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5 Easy Fall Crafts to make with Cricut

Happy Fall Y’all! It might not “officially” be Fall yet but as soon as September 1st rolls around it is Fall in my books no matter what the temperature outside says! Today I’m partnering with Cricut to share 5 easy Fall craft ideas that you can make using your Cricut! I have owned a Cricut Explore for 5 years now, and recently upgraded to the new Cricut Maker! Both machines are great and super easy to use! What I love about my Cricut products is the vast amount of projects you can make with them. The opportunities are literally endless and you can use so many different types of materials for crafting. Adhesive vinyl, iron on vinyl, card-stock paper, different types of fabric, even different types of wood! There are so many things you can make and use! It might seem intimidating at first but Cricut has made their software very user friendly! In Cricut Design Space you can choose free projects to download and make or you can create your own designs! There are a lot of helpful getting started videos and tutorials on their website and even on Youtube! Below I’m sharing 5 Fall inspired project ideas that you can easily make with various tools and materials! 

Painted Door Mat

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I have been wanting to make a painted doormat for months now and am excited to share my first DIY doormat with you all! I LOVE how it turned out and think it’s perfect for the front porch with my new Fall vinyl pumpkins I decorated as well. Steps below! 

Materials:

Directions:

  1. Gather your supplies and size the SVG image to fit your doormat. My doormat is 30″ by 18″, however the largest size I can cut with my Cricut is 23.5″ x 11.5″. This size worked perfect for this mat I just made sure to center the design in the middle! You can download the exact file I used here, or you can make your own design in Cricut design space! 

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 2. Cut your poster board to fit the 12″x24″ Cricut mat. Load your mat to your machine, select “poster    board” as your cutting material, and let your Cricut do it’s thing! 

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3. When your Cricut is done cutting, carefully remove the letters from the mat, but be sure to save the inside pieces for certain letters like the P, R, K, etc. Carefully remove the poster board from the Cricut mat.

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4. Arrange your stencil onto your mat and make sure it is centered. Tape down the edges with painters tape. I also used small pieces of rolled tape to secure some of the skinny details within the letters, and to add the middle parts of the P,R & K back. Be very careful when applying paint to these areas! 

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5. Start slowly and paint inside of your stencil. I used my fingers to gently hold down the edges of each letter I was painting. Gloves might be helpful because it can get messy! Make sure you DAB the paint into the mat, do not use brush strokes. 

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6. Peel off your stencil to reveal your finished project! I took a small paint brush and filled in any letters that I thought could use a little bit more paint but overall it turned out great! Let dry for at least 24 hours! 

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I was so happy with how this mat turned out! Since our front porch is covered I didn’t worry about putting a sealer over the paint this time but we will see how it holds up! 

Pumpkin Spice Everything Mug

As you all know I LOVE creating cute coffee mugs, tumblers and wine glasses and getting creative with them! That’s actually how my Etsy shop got started! I had so much fun creating new designs with my Cricut that I decided to start posting and selling my mugs 4 years ago and it turned into Coffee & Confetti Co which is now my favorite little side hustle. Adding vinyl to a cup or tumbler is such a fun way to personalize it! 

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Materials:

Steps:

  1. Select or create your design in Cricut design space and size it to fit the area. Here is the pumpkin spice design that is on my mug! 
  2. Attach your vinyl to your Cricut mat and load the mat into your machine to begin cutting. This is where you can get creative with different colors or types of vinyl! I just used white for this project but glitter and holographic vinyl can really make your items POP! 
  3. Once your design is cut, use your weeding tool to weed the design.
  4. Use transfer tape to apply it to your mug. Make sure to press firmly and then peel off your transfer tape! 

Fall Pennant Flag

This was my first time using my Cricut Maker to cut fabric and it was SO easy! I made this pumpkin pennant flag to hang in our dining room! 

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Materials:

Steps:

1.Decide what you will be putting on your pennant flag. I chose a basic pumpkin shape from Cricut design space and measured them to fit inside of each flag. I made 6 of the orange pattern and 6 of the grey pattern. I think it would be really cute to cut out letters to make your pennant flag spell something out too! The ideas are endless! 

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2. Lay your fabric on your Cricut mat and make sure you smooth it out well. You’ll also need to change out the regular blade and insert your rotary blade (your Cricut Maker comes with one). 

3. Load your mat and select the type of fabric you’re using in Cricut Design Space. My machine cut through the cotton fabric so easily! Peel your designs off the mat and repeat steps 2 & 3 if you have a second pattern of fabric to use. 

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4. Hot glue your design to each of your pennant flag, hang up and ENJOY! Such an easy and cute craft to make for any occasion.

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Vinyl Pumpkins

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This is such an easy and inexpensive way to spruce up your fake craft store pumpkins! I found my pumpkins at Michaels, but Hobby Lobby typically has them as well and sometimes you’ll even get lucky checking Dollar Tree! I’ve also seen people add vinyl decals to real pumpkins too which is a great idea, but I love that these are cheap and I can re-use them for next year! 

Materials:

Steps:

  1. Decide what you want on each of your pumpkins! I made one that says “Hello Fall” and then added 1″ circles and 1″ triangles to the other 3 pumpkins. There are SO many cute ideas if you search Pinterest for “vinyl pumpkin decals”.
  2. Stick your vinyl to your Cricut mat and load into machine and select your type of material. 
  3. When Cricut is done cutting, weed your design and apply to your pumpkins using transfer tape! For the polka dot and triangle designs I didn’t even need to use transfer tape, I just peeled them off and stuck them on like a sticker! 

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Heat Transfer Onesie or T-shirt 

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As you guys know little Hudson is due in October! I can’t believe he will be here so soon! I decided to make a cute little onesie that he can wear when he gets here! 

Materials:

Steps:

  1. Choose or create your design in Cricut Design Space. For iron on vinyl make sure you place the shiny side down on the Cricut Mat. You’ll also need to check the “mirror” button in Cricut Design Space so that it will flip your design. This is so it won’t be backwards when you go to iron it on your shirt or item you’re heat pressing! Load your mat and begin cutting. 

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2. Once your design is cut, weed away the rest of the vinyl to reveal your design! 

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3. I’m using the Cricut Easy Press to apply my vinyl but you can also use a regular iron too. Lay the onesie on top of the Cricut Easy Press Mat or a towel. I like to give the onesie or material I’m using a quick press for about 5 seconds to preheat the fabric before I lay the design down. Center your design onto the onesie.

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4. Cricut has a handy heat guide on their website that tells you exactly what temperature and setting to use according to the type of iron on vinyl and fabric you’re using! For my project I set the Easy Press to 315 degrees, for 30 seconds. Place the Easy Press on top of your project and press the Cricut button to begin the count down. Flip the onesie over and apply the Easy Press to the back for 15 seconds. I let the onesie cool and then slowly pulled away the protective sheet. All done and so easy! 

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I hope y’all enjoyed these crafts! Please be sure to tag me if you make any of them! 

 

(This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.)

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