Cricut Basics: Make a Crocheters Gonna Crochet Iron-On Project Bag

Make a Crocheters Gonna Crochet Iron-On Project Bag with Cricut by Underground CrafterAre you looking for a fun way to tell the world you love to crochet, or a great gift for your favorite crocheter? I’m sharing a quick and easy project for a Crocheters Gonna Crochet project bag that you can make in (much) less than an hour!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Materials for this post were generously provided by Cricut, Oriental Trading, Lion Brand, and Clover USA.

I’m so excited to be part of Everything Iron-On with with Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts, Jen from 100 Directions, and Jessica from Mad in Crafts. You will find dozens of great iron-on projects you can make with your Cricut in this online event, and there’s even a great giveaway going on (enter at the end of this post), so read on for details.

Everything Iron-On with Cricut

Although I used my brand new Cricut Maker (I cannot get tired of saying that!) for my project, you can also use any of the Cricut Explore family machines to make your version.

Get To Know Cricut Maker Scoring Wheels with Underground Crafter - Cricut MakerCrocheters Gonna Crochet Project Bag

Cricut Project by Underground Crafter

Materials

Cut the Iron-On

Make a Crocheters Gonna Crochet Iron-On Project Bag with Cricut by Underground Crafter - Design Space screen shot

  • Set your pressure setting dial to “Custom” on the Explore machines. For Maker and Explore, in Design Space set material to Foil Iron-On.
  • Select “mirror on” so your images will cut correctly.
  • Place the Foil Iron-On on the cutting mat with the liner (shiny) side down.
  • Follow instructions in Design Space to cut your iron-on pieces, being sure to mirror the second piece, too.

Weed the Iron-On

  • Use your weeder to remove the excess iron-on from each piece of your project.
  • Tip: Cut excess pieces away before weeding so you can use the iron-on for another project.

Apply the Iron-On

  • Use your iron or EasyPress to press your Canvas Tote Bag so it’s relatively wrinkle-free before you start.
  • Position the bottom piece of Cricut Foil Iron-On (the yarn ball alone) as desired so that the iron will be touching the clear backing side and the back of the iron-on is touching the tote. Press the iron down firmly following the iron-on instructions until your yarn ball is firmly attached. Allow to cool completely before removing the clear backing sheet.
  • Position the larger piece of Cricut Foil Iron-On (with the phrase and yarn ball) so that both layers of yarn are aligned. Make sure the words are right side up so that the iron will be touching the clear backing side and the back of the iron-on is touching the first layer of iron-on and the tote. Follow the instructions above to adhere the iron-on.

Make a Crocheters Gonna Crochet Iron-On Project Bag with Cricut by Underground Crafter - project bag flat

Now that your bag is finished, stuff it with your favorite crochet goodies! Mine includes a skein of Lion Brand Feels Like Butta and a Clover Amour crochet hook.

Make a Crocheters Gonna Crochet Iron-On Project Bag with Cricut by Underground Crafter - project bag with yarn and hook

P.S.: If you like to live on the edge, I also made a Hookers Gonna Hook cut file in Design Space.

Make a Crocheters Gonna Crochet Iron-On Project Bag with Cricut by Underground Crafter - Hookers Gonna Hook alternative cut file

I made a practice version, but alas, it turns out you are NOT supposed to layer glitter iron-on because it will loose its stick over time. It was still a fun practice project!

Make a Crocheters Gonna Crochet Iron-On Project Bag with Cricut by Underground Crafter - Hookers Gonna Hook alternative projectP.P.S. If you are looking for something for knitters, try my Yarn Lover project in Design Space. (You can find the full tutorial for the Yarn Lover project, including tips for working with transfer tape, here.)

Cricut Basics: Tools and Supplies (with Yarn Lover Project Tutorial) by Underground Crafter | Have you wondered which tools and supplies you need for your Cricut Explore? In this post, I share my must-haves along with a fun project for crocheters and knitters in holographic vinyl with transfer tape.Find more great Cricut Iron-On projects from other bloggers participating in Everything Iron-On below!


