Monday, December 13, 2010

"Deck the Halls" with a Fantabulous Cricut Crawl!

Welcome to Divine Domesticity and the third Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!  I'm so glad that you decided to join in the holiday fun with us!

In honor of this joyous season we're having a "Deck the Halls" Crawl in which each Design Team member will be showcasing a Christmas or holiday themed home decor project - all made using a Cricut of coarse!  I'm the first stop on the crawl, and I'm so glad that you have found your way here.

I have been using these glass blocks for about 3-4 years now, but this is the first year that I have been able to decorate one using a Cricut!  I have to say, it's so much easier!  If you are looking for a quick and easy project with maximum "ooohh, aaahhh" factor, this is the project for you.  I made these for a boutique that I participated in recently - hence the price tags.  Incidentally, don't mind the price.  I know, I know - I was practically giving them away.  I was mostly looking to use up some supplies that I had on hand.

I bought these blocks at Home Depot and my husband was good enough to drill the hole in the back so I could put the Christmas lights in.  In order to do that you have to have a diamond tip drill bit, and quite honestly, it's a bit of a pain.  Thankfully, a lot of craft stores sell these blocks with the holes already in them, and some even with slits in them so you can use the blocks as a piggy bank.  Isn't that a good idea?  I might have to try that...




Cricut Cartridge:  Create a Critter (Peace), Beyond Birthdays (Peace on Earth), Winter Frolic (Merry & Bright and Frosty)
Ribbon:  Costco
Battery operated LED lights:  IKEA (go after Christmas and stock up when they're 75% off)
Vinyl:  Roberts Crafts


And now it's your turn.  We would love to see your Christmas/holiday themed home decor projects that you have made using your Cricut.  And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

If you just happened upon my blog today - welcome!  If you would like to join in with the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, you can here.  Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration!  Some DT members will have PRIZES along the way, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Deck The Halls" project at FCCB!

The next step on the crawl is Angela at Simple Creations Paper Crafts!

73 comments:

Besthobbyeva said...

What an adorable idea! I love the fact that they light up and all the different cartridge you used. I love the ribbons as well!!

Tracey said...

Such a fabulous idea.......with lights too, how cool is that!

Rhonda Emery said...

this is so beautiful.

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Love this idea!

PenLight said...

Beautiful way to light up your home! Great idea!

Laura Lee said...

This is so pretty.. I am going to have to check out home depot...
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Courtney Milburn said...

What a great idea!

Scrappin' Sista said...

I love your blocks. TFS!

Christel
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Bre said...

What a cute idea! This is now a new project on my list of many! :) Thank you.

Miria said...

Beautiful blocks. I will have to try this. TFS

wchaley@yahoo.com said...

love it. my project list keeps getting bigger and bigger...lol

Rosie said...

they are so cute!
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Dawn, RI said...

hmm, cute... aLWAYS WONDERED WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE BLOCKS. Dawn RI
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GiGi said...

These are so pretty! I love that they have lights in them too!

duchessdee said...

Incredible, i love your blocks. i have seen these before but none compare to these. They are so classy looking. Thanks for sharing. Dee

Anonymous said...

Oh pretty, pretty I have a block with lights already but never even thought to put a cutout onto it. Now gotta go create. LOL Hugs Alesia

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Love those blocks! TFS!
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Jolanda said...

Love your blocks they are a great idea.

sandee said...

I did this one year but I think I'll go re visit the decoration part of it and do something with my ricut. I really like the way yours turned out!

BunnyFreak said...

This is my first time visiting your blog. Love it here.

Manhattan Mandie said...

Cute idea! I need to go get me a few of those blocks!

Ladybug Designs said...

Those are beautiful, great job.

scrapaholicjen said...

Beautiful! TFS!!!
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BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I love the fact that they light up
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Savahanna said...

What a great project. Thank you for sharing

swtdrm3 said...

I loved the blocks what a cool simple, beautiful idea
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The Scrapoholic said...

Love these blocks! yours are Fantabulous! :)
Jill (aka The Scrapoholic) FCCB DT Memeber

My Hideaway said...

