A fun, simple and easy Back to School breakfast table idea! Create these DIY Charger Plate using Chipboard, the Cricut Knife Blade and Cricut Maker and learn How to Make a Clear Gift Box’s with the Cricut Maker using the Cricut Scoring Wheel.
Happy Monday friends! Today I am so excited to show you the fun Back to School Breakfast table that I put together for my boys upcoming first day of school using my Cricut Maker with the Knife Blade and Scoring Wheel Bundles that are being released on HSN on July 11, 2018. If you’ve followed me at all, you know I’m a huge Cricut fan and love their products! I’ve been anxiously waiting for the new Scoring Wheel to be released and have already had a little time to play around with the Knife Blade. Both these tools, added to the Cricut Maker and it’s capabilities are opening the DIY / Crafting world to a whole new place!
As mentioned above, on July 11th the HSN-exclusive launch of the Rose Cricut Maker Bundle will be released! If you don’t already have a Cricut Maker, this is the bundle you need to order! If you do already have the Cricut Maker, then you’ll be able to order the additional adaptive tools separately as well!
The full HSN Rose Cricut Maker Bundle includes all the blades — Knife Blade, Scoring Wheel, Double Scoring Wheel, Bonded Fabric Blade, Rotary Blade and Fine Point Blade.
If you already have the Cricut Maker, you’ll be able to order the Knife Blade and Scoring Wheel Bundles separately too!
The Cricut Maker is unlike any other Cricut machine because of its Adaptive Tool System that allows for more blades and tools to be used in it! By being able to switch out the blades, you are able to cut hundreds of different materials with this machine! To learn more about the Cricut Maker, you can check out this detailed review I wrote last year!
Now back to the fun!
Back to School Breakfast Table Idea
I always love having a little extra special start to my kiddos first day of school. Last year when I was cleaning up, I had the thought of hosting it outside. The weather is always so great in August! So, this year I’m taking it to the backyard! The whole thing didn’t cost much and I think it turned out super cute! I bought of a few of the decorations, made a few and had a few on hand! So, let’s get going through the whole setup!
The first thing I did was cover the 4′ Table with Brown Kraft Paper that I picked up at a local party store!
Decorations for Back to School themed parties or tables are super easy!! Go with all the things you’d see in a classroom – books, chalkboard, rulers, pencils, globe/map, paperclips, flashcards, etc. So many of these items can be found around your house too! So, just gather what you have! The only thing I had to buy was the clear jar that I have holding the rulers and I used a 40% coupon, so I got it for like $4! If you have an area that needs to be filled in, just grab a plant from around your house too! Greenery is ALWAYS welcome!
I created the utensil holders using linen napkins. Just fold down a portion of one of the sides and then secure it somehow. I used oversized paperclips, but you could also just add a hot glue dot on each side too! I then slid in some cute wooden utensils!
You’ll never guess what the “placemat” is — a Gingham printed Food Paper Liner! Yep, you read that right! It’s just a simple paper liner that is normally used to wrap hamburgers, line food baskets, etc! I just hot glued the corners onto the kraft paper!
Some of the other items you may have noticed on the table that I haven’t mentioned — simple black and white paper plates, milk jug cups (dollar spot find!!) and black and white paper straws!
DIY Chipboard Charger Plate
I am SO excited about this fun and simple project! I love using Chargers in my tablescapes! When I initially got brainstorming the look and feel I wanted for this table, all the chargers I had on hand seemed a bit too formal. That’s when it popped into my head that I could make some using the new Cricut Knife Blade!
You can make this super easy DIY Plate Charger using a little Chipboard, the Knife Blade and your Cricut Maker! Before getting to the tutorial, let me tell you about the awesome HSN Knife Blade Bundle that you’ll be able to order on July 11th!
You can learn everything you need to know about the Cricut Knife Blade HERE! But, as a quick summary the Knife Blade is the best blade to cut thick and tough materials. It cuts deeper and much more precise. The Knife Blade has 10x the pressure of the traditional Cricut Fine Point Blade. It can cut up to 3/32″ materials, including Cricut Heavy Chipboard, Balsa and Basswood, 2mm Leather and more!
