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Mechanical pencil + needle = weeding hook?!

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Use Glad Press ‘n Seal instead of transfer paper as a very cheap substitute!

This is an awesome hack in a bind. I also think that a great budget friendly substitute that works a bit better is use contact paper that works great for transferring images for about $5 on Amazon or at Walmart. (via Artsy Fartsy Mama)

You can use end rods as a perch for your parrots!

Remove tiny pieces from Cricut cutouts with a sticky lint roller.

A lint roller can also be used to remove glitter or left over debri from your cutting mat AND helps keep them sticky at the same time! Seriously, this is like a 3-for-1 hack 🙂 (via Pinterest)

Cheap Way to Clean Your Cricut Mat

My favorite way to quickly and easily clean my mats is just plain Dawn soap and warm water. Or, if its just a quick clean up I will use a non-alcoholic baby wipe. However, some people swear by Awesome spray (yep, that’s the brand name) that you can get at Dollar Store. I’ve been told to only use it on the older mats (with flowers) though. I try to keep things as natural as possible and steer clear of harsh chemicals, so Dawn and warm water or baby wipes is the way to go for me!

How to “Resticky” Your Cutting Mat

Is “resticky” a word? I don’t think so, but it gets the point across so we’re going with it! When you first get your mat, it will feel SUPER sticky. However, over time, it will start to loose the stickiness, so this is a great trick to make it last longer so you don’t have to replace them so often (again saving money!) Simply tape off the edges of your mat with painter’s tape and spray this magical stuff lightly over your mat to get your sticky back. Buy a bottle of Easy-Tack here. For more info on this method, check out this post by The Scrapmaster. Also, (bonus hack!) I mentioned above that new mats are almost too sticky. Well, you may want to press your hands all over them a few times to help “wear” them in before your first project. Also, make sure to use the right mat. The green mat will be too sticky for cardstock at first so you’ll want to use your blue mat.

Use a tennis ball to get decals to stick to textured walls.

Super smart! Makes the vinyl stick really well while being gentle on your walls. Win win!

Cut freezer paper using your Cricut to create a stencil that is practically free.

A great trick if you want to make a wooden sign for instance.

Cut out cardstock sizing templates to easily visualize the correct design size for your project.

This is such an easy hack using just cardstock and our free sizing templates (download here). Once you cut them out, you can use them as a quick reference tool to help decide the correct size design for shirts, vinyl decals, and all sorts of different projects!

Wrap masking or painters tape around your hand to easily remove scraps when weeding.

You won’t believe how much this simple tip will speed up your weeding process which can get quite tedious for more intricate designs like mandalas.