DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Glass Glitter Ornaments


I am having so much fun making these glitter glass ornaments with my Silhouette Machine.  Last night I finished some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ones.  Aren’t they just adorable 🙂

To find out how to do glitter glass ornaments, visit my post HERE (you can also check out the “Grinch” and Nightmare Before Christmas “Jack Skellington” ornaments that I made)

Merry Kiss-Mas – Christmas Jar Gift (perfect for teachers)

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This is a perfect frugal gift for teachers (or others in your life) that will show them that you appreciate them this holiday season without breaking the bank.  This Merry Kiss-mas jar gift is super easy to make and will cost around $5-10 each (depending on how many you make).

What you will need:

  • canning jar w/ lid
  • bag of Hershey’s Kisses (I actually mixed plain silver wrapped milk chocolate kisses and red striped peppermint flavored ones)
  • white cardstock for the tags and patterned paper for the lid)
  • ribbon (I used one pattern for the rim of the lid and one to tie on the tag)

To make the tags, I used my Silhouette machine.  I purchased design #52500 and used the print and cut feature which makes it so easy to get perfectly cut tags every time.


Once you download the design into the silhouette studio, you will print out the number of tags you want onto your cardstock.  Notice how it prints with registration marks in the corners? This will let the machine will know exactly where to cut around the tag.  It even will cut the hole to string on the tag.

Once the tags are cut, you will pick out a pretty ribbon and hot glue it around the lid of the jar.  Next, tie the tag onto the jar with ribbon (I chos sheer and love how it looks).  Lastly, fill the jar with Hershey’s kisses and you are done !

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DIY Fall Wreath Using Creative Bug & Cricut Explore


Cricut and Creativebug (the leading go-to source for arts and crafts video classes) have partnered to offer DIYers stylish projects, tips and tricks via step-by-step video classes so anyone can “make it now” using the new Cricut Explore. While the Cricut Explore does all the cutting and writing, the Creativebug videos show makers how to create and assemble each project from start to finish, with ideas for more customization and inspiration along the way. With these online videos, DIYers will learn techniques from basic to advanced, plus get a healthy dose of inspiration through a collection of on-trend projects.

Here is a fun project that I found on Creative Bug to make a fall wreath.  I already had a grapevine wreath so all I needed to buy was autumn colored card stock and ribbon for a bow.


What You Will Need:

  • Colored Card Stock in Fall Colors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Grapevine Wreath
  • Cricut Explore
  • Cricut Scoring Tool
  • Cricut Mat
  • Ribbon for a Bow

First you will need to log in and find the Fall Wreath Creative Bug Class and watch the video.  Download the PDF provided in the class materials tab.  In that file, is this link to the free project.

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I told it to make 5 projects so it would cut 5 of each leaf.


Make sure you put your scoring tool into the left “A” slot of your Cricut machine.  Load your mat with your paper into the machine and follow the steps given to you by your cricut.

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Once you get all your leaves scored and cut, you will bend them in the middle along the scored line and attach them onto your wreath with hot glue.  Next attach a ribbon/bow to the top and you are done !


If I did it over, I would have gotten a bigger wreath or made the leaves smaller.  But overall, I love it and I really like how the Cricut Scoring Tool works. Having the veins in the paper leaves gives it a more realistic look (see close up pic below).

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DIY Burlap “FALL” Banner Using a Silhouette Cutting Machine

DIY Fall Burlap Banner

I am absolutely LOVING my  Silhouette Machine right now and last night I decided to make a FALL banner for my mantle.  I just keep finding more and more projects that can be done with this machine !

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I received the DCWV burlap stack which comes with 15 sheets of burlap (I only needed one sheet for this project so I have a LOT left over to do more crafts later).

  1. First, go into the Silhouette online store and download the banner shape (or create your own)  I downloaded this Set of 6 Banner Shapes
  2. Cut out the shape you like onto cardstock (this will give you a pattern to cut out of our burlap)  I actually cut my pattern out of vinyl and stuck it onto the burlap sheet so that I would have a layer of vinyl under the banner pieces so paint wouldn’t seep through onto my table. when I painted on the letters
  3. Next, cut out the banner shape four times from your burlap.
  4. Once that is complete, go into your studio software and type out the letters “F”, “A”, “L” and “L” to create a stencil (I used the Times New Roman font).  Make the letters the size to fit inside the banner.
  5. Have your Slhouette machine cut out the letters from Silhouette Vinyl so you can stick it onto your burlap for painting (see picture below)
  6. Once you have the vinyl stencil stuck onto your banner pieces, paint in the letters (you may want to do 2 coats)
  7. After the paint dries, remove the vinyl and you will have your banner looking like the last picture below


Now that you have all your banner pieces completed, you will need to cut slits in the burlap for hanging it. I used a razor blade to make 2 slits into the top of each banner section.


I also created leaves from 3 different colors of cardstock to add onto the banner.  I used this set of 4 fall leaves from the online Silhouette store.   Then I just hot glued them onto the ribbon between each burlap banner section.

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If I had to do it over again, the only things I would change is that I would make it bigger and lower the placement of the letters.  But overall, I just love how this turned out !

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DIY Glass Glitter Ornaments Using a Silhouette Machine


Ok so I am now addicted to making these glass glitter ornaments and will be going to the store to get more glass ornaments very soon.  I absolutely LOVE how they turned out and have so many more ideas for more.  I am going to do each family member’s name next !!! I am really getting so much use out of my Silhouette Machine

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For the Nativity Ornament you will need:


  1. Remove the metal top of the ornament and set aside
  2. Pour a small amount of floor finish into the ornament and swish it around to coat all sides
  3. Pour excess back into the bottle and turn upside down until all excess has dripped out (I only wait about 5 min)
  4. Pour fine glitter into ornament using a funnel.  Make sure you coat all sides of the ornament and pour out excess.
  5. Place the metal lid back on (being careful not to scratch off the glitter with the metal prongs)
  6. Now, go into the Silhouette online store and download design #52457.
  7. Bring in the design into the studio and shrink it down to about 2.5 by 2.5 inches
  8. Cut your vinyl and peel off extra unwanted pieces
  9. Lay on your transfer paper
  10. Center the design onto the ornament and press down (You may need to manually move some of the pieces that don’t lay down flat due to the ornament being round/oval.

These are just so much fun to make and would make great gifts for teachers, family and friends !!! The possibilities are endless.

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