For The Love of Coffee Felt Coffee Cozy

It’s Craft Lightning time again and this one is using felt!   I absolutely LOVE felt.  I’m even on the Kunin Felt Design Team and use felt frequently!!!!  I just recently made a felt coffee gift card holder with a coffee cup on it and I thought that same coffee cup would be super cute on a coffee cozy.  With that, I made a For The Love of Coffee Felt Coffee Cozy!!!  Check it out!

Materials Needed:

9″ x 12″ craft cut of Kunin Coordinates Felt White Dot on Lagoon
9″ x 12″ craft cut of Kunin Classic Felt in White and Red
9″ x 12″ craft cut of Kunin Corduroy Felt in Sandstone and Charcoal 
Coffee Cozy Pattern
Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks

How I made it:

1. Print out the pattern and cut the pieces out.

2.  Cut the felt pieces out using the pattern pieces.

3.  Using your hot glue gun and hot glue stick glue the coffee cup together and then glue it to the middle of the cozy.

4. Using a coffee cup, wrap the cozy around the cup to determine where your velcro pieces need to go.  Attach the velcro to the front of one end of the cozy and the other piece to the back of the other end.

5. Place the cozy around your favorite cup and enjoy!!!

Hope you enjoyed this coffee cozy tutorial.  With the weather being so cold, I’ve been really enjoying coffee!  Now I have this adorable little For The Love of Coffee Felt Coffee Cozy!

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Love Notes Box Frame

I love doing Valentine’s Day crafts!  And Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  This particular craft is made using my Cricut Explore Air 2.  So, for this craft, I made a Love Notes Box Frame. I thought it would be fun to put the popular saying “How I love thee, Let me count the ways” on the box!   It’s a cute way to tell my hubby the different ways I love him.  

Cricut (any Explore or Maker works)
Circuit Cutting Mat
How I love thee, Let me count the ways! SVG File
Red Cardstock
Red Cricut Vinyl
Transfer Tape
Shadowbox Frame
Felt (I used Kunin’s Coordinates Red Hearts on White Felt)
Beacon Felt Glue
Drill with a Drill Bit

How I made it:
I used my drill and cut a 1 inch hole in the top of my frame so that I could insert the hearts one at at time as I wrote them out.  

Then I cut my cut files with the Cricut.  The hearts are from the Cricut shapes. I made them 2 inches.  The “How I love thee…..” quote is one that I put together in Illustrator and converted to and svg.  You can find it in the materials listed above!  

Once my quote was cut out, I used transfer tape to place it on the glass. 

Using the mat that came in the frame, I cut my felt to size and then glued it to backing of the frame.

I inserted the backing of the frame into the frame body and then it was done!!!!   

Then it was time to write my little love notes, or ways that I love my hubby and then put them into the box!   I love this idea and I can’t wait for him to read all the reasons why I love him!!!!

I hope you love this as much as I do!   Click the photos below to check out other Cricut Valentine’s Day ideas!!!!

Christmas Countdown Banner

It’s Holiday Craft Lightning time!  Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about Christmas?!?!?!   For this Craft Lightning, I decided to make a quick and fun Christmas Countdown Banner.  The kids love counting down the days until Christmas!  Me, I love counting down the days that I have left to shop!!!!

12” x 18” craft cut of Kunin Premiumfelt™ (1) Smoke
9” x 12” craft cut of Kunin Corduroy™ (1) Pirate Green
9” x 12” craft cut of Kunin ClassicFelt™ (1) Yellow, (1) Red, (1) Royal Blue, (1) Fuchsia 
Wooden Rod
Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
Sharpie or any marker
Tulip Slick Dimensional Fabric Paint
Velcro pieces that have the hooks

  1.  First, cut out your tree, the ornaments and a star.  I folded my green felt in half and just freehand drew a tree.  I cut the ornaments and the star freehand.  You could definitely make a pattern for it.   I wasn’t overly concerned about my ornaments being round.  

2.  I cut up velcro dots and squares to go onto the back of the ornaments and star.  I then hot glued them to the back of the dots.

3.  Add numbers to the dots.  I put 25 on my star, so that the star gets put on the tree first!!!!  You could do it the opposite way and put the number 1 on the star so that it gets put on last!

3.  Position your wooden rod on the backside of the banner, fold over the felt and then hot glue the flap down on the backside.

4.  Using the Tulip Slick, write the works “Days until Christmas!” at the top, making sure you leave room for the tree and star!

