I mentioned in another post that I’m “sharing” a Cricut Explore Air with my daughter and sister. So far, my daughter has been making very good use of it. She’s created a variety of Fall and Halloween Projects using the Cricut and I thought you’d like to see them.
The elaborate pumpkin shown above took over an hour to cut out. She obtained the cutting file from the Cricut Design Space Group on Facebook (members agree not to share the patterns, so you’ll have to join). She plans to frame the design so she’ll be able to use it again next year, but I haven’t seen a photo yet.
Next on the list are these two Dollar Store buckets that she decorated with more vinyl. She chose a two layered font to get the drop shadow effect.
A foam ring, ribbon and a witch decoration form the base of this cute Halloween door wreath. The “Happy Halloween” sign was created in Cricut Design Space (their proprietary drawing software) and cut from a cereal box. She spray painted the two pieces before attaching. The Cricut Explore can cut more than 100 materials which means the creative possibilities are almost limitless.
Finally, she made the iron on transfers for these matching t-shirts for the boys. The pickup truck design came from the Facebook group mentioned above and she found the pumpkins online. She used a heat transfer vinyl .
Here’s the shirt modeled by my oldest Grandson who is very excited about Trick Or Treating with his little brother and collecting the candy in his bucket.
Our investment in the Cricut Explore Air is really paying off in terms of being a creative outlet and the quality projects that can be produced. The community of Cricut users is very generous in helping newbies learn how to use the machine, the software and techniques. In addition, Cricut has a blog chock full of ideas. I doubt we’ll be bored with it.