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This Flamingo Pom Pom Garland is the perfect addition to your summer pool party!

I swoon every time I look at that picture!  My husband kept rolling his eyes at me because I was so excited with how they turned out.  Flamingos make me happy.  They are grand and beautiful.  Best of all, they are pink!  These adorable little guys pair well with some pom pom trim and add a touch of whimsy for your summer gathering.

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Materials needed for Flamingo Pom Pom Garland

Cricut Explore or Maker
Pink cardstock
Light grip mat
Basic tool set
Fine point blade
Pink yarn
Small pom pom maker
Hot glue gun
Twine or ribbon

Images used in Design Space

Flamingo #M54ADA

Begin by creating the pom poms for the flamingo bodies.  I use this clover pom pom maker.  It’s available at Michael’s and is so easy to use.

Start wrapping the yarn around both arms on one side of the pom pom maker.  When you reach the end, extend the yarn to the arms on the other side and continue wrapping.

Carefully cut the yarn down the middle between the two arms.  Repeat on the other side.

Next take a 6 inch piece of yarn and tie around the middle of the cut yarn.  Carefully remove the pom pom maker to reveal your completed pom pom.  Trim any long edges for a more uniform looking pom pom.

Now, open Design Space and the flamingo image listed above.  Hide one entire flamingo (by clicking on the eyeball next to each layer) and the wings of the other flamingo.  All you are cutting is the body.  Size to 2.5 inches wide.  Adhere pink cardstock to light grip mat.  Send image to cut.  Load mat into machine and follow on screen directions for completing the cut.

You will multiple flamingo bodies laying around by now.  LOL

Cut the neck close to the body and the legs (leaving a little at the top to use to glue into place).

See how I left some extra to apply the glue?  Add hot glue and stick into the pom pom.  Repeat above process for each flamingo on your garland.

Finally, string together with twine or ribbon.

How cute is this Flamingo Pom Pom Garland?!

I adore this!  It looks super cute with the pom pom trim.

Check out more summer pool party posts like our Pool Noodle Luminaries!

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30 Meals with 5 Ingredients or Less makes dinner planning a breeze!

School is back in session!  (Or will be shortly.)  Time to get your evenings under control again and get back into the routine of things!  Dinner can be a stressful time.  Our picky eater keeps me on our toes at meal times.  You’re getting home from work, the kids are doing homework and at some point, you have to feed them!  Seriously?  No worries!  I’ve taken the meal planning off your never ending to-do list!  Here are 30 Meals with 5 Ingredients or Less to make menu planning a little easier for everyone!  Let’s start meal planning!

30 Meals with 5 Ingredients or Less

As always, please pin from the original source!

To access the original post or recipe, click the link below the picture in the gallery. This will take you directly to that page.

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A whole month’s worth of easy dinner recipes!  Which are you going to try first?  I can tell you from personal experience, those Baked Crispy Ranch Chicken is to die for!  It’s one of our favorite meals!  I can’t wait to try the Lemon Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry!  Nom nom nom….

What are some of your go to meals during the busy school year? Share over in our Facebook group!

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For more great meal planning ideas, check out these Simple Appetizers!

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If you love the national parks as much as we do, this Junior Ranger Badge Display is a great way to display your pin collection!

Every year we go to a National Park for our family vacation. Since Reed has been old enough, he has participated in the Junior Ranger program. Each park has a set of activities for kids to complete and then they receive a Junior Ranger Badge for that particular park. It’s a fun way to learn more about the park and for them to have a souvenir to take home.

We had been displaying these on his water pack but it was getting too full and he was afraid of losing badges. (He actually lost his Yosemite one once but if you write the park, they will mail you a new one!)

The lettering at the top and the ranger hat at the bottom were cut with my Cricut Maker.

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Materials needed for Junior Ranger Badge Display

Cricut Maker
Green wool felt
Light green, white and tan stiff felt
Brown leather
Fabric mat
Basic tool set
Fine point blade
1/4 inch dowel rod
Fabric glue
Hot glue gun
Twine

Images used for Ranger Hat: Ranger Hat Badge #M3310D

Font used for script at top: Pacifico (free online download)

Begin by cutting your felt flag. Cut the green felt to 12 inches by 18 inches. Lay vertically. Measure up 2 inches from the bottom on each side. Measure the middle point across the bottom. Now draw a line between the left side (at 2 inches up) to the middle of the bottom. Repeat on the right side. Cut along those lines.

