The weather is warm, the sun is out, and picnic season is in full swing!
I love this time of year for digging out my woven picnic basket and filling it with yummy finger sandwiches and (of course) homemade sweets. It’s also the perfect moment for summer DIY projects that help add a bit of fun flourish to any outdoor spread.
This summer, Cricut® helped me set the perfect stage for entertaining friends and family outdoors. I’ve been seeing so many of you make amazing 3D paper projects, so I decided I wanted to give it a try. Check out how these summer DIY projects from Cricut helped me craft fun and fruity décor that looks sweet enough to eat!
Zooey’s paper fruits
Cut out the paper fruitsGiving my summertime spread an upgrade meant getting a little crafty with summer DIY projects and my Cricut cutting machine. I cut out my paper fruit of choice (strawberries, lemons, and watermelon) by finding the projects in Design Space and letting my Explore 3 do the rest.
Peel off the piecesDon’t let the 3D structure of the fruits intimidate you, they are easy to assemble! Once the pieces are cut, peel them off the cutting mat.
Add finishing touchesOnce my fruits were all cut out, I jazzed up the strawberries and watermelon with Iron-On seeds using my EasyPress Mini. A lot of people don’t know you can use Iron-On on paper – I love it to add texture and layers.
Time to assembleI used a glue gun to assemble the fruits and add paper strawberry stems and watermelon rinds. To give the lemons their slices, I cut out some cardstock and layered it on the lemons.(Tip: use Smart Paper for your lemon slices to avoid gluing! Your slices will come out of the Cricut machine with a convenient sticky backing.)
You can find these projects – and tons more – in Design Space!
Stake out a spot in the sun
That’s it! My cute paper fruits were ready for their day in the sun. They made the perfect centerpieces for my picnic blanket and made my outdoor event super sweet.
Cricut makes it easy to craft the perfect picnic, party, or any ordinary day with festive papercrafts – or even apparel! I also made my ultimate summer sundress with Cricut (I’m wearing it in the pictures above). I cut out all the fabric flowers using my Cricut Maker 3 and simply attached them to a cotton dress using fabric tape.
If you want even more of my Cricut tips, check out how I took on the task of organizing my kitchen and adding tons of DIY labels – and (spoiler alert) came out victorious!
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