Thursday, April 26, 2018

DIY Fringe Cake Topper with Cricut!

 I'm excited to be back today to bring another installment of the "Create with Cricut Challenge" put on by Amber Simmons and Katie of Clarks Condensed. If you didn't get a chance to see my previous projects for the challenge you can find my felt project here, my cereal box project here, and my burlap project here!

If you're new around here and unfamiliar with the challenge, each month they choose a mystery material for us to create with using our Cricut. Isn't that fun?? This month, the material is tissue paper! It took me awhile to decide what I wanted to attempt to create but with Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I figured a fun fringe cake topper would be perfect!
Create a DIY Fringe Cake Topper with Tissue Paper and your Cricut Maker!
I was a bit skeptical about how my machine would cut the tissue paper because, well, it's tissue paper, we all know it can be a bit fickle, but to my surprise, it cut beautifully! That's the magic of the Cricut Maker! Have you SEEN the list of materials that the Maker can cut? There are well over two HUNDRED materials and that list is growing every day! And guess what? You guessed it... tissue paper is one of them.

Supplies

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Tissue Paper (I just used stuff I had lying around)
Bamboo Skewers (That way you know they are food safe)
Cricut Maker (it is important that it is the Maker, the Explore will not be able to cut the tissue paper)
Cricut Cutting Mat (I used an older to one to be sure the tissue paper didn't get stuck)
Cricut XL Scraper (optional)
Create a DIY Fringe Cake Topper with Tissue Paper and your Cricut Maker!
 I designed the file for you so all you have to do is go into my project in Cricut Design Space and click "Make It"! Be sure to chose "Tissue Paper" as your material. The machine will then know to use the rotary blade. *PRO TIP*: We all have those Cricut mats that have seen better days. This project is perfect for those old dingy mats. Because they have relatively little stick left, they are perfect for the tissue paper! Just use your scraper tool or brayer to make sure they are down on the mat. Then, you're ready to cut! Watching the machine work and perfectly cut out the fringe is mesmerizing! 
Create a DIY Fringe Cake Topper with Tissue Paper and your Cricut Maker!
Once all of your tissue paper is cut, fold each piece in half so that both fringe ends meet. Open them back up and, using the fold as your guide, add a thin line of glue (the glue pen makes this so much easier and more precise). 
Create a DIY Fringe Cake Topper with Tissue Paper and your Cricut Maker!
 I used my XL Scraper to get right up to the fold to be sure the glue really held. (I seriously use this tool for everything. Everyone needs one.)
Create a DIY Fringe Cake Topper with Tissue Paper and your Cricut Maker!
 Repeat with all of your tassels and you're done!
Tie your twine to your bamboo skewers and you're ready for a fiesta!
Create a DIY Fringe Cake Topper with Tissue Paper and your Cricut Maker!
This fringe can really be used for anything so let your imagination run wild! Although I shouldn't have been surprised, I was to see how well the rotary blade cut the thin tissue paper! As always, I had so much fun with this months challenge! Don't forget to check back next month, when the challenge material is going to be paint chips!

To make this project yourself click HERE


Also, be sure to check out all the other fun projects made in the Create with Cricut  Challenge!




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