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Simple Yarn Decorations

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.Nothing says holidays to me like handmade decorations. In this post, I’m sharing two simple yarn decorations that even a beginner can make (or that would make great binge-watching projects for more experienced crocheters and knitters): DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and a Crochet Button Garland. I used red, white, and green for Christmas decor, but you could change the colors for other holidays.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Materials for these projects were generously provided by Oriental Trading. You can shop Oriental Trading’s Christmas headquarters here.

Simple Yarn Decorations

Tutorials by Underground Crafter

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.Tutorial 1: DIY Felted Ball Ornaments

If you’re gifting these ornaments, make larger felted balls in one color that can be used as dryer balls by the recipient. (It’s like two gifts in one!) If you’re keeping these ornaments, make a combination of small and large felted balls in different colors for visual interest.

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.

Materials for Felted Balls

Materials for Ornaments

Instructions

Make felted balls

Make ornaments

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.

  • Snap the ornament closed.
  • Chain 20 with Oriental Trading Primary Yarn in your choice of color. Fasten off with long yarn tail.
  • Thread the yarn tail through the yarn needle. Draw through the small hole in the hanging area for the ornament.
  • With yarn needle, seam the 2 ends of the chain together and weave in ends into chain.
  • Hang and enjoy!

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.Tutorial 2: Crochet Button Garland

These Crochet Button Garlands can be used to wrap gifts, to hang across mantles, or to decorate a tree. Make approximately 9′ (3 m) per 1′ (31 cm) height of tree.

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.

Materials

Instructions

  • With yarn needle, thread 36 buttons onto yarn. I organized mine into groups of 4 buttons (clear, white, red, and green) but you could also do this randomly.

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.

  • Slide buttons down towards ball of yarn so that you have ample yarn to work with. You will need to slide the buttons down as you use up yarn.

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.

  • Chain 10.
  • *[Slide 1 button, chain 2] 3 times, slide 1 button,** chain 20. Repeat this step, ending the last repeat at ** when you have used all the buttons.
  • Chain 10, slip stitch to first chain to join.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.

Simple Yarn Decorations by Underground Crafter The DIY Felted Balls Ornaments and the Crochet Button Garland are two simple, beginner-friendly projects that add a bit of handmade cheer to your holiday decorations.

  • Enjoy your garland!

Looking for more yarn-y decorations? Stop by Instagram for my free crochet pattern for the Button Christmas Tree!

Button Christmas Tree, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Red Heart Super Saver yarn with Oriental Trading Christmas Bag of Buttons.© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). These tutorials are for personal use only. You may use these tutorials to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from these tutorials. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this tutorial or the photos in any form, including by not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share these tutorials, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2017/11/29/simple-yarn-decorations/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Simple Yarn Decorations, I’d love to see them! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook groupSign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

DIY Gift Tags with Handmade Care Labels with Polaroid Snap Touch review

DIY Gift Tags and Handmade Care Labels with Polaroid Snap Touch review | Make your own gift tags with personalize care instructions for your handmade gifts using Oriental Trading Animal Print Pager, your Cricut, and instant Polaroid Snap Touch stickers.I’m excited to share a review of an instant print camera with video capabilities, along with a tutorial for making your own gift tags with personalized care instructions for your handmade gifts!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. A Polaroid Snap Touch was provided to me for review. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. Additional materials for this post were generously provided by Cricut and Oriental Trading.

Review: Polaroid Snap Touch

I’m going to age myself here, but my first camera was a hand-me-down Polaroid. The instantaneous printing may have been what actually got me into photography. I loved waiting for the pictures to expose after they popped out of the camera. Over the years, my taste in photography grew a bit more sophisticated, and first I got into the physical darkroom (in high school) and later into the virtual darkroom (using Lightroom). During that time, I grew away from Polaroid and I started playing with single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras.

Back in April, Polaroid was one of the exhibitors at the Snap Conference for bloggers, and I got a chance to see what they are up to today. (Things have changed quite a bit since the 1980s over at Polaroid.) I even got the chance to review one of Polaroid’s latest creations, the Snap Touch. I used it for a few months and today I’m sharing my review along with a tutorial for DIY project using the awesome instant print stickers. (Oops, spoiler alert: there are stickers involved.)

Okay, so let’s start with what’s in the box. (And, let me add that one thing that is frustrating about writing camera reviews is that you can’t take a picture of the camera with the camera. For that reason, many of the pictures in this post are taken with my Nikon D5300. I will indicate when the pictures are taken with the Snap Touch for comparison. More Snap Touch pictures are in the tutorial than the review, by the way.)

