Let's make some Halloween Dollar Tree pot holder crafts with Cricut Joy!
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Welcome back to the 13 days of Halloween ideas! Today, Bri from Parties With A Cause and I are sharing DIY decor ideas. As with any holiday, during Halloween, I switch out my regular everyday kitchen accessories for something fun and festive. I do a ton of baking, so I keep my pot holders on display and they act as part of my decor.
I just love diy Dollar Tree Halloween crafts, don't you? So I frequently pick some of their pot holders to use as a base for projects I make with my Cricut machines. I can't say enough good things about the Cricut Maker, BUT it's not exactly convenient to move around if I'd like to craft outside of our office while my kids are running around. So, I've totally fallen for the Cricut Joy that is tiny, lightweight, and super easy to setup anywhere and put back away quickly.
Halloween Pot Holders Materials List
- Dollar Tree pot holders
- Cricut Joy machine
- Everyday Iron-On
- Cricut Joy mat
- Weeding tool
- Cricut EasyPress
- Cricut EasyPress mat or towel
For my Halloween pot holders, I used images for a ghost, a "boo" phrase, and a cauldron in Cricut Design Space which are included in the Cricut Access plan. I sized them all so that they would fit on my 4 in. wide Cricut Joy mat. Then i made sure to mirror the images before they were cut out.
Sometimes, I have a hard time seeing while I'm weeding Iron-On or vinyl so I find it helpful to use my Cricut BrightPad. It lets the light shine through the cuts of the material and allows me to see and weed out even the tiniest pieces.
To attach the Iron-On design to the pot holder, I used my Cricut EasyPress. I'm pretty sure the pot holders are polyester, so I used the Cricut Heat Guide to determine what setting I needed for this project. When you use the heat guide, you input which Iron-On material you are using, what the material is you are attaching the Iron-On to, and if you are using the Cricut EasyPress Heat Pad or a towel. Then the heat guide will tell you what temperature to use and for how long, how much pressure you should use, and if you should immediately remove the protective sheet or wait until your material is cool. So for Everyday Iron-On to be added to the pot holders, and since I used a heat pad, the recommended setting was to preheat my material for 5 seconds, then use 315 degrees for 30 seconds with light pressure, then cool peel.
From choosing a design, to cutting out, to wedding, and then adding the image for my cauldron pot holder, it took me roughly 5 minutes. The "boo" design took longer because it was a more intricate design to cut and weed.
Check out this Halloween Dollar Tree Pot Holder Craft on YouTube
Even though I used my Cricut Joy to make this project, it can also be made using any of the Cricut Explore machines or on a Cricut Maker.
Over at Parties With A Cause, Bri is sharing a fun tutorial for Mini Witch Broom Ornaments for your Halloween Tree for her diy Halloween decor project.
That's it for these Halloween Dollar Tree pot holder crafts with Cricut Joy. Until next time!
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Hi, I’m Jordan – a work at home mom with 3 super fun little boys. I love entertaining guests and want to help you make entertaining easy!