3D Star with Free SVG

Free SVG file to create a 3D Star with Cut Cardstock and Cricut.

I have a post today on Cut Cardstock where I am making a 3D Star using their Stardream Metallic Card Stock in Gold.

Cutting the card stock on my Cricut Maker, I chose the 100 lb setting and cut the file twice. This works great for thicker card stock.

Special thanks to Cricut and Cut Cardstock for providing materials used to make this project.

3D Star SVG

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Tulle Christmas Tree

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: Nylon Net Christmas Tree 
: Materials: 
: 3 1/2 yards Nylon Net–72″ wide
: 1 dowel stick 18″ long–1/4 diameter
: 1 5×5 wood block
: 1 cardboard circle 8″ in diameter
: small ornaments, angel or ornament for top
: glitter 
: cut one strip 15″ long x 72″ wide
: 14″ long x 72″ wide
: 13″ long x 72″ wide
: 12″ long x 72″ wide
: 11″ long x 72″ wide
: 10″ long x 72″ wide
: 9″ long x 60″ wide
: 8″ long x 60″ wide
: 7″ long x 60″ wide
: 6″ long x 45″ wide
: 5″ long x 45″ wide
: 4″ long x 45″ wide
: 3″ long x 45″ wide
: Fold strips in half starting with 15×72″, making it 7 1/2 x 72″. Run heavy basting thread close to fold 1/4″. Tie both ends of thread together as tightly as possible, tying several knots. Open material and ruffle. Slip disc over dowel stick which has been mounted in wood base. Round cardboard goes on first to support ruffle. Repeat for each strip. After all net discs have been placed on dowel stick, ruffle completely. Add small ornaments. Put glue on edges and add glitter for extra decorations.

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How to Make 3D Snowflakes with Cricut

Learn how to turn a mirrored image into a 3D ornament just like this snowflake with Cricut.

The thing I like most about snowflakes besides no two being alike is that they are great for winter decor. They work for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, or a general winter theme. 

Using any mirrored image, you can turn it into a 3D shape. Snowflakes work for this idea. In this post I will show how I took a simple snowflake cut in Design Space and by adding a score line then making multiple cuts, it can be turned into a 3D hanging decor. 

Make one large snowflake to hang in a doorway or from a light fixture, or you can make multiples to hang all together to cover a larger area or make smaller versions for Christmas tree ornaments.

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Materials:

  • glitter cardstock – 2 sheets
  • snowflake
  • Personal Cutting Machine – I used a Cricut Explore Air 2
  • glue
  • twine, string, or fishing line to hang the Snowflake

I wanted to thank Cricut for providing my cutting machine in order to create posts using their products.

Directions:

This is an Explore Air 2 – Easy one-Cut Holiday project. One shape that is cut multiple times to make the ornament. In the video below you will see how you set up one snowflake to cut and then you can tell your machine to cut multiples of that one image. The software knows where to place it on the mat to use the optimal amount of surface space without wasting any materials. 

The following video will show you how I set up the snowflake file in Design Space.

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Cutting the snowflake shapes on my Cricut Explore Air 2.

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The cut snowflakes, starting to fold them in half. This task needs to be done gently.

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A folded snowflake.

glue and string
Attach the folded snowflakes with glue and insert a string for hanging.
I intended to piece together six snowflakes, when I got to five, there was no more room for another one.

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The finished snowflake.

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Burlap Christmas Tree Tutorial

Make a rustic burlap Christmas tree for you holiday decor.

This cute little burlap Christmas tree is the results of a Quarterly Craft Challenge sponsored by Love, Joy, Glitter. For the challenge, we were provided with a variety of materials to use. Learn how to make the layers and build the Christmas tree.

Those participating in the challenge received a box with items that could be used in a project. Not all items needed to be used, however; we couldn’t use any additional items except things like glue, scissors, and paintbrushes. 

The list of materials provided:

  • 12″ x 48″ of burlap
  • 1 yard of mesh
  • 1 bottle of Glitter Glue
  • Burlap clothespin
  • Over 15 feet of floral wire
  • 4 dowels – 9″ each
  • Robin Egg Blue paint
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • the Box

The materials I used:

  • 12″ x 48″ of burlap
  • 1 yard of mesh
  • 1 bottle of Glitter Glue
  • Over 15 feet of floral wire
  • 1 dowel – 9″ 
  • the Box

I also used a hot glue gun, white glue and scissors. 

The process:

I began by cutting the burlap into strips. I wasn’t very careful on the exact measurements or the straightness of the cut. I cut:

  • 2 strips 20 mm wide
  • 2 strips 17.5 mm wide
  • 2 strips 15 mm wide
  • 2 strips 12.5 mm wide
  • 2 strips 10 mm wide

I used millimeters because that was the side that was up on my cutting mat. Basically, you want a variety of widths in a diminishing order. I began with the widest strip, using the wire as thread, I “stitched” through the middle of the burlap from one end to the other. 

I began this process using thread. I switched to the wire which made it much easier. The thread was hard to see because I matched the color and it wasn’t strong enough to work with the burlap. If using a different material, the thread would work just fine. 

Once reaching the opposite end with the wire, I gathered the burlap into as tight a bundle as I could, twisting the wire closed and then cutting off the rest of the wire. This leaves a small hole in the middle created by the burlap and wire, this will eventually be placed onto the dowel. 

You end up with a gathered circle, with the wire in the middle. Fold the burlap over so the wire is at the interior edge with the ruffled burlap at the outer edge of the circle. These bundles stack together to make the tree shape. Once all the strips are gathered, set them aside. 

Using the cardboard box for the stand bottom, I glue together four layers of the box with white glue.  Of course you could use a variety of different materials for this part, I needed to stay true to the challenge. 

Using the stacked cardboard, I found the center and used the dowel as well as scissors to make a dent into the cardboard where the dowel will be placed. Hot glue was used to join them together and this is the inside structure of the tree. 

Depending upon the material you use for the base, you could cover it or paint it. Mine is hidden under the tree so it didn’t need any additional attention. 

I cut the mesh to be about 2″ wide, making a bow out of it and using the wire once again to bind it. Set this aside. 

Ribbon or fabric could be used for this step. The mesh unravels and isn’t the best choice for the tree topper. 

I used the glitter glue applying small dots of it onto the baggie that held some of the challenge supplies. Let these drops dry over night, they will be used as ornaments for the tree. Note that in applying the dots, they were three dimensional, once they dried, they were flat. Once dry, peel them off the baggie carefully and discard the bag. 

Now it is time to construct the tree. Begin with the largest burlap circles, placing the middle of the gathered burlap over the dowel. Continue to build the tree using the smaller and smaller burlap circles. Adjust the ruffles and trim off the unraveled threads as needed. Using hot glue, attach the bow to the top of the dowel. At this point your tree could be finished. I struggled to decide whether or not to included the ornaments. In the end, I did. However, the tree was already really cute without them. If you decide to do so, I used hot glue again to adhere the glue dot “ornaments” in a random pattern. 

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