National Craft Month: Create Home Decor with Your Cricut Machine
Hi my crafty friends!
I hope you are enjoying the projects and ideas I’ve shared. It’s been so much fun guest blogging for HSN and I hope you visit frequently to get inspiration and ideas.
When the weather starts changing from cold and gray, to warm and sunny, I get the urge to redecorate. I like to freshen up my office, my craft room, and my home with the hottest colors and patterns; but I don’t like to spend a lot of money on décor.
With Cricut, staying current on trends and updating your spaces doesn’t have to cost a lot or take a lot of time. Cricut was first introduced as a scrapbooking product in 2006 (happy 5th anniversary, Cricut!) and it certainly revolutionized what level of creativity we could achieve with preserving memories. But Cricut can do so much beyond scrapbooking. We’ve already shown you cards and cutting fabric, so let’s take a look at a fun idea for home décor. Wouldn’t this look great hanging in your guest bedroom, office, or craft room?
For this project I wanted a wall hanging that I could easily tie in with the color scheme of the rest of my living room. I found the green tin background for around $10 at my local craft store. Then I chose some patterned paper that had all the colors found in my room. It was an easy and fun project to create. Now, don’t be discouraged if you can’t find this exact background in your area. There are many creative alternatives. Grab a piece of 8×8 or 12×12 canvas at your local craft store, and paint it the color you want it to be. Another beautiful alternative would be to place the flower cut-out right on the outside of the glass on a frame, and then hang the frame, for a whimsical look.
P.S. Be sure to check out the Cricut Expression bundle available at HSN. You get the machine plus four cartridges (Formal Occasions, Florals Embellished, Simply Charmed, and 3-Bird’s Life’s a Party). It’s such a great bundle to get you started! Also, don’t forget to tune in March 7 and see Cricut Expression live on air at HSN!
Curled Flower Wall Hanging
Add a touch of whimsical beauty to your home with this piece of décor!
Skill Level: IntermediateTime: 30 minutes
Cricut® Personal Electronic Cutter
Cricut Solutions™ Home Décor cartridge
Cardstock: green, flower patterned
Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist
Curling devices (pens, dowels, etc.)
Green tin board
- Cut flower. Using Home Décor cartridge and flower patterned paper, select Shadow feature and cut two 5″, one 4″, one 3″, one 2″ and one 1″ <Flower2>.
- Cut leaves. Using green cardstock, select Shadow feature, press Shift, and cut three 4″ <Leaf-s>.
- Spritz all cuts with pieces with Glimmer Mist. Dry with a heat gun. Ink all edges. Let dry.
- Curl petals around pens, pencils, dowels, or anything size-appropriate.
- Push a brad through the middle of the flowers. Glue leaves in between flowers as shown.
- Use glue gun to adhere flowers to tin board. Use glue gun and ribbon to create a hanger for board.
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