Earlier today I shared my Let Your Dreams Soar Hot Air Balloon Laptop Decal that I made for the Cricut Design Star Challenge. I created that project because it spoke to my heart. I thought that I would share a second project that I whipped up on my Cricut Explore… because I just can’t stop using the thing!!! It is SO MUCH FUN!!!
Our theme from Cricut was Fashion and Gear. Our theme for Team Lucky 13 was Gold Is The New Black. When I think of the theme it makes me think of making something that you love but might be the first adopter of… the “It Thing”.
My daugher, Bean is OBSESSED with bugs. When she first started her obsession her friends and the neighborhood kids were kind of freaked out “Ewwww!!!! Bugs!!!!” Bean with her bug facts and her genuine love for all creatures great and small ended up sharing her passion with her friends and now they all hunt for bugs together.
Bean’s 6th Birthday was over the weekend. She had a “critter guy” come to her party and bring animals with him from tarantula, to water dragon to hedgehog Bean wanted to hold them all. Some of her friends that were freaked out at first ended up coming around when they saw how comfortable Bean was around the animals.
The party favors for the birthday were these personalized bug catchers that I made on my Cricut Explore.
Today I decided to whip up a blinged out bug catcher for my girl for her back to school present. She’s the girl who has made bugs cool, so she deserves some blinged out bug catching gear!
My first challenge project was comprised of images that I drew myself and uploaded to Cricut. This project is made using all Cricut Design Space components. The font is Don Juan and I found a cute ladybug and spider in their image database.
Glitter and Gold Blinged Out Bug Catcher
- Cricut Explore
- Standard Cutting Mat and Cutting Blade
- Gold Vinyl
- Cricut Weeding Tool
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Bug Catcher (Available at the dollar store)
- Gold Spray Paint
- Cut- In Cricut Design Space cut the word that you would like to appear on your bug catcher along with the bugs.
- Weed- Remove the pieces of vinyl that aren’t part of the design.
- Spray Paint (Optional)- Using your favorite spray paint, spray the lid of your bug catcher following the instructions on the can. Allow to dry.
- Transfer- Using Cricut Transfer Tape transfer your decals to your bug catcher.
Now get bug hunting!
Have you met team Lucky #13 yet and checked out their projects? What are you waiting for?
Lucky 13 team in the Cricut Design Space Star™ team:
- Booties, Earrings, and Hearts from Andrea of Andrea’s Notebook
- Children’s shirt and gold sandals from Celina of Petit A Petit and Family
- Cut out leather purse with cross lining from Erin & Tricia of Suburban Bitches
- Leather cuff from Monica of East Coast Creative
- Easy DIY hashtag t-shirts from Sarah and Jessica of Pretty Providence
- DIY umbrella and Pineapple Scarf from MJ of Pars Caeli
- Leopard leggings and tank from Sadie Jane of Simply Sadie Jane
- Laptop decals from Crystal of Sew Creative Blog
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Tell me… Have you used a Cricut Explore? What “things” are your kids totally into?
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mama lola says
FANTASTIC! love this favour idea so much! the gold is especially fun!
Thank you so much Mama Lola! Bean had a great time at her birthday party and her friends loved their personalized bug catchers.
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OMG! When I was a little kid I was ALL about catching bugs. I would have loved this! So fun.
I was exactly the same way. Bugs, tree frogs, tadpoles, snakes… Bean definitely gets her love of critters from mama. 🙂
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Heather @ new house new home says
What a lucky little girl to have such a talented mom!! I’ve really got to learn how to use my Cricut better!
Do you have a Cricut Explore? They are so easy to use. I watched a bunch of YouTube videos before it arrived and felt like a pro once I got my hands on it. It’s been so much fun being a part of the Cricut Design Space Star Challenge.
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heather meads says
Oh, mine is into bugs like crazy too – and reptiles and small furry things. You know… I’ll have to show him your bug container – that’s cool! I don’t have a Cricut, I’m the last blogger on earth that doesn’t have one but one day though!
I’m sure you could make something very similar without a Cricut. You could trace the word “Bugs” (or his name) on vinyl and then cut with scissors. It might take a bit longer but the effect would be the same. 🙂
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You had me at glitter and gold!! This is so creative and adorable!
Wow you are the 3rd Heather to comment on this post! 😉 Thank you so much for your sweet comments and for visiting!
So cute! You’re daughter looks so pleased with her bug catcher – what a great idea!
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