DAISY DOOR CURTAIN USING THE CRICUT MAKER 3
By Craft Based Designer Kitiya Palaskas
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Cricut Maker 3
- Cricut Smart Paper (11 sheets in the following colours: 3 x red, 3 x pink, 2 x yellow, 2 x blue, 1 x green)
- Square balsa dowel rod (painted to match your door frame if needed)
- Thin hobby wire
- 9 metal screw eyes
Prepare your design
Step 1 - Open up Cricut Design Space and optimise your project for the Maker 3.
Step 2 - In the Cricut Access Library, search for image #M82BF712 (or another symmetrical flower design
of your choice). Resize the flower to 7cm wide.
Step 3 - Duplicate and lay out your flower shapes on your Design Space canvas, ensuring that you have enough for 77 double-sided flowers (154 flowers in total).
Step 4 - To make the most of the space on each sheet of Smart Paper, manually nest the flowers into groups of 14 on your Design Space canvas and attach each set together.
Step 5 - Hit the Make It button and select the 'Without mat' option (Smart Paper doesn't require a mat for cutting!). Make sure that each sheet is sized correctly for Smart Paper (33x33cm), then hit Continue. Select the correct material (Smart Paper) and begin your cut.
Assembling the curtain
Step 6 - Cut 7 strands of hobby wire, each approximately 200cm in length.
Step 7 - Make 7 evenly spaced markings along the centre of one panel of your square dowel rod, and screw a metal screw eye into each.
Step 8 - Attach a strand of wire onto each screw eye using the pliers.
Step 9 - Peel a pair of flowers off the backing sheet and stick them to one another (sticky sides facing towards each other) on the wire, sandwiching the wire in between.
Step 10 - Repeat this step for the rest of the flowers. There should be 11 double-sided flowers on each wire, spaced evenly apart. You can stagger every second strand for aesthetics if you wish. When you're done trim off any excess wire.
Step 11 - To hang your curtain, drill the dowel rod directly into your door frame. Alternatively you can attach 2 screw eyes to either end of the top panel of your dowel rod and hang the curtain from removable hooks using loops of wire.