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I have been out of the blogging game for a while, I inadvertently took a 2 month break from blogging, to be completely honest I didn’t even look at anything to do with crafting during that time. It has been a crazy summer and a bit of a long story so I will save it for a later post.
Today I’m really excited to show you my newest project. Of course after not crafting for so long the first thing I reached for was my Cricut Explore Air 2. Y’all know how much I love my Cricut, I can’t believe it had been so long since I showed her some love, I also grabbed some new window cling vinyl. I hadn’t worked with the window cling vinyl yet but after this project I can promise you I will be using it often.
I finally made a privacy window cling for our front door window.
I have to tell you about my “front door”. The door that everyone uses is actually my back door, it leads directly into my mudroom/kitchen. The door that is actually the front door (the nice door without a window that you can see in) doesn’t even have steps to it, or a sidewalk. It has been that way since the house was placed, it’s weird but isn’t going to change. So the door everyone comes to has a small rectangular window in it, that everyone looks in as they knock on the door. I don’t like that they can see in the house, and because we have an open floor plan they can see through the kitchen, dinning room, and all the way into the living room.
It was easy to make however it does take a while to weed out all those little diamonds.
To make this project you will need:
- Cricut Essential Tools Pack (If you are wondering what tools you need all your Cricut projects this pack along with a mat is everything you could need.)
First measure the window you want to cover. My window was 3 1/2 inches 23 1/2 inches with a long 24 inch mat I could cut this in all one long strip however I wanted to show you how easy it is to match up the seems.
Cut your window cling paper side down and the dial turned to custom. In the new Cricut Design Space the custom menu looks a little different but it makes it much easier to find your custom material. Cut your image, then it’s time to get to weeding.
Trust me when I say you are going to want to find a Netflix show you enjoy, because this is going to take to take some time.
The best way I found to weed this image was to slightly bend the window cling and then pull out the diamonds. Yep, lots and lots of tiny diamonds.
After weeding it’s time to put it on the window. Because it’s such a small space I didn’t use transfer tape I just stuck it on a the window.
The diamonds line up exactly . In the photo below there are two panels of window cling but you can’t even tell where one stops and the other begins.
When you get to the end of the window trim off any excess.
Plenty of light still gets through and it looks a lot like the privacy glass you can buy. I love it! Please forgive the less than perfect photos, it’s hard photographing a window. 🙂
I can’t wait to do the large window right next to the door. It’s the same problem people can see through it as they walk up the steps and curtains aren’t much help.
Do you have a window in your house that you wish gave you a little more privacy? It would work great for a bathroom or anywhere you don’t want people see in but you still want the light.
If you don’t want to use the window cling as a privacy cover you can use it to make window decorations for holidays.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.