After striking out at all my favorite home decor stores, I decided to take on a DIY project to create the perfect piece of artwork for a bookshelf. I knew I wanted something with both natural, and metallic tones, that I could frame.
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Cricut Design Space™ has hundreds of “Make it Now” home decor projects, and honestly the most difficult part of this DIY project was deciding which one I wanted to make! I settled on “Flower 3D Wall Art” which was included in my Cricut Access Membership Plan
For this project I needed just a few things, in addition to my Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine.
-12 in x 12 in StandardGrip Cricut mat
-Cricut Explore Scoring Stylus (I did not use this.)
-Mint cardstock (I substituted this for Cricut cardstock in Cream)
-Green cardstock (I used Cricut Pearl Paper in Cocoa – 2003269)
Additionally, I used a pencil and tape.
All the directions are included, and the project even gives you a difficulty rating and a time estimate, so you know exactly what you are getting into before you begin.
You just click the “Make It Now” button on the bottom of the screen (or on yourCricut Design Space™ app), followed by the “GO” button. How easy is that?
The Cricut Design Space™ program will walk you through the steps that follow.
– Set your dial to match the type of paper you are using. (More on this later.)
– Load your cutting mat, with your first piece of cardstock, into your machine
– Push the GO button
– Once your first piece of cardstock has finished cutting, remove it from the cutting mat, and place your remaining cardstock.
-Push the GO button
Once both of your images have been cut, push up all the petals from the flower image. Use a pencil to curl the leaves and form dimension.
Layer your images – I used simple household tape to adhere them together.
Place in your frame. The finished cuts measure 9″ x 9″, however I used a 10″ x 10″ frame. You could place a mat behind the images, but the back of my frame was a natural brown color, and worked perfectly for the aesthetic I was trying to achieve. I chose to float the image in the middle of my frame, and again, I used tape to adhere it to the frame. You could use glue, but I wanted this to be as easy as possible, and easy to swap out later on.
As I indicated I had one small hiccup – I cut the flower image first, on the cardstock setting, but the cardstock I used was a heavier weight than standard, so I did have to re-cut that image. This was not a big deal though, as this machine cuts so quickly!
I am so happy with the finished result! I can’t believe how simple it was to create the perfect piece of DIY home decor using myCricut Explore Air™ 2 machine. Make sure you are following me on Instagram, at @thesundayfundayblog to find out what I’m making next!!
What would you make with a Cricut? Let me know in the comments below, and thanks for reading!!
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