This is super fun for the kids and they can help out as well!   You could let them cut our the ornaments!

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Halloween Popcorn Box Party 2017 – Colorful Crazy Alien

So, I’m here in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada with a few of my crafty and fellow Kunin Dream Team Member friends!  We are staying at the beautiful Quartermain House Bed & Breakfast!

And it’s time for the Halloween Popcorn Box Party!!!!!  We are creating up a storm up here in Canada!  I created this super cute Colorful Crazy Alien with lots of googly eyes!!!

What I used:
Popcorn Box
Blue Craft Paint
Kunin Felt (pink and white)
Pipe Cleaners
Googly Eyes of different sizes
and oh yeah….Popcorn!!!  And Halloween Candy!!!

How I made it:

  1.  I painted the popcorn box with the blue craft paint.  I did two coats to insure that the you couldn’t see the red on the box!  I let it dry!
  2. I cut a mouth and teeth from felt and glued it on!
  3. I glued the eyes on the box.
  4. I poked holes in the side and stuck the pipe cleaners through and glued them in place.
  5. I glued googly eyes to the ends of the pipe cleaners.
  6. Then, I popped the popcorn, filled the box and added the candy!!!!

I took this awesome photo on a stump by the St. John’s river in Fredericton today!   It is beautiful here!

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Happy Halloween Banner featuring Cricut

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Halloween in near and it’s also Craft Lightning time!  This Craft Lightning features Cricut!   So, I made a Happy Halloween Banner with pumpkins and letters cut with my Cricut Explore.  It was quick, easy and fun.  Even the kids could get in on helping making this adorable Happy Halloween Banner!  And this banner is perfect for a kids party!

Materials needed:
Cricut Explore, Air or Maker
Cricut Cutting Mat
Cricut Tools for removing yardstick from mats
Computer with Cricut Design Space installed
Cardstock (orange and black)
Small Clothespins

How I made it:

  1.  I chose a pumpkin from the Images category.  This pumpkin was free with Cricut Access.  I also chose a font for my letters.  This particular font is from my font book via my computer.  I picked one that looked a little spooky.  I laid everything out in Design Space and then cut it all out, the pumpkins first and then the letters.  I hid the letters while I cut out the pumpkins.  And then I hid the pumpkins while I cut the letters.   I cut out two sheets of pumpkins.

2.  Once everything was cut out, I glued the letters to the pumpkins using Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

3.  I let the glue dry and then it was time to hang it up using the yarn and the small clothespins.

I love a good banner, so I keep Command Hooks in my dinning area where we have gatherings and such.  It’s super easy to throw up a cute banner for whatever the occasion is.  This Happy Halloween Banner is perfect for a Halloween Party for the kids.  I hope you like it!   

Side note:  The pumpkins can be decorated.   That may take a little longer than the fifteen minutes allowed for Craft Lightning!  🙂

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Cricut Maker Machine

Personalized Baseball Composition Notebook

It’s Craft Lightning time again and the theme is Back To School!  Every year my kids have needed Marble Composition Notebooks!  I’ve always followed the list to a tee and gotten everything that was specifically asked for!   This year, I ran into one of my 5th graders teachers at Target and she mentioned that they didn’t care about the colors of notebooks and folders!   So, since I’m not a fan of the marbling of the composition notebook covers, I decided to make one fun!   My kids are really into baseball, so why not make one baseball themed!

Materials needed:

Composition Notebook
Scrapbook Paper 
Paper Cutter or Scissors
Mod Podge
Foam Brush
Marker (I used a Tombow Monotwin Marker)

How I made it:

Luckily the measurements for the notebook are on the front cover, so I didn’t have to measure it, but if you get one that doesn’t have the measurements, you’ll have to measure it!  Cut your scrapbook paper to size.

Cover the front of the composition notebook with a light layer of Mod Podge using a foam brush.  Once it’s covered with Mod Podge, lay the scrapbook paper in place.

Using a piece of scrap paper, find and write a quote of choice.  I went with a baseball quote.  I also just used the back of the scrap paper left from the cover.  I cut a piece for the quote and a piece for a name.  Using my Tombow Monotwin marker, I wrote out my quote on the biggest piece and my sons name on the smaller piece. I Mod Podged the back and attached it to the cover.

I did not Mod Podge over the front of the paper just because I didn’t think my son would like the shiny look.

I think it looks awesome and it was really simple and quick to make!

 I hope you like this super easy and fun Personalized Baseball Composition Notebook!  I know that my son does!

