Hello, everybody! I’m Erica, the blogger behind Dwell Beautiful. I specialize in craft and DIY home decor tutorials, current design trends, interior design advice and makeovers for those on a budget. I love being able to help others realize their dreams of having a beautiful home but without breaking the budget. I’m so thrilled and honored to be guest posting for Melanie here at Reasons to Skip the Housework!
Today I’m sharing a super easy craft tutorial that utilizes a circle punch and any pretty scrapbook or craft paper that you might have lying around. I love making and sharing craft tutorials that anyone at any skill level can do – you don’t have to be an artist to make beautiful pieces for your home! The following tutorial is super easy, and takes less than 45 minutes to do. It’s an easy craft that can be done mindlessly while binge watching your fave TV show 😉 Let’s get started, shall we?
Circle Punch Craft Materials
– Canvas/board of some sort (even a bit of cardboard will do!)
– Scrapbook paper, craft paper, or even paint chips!
– Circle Punch
– Hot glue gun and gluesticks
– Cardboard or stick on letters that spell out any desired phrase
Take your circle punch and punch out as many circles as you think you’ll need to fill your chose canvas or board. Use different colors or patterns to mix it up! It would be fun to do an ombre effect! It’s totally up to you 🙂
When you’re done, you should have a pretty pile like this:
Take your hot glue gun and put a dab on the back of each circle, overlapping them slightly. Start at the bottom and work your way up – making sure your bottom edge of circles overhangs the canvas a little bit (don’t worry, we will be cutting off the excess later!) Continue gluing in an overlapping fish-scale pattern.
Woohoo! Once you’ve finished gluing down all your circles, flip it over and take a kraft knife and cut around the edges of your canvas like so:
Add your letters! Depending on the color of your letters and the color of your paper, they may or may not be hard to see. Lay out your desired phrase and see how it looks and where you want to place it.
After laying out my letters, I realized that the white blends in to much with my busy background, so I decided to paste the letters first onto some pretty gold paper to make them pop.
Once you have your letters ready and where you want them, either peel the adhesive backing off and stick them down or use your trusty glue gun!
And there you have it! Your very own circle punch craft turned beautiful art. Decide where to hang or prop your piece (you can even put it in a frame!) and rake in the oohs and ahhs as people admire your craftiness!
Thanks SO much again to Melanie for hosting my guest post this week! She is absolutely fantastic and you should stick around to see all her amazing posts. If you want to find out more about me and my other projects and tutorials, please visit me at http://www.dwellbeautiful.com!
Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!