Primitive Crafts with Your Cricut Maker
What am I going to make with my new Cricut Maker? This machine does everything! Just think of all the gifts and decorations it will make. The possibilities are endless! It cuts so many different things. Paper, vinyl, cardstock, fabric, chip board.
Here are 5 Ingenious Ways to Make Primitive Crafts with Your Cricut Maker
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Fabric Backed Primitive Picture
Canisters and Jars
With so many images out there, it’s not hard to find something primitive to make and use on a canister or a container. They make great gifts for fellow prim lovers. Canisters from the local Dollar Store are the perfect thing. The silver lid screws on to keep things fresh and with the primitive design, looks great on the counter of your primitive kitchen. Mine has popcorn in it, but could just as easily hold candy.
Paper flowers are a good way to decorate a painted mason jar. Flowers can be cut out in different sizes then twisted up on a scrolling tool or use your reverse tweezers. There are many good tutorials out there to explain better how to make them.
These can be used for soap dispensers, tissue dispensers or just a pretty storage for whatever you need. Super easy to do Check this post for more details
This is where the Cricut Maker shines! If you can think it, you can make it and put it either on a board or a frame. Keep it vinyl or make a stencil to paint your design. Get some great tips in this article Sign Making -What’s the Right Way?
For this sign I had a 36″ piece of wood that I left outside for several months. It weathered very nicely. Finds the font that you like and design your sign to the size of your board. Mine is 4″ wide so I cut my letters 3″ square. I choose Cricut chunky. The capital W just didn’t look right, so I used the lower case and it worked fine. I moved them around on the ‘make’ screen to save vinyl. Old seamstress in me lays the pattern out with least amount of waste. It just makes sense.
Glass etching looks a lot harder than it really is. Armour Etch makes it easy! So cut a stencil and apply the etching cream evenly, rinse and there you go! For more detailed instructions on the process of glass etching using the Cricut machine check out Eliminate Your Fears And Doubts About How to Do Glass Etching
Although this framed etching is perfectly fine, it needed a little pop! Rub n Buff silver leaf was exactly what it needed. It’s a simple, a tiny dab goes a long was! Wear a disposable glove and apply it with your finger tip. Rub the excess off and ta-da! Meanwhile, a perfect addition to my primitive decorating in our bedroom.
Helpful Koosie Construction Tips
- When you go to make the darts, start at the edge so that when you get to the bottom you can lock your stitches. I like to know they are secured and hopefully won’t loosen over time and washing. I don’t worry about the top because it will be caught and secured with the top stitching.
- use something to poke the corners out nice and crisp. I have sticks that came with a bag of stuffing and it’s a nice length to reach them all. It will look so much nicer after top stitching with that crisp corner.
- Trim excess batting and clip corners before turning so that when you top stitch, it’s not too bulky to go through the sewing machine.
- Lock your stitches at the beginning and ending when you see the 2 pieces together. This keeps that seam secured.
- Snip being very careful not to get into the seam stitching,in the inner corner. This will allow it to mess a little and the top stitching will go over better and neater.
- Lock beginning and end of top stitching.
- Check that you have caught front and back in the seams joining the pieces before you turn it right side out.
So what kind of primitive projects have you done with your Cricut machine? Drop us a photo and comment below. Would love to see what you’re doing.