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3rd Grade Rules!


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Design by: Marilyn_Leonard (5 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 2 hours to 3 hours
Project tags: Home Décor/Accents Teacher Gifts/Cards Grade School

It's back to school time. For both the students and the teachers. This project is a make-over of a sad, old metal step stool that had been put out with the trash. It now lives in a third grade classroom.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Stool
  • Krylon Aqua Ocean Breeze
  • Rustoleum Apple Red
  • Mod Podge
  • Gold Glitter (fine)
  • Tree House Clear Acrylic Gloss Coating

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Give the stool a fresh paint job. The legs were painted in a turquoise color and the seat portion were painted in red.
Paint colors used:
•Krylon Aqua Ocean Breeze
•Rustoleum Apple Red
I let the stool dry for 24 hours. Next I coated the paint job with a mixture of Mod Podge Gloss and gold glitter (Martha Stewart Fine Glitter purchased at Michaels.)
After another 24 hours, I added some die cuts made with my Cricut.
•Book = cut image and shadow at 8" from Cricut Locker Talk cartridge; [book] found on page 47 of the folder.
•Ruler = cut at 3 1/2" (using fit to width feature) from Cricut Locker Talk cartridge; [ruler] found on page 41 of the folder. The ruler cut only makes tick marks where the numbers and such should be. I used a black gel pen and traced to make the numbers and the word inches.
•Text = cut at 1 1/2" from Cricut Plantin SchoolBook cartridge. The "r" and "d" were cut at 1".
•All images were attached using Mod Podge Gloss / Gold Glitter mixture.
Once the Mod Podge dried, I gave everything a second coat of the Mod Podge Gloss / Gold Glitter mixture. The next day, I gave the entire stool a coating of Tree House Clear Acrylic Gloss Coating.

Step 1

Give the stool a fresh paint job. The legs were painted in a turquoise color and the seat portion were painted in red.

Step 2

Paint colors used:
•Krylon Aqua Ocean Breeze
•Rustoleum Apple Red

Step 3

I let the stool dry for 24 hours. Next I coated the paint job with a mixture of Mod Podge Gloss and gold glitter (Martha Stewart Fine Glitter purchased at Michaels.)

Step 4

After another 24 hours, I added some die cuts made with my Cricut.
•Book = cut image and shadow at 8" from Cricut Locker Talk cartridge; [book] found on page 47 of the folder.
•Ruler = cut at 3 1/2" (using fit to width feature) from Cricut Locker Talk cartridge; [ruler] found on page 41 of the folder. The ruler cut only makes tick marks where the numbers and such should be. I used a black gel pen and traced to make the numbers and the word inches.
•Text = cut at 1 1/2" from Cricut Plantin SchoolBook cartridge. The "r" and "d" were cut at 1".
•All images were attached using Mod Podge Gloss / Gold Glitter mixture.

Step 5

Once the Mod Podge dried, I gave everything a second coat of the Mod Podge Gloss / Gold Glitter mixture. The next day, I gave the entire stool a coating of Tree House Clear Acrylic Gloss Coating.

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