DIY Gift Tags and Handmade Care Labels with Polaroid Snap Touch review | Make your own gift tags with personalize care instructions for your handmade gifts using Oriental Trading Animal Print Pager, your Cricut, and instant Polaroid Snap Touch stickers.The Snap Touch comes with a package of ZINK photo paper, which uses zero-ink technology. These papers are 2″ x 3″ (5 cm x 7.5 cm) and have peel-back adhesive, so you can use them as photos or as stickers! It also includes the camera (obviously), a strap, a micro USB cable for charging, and a user guide. The camera has a magnetic cap and comes with its own flash.

DIY Gift Tags and Handmade Care Labels with Polaroid Snap Touch review | Make your own gift tags with personalize care instructions for your handmade gifts using Oriental Trading Animal Print Pager, your Cricut, and instant Polaroid Snap Touch stickers.You will need to get your own microSD card. I use a SanDisk 32GB microSD card to I can download and edit photos and videos later. (You can use a micro SD card up to 128 GB.) Once you unpack the camera, you can easily pop open the pack to install the ZINK paper.

DIY Gift Tags and Handmade Care Labels with Polaroid Snap Touch review | Make your own gift tags with personalize care instructions for your handmade gifts using Oriental Trading Animal Print Pager, your Cricut, and instant Polaroid Snap Touch stickers.With the camera out of the box, charged, and loaded with film and microSD card, you can use it several ways.

  • You can film HD video (on a Polaroid!). You can see a sample video I shared on Facebook below. The video was shot indoors using natural lighting, and I didn’t edit for exposure or white balance because I wanted to give you an idea about what the Snap Touch is capable of in a regular environment.

  • You can take instant photos. (And, they print out on stickers. How awesome is that?) Here’s a picture of a sticker of a picture of a scarf on the scarf itself!

DIY Gift Tags and Handmade Care Labels with Polaroid Snap Touch review | Make your own gift tags with personalize care instructions for your handmade gifts using Oriental Trading Animal Print Pager, your Cricut, and instant Polaroid Snap Touch stickers.

  • You can save photos for later on your microSD card. Yep, you can have it both ways – instant fun, and playtime in the virtual darkroom later. As an example, here are two pictures of the same scarf. The photo the left was taken with the Snap Touch and the photo on the right was taken with the Nikon D5300. Neither are edited. (The Nikon photo is more of a close up, though the pictures were taken at the same time, in the same position, and in the same lighting conditions.) You can see that the Snap Touch is able to hold its own quite well.

DIY Gift Tags and Handmade Care Labels with Polaroid Snap Touch review | Make your own gift tags with personalize care instructions for your handmade gifts using Oriental Trading Animal Print Pager, your Cricut, and instant Polaroid Snap Touch stickers.The camera is lightweight and easy to use. It comes ready to use with a tripod, so you don’t need to buy any adapters for that. I found that the Snap Touch fit well in my hand and I could fit it into a larger pocket if I was heading outside. There’s a LCD touch screen display that’s easy to understand. For instance, you can choose how many copies you want if you’re printing out a picture. This would be fun if you’re taking pictures at a party or family event – everyone can get their copy right away and you won’t have to worry about sending them out later.

DIY Gift Tags and Handmade Care Labels with Polaroid Snap Touch review | Make your own gift tags with personalize care instructions for your handmade gifts using Oriental Trading Animal Print Pager, your Cricut, and instant Polaroid Snap Touch stickers.You also have quite a bit of control over other settings, as you can see. For example, I like having a relatively dim screen and having the sound on, but not too loud.

DIY Gift Tags and Handmade Care Labels with Polaroid Snap Touch review | Make your own gift tags with personalize care instructions for your handmade gifts using Oriental Trading Animal Print Pager, your Cricut, and instant Polaroid Snap Touch stickers.You can also zoom (!), use an auto timer for self portraits, and even choose to take color, black and white, or sepia tone pictures. If you’re a natural lighting fanatic like me, you can even disable the flash. Also, if you’re into the Happy Planner, your Snap Touch pictures fit perfectly. You can watch this in action in the short video below.