These are all super cute. My favorite one has to be the frosty one! The layering is beautiful!

Olivia
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Rebekah said...

what a cute idea! Thanks for sharing :-)

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SpantastiKreations said...

These turned out fabulous. LOVE them especially the "FROSTY" one. It's probably because of the different shape.

TFS,
Erin

Jean said...

Love your blocks, they all look great.

Angie said...

wow those are awsome. you really did a great job!

angie
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Angela R said...

THese are so beautiful and so creative! Thank you so much for sharing! Such a great gift idea!
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Kate said...

These are gorgeous!! You (and your husband!) have done such a fantastic job!

Jennifer aka Scrappin' Aggie said...

I totally love these! What a great gift to give someone!

butterfly07 said...

These are adorable! It's a cool idea for then we move into our new house. And you can make a few to go with each season!

Roxx said...

I love these. I helped my sister make one last year. Would love to recieve one as a gift.Love them all!

~Jennifer Rose~ said...

I love your projects! I've been wanting to create one of my own! Thanks for the inspiration!

motherloves3 said...

I love the glass blocks decorated like this. thanks for sharing
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Mad Crafter said...

Wow, this is cool. I can't believe the glass didn't crack when you used a drill, even with the right bit and care:) Love it:) I think I will look for ones with the holes already!!! TFS:)
~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

Carla's Creations said...

Lovely idea!! Would make a great gift! thanks for sharing!!!

ashjoy said...

I've always wanted to try one of those, thanks for the inspiration!

Helen said...

I love your blocks!! I made one too--Fellow DT :)

Sue said...

The lighted blocks are wonderful. I think I'll make a couple for my windows.

shelly said...

i havent attempted one of these yet, but they are gorgeous..i especially like the blue frosty one :) thanks fr the inspiration :)

VinDeeLoo said...

Cute. I am etching blocks as Christmas gifts. Maybe I will try vinyl once I get my cricut for Christmas.

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Janet said...

I really love these blocks very pretty

Tanya said...

Love your blocks, they are so fun to do:)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Tanya said...

Love your blocks, they are so fun to do:)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Denise said...

Love those blocks. So pretty. I have one and love it. Wish I had more (if I didn't have to store them.

Sandy said...

Very cute!!!! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm gonna have to be on the look out for these blocks.

Joanne said...

Absolutely beautiful, and oh so fun!

Cathy Martin said...

These glass blocks are so pretty.

Fellow FCCB DT

Jamiecrafts said...

OMGOSH I love these! I so want to make some or a BUNCH! I wish I had a craft store nearby... that could be bad ;)

Monica Flores said...

These glass blocks are awesome!!!

Rose said...

Love your lighted block!!!Great for a kids room.Love your blog.TFS
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Cindylu2u said...

Oh this looks wonderful, Great idea!!
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Tami B. said...

I keep saying I'm going to make some of these. You just made me want to again. Very pretty.

Heather said...

This is such a great idea! TFS!
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Glenda said...

Very pretty lighted blocks! TFS!
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Margie said...

I love those glass blocks! I need to try some myself!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

What a great idea, I will have to see if we have a diamond bit to drill rhe block. Your project is simple but elegant.

Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

BrendaB said...

What a great idea! Love the different cuts you used!

Jamie said...

awesome projects they look so cool! tfs.
-jamie
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Trisha said...

Just love the way you did these glass blocks. TFS

My Crafting Time said...

I really love the blocks -- esp the Frosty one. TFS

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CricutLvr!! said...

This is such a great idea! They look amazing!! I love how you decorated and the bows are too cute!!
Happy Holidays!
Fellow FCCB DT member

Melissa said...

Great idea!

jennyplace2 said...

These are all so very pretty, makes me want to run out to Home Depot and get some blocks. TFS
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Kim. said...

These are adorable decorative items, love that they actually light up.
Kim xXx

Michelle said...

very cute blocks !!! I did some for halloween and love the idea !
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4boysisjoy said...

What a bright idea! I'll be headed to Ikea after Christmas any way.

Raven B said...

This turned out super dooper cute.
Hugs,
Raven

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