Cut dowel rod to 13 inches in length. Wrap top part of felt banner around dowel rod and hot glue into place. Attach twine to each end for hanging.

Using your Cricut Maker, type Junior Ranger and change font to Pacifico. Size to 10 inches wide. Place white felt on fabric mat and send to cut using fine point blade.

Look at that detail!! This is felt, folks! Check out more felt posts here!

Use fabric glue to adhere to the top of the banner about an inch below the dowel rod.

Next it’s time to cut that cute ranger hat for the bottom. Search for the image and add to your canvas. Size to about 4 inches wide. Follow steps above to cut. You will need to switch materials to cut the band on the hat. I used leather. If you want you can just use felt but I thought this added a fun look.

Glue badge together with fabric glue. Attach to bottom of banner with hot glue.

Now add your Junior Ranger badges to complete the look!

This is a fun souvenir to keep for years to come! You can even let them pass it down to their kids someday!

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Grab your FREE Luggage Tag Printable for your next trip!

Are you going on vacation this summer? We are heading to Hawaii in a couple of weeks. I hate traveling through airports and dealing with the baggage claim. (I also hate flying, but I digress.) Everyone’s bags look the same! Some people are smart though and make poms poms or something else to place on their bag to set it apart. These flamingos will certainly add little pop of color so you can find your bag.

I love cute luggage tags but I’m not a fan of the price. So I made this tropical Luggage Tag Printable that you can laminate and attach to your suitcase for your summer vacation!

Begin by downloading the image from the link below. (Don’t worry. It’s super easy.) Load your printer with white cardstock. Cardstock is sturdier than printer paper and holds up better. Print the luggage tag.

Cut around the edges of the luggage tag and fill out the details on the back in pen or marker. Fold the tag in half along the dotted line. Laminate the tag. Attach to your suitcase or travel bag! You can also get blank luggage tags too if you don’t have a laminator. Then you can just add the tag to that!

Click HERE to download your FREE Luggage Tag Printable!

All printables are for PERSONAL use only!  Please do not re-sell, redistribute or claim as your own.  If this printable is posted to the internet, please give credit and link back to Create.Craft.Love.

Download directions:  Click link above.  This will bring up a Google Drive folder.  Click the download icon at the top.  This will save the folder to your computer.  Simply open the file and print!  YOU DO NOT NEED TO ASK PERMISSION TO VIEW.

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Enjoy your favorite adult beverage during this year’s fireworks in our 4th of July Wine Glass!

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Get it?  Red wine and boozed – red, white and blue?  I just thought that was so cute I had to put it on wine glasses!  

Materials needed for 4th of July Wine Glass

Cricut Explore or Maker
White adhesive vinyl
Light grip mat
Basic tool set
Transfer tape
Fine point blade
Wine glass

  1. Begin by downloading the free file below and upload into Cricut Design Space.
  2. Measure your wine glass and size image appropriately in the software.
  3. Once finalized, send the image to cut and follow directions for cutting.  
  4. Weed excess vinyl away from image using the basic tool set.
  5. Peel back transfer tape and place directly over the image.  Use the scraper tool to burnish image to the transfer tape.  Gently peel the transfer tape away from the vinyl backing.  The vinyl image should now be on the transfer tape.
  6. Arrange the transfer tape with the vinyl image on the wine glass.  Burnish with scraper tool to adhere to the wine glass.
  7. Carefully peel back the transfer tape.  Your image should now be affixed to the wine glass.

This is the perfect glass to use for summer holidays!  I think I may need to make more for all of my friends…

Click HERE for your FREE 4th of July Wine Glass download!

All SVG files are for PERSONAL use only!  Please do not re-sell, redistribute or claim as your own.  If this printable is posted to the internet, please give credit and link back to Create.Craft.Love.

Download directions:  Click link above.  This will bring up a Google Drive folder.  Click the download icon at the top.  This will save the folder to your computer.  Simply open the file and print!  YOU DO NOT NEED TO ASK PERMISSION TO VIEW.

For more 4th of July party ideas, check out these 4th of July Sparkler Printables!

