Kris here, and to start my first Design Team project for 2023, I will bring you a sort-of upcycled project.
What do I mean by “sort-of” upcycled? I’ll tell you! To start 2023, my husband and I decided to clean and get rid of some unused items in and around our house. My husband came across a box full of old picture frames with some old photos. So he started taking the photos out and decided on which frames would stay and which would go. He came across the 2012 Christmas picture frame and took the photo out. I was slightly upset because it was dated 2012 and there was a picture of our dogs with Santa. It wasn’t like I was going to put a fresh 2022 Christmas picture in a frame with the date 2012.
My husband suggested to me that I take the 2012 photo mat out of the frame and use my Cricut to make something else. I thought….what a brilliant idea! I have a Printable Cuttable Creatables project that would work!
For this project, you will need:
- Cutting Machine (I use the Cricut Maker machine)
- Foil Tool
- Cardstock of various colors
- Rolled Paper Flower SVG Templates
- Valentine Hearts Wagon SVG File
- Tacky Glue (for the rolled flowers)
- Precision Glue Pen (for assembling the wagon)
- 3D foam adhesives
- New or old photo frame
- Butterfly Stickers and rhinestones (optional)
I first measured out the size of the photo frame and used the Cricut Foil Tool to add the words “love blooms here”. Next, the machine cut out the rectangle. I then cut out the Valentine Hearts Wagon SVG and assembled it. Then I cut out 2 colors of the Rolled Paper Flower SVG Templates. The red flowers are slightly smaller than the light pink flowers.
I added a couple of rhinestones to the center of the wagon wheels and added a couple of butterfly stickers and there you have such cute Valentine’s Day desk decor!
Thank you so much for joining me today!
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