February 7, 2017 • Contributor: Heather Thoming of WhipperBerry
There is nothing more fun that a clean, blank slate! Whether that’s a canvas, a wall, fabric or furniture, one thought always pops into my mind… “How can I make this aaaamazing?!”
Create An Intricate Decorative Faux Leather Pillow
Cut your Faux Leather to the size of your pillow then iron on some Heat’n Bond onto the WRONG SIDE of the Faux Leather. Place the Faux Leather FACE SIDE DOWN on the cutting mat and cut out your wreath.
PRO TIP • Always place your Faux Leather FACE SIDE DOWN when you place it on the Cricut Cutting Mat. The Faux Leather will come away from the cutting mat easier that way. Make sure you select the Mirror Image (for iron-on) check box on the review screen so that it will cut properly.
Iron the wreath onto your pillow cover and either stitch on your pearls in place of the berries OR glue them on with a strong adhesive glue.
DIY Your Wall Gallery With Beautiful Adhesive Foil
My next project was one of the pieces of wall art for the gallery wall to the right of the dresser. Since our room was leaning towards floral romantic, I thought it would be fun to create a foiled piece of wall art with a floral quote. I found the perfect quote from Susan Polis Schutz,
“ Let us dance in the sun, with wildflowers in our hair…”
I thought it was perfect for our space. I used a picture frame like this one from Hayneedle as the canvas for this wall art piece. I took the back off of the frame and painted the frame back with some fabulous paints from Colorhouse to create some texture and add some color to the backing before I adhered the Cricut Stainless Adhesive Foil. I didn’t bother painting the entire back of the frame because I knew that the frame was going to cover some of the edge of the backing. I painted it with a base color, then lightly brushed on a little bit off a contrasting color to add some dimension then I set it aside to dry.
I was shocked at how fast the paint dried. It was perfect for our tight schedule. (We only had one day to complete our room!)
PRO TIP • When adhering vinyl or foil to a surface with transfer tape, use a piece of painters tape or even a strip of the transfer tape (at least an inch wide) the length of your transfer to create a “hinge” at the top of your design. Then using the “hinge” flip up the design, remove the vinyl or foil backing and carefully lay down the transfer tape/foil onto your surface. The tape “hinge” will keep your design exactly where you would like it with out any trouble at all!
I hope we’ve inspired you to put YOUR signature on your home with Cricut. Make sure to take a look at the rest of the designs from this bedroom dress-up from Jennifer Rizzo Design & The Crafty Blog Stalker AND, watch our fun video on the Cricut Blog! When you’re finished with all of that, come on over to WhipperBerry and say HELLO! I will be sharing all kinds of Cricut projects along with more tips & tricks to make sure your projects turn out great.