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Birthday celebrations for my kids have always been a great source of joy for me. From the planning to the creating to the actual celebration, I enjoy it all so much. Although the last year we have shifted from in person celebrations to drive-by style parties, it doesn’t stop me from doing what I do best- creating! A space themed party is perfect for anyone in your life trust me, and these 3 SUPER SIMPLE Cricut projects are just what you need!
I grabbed my Cricut Explore Air 2 to put together an outfit, decorations, and party favors. I love being able to personalize and create beautiful items for these celebrations. This year, thanks to my Cricut Mug Press I was able to create unique and practical party favors too!
The cool part was, thanks to Design Space and the Access projects linked, creating was even more simple! I was able to use designs for both the shirt and decorations that were already created for me, it made this space themed party even easier to create for!
Space Themed Birthday Party
Space Themed Birthday Party Outfit
I was able to create a really cute and simple shirt perfect to fit the space theme. All I did was type in Space Party and found a ton of options all available with Cricut Access. The only thing I had to do was resize for the shirt to fit my now 11 yr old and boom done! Probably the easiest craft ever!
Being able to find options on Cricut Access has saved me so much time when preparing for this celebration. Not to mention, the ability to find everything from decorations to shirts to party favor tags!
Because the design was one I found on Access I was able to jump through the design process and simply customize it to the size I needed.
Cutting & Applying
My biggest tip is remember to place your iron on shiny part down on your mat AND to mirror your image! Once you have that done you can go ahead and cut the design. To make things easy on myself I keep the dial on my machine set to custom at all times and just select Everyday Iron On from my list of materials for this project.
In order to save materials, I load the full roll onto my machine when cutting.
I love weeding designs, it is sort of the part where I get to see my design come to life. While I was weeding my shirt design I set my EasyPress, I used my 12×10 for this project, using the Cricut Heat Guide and let it heat up. After my design was ready and machine hot, I followed the Heat Guide instructions and boom the shirt was done.
DIY party decorations are one of my favorite things to create. I love being able to make something unique and different. Not to mention many times I find the paper I need in my very own home and make some very inexpensive items due to that.
The Space Rosettes from Cricut Access are another easy piece to create. The best part is by choosing a fun and vibrant paper you can make these stand out even more. They are the perfect pieces to decorate a cake table or place hanging around a pop up tent during your drive-by party.
- Cricut Card Stock; black, Glitter, silver, and a fun print! I found a ton of options on the Cricut website
- Light Grip Mat (The Blue One)
- Scoring Stylus
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Double-Sided Tape, Glue Dots, or Hot Glue Gun
Cutting & Assembling
For this project, I did not have to resize and simply hit Make It to move on, super quick! I loaded all the paper onto my mats according to the Design Space instructions, selected the correct material for each cut, and let my machine get to work. I made sure to select glitter cardstock when I used it to make sure the cuts were deep enough.
Thanks to the Explore Air 2 being able to house 2 different types of tools, I was able to load my stylus alongside my blade and the machine do what it needed to do. I did not have to interfere in the process. When my cuts were done I simple removed them by turning the mat face down and pulling the mat away from the paper to help avoid it curling.
The score lines made it so easy to fold the rosettes and once everything was folded I simply attached them to one another to create the full circle. I applied a hot glue gun dot in the center to join them all in and placed the corresponding design at the top to tie it all in together.
I cannot wait to make more of these rosettes for other celebrations.
Space Themed Party Candy Mug Favor
This is the first celebration I have had since the Cricut Mug Press came out and it was PERFECT! I love giving favors that can continue to be used and a mug with candy and treats was just perfect! A lovely mix between something for the kids and the whole family all in one. Cricut’s Water Splash Infusible Ink transfer sheets are the perfect galaxy-like design for a space themed party!
- Cricut Mug Blanks– you can choose the 12oz or the 15oz, for this project I went with a 15oz.
- New Cricut Mug Press
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Standard Grip Mat (the green one)
- Water Splash Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet
- Heat-Resistant Tape
- EasyPress Mat
The design for the mug was one I did get to create on my own! It was so simple to simply choose the type of style and size of my mug and then add an image that tied in with the theme. I went with a wavy edge design and searched for space-themed images in Design Space. Space and moon design are perfect for the theme and also easy to weed since there’s a lot of mugs made.
You can find my design HERE. When preparing your image to cut I selected the background design (wavy in this case) and the image and attached them, this will make them one piece. The second thing I did was hide the red guidance lines before hitting Make It!
Cutting & Weeding The Image
Cutting the design is simple, you place your Infusible Ink transfer sheet with the design up and insert into your machine. Simply select Infusible Ink from your material options and let it do it’s magic. Weeding an Infusible Ink design is a bit different and I very rarely use anything other than my hands to do it. For the stars I did use my weeder tools!
Take this time to turn on your Cricut Mug Press and let it heat up. Remember it has an auto shutoff button for safety if you do not use your machine for an allotted time.
Applying the Design
My favorite thing about using the Infusible Ink transfer sheets for the mugs is the application. IT IS SO EASY! All you need to do is position it where you would like on your mug and add transfer tape to the tops and bottoms to keep it in place.
When your Mug Press beeps to let you know it is hot, you simply position the mug inside the machine, press the lever down, and let it get to work! About 6 minutes later you will hear another beep letting you know it is finished & you can carefully pull your mug out and place on an EasyPress mat to cool down. Remember the handle of your mug will be safe to touch but the rest will be very hot.
Allow for the mug to fully cool down before removing the materials and unveiling your masterpiece!
Making A Mug Favor
Once the mug is cool you can add your candy and any favors inside. I purchased some clear party bags to place the mug inside of and tied with a simple curled party ribbon. You can also find fun party favor tags in Cricut Access to add another personalized touch!
THAT IS ALL! You can create all of this from the comfort of your home and WOW your guests with unique party favors, decorations, and outfits!