How to Sublimate a Tumbler in a Convection Oven (Video Tutorial!)

Continuing our trend of not using machines in the way they’re intended, we’re stepping up our sublimation game by using a standard convection oven to sublimate a 20oz skinny tumbler. Johnson Plastics Plus, sent us a fantastic goodie box full of sublimation blanks when we joined their influencer program, and we were SO excited that […]

Tool Tuesday – April 20 – Cricut Mug Press

To say that we’ve fallen in love with the Cricut Mug Press is an understatement. In fact, we’ve been so busy playing with it and creating new videos with it that we haven’t had time for another #ToolTuesday post until now. But there was NO doubt that the Cricut Mug Press was going to be […]

Creating Unique Gifts with the Cricut Mug Press (Video Tutorial!)

We’ve been on a kick with the Cricut Mug Press. This little machine is just so much fun to work with – it heats up quickly, is easy to use, and it generates significantly less mess than our usual DIYs – ha! Best of all, the results are just stunning. For those who don’t know, […]

How to Convert an Epson EcoTank 2720 to a Sublimation Printer (Video Tutorial!)

We are stepping up our sublimation game BIG TIME with this project! For those who don’t know, sublimation is a process where special ink will turn to gas when heat is applied to it, infusing it into certain substrates. Both the ink and the substrate (mug, shirt, etc.) has to be designed especially for this […]

How to Make Drawer Dividers – Quick and Easy DIY (Video Tutorial!)

The one downside of owning a Cricut is how quickly your crafting supply stash multiplies. We went from having a few rolls of vinyl to play around with on some very specific projects to having every kind of vinyl and sheet material you can think of. But those large drawers needed their own organization to […]

Tool Tuesday – December 29 – Cricut Maker

We may have slacked off a little on the Tool Tuesdays this year, but we’ll just chalk it up to the perils of 2020. However, we couldn’t let the year end with out one last “Favorite Tool” post. And that honor goes to the awesome Cricut Maker.  With about 4 months or so under belt […]

Ten Tips for Flawless DIY Glitter Ornaments (Video Tutorial!)

Woof! What happens when you’re decorating for Christmas but have a rambunctious dog that likes to volley squeaky balls off his nose during a game of catch? That’s right – you keep the breakable ornaments in the bins and put only shatterproof ones on the tree. Well, it turns out that most of the ornaments here are […]

How to Paint a Raised Stencil (Video Tutorial!)

The makeover vision for my childhood dresser always included a subtle hint of coastal flair, but I could never quite figure out how to make it happen. There’s a fine line between chic and kitsch, especially when you’re working with coastal decor themes. I knew I wanted to add a pineapple to this dresser somehow, […]

How to Make a Custom Doormat | Cricut Project (Video Tutorial!)

With the pandemic still raging on, I’m spending quite a bit more time at home than usual, which is highlighting new opportunities to spruce up the place. While there aren’t many guests coming to my front door, I do open it quite a bit to pick up the deluge of Amazon packages and other deliveries. […]

Making the World Map End Table | Cricut Vinyl Project (Video Tutorial!)

I have wanted a world map end table FOR-EV-ER, but the problem has always been figuring out how to actually do it.  Originally, we were planning cut the shapes out of thin plywood, but the idea of free handing that with either a jigsaw or scroll saw was daunting. On top of that, we knew […]

So…I got a Cricut…

Do you ever have one of those “man, that happened fast!” moments? That’s exactly how a Cricut Maker ended up here. I went from getting a surprise gift card to buying a Cricut–a machine I had never given a second thought to–in the span of about 24 hours. It truly happened so fast that I […]