With summer in full swing around these parts and three busy children underfoot and involved in various camps and swim lessons, I don’t have a ton of extra time to dedicate to crafting and making all of the usual cuteness for holidays that I typically do. I’m typically on a time crunch and have to make the most of what little time that I do have for myself. This super simple patriotic wall decor went together in under 45 minutes and that’s even factoring in the dry time of the chalk paint and the cut time with my Cricut. Amazing, right?!
Step One. Paint the wood circle with the chalk paint in even brush strokes, making sure to cover the entirety of the wood and the outside edges. You could use standard acrylic paint, but I like to use the chalk paint as is dries faster and offers a more matte finish to my project. Set the painted wood aside to dry while moving on to the next steps.
Step Two. Open up the Independence Day cut file and prepare the metallic foil to be cut. (Side note: I’m *loving* the new Design Space interface. It’s so much more user friendly!)
Step Three. Cut the metallic foil using the Cricut Explore Air 2 on the vinyl setting.
Step Four. Weed the excess vinyl from the image. (FYI: Weeding is a fancy term for getting rid of the excess vinyl.)
Step Five. Apply transfer tape to the vinyl.
Step Six. Peel the image from the paper backing and press it in to place on the wood circle. Use a scraper tool to smooth the vinyl down.
Step Seven. Carefully peel away the clear transfer tape, leaving behind only the metallic foil vinyl.
Doesn’t it look so pretty and festive when it’s finished?
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