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Don’t buy an advent calendar, make a cute mitten Christmas countdown with Cricut Explore.
Cricut Explore™ machine, Cricut Design Space™ software, 12” x 12” strong grip cutting mat, Cricut Explore™ deep cut blade and housing unit, Red and white felt, stabilised with fabric stiffener or red and white paper, Sewing thread and needle/sewing machine, Fabric glue or double-sided tape, 3mm ribbon, String
The Cricut Explore is a new design and cut machine that gives anyone the creative freedom to make just about anything. Perfect for producing professional-looking projects, the sleek new Cricut Explore combined with an easy-to-use online design space, lets users create an array of items from home décor for interior design fashion designs, party decorations or cards and gifts.
The machine is great for so many projects and occasions, but it’s particularly great for all those festive makes you need to whip up. Try this fun make and it will become a firm family favourite…
• Connect the Cricut Explore™ to the pc/laptop/Mac and swap the premium blade and housing for the deep cut blade and housing. Log on to your Design Space™ account and select ‘create new project’. Click on ‘insert image’ and search for ‘mitten’. Select then insert a mitten image.
• Copy then paste five mittens. Resize each one so they all vary slightly. Insert numbers 1 to 25, selecting a solid font and resizing to fit the mittens.
• Cut a total of 25 pairs of mittens from red felt or paper and the tops and numbers from white felt or paper.
• Join the mittens in pairs by carefully stitching (felt) or using double-sided tape (paper) around the edges of the mittens, leaving the wrist open and capturing a small loop of ribbon between the two layers. Glue the tops and numbers on to the mittens. Thread the mittens on to string, hang up and fill.
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Template from papercraftermagazine.co.uk
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