The Snap Touch is available in the obvious colors like black and white, but also in fun colors like pink, blue, and purple. The Snap Touch retails for $179.99, but you can usually find it for less on Amazon. I love using it when carrying my DSLR is not convenient but I don’t want to pull out an enormous tablet to take pictures. (Also, unlike using a tablet, I can fill it up with pictures and videos when away from home without worrying about having to delete other important things like navigational apps.) It’s a great second camera for a photo nerd like me, or a main camera for anyone who wants a point-and-shoot with something more (the more being HD video, instant sticker photos, etc.). It’s also a really fun camera for kids because, you know, stickers. And, for us crafty types, the Snap Touch works out well for scrapbooking, using the Happy Planner, or making custom gift tags like the one’s I’m sharing a tutorial for below!


DIY Gift Tags with Handmade Care Labels

Tutorial by Underground Crafter

DIY Gift Tags and Handmade Care Labels with Polaroid Snap Touch review | Make your own gift tags with personalize care instructions for your handmade gifts using Oriental Trading Animal Print Pager, your Cricut, and instant Polaroid Snap Touch stickers.Your handmade gifts will be loved even more now that the recipients can identify the care instructions for their gift using these sticker photo gift tags! Jazz the tags up with scrapbook paper.

Materials

Instructions

Write and cut your gift tags

DIY Gift Tags and Handmade Care Labels with Polaroid Snap Touch review | Make your own gift tags with personalize care instructions for your handmade gifts using Oriental Trading Animal Print Pager, your Cricut, and instant Polaroid Snap Touch stickers.

  • Open the Gift Tag Cut File in Design Space. Customize tags to include care instructions for your gifts.
  • Place your Oriental Trading Animal Print Paper with the animal print side down on your cutting mat.
  • Load your Cricut pen.
  • Set your machine to cut paper.
  • Follow the prompts to write and cut.
  • Carefully remove your gift tags from the cutting mat. Recycle unused paper scraps.

Make your stickers

DIY Gift Tags and Handmade Care Labels with Polaroid Snap Touch review | Make your own gift tags with personalize care instructions for your handmade gifts using Oriental Trading Animal Print Pager, your Cricut, and instant Polaroid Snap Touch stickers.

  • Take pictures of the projects you plan to gift with your Polaroid Snap Touch and print on ZINK Photo Paper. (The photo above, as well as the photos on the stickers, is taken with the Snap Touch.)

DIY Gift Tags and Handmade Care Labels with Polaroid Snap Touch review | Make your own gift tags with personalize care instructions for your handmade gifts using Oriental Trading Animal Print Pager, your Cricut, and instant Polaroid Snap Touch stickers.

Assemble your gift tags

  • Stick the photo pictures on the front (animal print) side of the gift tag with the appropriate care instructions. Use the yarn needle to thread the yarn through the gift tag hole. (The photo below is taken with the Snap Touch.)

DIY Gift Tags and Handmade Care Labels with Polaroid Snap Touch review | Make your own gift tags with personalize care instructions for your handmade gifts using Oriental Trading Animal Print Pager, your Cricut, and instant Polaroid Snap Touch stickers.Once your gift tags are ready, tie them around your gift so the recipient will have a visual reminder for how to wash their handmade gift.

If you’re interested in making any of these projects as gifts of your own, you can find the free patterns here:

DIY Locking Stitch Markers for Crochet and Knitting

DIY Locking Stitch Markers for Crochet and Knitting Tutorial by Underground Crafter | Make your own custom stitch markers with supplies from Oriental Trading! I used the Dia de los Muertos enamel charms to add color and an autumn feel to this set.I’ve never been very talented at jewelry-making, so I was surprised at how easy it is to put together a customized set of locking stitch markers for crochet and knitting. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make your own set with a few affordable supplies from Oriental Trading. Since we’re heading into fall (which means the start of the holiday crafting season, Hispanic Heritage Month, Halloween, and Dia de los Muertos are all around the corner), I used the Day of the Dead enamel charms to add color and an autumn feel to this set.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Supplies for this post were generously provided by Oriental Trading.