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Shark Week Shark Banner

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Shark week is next week and the Berry family is ready!  To get ready, I made this adorable Shark Week Shark Banner using my dear friend Laura Kelly’s dies from Sizzix/Ellison and felt from the Kunin Group!  It was super duper easy!  Check it out!  You can make you own!

Materials needed:

How I made it:

Using the Super Star Die Cutting Machine and Cutting Pads, I cut my felt sharks from Laura Kelly’s Shark Die.  I also cut the sharks teeth out of white felt.

Then I cut out the letters “SHARK WEEK” from Laura Kelly’s Lemonade Capital Alphabet Die using red felt.

Once I had all of my pieces cut out, I used Beacon Felt Glue to put everything together!  I added wiggly eyes to make the sharks look silly!

Once everything was dry, I hung them up on two strands of jute rope!  I had an extra shark, so I added him to the middle!

Hope you like this super easy Shark Week Shark Banner!  I love using these dies and Kunin felt!

Patriotic Hoop Art

Happy 4th of July to everyone!  I hope that everyone is having a great time celebrating the birth of our country!  To help celebrate and decorate for the 4th, I made these Patriotic Hoops!  

Materials needed:

  • 9” x 12” craft cut of Kunin Classicfelt™ Royal Blue, Red, and White
  • 8 inch Embroidery Hoops
  • Felt Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Sizzix/Ellison Die Cutting Machine and Cutting Pads
  • Laura Kelly’s Lemonade Capital Alphabet Die
  • Cutting Mat, Rotary Cutter, Ruler
  • Star Stickers

How to Make it:

  1.  Take the embroidery hoop apart, place a sheet of felt in the hoop and replace the top hoop.
  2. Cut the excess felt from the back.  
  3. Cut strips of felt (1″x12″ for the USA Stars and Stripes and .25″x12″ for the God Bless The USA hoop).
  4. Glue the strips to the back of the hoop and cut the excess from the top.
  5. For the stars on the USA hoop, I used stickers as patterns.  I placed the stickers on the white felt and then cut around them.
  6. Using the Sizzix/Ellison Die Cutting Machine, the cutting pads and the alphabet die, I cut all of the letters needed.
  7. Glue the letters down using felt glue.

I hope you like these Patriotic Hoop Art pieces!  They are so festive and are perfect for the 4th of July!


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Freedom Felt Banner

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It’s Craft Lightning time again and this one is Patriotic Crafts!  This Freedom Felt Banner was super easy and took barely anytime to make!   And I love a cute seasonal banner!

How to make it:

  1.  Using the die cutting machine, cutting pads and dies, cut out each of your pieces!  I cut seven bookmarks, seven badges and the letters to spell Freedom.  I used the rectangular badge because I thought it looked like a burst from a firework!
  2. Assemble your pieces so that you know where your want to glue them!  
  3. Glue your pieces and buttons to the bookmark.
  4. Let dry!
  5. Using twine and small clothespins, hang them up to create a patriotic felt banner! Easy Peasy!!!   Now I have a banner for Memorial Day as well as the 4th of July!  Hope you like this Craft Lightning project!   Be sure to click the photo below and check out other Patriotic Craft Lightning projects!


Mother’s Day Flower Bookmark

It’s time for Craft Lightning again!   I love quick and easy crafts and there are some great ones that can be done in 15 minutes or less.   The theme of this Craft Lightning is Mother’s Day!   As a mother, I love getting little handmade gifts from my boys.

For my Craft Lightning craft, I did a Mother’s Day Flower Bookmark using Eileen Hull’s Pansy Flower die (which I am obsessed with) and Kunin Felt!  

Materials Used:

  • 12” x 18” craft cut of Kunin Premiumfelt™ (1) Violet Sky, (1) Olive, (1) Candy Pink
  • Ellison/Sizzix Die Cut Machine with cutting pads
  • Eileen Hull’s Pansy Flower and Leaf dies from Sizzix
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Buttons

How to make it:

  1. Cut your felt pieces using the Sizzix/Ellison die cutting machine, cutting pads and the flower and leaf dies.

  1. Using a hot glue gun, layer the flower petals and glue them together in the center.
  1. Glue the leaves to the back of the completed flower.
  1. Glue the popsicle stick to the back of the flower.

  1. Glue a button to the center of the flower.
  1. Using a marker, write a little note on the popsicle stick.

Now you have a quick and easy Mother’s Day gift!

I hope you liked my Mother’s Day Flower Bookmark!

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