Simple Pirate Party DIY’s with Cricut
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Simple Pirate Party DIY’s with Cricut. One of the first things I do when I host a party is check Cricut Design Space to see what I can make for the party on my own. Typically, I design several different projects in Design Space on my phone or iPad, and save them. Then, once I have a few minutes I sit down at my computer and decide which projects I am going to make and which ones I may have been too ambitious on. The pirate party was no different. I made lots of decor with my Cricut for the pirate party, from the custom pirate flag to the steering wheel for the pirate ship. But those were cuts I do often…a simple cut with craft wood and vinyl. But, as crazy as it sounds, I rarely use my Cricut to cut paper!
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Pirate Eye PatchWrap your wreath form with rope. I used a 10″ wreath form from the Dollar Tree and 50′ of rope. Although, about 60′ would have been better. Hot glue the end of the rope to the wreath form and wrap around the entire wreath. Hot glue the rope in place every few inches. Set aside.
Cut out the Pirate Party text in Design Space. Glue the flag layers together.
Place your Pirate Party text on the wreath and decide where you want it. Hot glue in place.
Add a fun pirate eye patch and hang on the front door to greet your guests!
This project only took about 5 minutes to make.
The second project was a project I made out of necessity. I had the most amazing cake pops from Sweetly Dipped Confections, and no way to properly display them! I knew I would need foam to hold them in place, but…ummm, that would be UGLY. So, I got a second wreath form and made a fun custom cake pop stand.
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
I used a flat sided 7.5″ wreath form from the Dollar Tree for this project. I wanted it to sit flat, and have a flat surface for the cake pops to be stuck into. Wrap the outer edge of the wreath form with rope, hot glueing it along the way.
Cut the ship’s wheel out of Cricut Poster Board and Wood Grain Faux Leather. I had to modify the wheel to make it a smidge wider to cover the flat part of the wreath form. (Find the modified version here) To do this, measure how wide you need it to be, and add two circles to the design space project. In this case, I needed the ship wheel to be be 1.5-ish inches in the middle. I sliced a circle to be as wide as I needed it, and then welded the sliced circle to the ship’s wheel. Then, I sliced tiny circles 0.125″ around for the cake pop sticks, and added them to the ship’s wheel. This took a little time, but it wasn’t difficult. Then, I sent each one to cut.
Once they were cut, I used adhesive to stick the faux leather to the poster board, and then hot glued it to the wreath form. Finally, I was able to easily slide each cake pop into the pre-cut holes and I had an awesome custom cake pop stand for our party!
I was invited to participate in the Cricut Party Blogger Program Kickoff.
This experiecne is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion.
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