Do-It-Yourself with the Cricut® Flower Market Collection

Spring is in full bloom and you’re itching for some new décor. Flowers and wreaths…designs that look bright, open, and airy… Instead of picking something up at the store, give your do-it-yourself prowess a try!Framed Monogram Wreath #ctmh #closetomyheart #monogram #wreath #neutral #diy #decor #Cricut #flowermarket #flower #rawwood #distressed #weathered #shabbychic #modernantique #antiquedThe framed monogram wreath we’re displaying today was made using our Cricut® Flower Market collection—ideal for springtime crafts! We set our wreath in a shadow box, but make your arrangement to suit your style and your space. Once you start working with the Flower Market collection, you might just find yourself branching out in your own direction! Instead of a wreath like ours, you might end up with a bouquet, or a smaller floral project. That’s the best part of DIY décor and our Cricut® collections—everything you make is customizable to your needs and liking! Choose how far your creativity will take you and start trimming with flowers that will last all season!

Before getting started, you have to select your colors. We chose neutral hues for our example décor to make it easy to add to any existing scheme. As you’re planning your project, also consider that using light and neutral color palettes can brighten up a room, making it feel more open and less cluttered.Wreath Up Close #ctmh #closetomyheart #wreath #monogrammedwreath #monogramwreath #monogram #neutral #antiqued #modernantique #shabbychic #distressed #distressingtechnique #diyOur wreath petals were made using White Daisy cardstock, our Champagne Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad, and a sponge.

If you’re a fan of the modern shabby chic style, we have a simple paper distressing technique that you have to try! Cut a small triangle out of your round sponge, ink it, and then dab off the excess ink on scrap paper (you want very little ink on your sponge). Now that your sponge is ready to go, rub the edges of the paper you are looking to distress and—ta-da!—you have paper leaves that are “weathered” and very chic!

DIY décor is definitely the way to go this spring and the Cricut® Flower Market collection is just bursting with ideas! Check out our Flower Market videos on YouTube for additional home décor suggestions and inspiration. Give them a try, experiment, and create wonderful things!

Have you made décor using any of our Cricut® collections? Share with us in the comments below!

Recipe

Framed Monogram Wreath
D1714 My Acrylix® Dreamin’ Big—Scrapbooking Stamp Set, Z3255 Whimsy Fundamentals, Z3262 Rustic Home Fundamentals, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, 1386 Black Cardstock, Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2874 Champagne Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks ™ Stamp Pad, Z3289 Uptown Ribbon Pack, Z697 Round Sponge, Z1204 Bone Folder, Z3285 Cricut® Flower Market Collection, 12″ x 15″ Pin Board Shadow Box

Cricut® Shapes:
Flower Market
1 ½” Icon <1> (cut 30, p. 1)
1″ Flower-2 <h> (cut 20, p. 26)
2 ¼” Shift + Title <S> (cut 2, p. 22)
3″ <font> “H”

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4 Crafts to Do Before Easter Comes Hopping

Today! It’s today! Spring has arrived in our little corner of the world, and we couldn’t be happier about it. What’s your favorite part of spring? For us, the Easter holiday is a major highlight. For so very many reasons, this holiday brings joy and giddiness to the hearts of folks big and small.

In preparation for the holiday, we’ve pulled out some of our favorite Easter stamps to create some truly egg-cellent projects.

Happy Easter Canvas Trio
This canvas trio makes a cozy Easter-season wall piece. Who can resist this gorgeous Easter lily image in combination with the letters from the Hopscotch Alphabet stamp set (E1028)? We’ve added some flora to these versatile canvases to portray the beautiful message of new life that Easter is all about. To achieve the beautiful colors on these pieces, we turned first to our ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. Then we used the blending pen to pick up ink from various Exclusive Inks™ pads to apply some softer tones.

Easter Canvases

4 ½” x 4 ½” Chick Card
With a stamp this precious, we couldn’t help but create a truly adorable card. We once again used the blending pen to add color from our chosen Exclusive Inks™ pads. Don’t you love the shading spectrum you can achieve this way? This little chick has got to be the cutest one in town!

Easter Egg Drawstring Bags
My Creations™ muslin drawstring bags will delight anyone you give them to! We stamped the fancy egg image directly onto our bag using black StazOn™ ink. Once dry, we used an array of Exclusive Inks™ pads and the blending pen to “dye” our egg. We love that every stamped egg can be a unique work of art all its own! Without the headache of vinegar dyes and cartons full of hard-boiled eggs, you’ve got yourself a picturesque (and nonperishable) final product.

Easter Stamp Artwork

Before gifting your creation, place a small surprise inside and attach a simple tag. We used our Cricut® Artiste cartridge, hand-stamped an image on the tag, and once again used the blending pen to apply bold pops of color that invoke the beauties of blossoming spring.

Decorative Carrots
You’ll never guess the secret ingredients we used to make this delicious bunny bait: The Scaredy Cat and Chalk It Up paper packets! Who would’ve dreamed these papers could be used for Easter? It’s just more proof of how our B&T papers can be turned into fun 3-D home décor pieces in a hop. And why not sweeten the deal by stuffing them with jelly beans?

Easter Decorations

Easter will be here before you can say chocolate bunny, but there’s no need to scramble for last-minute ideas. Be prepared for the coming Easter holiday by ordering these Close To My Heart products today!

Recipes
Happy Easter Canvas Trio
B1469 My Acrylix® His Love, D1633 My Acrylix® Hopping By, E1028 My Acryilx® Hopscotch Alphabet, X7190B Brushed Paper Packet, X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock, Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2103 Bamboo Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z888 Black StazOn™ Ink Pad, Z2452 ShinHan™ Touch™ Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker, Z2454 ShinHan™ Touch™ Twin™ Leaf Green Marker, Z2463 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Sap Green Marker, Z1818 6″ x 6″ Canvas Display, Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment, Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen, 3174 Blending Pen, Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Cricut® Shape:
Artiste
5″ Shift+Accent 2 (p. 48)

4 ½” x 4 ½” Chick Card
Wishes: All Squared Up™
D1633 My Acrylix® Hopping By, X7190B Brushed Paper Packet, 1388 Colonial White Cardstock, Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2153 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2644 Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2193 Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2103 Bamboo Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment, 3174 Blending Pen, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen

Easter Egg Drawstring Bags
D1633 My Acrylix® Hopping By, 1388 Colonial White Cardstock, Z2644 Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2193 Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2153 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z888 Black StazOn™ Ink Pad, Z1822 My Creations™ Muslin Drawstring Bags, 3174 Blending Pen, Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Cricut® Shape:
Artiste
2″ Accent 1 (p. 32)

Decorative Carrots
X7185B Scaredy Cat Paper Packet, X7184B Chalk It Up Paper Packet, X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
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