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If you are hosting a cookout this summer, you will need these Backyard BBQ Hacks!

Summer is the perfect time to host a party! It’s warm enough that people can mingle indoors and outdoors which allows for MORE people to be included. With more people comes more prep work. These Backyard BBQ Hacks will save you time and sanity!

As always, please pin from the original source by clicking the link under the picture.

BBQ Condiments in Large Muffin Pan from Yesterday on Tuesday
How genius is this? Great to have everything in one spot!

Spiral Grilled Hot Dogs from Bellyful
Once you cook your hotdogs like this, you will not go back to the old way.

Use an Onion to Make Grill Non-Stick from Skip to My Lou
This trick actually works and is better for you than using a spray.

Firestarter Idea from Sew Many Ways
So smart! Now you don’t have to break your back carrying the larger bag down to the grill.

Keeping Food Cold from Beauty and Bedlam
This is genius! Plus it can add to your party decor!

DIY Citronella Candles from Create.Craft.Love
Keep the mosquitoes away with these easy citronella candles!

Cook Veggies in Foil from The Cottage Market
I love foil packets! This provides so much added flavor and prevents the veggies from falling between the cracks.

Soak Wood Skewers in Water from Jen Elizabeth’s Journals
Now your skewers won’t burn!

Covered Mason Jars for Drinking from Old Salt Farm
Cute way to keep bugs out of drinks!

Burgers in a Bag from Ziploc
Such a smart idea and a great way to prep ahead of time.

Coffee Filters for Hot Dog Holders from Sew Many Ways
I would have never thought of this but cheaper than paper plates!

Sunscreen and Bug Spray Station from Catch My Party
I love this idea to remind everyone to protect themselves when outside for long periods of time!

What are your favorite BBQ Hacks? Share over on our Facebook page!

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Surprise your favorite grill master this Father’s Day with this DIY Grill Apron!

Around our house, my husband is the cook and grill master.  I thought it might be fun to whip this up as a Father’s Day present this year.  Sadly he saw me creating the image so it’s no longer a surprise…LOL.

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Materials needed for DIY Grill Apron

Cricut Explore or Maker
Black, red, green, orange and tan iron on vinyl
Light grip mat
Basic tool set
Fine point blade
Apron
EasyPress 
EasyPress Mat

  1. Begin by downloading the free file below and upload it into Cricut Design Space.
  2. Measure your apron and size the image appropriately in the software.
  3. Once finalized, send the image to cut and follow directions for cutting.  
  4. Don’t forget to mirror your image as you are working with iron on vinyl.  Otherwise your design will be backwards.
  5. Repeat above process for each color layer.
  6. Weed excess vinyl away from image using the basic tool set.
  7. Set EasyPress to 315 degrees.  Pre-heat tshirt for 5 seconds.  Arrange grill image on apron.  Apply heat and pressure for 30 seconds.  Flip material over and apply heat for an additional 15 seconds.
  8. Peel away clear liner while warm.

How much fun is that?!  Kyle loved it!  Even though he saw it already…

Click HERE to download your FREE Grill Apron SVG File!

All SVG files are for PERSONAL use only!  Please do not re-sell, redistribute or claim as your own.  If this printable is posted to the internet, please give credit and link back to Create.Craft.Love.

Download directions:  Click link above.  This will bring up a Google Drive folder.  Click the download icon at the top.  This will save the folder to your computer.  Simply open the file and print!  YOU DO NOT NEED TO ASK PERMISSION TO VIEW.

Looking for more Father’s Day ideas?  Check out this No Sew Coffee Sleeve made from dad’s old shirt!

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Turn Sunday into Sundae Funday with our sweet ice cream SVG files! 

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Materials needed for Sundae Funday Custom Napkins

Canvas tote bag
Cricut Maker or Explore
Light grip mat 12×12
Cricut basic tool set
Iron on vinyl
Cricut EasyPress

Did you know you can use iron on vinyl on paper napkins?  It’s true!  This is such a fun way to customize your party!

Begin by downloading your images available at the link below.  Upload your images into Design Space.  (If you are unsure how to do that, check out this post.)  Cut your image.  Be sure to mirror your image since we are working with iron on vinyl.  Weed away and excess vinyl.

Arrange your image on the paper napkin. 

Set your EasyPress to 280 degrees with the timer set to 10 seconds.