Locking stitch markers are one of my favorite notions for crochet and knitting. Of course, I have a collection at home, including my daily go-to markers (currently, the Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set) and many decorative sets that I’ve bought or received as gifts. If you’re not sure how (or why) you would use stitch markers, check out 5 Reasons to Use Locking Stitch Markers. I didn’t include “impress everyone at your next craft night,” but that’s definitely a reason for making your own set!

Locking stitch markers also make great gifts for any crocheter or knitter on your handmade holiday list. With one Day of the Dead Enamel Charms pack, you can make six sets of six markers — a set for you and gifts for five crafty friends! You can find more Day of the Dead crafts and party supplies on Oriental Trading here. Alternatively, if your friends aren’t much into Dia de los Muertos, you can find lots of other charm options for locking stitch markers on Oriental Trading here.

DIY Locking Stitch Markers for Crochet and Knitting Tutorial by Underground Crafter | Make your own custom stitch markers with supplies from Oriental Trading! I used the Dia de los Muertos enamel charms to add color and an autumn feel to this set.


DIY Locking Stitch Markers for Crochet and Knitting

Tutorial by Underground Crafter

DIY Locking Stitch Markers for Crochet and Knitting Tutorial by Underground Crafter | Make your own custom stitch markers with supplies from Oriental Trading! I used the Dia de los Muertos enamel charms to add color and an autumn feel to this set.

Materials

DIY Locking Stitch Markers for Crochet and Knitting Tutorial by Underground Crafter | Make your own custom stitch markers with supplies from Oriental Trading! I used the Dia de los Muertos enamel charms to add color and an autumn feel to this set.Instructions

  • With Long Nose Pliers, gently spread apart jump ring to open.

DIY Locking Stitch Markers for Crochet and Knitting Tutorial by Underground Crafter | Make your own custom stitch markers with supplies from Oriental Trading! I used the Dia de los Muertos enamel charms to add color and an autumn feel to this set.

  • Slip charm onto jump ring.

DIY Locking Stitch Markers for Crochet and Knitting Tutorial by Underground Crafter | Make your own custom stitch markers with supplies from Oriental Trading! I used the Dia de los Muertos enamel charms to add color and an autumn feel to this set.

  • With Round Nose Pliers, place gentle pressure on jump ring, working around until it closes tightly.

DIY Locking Stitch Markers for Crochet and Knitting Tutorial by Underground Crafter | Make your own custom stitch markers with supplies from Oriental Trading! I used the Dia de los Muertos enamel charms to add color and an autumn feel to this set.

Repeat with the other 5 charms.

DIY Locking Stitch Markers for Crochet and Knitting Tutorial by Underground Crafter | Make your own custom stitch markers with supplies from Oriental Trading! I used the Dia de los Muertos enamel charms to add color and an autumn feel to this set.

Seriously, that’s all it takes! If you forget which pliers to use, just read the package. That’s how I learned which pliers were best for opening and closing jump rings.

To use your locking stitch markers, just press on the lobster clasp until it opens and place it over your stitch. Do the same thing to remove the marker.

DIY Locking Stitch Markers for Crochet and Knitting Tutorial by Underground Crafter | Make your own custom stitch markers with supplies from Oriental Trading! I used the Dia de los Muertos enamel charms to add color and an autumn feel to this set.If you make your own DIY Locking Stitch Markers, I’d love to see them! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my tutorials patterns again!

© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This tutorial is for personal use only. You may use the tutorial to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this tutorial or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the tutorial, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2017/08/22/diy-locking-stitch-markers-crochet-knitting. Thanks for supporting indie bloggers!

Pancake Breakfast for Two Jar Mix Recipe with Vinyl Decorated Milk Bottle | Craft Lightning Valentine’s Day 2017 Edition

I’m excited to be part of another round of Craft Lightning, where bloggers are challenged to create 15-minute crafts around a theme. Our theme this time around is Valentine’s Day. As soon as I signed up, I knew I wanted to make something that involved food (one of my favorite parts of the holiday), so I decided on a jar mix. And, what better jar mix for Valentine’s Day than one that can be turned into breakfast in bed? I needed to take the craftiness up a notch – and that’s when I remembered that I still had some vinyl from Expressions Vinyl in my goodie closet. The vinyl heart on your jar mix is a the perfect touch to make this gift extra special.

This post contains affiliate links. Materials for this project were generously provided by Cricut, Expressions Vinyl, and Oriental Trading.

