Home Decor with the Cricut Explore Air 2!

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With the addition of the Cricut Explore Air 2 to the house, I have been coming up with more and more ways to use it. Most recently, I decided to use it to tackle a lingering home decor issue we have been ignoring for too long: The totally uncovered powder room window.

We remodeled our kitchen, bathroom, and mudroom and as part of that project our bathroom moved to a totally different location. There is now a window to the backyard smack dab in the middle of the wall. It is basically an open shot for everyone that lives behind us to watch us pee. Pretty sweet, eh?

For weeks we have just been dealing, but it is finally time to spare our poor neighbors from the terrifying images to which they have been exposed. I busted out the Cricut Explore Air 2 and the window cling vinyl they made to solve our problem.

Materials

Cricut machine
Cricut Window Cling Vinyl

Instructions

1. Coming up with the pattern for this project was super fun. I opened Cricut Design Space and made a basic triangle. I then copied the shape and placed it next to the first shape. I continued doing this over and over until I had a base pattern I liked.

2. Once I had the first block of my pattern created, I used the “Weld” feature to lock all the shapes into place. This ensures you won’t have any spacing issues and that your whole pattern will look even.

3. Once I had the second block in place, I welded the first and second blocks and copied them. I then pasted this new block directly below the other.

4. I repeated this welding and copy process until I had the entire 12×12 area covered.

5. To cut the vinyl, I set my Cricut to “Custom” and selected “Window Cling” in Design Space. This makes sure your cut is the precise thickness.

6. Let the machine go to work!

7. Once the whole shape was cut out, I sort of did a reverse trick to avoid weeding 8,000 tiny triangle out. The window cling vinyl is super forgiving, so I just pulled my large piece off the transfer paper and stuck it to the window. This left all the little triangles stuck to the backing paper. I just balled that all up and threw it away. No weeding necessary!

8. I repeated this all for a second piece of vinyl and put it right next to the first on the window.

Now our neighbors can’t see us pee and we have a totally customized home decor element in the house! Even my creepy husband can’t peek!

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