March 6, 2010

Cricut Clock

Happy Saturday everyone. I have a special guest designer today that helped create this project. Her name is Marlee and she is 4 years old.
She wanted to build a clock for her bedroom so her dad and I helped her make one. Here are the steps: First we cut out a template on the Cricut using a 12x24 mat and paper. She wanted it to be an oval so we used the George and basic shapes cartridge at 14" and 13" on "portrait mode" Then her dad traced the templates onto a piece of pine. The cut it out together on the scroll saw.
After they cut it, Marlee sanded the wood smooth.
She painted the cut out pieces of wood purple to match her bedroom.
She chose the Opposites Attract font for the numbers from my Cricut cartridge and wanted them to be green to match her bedroom walls. Then she decided she'd like to have a daisy by each number (totally her decision) So I used the daisy from the Walk in My Garden Cartridge. She also chose the colors. (I'm so impressed with her design skills)
After we glued all the paper cut outs down we coated the clock face with 3 coats of Modge Podge. Between the second and third coat, I sprinkled a little purple glitter all over the face of the clock.

Here is her completed clock hanging on her bedroom wall.