I’ve been enjoying learning to make projects using my new Cricut Air Explore 2. I’m sticking with simple ones for now like this Hello, Summer Sign. Using a frame from the dollar store kept the cost for this low. It was easy to put together and it’s perfect for welcoming in the summer season.
Dollar Tree Picture Frame
Waverly Chalk Paint (Celery and Plaster)
Vinyl & Transfer Tape
I was happy to find vinyl on sale at JoAnn Fabric & Craft recently. I bought several rolls and I used assorted colors for my Hello, Summer Sign.
I bought the frame at the Dollar Tree recently. I had other plans for it, but when I started looking through my stash of frames, it was the best option for this project. I painted it using Waverly Chalk paint in plaster.
I created the design for the sign using the Cricut Design Space. I used a font called Magnolia Sky. I searched for beach images and found this cute image with arrows. It’s a layered image using three colors of vinyl. I used white, gold, and pink.
After sending the design to my Cricut for cutting, I weeded the excess vinyl away and used transfer tape to apply the words and image to the glass of the frame. I searched through my stash of card stock and didn’t find just what I wanted for the background. Instead of card stock, I decided to use a sheet of laminated canvas.
Once I decided on the canvas background, having the frame white wasn’t a good look. I’m going to be displaying this in my sun room and I’ve used Waverly Chalk Paint in Celery for other pieces in the room. After I added the Celery paint, I sprayed the frame with Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish.
Living in a coastal city means we’re never too far away from the beach! It’s a fun addition to our sun room decor.
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Hello Summer Wall Art Using Vinyl
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