DIY Beach Wall Art

 

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Summer has been so wonderful. I’m enjoying spending quality time with my little one, with days full with sun and fun! I do not take clients or parties during the summer. For one, it’s so hot in Phoenix that the whole event world kind of takes a hiatus….it’s very slow here in the summer. However, as you may know I’m part of the Cricut Blogger team so Cricut has challenged us to create monthly projects from now until November to become their next Design Star. Of course, I want to be a Design Star!!!

This month’s challenge category is home decor/papercrafts and my team picked beach as our theme.

I made this quick and easy beach wall art for less than $15 in under 30 minutes. Seriously people so easy using my Cricut Explore. I bought the stretched canvas super value pack 12″ x 12″ from JoAnn’s using my 40% coupon so it was $15. The pack has 7 canvases but I used 4. I already had the acrylic paint and scrapbook paper. However, these items can be purchased very inexpensively if you don’t have on hand.

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1. I painted each 12″ x 12″ canvas with acrylic paint the desired color. Took less than 10 minutes to dry.

2. While the paint was drying, I cut out my images on my Cricut Explore. Log into your Cricut Design Space account and start a new project. You can use any beach image or sea creature you want. There are so many to choose from.

What? You don’t have a Cricut Explore yet?? It’s seriously amazing and can cut so many different materials and can make so many things…..endless possiblities!

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3. Hide or delete all elements of the design EXCEPT for the actual outline.

4. Resize it to the size you like. I wanted mine to fill the 12 x 12 canvas.

I used 12 x12 pieces of scrapbook paper or card stock. I needed one sheet per canvas.

5. Click “GO” and then your creature will cut in seconds. I used Modge Podge to adhere to canvas. I also put a thin coat of Modge Podge on top to seal.

 

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Do you already own a Cricut Explore? Are you participating in the Cricut I Made It??

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Disclamer~ Even though I am not being directly compensated for this post, my work is under consideration for a prize.