Get So Fresh And So Clean With Cricut Explore Air 2!

Ain’t nobody dope as me I’m dressed so fresh so clean So fresh and so clean clean. 

If you are new here you need to be aware that I can work a rap lyric in any kind of conversation and a DIY tutorial is no different. I have seen some light box how to’s floating around and I decided to take a stab at. I teamed up with Cricut to bring you this light box tutorial inspired by OutKast’s hit song, “So Fresh, So Clean.” 

Cricut tutorial DIY Light Box

First things first what is a Cricut?

Good question. It is an electronic cutter. It cuts everything, like a boss. cardstock, vinyl, paper, wood, metal and more! It is awesome for personalizing your clothes, decor and gifts. Your options are limitless. You can get lost on Pinterest looking at inspiration. My Cricut Pinterest Board is pretty cool but my opinion is extremely biased. Read this post to learn more about my first impressions.

What You Need

The font I used is Woodcutter Army (Stencil) downloaded from Da Font.

I created my image in Cricut’s Design Space software it is free to use (you can purchase add ons), it allows you to also use your own fonts and images for more customization options.

Cricut tutorial DIY Light Box

Initially I used a standard strength mat messed up then switched to a light strength mat. Normally standard strength is preferred but for this poster board (from the dollar store) light worked better. I turned the settings dial to “poster board.”

 

Cricut tutorial DIY Light Box

 

Cricut tutorial DIY Light Box

Went back to the drawing board and added some bubbles because nothing says “clean” like bubbles. Fun fact the “bubbles” are just circles I found and layered in the design space.

 

Cricut tutorial DIY Light Box

After your cut is complete the step is to remove the access from the mat. This process is called “weeding.” Since we are not using the letters we have to carefully remove our poster board from the mat.

 

Cricut tutorial DIY Light Box

After weeding this is what you are left with.

 

Cricut tutorial DIY Light Box

Now it is time to prep your box!

 

Cricut tutorial DIY Light Box

Paint the sides and inside black. Let dry. 

 

Cricut tutorial DIY Light Box

Since I used a mailing box there was a small hole that I can string my lights through but if you don’t have a hole on the back use your scissor or a craft knife to make one. Use scotch tape to secure the string lights to the back (but inside) of the box leaving the battery pack on the outside.

 

Cricut tutorial DIY Light Box

You can paint the back if you want but I knew no one would see it. Plus it is more proof that you don’t really need a fancy box to do this.

 
Cricut tutorial DIY Light Box

Cricut tutorial DIY Light BoxTo diffuse the light use wax paper to line the poster board. Cut to size and use tape to secure. It won’t burn, I have made a chandelier with this stuff. Trust me.

 

 
Cricut tutorial DIY Light Box

Now use black tape to attach your diffused poster paper to the box. I pulled the corners taunt for cleaner edges.

 
Cricut tutorial DIY Light Box

This is great for any where in your home as a reminder that you are the coolest motherfunker on the planet. 

PIN IT

Cricut tutorial DIY Light Box

What kind of projects would you like to see me do with my Cricut?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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