Simple Partridge in a Pear Tree Ornament

finished partridge in a pear tree ornament made on the Cricut

Last week I showed you how to make a simple 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar. So today I'm going to show you how to make an ornament that you can put in the calendar! The plan is that in plenty of time for Christmas, you'll have the files to make the Advent Calendar as well as all 12 Ornaments to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas! I've joined my friends Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, Jen from 100 Directions, and Jessica from Mad in Crafts in putting together a week of Cricut Crafts … [Continue reading...]

Free Autographs!

hot glue craft book

Last month, my book started showing up on shelves and in mailboxes. And I couldn't be more excited. "Hot Glue Hacks and Crafts" was a labor of love for both myself and my co-Author Angie from the Country Chic Cottage. We had a great time really pushing Hot Glue beyond its normal boundaries of being an adhesive. We made projects where Hot Glue was the star of the show (or even the only material used - which is what you can see with the earring rack). With basic supplies you can turn hot glue into … [Continue reading...]

12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar with the Cricut Maker

finished 12 days of Christmas Advent Calendar on 30 Minute Crafts .com

When Cricut asked me if I would make an Advent Calendar to show off the versatility of the Cricut Maker, I knew I wanted to make this 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar! I hope you love it, and want to make your own little advent calendar with your Maker! Once you’ve made it, you […]

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Cricut Cut Felt Princess Crown

Cricut-Cut Felt Princess Crown

Last month I was heading to a little princess’s birthday party. Of course I wanted to make her something special, and what is more special than her own crown! This felt princess crown comes together quickly and easily with the Cricut – I’ll show you how! This site contains affiliate links which help support this […]

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Handmade Peacock Earrings

diy peacock earrings

I love walking through the bead and jewelry sections of the craft store. So many gorgeous supplies just waiting to become beautiful jewelry. And for my friends who are “afraid” of making jewelry, try these earrings. They are so crazy simple. If you aren’t into peacocks, you can find just about any set of charms […]

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DIY Cat Face Cupcakes

cat face cupcakes that are actually easy to make!

I’m a big fan of semi-homemade. Sure, in a perfect world we would have all the time in the world to make everything from scratch. But I don’t live in a perfect world. So I do the best I can, which often means adding personal touches to store-bought items, like I did with these DIY […]

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Hot Glue Headband – Make Embellishments with Hot Glue

DIY Hot Glue Headband

Hot Glue embellishments are super simple to make, and so very versatile! You can add these fun and simple hot glue embellishments to a headband like I do here, or to pretty much anything! And there are so many different kinds of molds available that you can find pretty much any theme you like to […]

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DIY No-Slip Socks

DIY No-slip socks that you can make using hot glue!

Did you know that you can turn any pair of socks into no-slip socks by using hot glue? It is incredibly easy to DIY No-slip socks in just a few minutes! In fact, Hot Glue can be used as a substitute for a non-slip surface in a lot of different ways. Add dots or stripes […]

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Hot Glue Earrings – Make Earrings using Hot Glue

finished glitter hot glue earrings

YES! It is possible to make Earrings using Hot Glue! You can make your own Hot Glue earrings using the steps outlined below. For this project I used glitter hot glue, but you can just as easily use colored hot glue instead for a different and equally stunning result! These Hot Glue Earrings are part […]

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Simple Burlap Placemat

finished burlap placemet

If you’re looking for a simple, rustic, yet fun way to set the table, try out these burlap placemats! They take only a few minutes to make, and you can weave in any color of ribbon into your burlap placemat to match your theme or decor. I’ll show you how easy it is to make […]

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