Office Refresh & How To Make Word Of The Year Glitter Art Prints

Dec 30, 2015 By Kim Byers
Office Refresh & How To Make Word Of The Year Glitter Art Prints

It’s January and that means it’s time to refresh my office, make goals for the new year and get organized. Hi everyone! I’m Kim Byers of The Celebration Shoppe and here’s a little peek into one corner of my office refresh.

Office Refresh + How To Make Word Of The Year Glitter Art Prints

I love a white desk. As a designer it feels like a blank canvas allowing me to swap out decor as my taste change. Right now, my favorite color palette is white, gold and black.

In the new year, many of us make resolutions and we choose a “word of the year” to help remind us and keep us on task. This year, I decided to choose a quote instead.

You see, I’m complicated. Probably a lot like you are! Aren’t we all?! For me, I’m an entrepreneur, which makes me hard working, passionate and sometimes sleep deprived. {wink} But I’m also a mother and a wife… a big kid at heart… and completely driven by faith.

Office Refresh + How To Make Word Of The Year Glitter Art Prints

When I think of all these things and pull out the core words, it makes me think of a quote by Disney’s Peter Pan (told you I was a big kid!). I will have faith, I will work hard, I will trust my choices, and I will accept miracles. {wink} Peter Pan said it best: “All you need is faith, trust & a little bit of pixie dust!”

No matter what your word or quote of the year is, display it proudly on your wall, on your journal, on a coffee cup, somewhere that you will help you stay on course to making this new year the best it can be for you! Want to learn how to make this easy DIY art print?

To make this glitter art you’ll need:

● Canvas (15×30 and two 12×12 are shown)
● Black glitter iron-on
● Silver glitter iron-on
● Cricut Explore
● 12×24 mat, standard grip
● Weeding tool
● Iron
● Optional: Large gold ampersand

And these are the easy steps for iron-on:

1. Design – create your design in Cricut Design Space. To size your design, measure your canvas and create a square the size of your canvas in the tool to make sure you’ve centered and sized your typography well. Before you cut, just hide the background shape. (If you’d like my design, scroll down to download.)

2. Mat – apply the iron-on material, liner side down, to the mat.

3. Cut – read the directions on the package and mirror image any additions you make. If you use multiple colors like I did, make sure you click mirror image before each cut. If you can’t see it, flip back to the design and select cut again. The mirror image button should appear.

4. Weed – weed out all the iron-on that isn’t your image and place on the canvas to make sure spacing is good.

5. Iron – iron your canvas (with a towel under it to help it hold its shape) to heat up the fabric, place the image with liner on top, iron in 15 second intervals. Don’t be in a hurry.

6. Remove liner – gently pull liner away. If any of the design comes up, repeat ironing step and try again.

Office Refresh + How To Make Word Of The Year Glitter Art Prints

If you like this project as much as I loved making it, hop over to Jo-Ann and shop this post:

● Cricut black glitter iron-on, Cricut gold glitter iron-on
● Medium 12×24 mat (in stores)
● Cricut Explore Air
● Weeding tool (in stores)
● Gold ampersand (in stores)

If you’d like to use my design, you can download my svg files and upload them to your personal library in Cricut Design Space. If you don’t have a Cricut, but would still love to make my Disney inspired art prints, you can download my pdf design, print them in black and white at your local office supply store (sized to fit 15×30 and 12×12 canvases) and cut them out by hand. A bit of work, but the same darling result! Or, you can print them in color and frame them! JOANN has a beautiful assortment of white frames to choose from.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate with JOANN!

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