Cricut sent us a Cricut Mini cutting machine to test out and each week, we'll be bringing you a new project to make. This week, we're using the Cricut to cut out felt and combining with the paper snowflake technique to make placemats.
Open up the placemats template in your Cricut-Craft Room. We'll start by making the largest placemat first, so select that layer.
Plug in your Cricut to your computer. Remove the protective sheet from your cutting mat and stick down a rectangle a felt firmly to the mat. Set the blade depth to 5 and the pressure to 6 before clicking cut.
Press Cut and watch your placemat take shape.
Remove the excess felt, using a pair of scissors to neaten up any edges if needed and punch out the pre-cut holes around the edges.
Repeat with your second colour of felt using the medium placemat template.
Repeat with your third colour of felt using the smallest placemat template.
You should now have three placemats varying in size.
Fold one of the placemats in half and then in half again, like you would when making a paper snowflake and cut shapes out along the edges. Try triangles, squares and ovals.
Unfold, to see how your cuts look and then fold in half again, so that you have a new edge to cut.
Keep folding and cutting until you're satisfied with your design.
Repeat with your other placemats and you're all done!