In the HSN Knife Blade Bundle you’ll receive:
- Cricut Knife Blade
- Cricut Heavy Chipboard 2.0mm 12×12, 5 sheets
- Cricut Metallic Rose Gold Leather 12×12, 1 sheet
- Cricut Metallic Gold Leather 12×12, 1 sheet
- Cricut StrongGrip 12×12 Cutting Mat
Items Needed to make Chipboard Plate Charger:
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Knife Blade
- Cricut StrongGrip Cutting Mat
- Cricut Heavy Chipboard
- Spray Paint (for main pieces) Color of your choice – I used white.
- Acrylic Paint (for accenting on the edges) Color of your choice
- Hot Glue Gun
- Design Space Link
To make the Chipboard Charger Plate open the following Cricut Design Space File!
Cricut Chipboard comes 11″x11″, so the Charger Plate is sized to 10.5″x10.5″. If for any reason you want to resize it, then hit customize. Otherwise, you can just hit ‘Make It’!
Change your material to ‘Heavy Chipboard’
At this time it will remind you to make sure your Knife Blade is in Clamp B and also that you have moved your Star Wheels all the way to the right on your Cricut Maker Rolling Bar. This is to give clearance for the Chipboard to go under the rolling bar without the star wheels leaving marks on it.
Prepare your Cricut StrongGrip Mat by putting your Heavy Chipboard on it and securing the sides with masking tape. This assures that the Chipboard won’t move at all.
Then hit the ‘C’ Button on your machine!
Assure it has cut all the way through prior to unloading the mat from your machine. Load the 2nd mat and repeat.
After it is cut then go ahead and spray paint the Chipboard the color you want it! You’re welcome to do the layers different colors if you want! I think that could be really fun too!
Once it’s painted you’ll hot glue the border layer to the top of the full hexagon!
To finish it off I chose to use a foam brush to paint the outside edges of the finished Charger Plate.
How to Make an Acetate Favor Box
I thought it would be fun to write a little note and put it with a few treats in a box for them to take to open at lunch time! Plus, I was DYING to start playing with my scoring wheel, so I knew I wanted to make it myself with some acetate sheets!
You can make this super easy Acetate Treat Box using clear acetate, the new scoring wheel, your fine point blade and your Cricut Maker! Before getting to the tutorial, let me tell you about the awesome HSN Scoring Wheels Bundle that you’ll be able to order on July 11th!
HSN Scoring Wheels Bundle
You will be able to order the Scoring Wheels Bundle on HSN on July 11th in the new Rose Maker Bundle or it will also be sold separately!
The scoring wheels will help you create professional-grade folds on materials that are thin or thick and now with the additional of the double scoring wheel, even on speciality papers! The scoring wheel gives up to 10x the pressure of the scoring stylus, giving perfect folds every time! With the Cricut Maker Adaptive System, it makes it super simple to switch in between the single and double scoring wheel!
The single scoring wheel is perfect for basic folds or rosettes and the double scoring wheel is perfect to score speciality papers like poster board, acetate, foil, thick cardstock and more!
In the HSN Scoring Wheels Bundle you’ll receive:
- Single Scoring Wheel
- Double Scoring Wheel
- Cricut Pastel Glitter Cardstock 12×12, 10 sheets
- Cricut Acetate Clear 12×12, 6 sheets
- Cricut Pastel Poster Board 12×12, 10 sheets
- Cricut Pink & White Foil Embossed Paper 12×12, 12 sheets
- Cricut LightGrip 12×12 Cutting Mat
Items Needed to create Acetate Boxes:
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Scoring Wheel
- Cricut LightGrip Cutting Mat
- Cricut Acetate Clear Sheets
- Cricut Design Space File
Open the following Design Space File! It’s currently fit to be as big as possible to fit on one 12×12 Acetate Sheet. So, go ahead and hit ‘Make It’!
Follow the promptings given by loading the scoring wheel at the appropriate time and the fine point blade.
Assemble together using a hot glue gun and fill them with whatever contents you desire! We put a little note in them with some chocolates!
All and all I think my boys will love eating breakfast on their first day of school!
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