Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cheerful garland made using the Cricut Essentials cartridge.

Hello, friends!

Today I have a project made using the Cricut Essentials cartridge. I was asked by Provo Craft to make a garland using this cartridge and that is not something I have ever made. It was a little bit of a challenge to come up with a concept. However, this cartridge had several options. I just kept coming back to the squiggly circle.

To assemble a similar garland, cut out shapes at 2". I cut out 100 so there would be 50 total circles as I made the garland double sided. I adhered the two circles together on top of the aqua ribbon. Then I hot glued small buttons in the center of each squiggly circle. This is not a hard project at all. Just somewhat tedious.


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45 comments:

Look around the corner said...

So nice, i noticed that you can do so much with the older cartridges. Not old fashion at all.

thanks for sharing

Joan Smith said...

this is really cute....I can see doing something like this for Christmas.....tnx for the idea!

tndj said...

what a great idea. could use for Christmas decoration or even on the Christmas tree. TFS

scrapdiva said...

Super cute and such a great idea, I think I will make one for my baby's 1st b-day. Thank you

Judi said...

Tedious, yes---but oh so cute and worth the work! :D Thanks for sharing. :D

gomatt said...

what a nice idea to do with the cricut. Thanks for sharing it.

Northwoodszoo said...

What fun -- the possibilities are endless with holidays and seasons. Thanks for the spark!

TanyaT said...

This is a cute idea! I think one in christmas colors would be great to decorate my mantle along with a string of miniature lights...nice! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

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Scrappynut said...

Oh my .... I LOVE that garland!!! So, cute! I can see doing this for Christmas and decorating the house with it! LOL Thanks for sharing such a neat idea!

OCCricut said...

SUPER cute and gives me TONS of ideas!! Thanks!!

Donna and Sara said...

Wonderful idea. I have made banners but not garland. Really fun possibilities. Thankyou.

SHELLEE said...

Once again, you have come up with a great idea! The possibilities are endless! TFS!
Shellee

Deneen said...

So cute! Great idea too! It's great to be able to make the garland any size you need.

Cynthia B. said...

Very cute and festive garland!

sewnsew1943 said...

Thank you for sharing your idea. I have Cricut Essentials, so any ideas on different ways to use it are most welcome.
Thank you again.

Scrapper69 said...

This is cute Melanie! I like the designer you chose... Cute for a baby girls BD party or a baby shower.... :o)

Theresa

meredemaison said...

Cute and simple! Nice colors! TFS!

Nanci said...

Cute. Love the design. I can see making one for a small Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing

Paige Dolecki said...

Love all the garlands I'm seeing made with cartridges! Such a clever and cheerful idea!

Paige

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the buttons in the middle.

Betsy said...

Creative! I love that squiggly circle, too. Need to cut that out!

Jingle said...

This is super cute!

hopefulcrafter said...

very cute! I can't wait to see what you are doing tomorrow :)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea it would make a cute x-mas garland.

Thanks,
Linda

woodrufflinda@hotmal.cm

Sue Alger said...

This is a cute Christmas garland. Nice for a small tree

tina said...

Cute garland.

Tina

Ann said...

I really like the garland. Could be really cute for Christmas tree garland. TFS. I don't know where you get all the ideas! Cutesy!!
Mstgane
Ann

Rachel said...

Beautiful garland...I love it! I'll have to remember this around Christmas time! :)

Kellyz Krafting Again said...

Courtney you always make such wonderful things! Love the simple banner.

debz said...

This is a great idea for the holidays; thanks for the inspiration!







debz831 at gmail dot com

Annamieke said...

The garland is a wonderful idea for any festive season.
TFS

Mona said...

Love the garland! Thanks for the idea! I will exploring this idea for halloween and Christmas.

Mona
monaarmstrong@hotmail.com

carolyn's creations said...

The garland is great! It would make a nice birthday party decoration!

Marcia said...

loved your card

Michele said...

Endless possibilities. Our family just had a new baby, the garland would have been fun to decorate their homecoming. I would like this for tree garland at Christmas. Thank you.

SherriC. said...

this is so cute......so many possibilities.........
TFS!!!!

paperfun said...

adorable garland.

Mari

Betsy said...

Love this idea! These would be great as tree garland done in Christmas colors!!!

Kim. said...

This is a really pretty garland but I can see how tedious it would have been to cut all those and then all the gluing.
Kim xXx

Anonymous said...

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Dazee said...

Never thought of a garland! That's why we need you guys and your creative minds...lol. Keep the ideas coming!
Dazee
jswelch1@suddenlink.net

Kymjynx5 said...

I love garlands, I think a christmas garland is a fun idea for the tree or mantle

Rosemary said...

Very cute garland. Rosemary at hudak4@zoominternet.net

Rose said...

Great for a teen birthday party decoration or great for a christmas garland for the mantle & make a smaller matching one for the Christmas tree or staircase!Thanks for the great ideas!TFS

 
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