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Buffalo Plaid Rustic Bridal Shower

Use the Cricut to throw the perfect Buffalo Plaid Rustic Bridal Shower!

Buffalo Plaid Rustic Bridal Shower ideas and inspiration

I'm so thrilled that my baby brother is about to get married to the most adorable girl! My sisters, mother and I had the honor of putting together a bridal shower for our new-to-be sister and wanted it to be extra special. The happy couple enjoy finding the beauty in simplicity, so we decided to design the bridal shower around a rustic theme including buffalo plaid, nature, and a bit of sparkle.

Buffalo Plaid Rustic Bridal Shower ideas and inspiration

When it comes to throwing a bridal shower, the Cricut Explore Air 2 is a life saver to helping you get the job done. It cuts through all the paper, glitter cardstock, and vinyl quickly and accurately so we could create a party full of custom decor without spending all our time and money shopping!

Buffalo Plaid Rustic Bridal Shower ideas and inspiration

I created a large banner to display over  our food table. This "Miss to Mrs." banner is all made of red, black, and silver glitter cardstock and hooked together with twine. All you have to do to create your own is open up the banner design and you can easily type in any message you want in Design Space.

Buffalo Plaid Rustic Bridal Shower ideas and inspiration

For our table centerpieces, we wanted to incorporate mason jars, twigs, and flowers. Instead of purchasing live flowers, I cut and rolled up Paper Roses out of red cardstock. They are easy to make and look so pretty!

Buffalo Plaid Rustic Bridal Shower ideas and inspiration

To add a bit of sparkle, I also cut out some sparkly diamonds out of silver and rose gold glitter cardstock.

Buffalo Plaid Rustic Bridal Shower ideas and inspiration

We wrapped some twine around the top of the mason jar, then added sticks. I used my glue gun to attach some of the roses. Then, I just slid the diamonds onto the sticks. We found some buffalo plaid placemats for the center of the table and placed the jars on top with a few loose roses scattered around! I love how beautifully simple they are!

Buffalo Plaid Rustic Bridal Shower ideas and inspiration

I also cut a bunch of hearts out of cardstock to scatter around the centerpieces so that all of the guests could write down some creative ideas to add to the Date Night Jar! This metallic jar was just sitting around begging to be used for something. So I wrapped some red and black Duck Tape around it, then cut out the pieces for the label. Now the happy couple has a bunch of fun ideas from family and friends when they want to plan a night out!

Buffalo Plaid Rustic Bridal Shower ideas and inspiration

We also got the bride-to-be a sparkling new KitchenAid! We decided to make it the centerpiece of the food table and wanted to tie it in to the rest of the decor. So, we got some larger branches and attached larger roses and diamonds as well as some berries for color.

Buffalo Plaid Rustic Bridal Shower ideas and inspiration

A party just isn't a party without food, right?! The weather was cold and we wanted everyone to be comfortable, so we served some delicious, comforting chicken noodle soup and chili. I made some labels for the soups using the cardstock and the Cricut writing tool. I used a thicker black pen to do the writing for me and it worked great!

Buffalo Plaid Rustic Bridal Shower ideas and inspiration

We made a special area for the gifts, and used the same banner design but added some rings to it for a bit of sparkle. We also found the perfect buffalo plaid basket and bag to put our gifts together in!!

Buffalo Plaid Rustic Bridal Shower ideas and inspiration

Since the shower was already filled with love, I designed some tags to go on our S'more Trail Mix bridal shower favors so they could take "S'more love for later"! With the Cricut, you can print and cut all kinds of designs like this!

Our Buffalo Plaid Rustic Bridal Shower was a huge success and it was a lot of fun for me to try some new projects with my Cricut Explore Air 2. I can't wait to share more ideas as the wedding day gets closer!

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Santa's Magic Key Ornament

No chimney? No problem. Make Santa's Magic Key Ornament to make sure those presents get into the house!

Santa's Magic Key Ornament

Do you have a child who worries about how Santa is going to get in your home to deliver presents on Christmas because you don't have a chimney? I sure do. She wasn't really understanding just how or where a magical fireplace would show up, which just made even more questions. So, I decided to make a Magical Key that we can hang on our front door on Christmas Eve that only Santa can use to visit us. Until then, we can hang it on our tree so we don't forget!

This Santa's Magic Key Ornament is easy to make! Check out the tutorial below to see how to make one for yourself. I would also love for you to vote for this project (#19) in the Expressions Vinyl Ornament Challenge! While you're there, be sure to enter to win a $100 gift card to spend at Expressions Vinyl!

Santa's Magic Key Ornament

To make your own ornament, you'll need:

Paint the tag with a couple layers of white acrylic paint. Let the paint dry between coats. If you get any brush strokes or bumps showing after the paint dries, use a fine sandpaper to smooth it out. Then to protect the paint, I spray painted a clear sealant over the entire tag.

Santa's Magic Key Ornament

I typed up the words "Santa's Magic Key" in Design Space and cut it out with my Cricut Explore Air 2. Grab a Christmas pack of vinyl or choose from a large selection of adhesive vinyl to easily customize this project to coordinate with your holiday decor!

Santa's Magic Key Ornament

Weed the vinyl and place some transfer tape or try an easy transfer tape hack to apply the vinyl to the painted tag.

Santa's Magic Key Ornament

Peel the transfer tape off and the tag is done. Now we just need to attach the key to the tag! The paint scratched off a little easy on the key, so I spray painted a thin coat of clear sealant over the top.

Santa's Magic Key Ornament

Tie the key to the tag with twine or ribbon. Make sure to leave a loop at the top!

Santa's Magic Key Ornament

Hang the ornament on the tree until Christmas Eve when you can hang it on the door knob so the kids don't have to worry about Santa not being able to get in the house to deliver presents!


Check out these other awesome ornaments made with vinyl and visit Expressions Vinyl to vote for your favorite (psstt #19) and enter to win $100 to spend at Expressions Vinyl!!

Expressions Vinyl Ornament Challenge - Vote for your favorite DIY Ornament!

Do you use a Magic Santa Key at your house?

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Udderly Smooth Winter Survival Kit

Give the gift of smooth skin this winter with an Udderly Smooth Winter Survival Kit!

Winter Survival Kit with Udderly Smooth

Winter is a tough time for skin. That's why lotion is a great gift idea for EVERYONE on your list, especially for those who are hard to shop for! This Winter Survival Kit is filled with Udderly Smooth lotions that is sure to lead to some soft, smooth skin this cold, winter season!

Winter Survival Kit with Udderly Smooth

Udderly Smooth makes something for everything you need: body cream, foot cream, and hand creams to help with any problem you have! These are great to add to a gift basket, and convenient to keep in your purse!

Winter Survival Kit with Udderly Smooth

This gift basket is so easy to put together. Just grab a small basket, your favorite Udderly Smooth products, lip balm (to keep those lips soft, too), fuzzy socks, nail polish, and of course, some chocolate! I also added some shredded blue paper and tied some pom pom ribbon around the basket for a little extra winter fun.

Winter Survival Kit with Udderly Smooth

To finish off the basket, download and print this free printable snowflake tag and tie it on with an adorable cowbell!

Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, or claim the design as your own.
*If you'd like to share this project, credit MUST be given and linked back to this post.

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