My son’s birthday is coming up and I use my children’s birthdays as an excuse to try to craft. This year’s theme is “Construction Party”. This is actually the first year he is old enough to pick his own theme. We are having the party at a “little gym” venue in town. There is not a ton for me to do, as the only areas I can decorate are the entry way and the table where the kids will eat lunch. Let’s start decorating for his construction party!
So here are the first things I came up with- a caution sign and a big picture of a bulldozer. All paint, canvases, and paint brushes all came from Five Below. As soon as I saw the canvases, I knew I had to make something for the party.
The canvas size is about 1.5 feet by 2 feet. I painted both signs yellow.
For the bulldozer, I drew the image by hand using pencil. Then painted using a thin paint brush and black paint. I outlined the shape first then added in details.
For the WARNING Sign, I got to use my Cricut. Using the Cricut Design Space, I added text of the wording I came up with. Picking the fonts is one of the hardest part of using the Cricut because there was so many options. The font I picked is perfect for a WARNING Sign- the font is called “Cargo Stencil”. I centered the words in Cricut Design Space so when I cut the letters, the words would be aligned with each other. The red WARNING I welded a rectangle and the letters. The Black letters are simple cut.
Once I cut the words and affixed to the canvas, I spray painted a clear coat to lock in the vinyl. Here is the spray paint used.
This is my second project with the Cricut for my son’s party. I am really excited to use the Cricut in new ways!
The final results:
I am so excited how it came out. I hope my son likes them as much as I do and will let me hang up on the walls of his room!
- Tip- Take your time outlining the shape you are going to paint. It doesn’t have to be perfect but get the main elements of the bulldozer done. You can add in the details as you paint!
- Tip- Take your time weeding the vinyl. I always have to remind myself of this!
- Tip- You can “center” the text in Cricut Design Space so the letters are aligned when you cut.
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