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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Felt Bows with Cricut Maker

This post is full of Cricut goodness, tips and tricks, and even a giveaway at the end - so don't miss it! I'm going to show you how to cut felt with the Cricut Maker and use Ready to Make projects to create adorable felt bows and DIY gift bags.

First, to get to the Ready to Make projects, use the search bar at the top of Design Space. If you search for Bow Necklace, you'll find this one. Click "Customize" so you can make the bow bigger. The one for the necklace is too small for being a gift topper.

Use the pink or the green mat when cutting felt - it seems like the green mat holds cheaper felt a little better, and then you can clean off the fuzzies later. Higher quality, like Cricut felt (packs on sale for just $5 through today!) does great on the pink mat.

Press the felt onto the mat and send the project to cut. Select "Felt" as the material and make sure the rotary blade is installed in your machine and selected in Design Space. Load the mat and cut the project.

These are the pieces that will cut out - you can see how to assemble them here. Use small amounts of hot glue at each step - fold in the ends of the bow shape to the center. Wrap the small strip around the bow center and glue in the back. Then glue to the middle of the third piece of felt.

To make the gift bag, I used the lace treat bag project. Use the fine tip blade to cut this out of cardstock. Make sure to load the scoring tool so that it's easy to fold the bag. Glue the sides and bottom together - hot glue works great here too and holds the cardstock together really well. Add a bow to the front of the bag and fill with candies, a small present or a gift card.

The Cricut felt bows work great on paper boxes, and even envelopes!

For the envelope, I used a writing style font and had my Cricut write it with a calligraphy pen. I was so impressed with how it turned out! And now no one can trace back Santa's handwriting :)

To keep learning about the Cricut Maker and how to make awesome projects, read these posts:

What Does the Cricut Maker Do?
Cricut EasyPress Review
What are the Cricut Access Plans?

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