Whenever I'm feeling like I need a little kick in the mojo I head to the Hobby Lobby clearance aisle. With cool home decor pieces at super cheap prices I can add a little Plaid Crafts paint or cut out some vinyl with my Cricut Explore Air and create something fun without having to start from scratch. Last week I found a frame (regularly $17.99 on sale for $6.82) and was able to give it a glitzy gold makeover!
Folk Art Metallics acrylic paint - Pure Gold
Folk Art Chunky Glitter acrylic paint - Chunky Gold
Cricut Explore Air
Light Grip Mat
Cricut Gold Glitter Vinyl with Strong Grip Transfer Tape (sampler pack shown - see quick tip below)
Mask off area to be painted with masking/painters tape. In this case the glass was attached to the frame so I taped along the edge of the glass as well.
Apply several coats of gold paint to the frame (I did two) - allow to dry between coats.
Apply several coats of glitter paint - allow to dry between coats. This paint looks like glue with glitter in it - so it will go on milky white. I did three coats - the more coats you apply the more glittery your project will be!
Yes. I am wearing pajama bottoms in this photo. I'm not sure I'd even showered. Welcome to my life. ;)
Create your phrase in Cricut Design Space, cut out of glitter vinyl and apply directly to the mat. For glitter vinyl you need strong grip transfer tape. *Quick Tip: The strong grip transfer tape is INCLUDED in the sampler. It is the first thing on the roll so just unroll the entire sampler and you'll find it.*
Reassemble the frame and add your photo.
Shout out to Don for taking this photo of me and Amber (from Damask Love) at the last 24-Hour Craft Day on HSN. I just love it - and her - and him!
I'm still not 100% sure about how to share my project files on Design Space...but we're gonna give it a try! If you'd like to use this #squadgoals image here is the link. Let me know if it works! ;)
I would love to hear from you if you've done any clearance aisle makeovers!