Apply the EasyPress to the napkin and start the timer.  When the timer ends, remove the EasyPress and return to it’s cradle.

Carefully remove the liner.  And it’s all done!

Aren’t these fun?!  I love it when you can personalize your party decor.

Create some fun ice cream sundae bowls with the Sunday Funday images!

Click HERE for your FREE Sundae Funday SVG Files!

All SVG files are for PERSONAL use only!  Please do not re-sell, redistribute or claim as your own.  If this printable is posted to the internet, please give credit and link back to Create.Craft.Love.

Download directions:  Click link above.  This will bring up a Google Drive folder.  Click the download icon at the top.  This will save the folder to your computer.  Simply open the file and print!  YOU DO NOT NEED TO ASK PERMISSION TO VIEW.

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Celebrate National Scavenger Hunt Day by creating one of your own with these Scavenger Hunt Printables!

Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt?  National Scavenger Hunt Day is May 24th.  Who knew?!  I remember creating these for my sister and her friends when they were younger.  We would have them take pictures to prove they satisfied the task at hand.  It was so much fun!  Now you can create your own with the help of any of these amazing printables!

Scavenger Hunt Printables

As always, please pin from the original source.  Click the link below each picture to take you to the original post to print your scavenger hunt printables!

Backyard Scavenger Hunt from Hey Let’s Make Stuff

Nature Scavenger Hunt for Toddlers from Life with My Littles

Beach Scavenger Hunt from Happy Go Lucky

Math Scavenger Hunt from Learn in Color

Birthday Scavenger Hunt from Love and Marriage

Indoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Sunny Day Family

5 Senses Nature Scavenger Hunt from Childhood 101

Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt from Play Party Plan

Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt Printable from Moritz Fine Designs

Pirate Treasure Hunt from Party Delights

Unicorn Treasure Hunt from Swiss Family Gallagher

Jungle Scavenger Hunt from Five Marigolds

Summer Scavenger Hunt Printable from Create.Craft.Love

Beach Scavenger Hunt Printable from Frugal Coupon Living

Camping Scavenger Hunt from Life.Family.Joy.

New York City Scavenger Hunt from Craftivity Designs

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt from Clean and Scentsible

Pirates Booty Scavenger Hunt from Jenns Blah Blah Blog

4th of July Scavenger Hunt from Create.Craft.Love

Detective Scavenger Hunt from Mumtastic

Road Trip Scavenger Hunts from The Resourceful Mama

Color Scavenger Hunt from The Littles and Me

Disney Trip Scavenger Hunt from Stuffed Suitcase

Library Scavenger Hunt for Kids from The Dating Divas

Museum Alphabet Scavenger Hunt from The Many Little Joys

These Scavenger Hunt Printables are GREAT boredom busters for the summer!  You can make up your own too.  It’s a great activity for the neighborhood kids!

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Use your Cricut machine to create this Under the Sea Coloring Page!

Did you know your Cricut can DRAW?!  Check out the detail work on this Under the Sea Coloring Page?  The cool part is is LOOKS drawn and not just printed.  

You can use the draw feature or writing palette with any image in Design Space.  Simply choose the layer you want to draw.  Click the layers icon and change it to the pen.  BOOM!  It’s that easy!

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Materials needed to create the Under the Sea Coloring Page

Cricut Explore or Maker
White cardstock
Light grip mat
Ultimate Fine Point Pen
Basic tool set
Fine point blade

Images used for this project:

Under the Sea Coloring Page #M208A990

Open image in Design Space.  Size the image to fit your cardstock.  Send the coloring page image to cut.  Place cardstock on the light grip mat and load.  Uncap and load your pen into clamp A of the tool system on the machine.  Proceed with draw/cut.

It is so cool to watch it unfold.  The drawing is a work of art!  It does take longer than printing but like I said before but delivers an amazing handmade look that you cannot get from printing.

This specific image will cut around the edge of the image to deliver a square page.  You can use the contour function in Design Space to delete the cut line.

Cricut has an ARRAY of colored pens to use with the machine!  This pack is my favorite because you get a little of everything!

Doesn’t that look amazing!?  I love how this Under the Sea Coloring Page turned out.  I wish I could draw like that!  Have you tried using the draw function?

Now I’m off to finish my coloring project…

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