This project really can be done in 15 minutes (once you gather your supplies), but it’s broken down into 3 parts: preparing the vinyl, preparing the jar mix, and finishing the jar. I’ve also included a printable recipe card that you can attach if you’re giving the pancake mix to a friend (or if you think you may forget how to put the pancakes together for your special someone on Valentine’s Day morning). You can find more Craft Lightning projects by visiting the hosts at The Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and Make Life Lovely.

If you make your own Pancake Breakfast for Two Mix or Vinyl Decorated Milk Bottle, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium crochet or knitting patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns, tutorials, or recipes again!

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Vinyl Decorated Milk Bottle

Tutorial by Underground Crafter

Materials

Pancake Breakfast for Two Jar Mix recipe with Vinyl Decorated Milk Bottle tutorial by Underground Crafter | Give your sweetie a special breakfast in bed. Makes a great gift for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or any other occassion! #expressionsvinyl #cricutmade

ExpressionsVinyl Logo

Instructions

Prepare the Vinyl

  • Use Cricut Design Space to customize the image. I used Heart #M2F695 from Ashlyn’s Alphabet, which is free with Cricut Access, and sized it so that it would measure about 2″ (5 cm) tall.

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Pancake Breakfast for Two Jar Mix recipe with Vinyl Decorated Milk Bottle tutorial by Underground Crafter | Give your sweetie a special breakfast in bed. Makes a great gift for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or any other occassion! #expressionsvinyl #cricutmade

Pancake Breakfast for Two Jar Mix recipe with Vinyl Decorated Milk Bottle tutorial by Underground Crafter | Give your sweetie a special breakfast in bed. Makes a great gift for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or any other occassion! #expressionsvinyl #cricutmade

  • Wipe the surface of the milk bottle clean using the rubbing alcohol and cotton ball or paper towel. Allow the surface to dry.
  • Remove the backing from the transfer tape. Place the adhesive part of the tape over the vinyl.
  • Position the transfer tape with the vinyl over the milk bottle. Use the scraper to rub the vinyl into place, flattening out any air bubbles.
  • When the vinyl is correctly positioned, peel off the transfer tape.

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Cricut Access

Prepare the Jar Mix

  • Prepare Pancake Breakfast for Two Jar Mix (recipe below). Fill milk bottle with jar mix.
  • Wipe flour off container with paper towel.

Finishing

  • Tie ribbon in a bow at narrow neck of milk bottle.

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Pancake Breakfast for Two Jar Mix

Recipe by Underground Crafter

This recipe was adapted from the Basic Pancakes recipe in my all-time favorite cookbook, the Joy of Cooking.

Ingredients (to make about six 5″/13 cm pancakes)

For Jar Mix:

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Flavorful mix ins (optional)
    • I used 1/4 cup dried cranberries (craisins) and 1/4 cup toasted, chopped pecans. You could use another dried fruit and nut combination, or 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips.
    • If you don’t use sweetened mix ins, add another 1/2 Tablespoon granulated sugar to the flour mixture.
  • 1 Oriental Trading clear glass milk bottle with lid (5-1/2” x 2”)
  • A small bottle of maple syrup is optional, but it does take the gift up a notch!
  • Pancake Breakfast for Two Jar Mix recipe card.

Download the Pancake Breakfast for Two Jar Mix recipe card.

For Pancakes:

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • Toppings of choice (such as butter, maple syrup, honey, vanilla yogurt, or fresh berries)

Jar Mix Instructions

  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in small bowl.

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  • Pour flour mixture into milk bottle.
  • Tap gently to flatten. Pour in flavorful mix ins, pushing down gently if necessary.
  • Close lid to seal.

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Pancake Instructions

  • Preheat lightly greased griddle or frying pan on stove top.
  • Pour contents of jar mix into a large bowl.
  • Pour milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla over jar mix.
  • Whisk together until just combined.
  • Pour approximately 1/3 cup of batter onto hot griddle for each pancake.
  • Turn with spatula when the top of pancake is covered in bubbles and some bubbles have popped open.
  • Cook until other side of pancake is lightly browned.
  • Serve hot or keep warm in 200 degrees Fahrenheit oven until ready to serve.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings.
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