Time Required :
Over an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

personalized teacher’s desk organizer

Are you super excited about this new machine? The Cricut Joy™ is a great segue into a DIY classroom! It is great for long designs (like alphabets or math equations), repeat or small, bulletin boards and so much more!
Step 1

First, click here for the design in Cricut® Design Space™.
TIP: Be sure to let the system know you are using the Cricut Joy™. In the upper right corner, click the dropdown box to choose Cricut Joy™.

Step 2

Now, click ‘Make It’ in the upper right corner and then click ‘Continue’ in the lower right corner of your screen.

Step 3

Select the material, place your Smart Vinyl™ in the loading area and your machine will pull it in to start your cut. Follow the prompts to cut out your design.
TIP: This design cuts from several colors of material so watch the left panel of your preview screen to know which send through your machine and when.

Step 4

Use scissors to cut around each of your designs from the material roll. Next, use your weeder tool to peel away the remaining negative space surrounding your design so when you’re done, it's the only thing left on the backer paper.

Step 5

For the designs that have multiple layers, such as the rainbows or scissors, you will need to assemble. To do this:

  • Cut a piece of transfer tape that is just a bit larger than the layer.
  • Peel away the tape’s backer paper and place the tape, sticky-side down, over the vinyl. Burnish the vinyl so that it is completely stuck to the tape.
  • Gently peel away the white backer paper and your design should now be stuck to the transfer tape.
  • Hold the transfer tape over the next layer, to determine where and how you would like it placed; then press it onto your surface.
  • Burnish the vinyl once more to make sure it is completely stuck to the surface and gently peel away the transfer tape, leaving the vinyl transferred to your surface.
Step 6

Transfer the designs to plastic jars as shown, or as you would like them on your organized on your wood round.

Step 7

Paint your wood round and doll heads. Let dry.

Step 8

Pour some white FluidArt™ paint into an 8oz. jar. Move it around so the inside is completely coated in paint Set aside to dry.

Step 9

Attach the doll heads to the bottom of your wood round, evenly spaced to the wood remains level, with wood glue. Let dry.

Step 10

Transfer your potted plant to the painted medium plastic jar. Place in the center of your wood round with the saying facing the front.
TIP: Choose a fake plant or add succulents to jar full of pebble fillers if desired.

Step 11
Place your labelled plastic jars and note box onto the wood round and fill with contents (such as a ruler, crayons, pens, etc)

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