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I’ve seen a ton of cute bathroom wall art on Pinterest lately, and I decided it was time to make some of my own. Most of my Cricut projects in the past have been largely done with iron-ons or vinyl. Today I want to switch it up by doing one with paper. This makes the project a little more budget friendly. Plus, I got the frames from the dollar store, so all in all, this project cost me about $8 all in.
You can buy everything for this project at JOANN, including the frames if you want something that is more durable than the dollar store frames.
–Gold foil paper
To make this easy for you, I have the pdf file of what I printed here. I printed the words on the marble sheets, then added the gold foil cuts.
Here’s what the marble paper looked like after I printed the text on it.
For the decals, I used the free online program, Canva. You guys, Canva and Cricut make the perfect marriage when it comes to crafting. I use them hand in hand all the time. For examples, see here or here.
If you want to use the same decals I did, you can download the image here, then upload it in Cricut Design Space as a cut file. If you don’t know how to do this, you can watch this video tutorial I did a while back.
To apply the decals to the paper, I used really thin layers of modpodge applied with a paintbrush.
For the unisex bathroom sign, I used this image. I originally cut it in all black, but later decided to make the separation line gold instead.
And here are the final results! I ended up trimming my marble paper a little bit more and adding some gold foil in the background to make it pop.
If you are still using an older version of the Cricut Explore family, you may want to consider upgrading to the Cricut Explore Air 2. Here are a few reasons why.
- Bluetooth for wireless cutting. This is huge for me because I’m constantly switching between my phone, iPad, and laptop for design space. It’s so nice to not have to plug in an assortment of cords everytime I switch what I’m using.
- Two tool holders. If you are doing more than just cutting, like scoring or writing, it’s super nice to just load the machine once and go.
- Works with your current cartridges. Your current cartridges will still work great with the Cricut Explore Air 2.
- Faster Cutting and Writing. If you’ve ever made several copies of something, like birthday invitations with your Cricut, you know it can take forever. With the Explore Air 2, you can cut those babies up to 2 times faster.
- New colors. Okay, I admit, this reason is a bit superficial, but I’m just a really big fan of the new Wisteria color.