If you’ve been here for any length of time, you know how much I big puffy heart my Cricut Explore cutting machine. It’s seriously my most-used crafting tool because I can use it for SO many different things. I’m partnering with Cricut this week to share this super easy get fresh vinyl home decor piece plus all of the details about a fun contest where you could walk away with a whole bunch of Cricut awesomeness of your own!
Cricut now has an entire Family of Explore machines! The Explore One is for the crafter who just wants to make cuts and is looking for a lower price point for a cutting machine of their very own. While you can absolutely purchase the accessories to make the Explore One also Bluetooth compatible and make it able to use the neat pen options, this machine offers everyone the ability to create amazing projects within a budget.
Cricut® Vinyl makes it easy to personalize your home with quotes, window decals, and removable labels. You can even customize personal belongings such as media covers, car windows, and notebooks. Each package comes with six 12″ x 12″ vinyl sheets. Using Cricut® Transfer Tape makes applying the vinyl a cinch. Cricut® Vinyl is easily removed, making it convenient to change things up.
- Cricut® Explore One
- Cricut® vinyl in Sunshine and Caribbean (part of the Cricut® Vinyl Sampler Pack, Brights)
- Cricut® Transfer Tape
- 12×12 wood board
- blue painter’s tape
- Chalky Finish Paint
- paint brush
1. Start by taping off the wood board. I began with a stripe of blue painter’s tape that ran right across the top of the board. Tear a small strip (2-3 inches long) of the painter’s tape and place underneath the first strip of tape. The small piece will work as a placement guide for the next stripe that will be placed. Apply another strip of tape directly below the place holder.
Continue this process until the stripes reach the bottom of the board.
2. Apply an even coat of the chalky finish paint, making sure to adequately cover the edges of the wood as well. Set aside and let it dry completely.
3. While the paint is drying, use the Cricut Explore One and Cricut Design Space to cut the lemon graphic on the Sunshine vinyl and “get fresh” on the Caribbean vinyl. You can find the cut files HERE.
4. When the vinyl is cut, remove the excess vinyl and weed out the small excess from inside the images.
The finished images should look like this:
5. When the board is completely dry, carefully remove the tape leaving nice, crisp paint lines.
6. Using the Cricut transfer tape, apply the lemon first to the board and the wording second. Make sure to peel the transfer tape away slowly and double check as you’re going that none of your vinyl is peeling up with it.
Now enjoy your masterpiece!
Okay, friends! Now I’ve the info for a super easy and fun contest that Cricut is hosting!
For one week only, head on over to the Cricut Facebook page and let them know what your fave Make It Now project is in Cricut Design Space. (Click THIS LINK to enter if you’re reading this on a mobile device.) You don’t need to own a Cricut to participate; anyone can browse through all of their awesome projects! You can even get an additional entry by posting a photo to Instagram of a Make It Now project you’ve created or would like to create.
Now, this contest will end July 10th so you need to go enter now! The winner will be announced on Cricut’s Facebook page on Monday, July 13.
And the fun part — the prizes! One lucky winner will walk away with:
- One (1) Cricut Explore One™ Machine
- a Brights Cricut® Vinyl Sampler Pack
- Cricut® Transfer Tape
- a Cricut® Tools Weeder
- and a $100 gift card from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
- Approximate Retail Value: $377.96 USD
Winners will also receive a Cricut® Material Sampler Package (contents will vary; retail value will not exceed additional value of $50.00 USD).
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I was provided product and compensation from Cricut to complete this post, but all opinions and ideas are 100% my own.Pin It