Housewarming Party Ideas

We recently styled a tropical housewarming party using our brand-new, fabulous Cricut Explore Air 2!  Today, we are going to show you how we created this simple and chic pineapple inspired serving tray!   This project literally took less than 10 minutes and added a fun piece of decor not only to our party, but one that we are sure to use all summer long!

I was invited to participate in the Cricut Party Blogger Program Kickoff.

This experiecne is based strictly on my opinion.  Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above.  I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Suggested Crafting Supply List:

Cricut Explore Air 2

Adhesive Gold Foil

Linen White Cricut Vinyl

Caribbean Blue Cricut Vinyl

Sunshine Yellow Cricut Vinyl

Standard Grip Cutting Mat

Cricut Mint Essential Tool Set

Serving Tray (We found ours at Target!)

Cricut Explore Air 2

1. We started by measuring the interior dimensions of our tray so we would know what size to make our letters and pineapple.
DIY Pineapple Home Tray
We  opened a blank canvas in Cricut Design Space and picked the Suburbia font to write “home”.  We then deleted the letter O because we wanted to use this space for our fun pineapple decal!
DIY Pineapple Home Tray
2.  Add a piece of white vinyl to your mat and simply load and press go on your Cricut Explore Air 2!  Using your Weeding Tool, remove the letters and the paper backing from the vinyl and then adhere them to the tray. Remember to leave enough space in between your h and m for the pineapple!
DIY Pineapple Home Tray DIY Home Pineapple Tray-6
3.  Now for that cute little pineapple! We went back into  Cricut Design Space and searched for a pineapple image. This particular image is from the Summer Love Cartridge, which has plenty of fabulous summer inspired images!
DIY Pineapple Home Tray
Insert the image into your canvas and then adjust the sizing based off the dimensions of your surface.  We then ungrouped the image so we could cut all three layers of the pineapple on one mat at the same time!
DIY Pineapple Home Tray
4.  We decided to use Adhesive Gold Foil , Caribbean Blue Cricut Vinyl and Sunshine Yellow Cricut Vinyl for the pineapple layers. We lined each color vinyl or foil up on the mat so each layer would be cut on the coordinating color.
DIY Pineapple Home Tray

5.  Once the pineapple layers are cut, adhere them in the proper order so you have a bright and beautiful pineapple!

DIY Pineapple Home Tray DIY Pineapple Home Tray

6.  Place the pineapple decal on the tray in the space between the h and the m.

DIY Home Pineapple Tray-5

Your tropical serving tray is now complete and ready to be displayed at your Tropical Housewarming Party!

DIY Pineapple Home Tray

Housewarming Party Ideas

We loved the way this looked on our beverage cart with our flamingo and gold leaf adorned beverage dispenser!

Housewarming Party Ideas

Housewarming Party IdeasThanks for stopping by and don’t forget to enter to WIN YOUR VERY OWN CRICUT EXPLORE AIR 2 HERE!

Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on Facebook

Leave a Reply


8 − = seven