How are ya today? In the mood for some crafting? Well, you’ve come to the right place! A few days ago I had the pleasure of sitting down for some very therapeutic crafting with my Cricut Joy. I made a super fun, super cute, and super easy DIY wreath for my front door! Today I am going to show you how to do the same step by step. Let’s get into it.
I really enjoy crafting these days, especially with my Cricut Joy. If you are unfamiliar with the Cricut Joy it is one of the smallest machines in the Cricut family. It is actually the smallest smart cutting machine of it’s kind. Because it is so small it fits nearly anywhere. Counters, desk cubbies you name it. You could even fit it in an everyday purse too. Basically, you can take it anywhere and everywhere you go, set it up instantly and be ready to personalize anything in minutes. It’s super functional and really easy to use. The Cricut joy uses Cricut smart materials that are actually different from other vinyl and papers. Did I mention the materials can be used without a cutting mat? See I told you this tiny machine rocks hard. It’s kinda like your little turquoise best friend am I right?
Okay so for this DIY wreath project you will need the following.
-Cricut Joy machine, smart vinyl, & transfer tape.
-2 types of acrylic paint (your choice of color).
-Hot glue gun.
Step 1: Head to your local craft store to pick up anything from the list above you don’t have. I already had all my Circut materials and a glue gun. But I had to pick up a wooden sign, paint, and flowers.
Step 2: Paint your sign. I choose a wooden circle sign because I just love the circle themed signs behind it. I also choose to paint it white. It’s classic and fresh.
Step 3: Let the paint dry. While doing so I logged on to Cricut Design Space and designed my “welcome” verbiage for my wreath. See the screenshots below of how simple it was.
Step 4: Once the paint was dry I took my fake flowers and cut them to the ends of the steams. I then super glued each one around the top of the sign. This was quick and it dried really fast.
Step 5: I then hand-painted a C onto my sign. C stands for Carr my last name. I then allowed the C to dry and it was time for my final step.
Step 6: I printed out my welcome verbiage onto my vinyl and then attached my transfer paper over the top. I then pealed the top of the transfer paper off and attached the welcome across the C.
Oh, la la! Look friends we crafted a wreath! All with the help of our little Cricut Joy. This project was a blast and my family loves seeing it hanging outside when they come to visit. I am in love with the colors because it is not only great for summer but also for fall too.
Your turn! Be sure to create your own DIY wreath or project with your Cricut Joy and send me photos! I love hearing from you guys and I love crafting with you. Happy cricuting!
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