The original inspiration for this craft came from The Martha Stewart Show and after watching them use paper punches for the different shapes, I decided that the Cricut could probably do even better, but as I hinted earlier in the week - the Cricut is totally optional for this craft. You could use paper punches like the inspiration project or even photocopied images - whatever you like!
Don't forget to check back next week to see the finished game! (Who knows...I may break down and film a video for it.)
- Wood squares or rectangles from your local craft store - I found mine at Hobby Lobby (packaged 4 for 99 cents). The original project used wooden squares purchased from Wood Works.
- Patterned 12x12 paper (K&Co. - shown)
- Mod Podge - I used matte for my project, but it comes in a few different varieties.
- Sponge or Bristle Brush (whatever you like or whatever you have on hand)
- Coarse grit sand paper
- Bone folder to smooth out any air bubbles
- Something to hold your finished game - I am using a mailbox that I found in the Target $1 section around Valentine's Day, but anything would work. I think a little wooden box or a little bag would be adorable.
Let's get started:
- Using your sand paper, sand away any rough edges on the game pieces.
- Cut out rectangles of the patterned paper based on the size of the wooden game piece using your Cricut or a paper cutter - or heck, even scissors and a ruler.
- I used a rectangle from Cricut's George and Basic Shapes cut at 3 1/2". Using the "Auto Fill" feature on the Cricut Expression, I was able to cut out 12 rectangles per 12 x 12 page.