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Creating is form of therapy for me but finding the time and motivation is my challenge. Then, I discovered the Cricut Explore Air 2. Where has this been my whole life? Now that I found it, it is time to see just what this machine is capable of. The crafts are endless. I chose the Cricut Explore Air 2 in the bold color fuschia which is exclusive to WalMart. I decided to start with something beginner appropriate and in the theme of Halloween, which is right around the corner. Just look at this beautiful piece of machinery.
What is the Cricut Explore Air 2:
This is the star of Cricut’s best-selling Cricut Explore family of smart cutting machines. It features speedier writing and cutting, Bluetooth wireless technology and powerful new features of your mobile devices. This machine is built to make crafting experiences faster, easier and more convenient.
Cricut has a design site where you can get all the ideas! I decided to make Halloween themed glassware. This is a good beginner idea to get used to the design site and just how the Cricut Explore Air 2 works.
After searching through the unlimited designs, I selected a haunted house and a spooky tree. Then I measured just how big I wanted my images on each glass. The graph makes this super easy and practically foolproof. I cleaned the glasses with rubbing alcohol and got started.
Cricut also offers an abundance of supplies and tools to make crafting easier and more efficient. I used black vinyl for this project. After cutting out the size that would fit these two images, I placed the vinyl directly onto the mat, which easily sticks in place. I connected the machine to my computer and followed the very simple instructions that the machine gave me. It was very impressive how quickly the Cricut Explore Air 2 cut my designs. I carefully removed the design from the mat and placed it on transfer tape then directly to the glassware.
I could not believe how easy this project was and how great these glasses turned out. Of course I learned a few things that I would do differently next time, and a few things that I could do to speed up the project.
Some other projects that I am looking forward to trying include:
Gift and Greeting Cards
And so much more…
My next project will be an iron on project using my Cricut Explore Air 2 along with my Cricut EasyPress 2 so stay tuned!
Check out another Halloween crafting post – Hello October :: Halloween Crafting
I love crafting you give me some ideas thanks for this article.
I am glad you liked it! I look forward to sharing more ideas soon!
Interesting. The glass looks good, and I wouldn’t seeing how some of the other surfaces that you mentioned turn out, if you do projects on them.
I love that! So fun. Would you mind sharing how much the machine costs? Also, are the glasses dishwasher safe or do you need to hand wash?
Thank you for reading. You can purchase new for $227 and it is worth every penny! I would definitely hand wash just to be safe.
What an excellent idea. I’m not an artistic or a handy person, but it’s my favorite time of the year and I enjoy your resourcefulness and creativity. Thanks.
Aaaww how cool! Technology is amazing right! Fab creation.
This is such a cool machine, perfect for crafty people who have their own business and sell items made by them. It’s definitely worth the price as well, it is not at all expensive.
awesome article! I have a silhouette I do all my crafting with!
My nephew loves crafting I’ll surely bookmark this and share with him. Great post 💖
This looks so amazing. What a fun way to make halloween crafts! Thanks for sharing this.
Looks handy to people who love crafting.
I want one of these so bad but I have not actually pulled the trigger and gotten one. I will look into it ASAP
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