
  • Purple Cardstock Paper (1 sheet)
  • Glue stick 
  • Printer or printed out picture of Hawk Moth (2 copies)
  • Scissors
  • Cricut machine (or scissors)
Note: If you do not have a Cricut machine, you may need access to a printer. Please read directions (step 7 & 8) all the way through before starting project

Step #1: Purchase pre-made piñata 

We started looking online for a pre-made piñata with a good shape. It just so happens that this video game controller on Amazon was the perfect shape to be transformed into a ‘moth’ backdrop. Amazon delivered in one day and we went to work!

Tip: If you do choose to get this piñata, make sure you do not overstuff with heavy candy/toys. If you decide that you do not want to lighten to load, then be sure to reinforce the strap at the top so that it does not rip easily!

Step #2: Tracing Paper 

Measure the inside image on the front of the piñata to determine what dimensions (height & width) you will need for your tracing paper. We have included a link below if you do not have tracing paper and would like to buy a roll. If not, do not fret, just tape two pieces of regular white copy paper together. As long as you can see through the paper to trace around the controller image, you will accomplish the goal. 

Step #3: Tracing the image 

Use a pencil to trace around the video game controller image.

Cut out the traced image as you will now be using it as a guide to trace on black cardstock paper.

Step #4: Tracing the tracing paper

Tape two pieces of black cardstock paper together (side by side) so that you have a large enough image to cover the controller print on the piñata. ONLY TAPE the back, as the front will be visible. 

Use a pencil to trace your TRACED & CUT video game controller image on to the black cardstock paper.

Cut out the black cardstock traced image.

Repeat this process for the back of the piñata.

Step #5: Covering the Video Game Controller

Glue black cardstock paper onto the piñata to cover the original controller print (front and back).

Step #7: Creating Akumas

Look up “Ladybug Akuma” and upload an image of an akuma into your Cricut Design Space. 

Duplicate this image x 20.

Cut these images out on purple cardstock paper. 

Tip: make sure you use the “light” Cricut mat so that your paper doesn’t get stuck on the mat. 

 

If you do not have a Cricut machine:

Look up “Ladybug Akuma” and upload an image of an akuma into a program that you use on your computer that will allow you to duplicate this image.

Duplicate this image x 20.

Print out on purple cardstock (or regular copy) paper. 

Cut each individual akuma out with scissors.

Step #8: Putting it all together

Take your printed images of Hawk Moth and use a glue stick to attach him to the center of the piñata (front and back).

Use a glue stick to glue the akumas around Hawk Moth (font and back)

Last but not least…fill the piñata with candy, toys or both!

 

In Conclusion:

You have now transformed a video game controller piñata into a moth/akuma (your choice) with Hawk Moth in the center. Your kids will have a great time breaking this piñata open. 

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