I was so excited to get my hands on the brand new Cricut Explore Air 2! I couldn’t wait to use it to create these cute wood slice napkin ring holders and cute Fall mason jar centerpiece. They are the perfect 15 minute project for a Fall dinner party. Read on to see how to make them and to read my review about the Cricut Explore 2.
First of all, isn’t the mint color so gorgeous? It almost blends in with my mint desk-obviously I am a big fan of the color. I also love all the shiny chrome pieces, especially the little machine itself. It’s just so pretty!
I received this roll of six assorted colors of metallic vinyl. I thought it was a great fall color selection and immediately wanted to make something that reminded me of the fall leaves. Last fall, a neighbor was cutting down a dead tree in his yard and he was kind enough to slice up some of the branches for me. I had been saving them for just the right project. I decided they would make great napkin ring holders.
In Cricut Design Space I searched for “leaf” and these 6 different leaf shapes were about halfway down in the search. At first I was going to do all the same leaf, but I decided 6 unique leaves would be fun. My wood slices were about 3 inches wide so I adjusted the leaves to fit.
I was excited to try the new feature to have the Cricut Explore Air 2 cut twice as fast. I put my vinyl on the cutting mat and hit go and the machine zipped into action. My leaves were cut out in no time at all! I could definitely see the difference in how fast it was cutting. It’s so nice to be able to select the option if you want to have things cut faster. After taking off the negative pieces of vinyl, I used transfer tape to place each leaf on to my wood slices. Then I used hot glue to attach a cute burlap ribbon on the back. Here’s how they all turned out.
I wanted to add a little something to some jars I had as centerpieces, so I decided to quickly cut out a larger leaf for the largest jar. The jars are layered with split peas, red lentils and yellow lentils.
I love the new Cricut Explore Air 2. There are so many possibilities to bring your ideas to life. Click –> HERE for all the information and details about it.