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Star Spangled Lantern with Cricut and is it worth the expense?

You can make this Star Spangled Lantern for next to nothing if you have a Cricut Machine. I am often asked if buying a Cricut is worth the cost. I don't make items to sell, but that is definitely doable. I also am not big into scrapbooking. You might ask, "So why did you get a Cricut?" And I would tell you I am working with my third Cricut, so obviously it was worth it to me. 

My initial interest was to help make crafts projects for a girls club and Sunday School classes. From there I have made personalized gifts, home decor, greeting cards, paper crafts, and more. I have even been asked by friends to help them with cutting material. I imagine if you are like me, once you have a Cricut, you will find more and more things you can accomplish easier by using a Cricut.  There are so many materials you can cut with a Cricut, the projects are only limited by your imagination. If you want to know more about the different materials you can cut with a Cricut, visit their help section for a list of materials. [list of materials]

On to making the Star Spangled Lantern



* The image used from Cricut was Star #M454A6 Cricut Alphabet


The video below will demonstrate how to take a file from Cricut and alter the layers to get different shapes to cut. I wanted a star and an outline of a star. There wasn't one available with my subscription, so I altered an existing file to create the outline I wanted. 


cut stars
cut stars from adhesive foil

apply stars to glass jar in random pattern

cut candle
cut twine and tie it around the neck of the jar, create a handle
cut a candle to fit into the glass jar

candle inside
melt some wax into the jar to hold the candle in place

finished lantern
Don't you love the star reflections?

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something simple for the kids to work on. Thanks


I have always wondered what the buzz was on a Cricut. Thanks for sharing


I love the way this turned out - simple, yet elegant. Thanks for linking up with Bloggy Brunch!


This is really pretty - do you have to use that cricut tool or can you free cut it? Thanks for sharing on the DIY party - I love this lantern!


This is so much fun! :)

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


This is a beautiful craft. Like others have noted it would be beautiful for a baby or wedding shower, as well as in the backyard to a dinner party! Lovely craft idea.


That's a great idea! So clever. Now I'll be looking for som old jars :) I'm your neighbor over at Thursday Favorite Things


This is really cute! I have a Cricut & will have to try this. I didn't know you buy adhesive foil, will have to look for it. :)




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