DIY Time Out Chair
Do you have a little troublemaker on your hands? If so, you might be considering using timeouts. This is relatively new territory for me as I think I had to give Miss O a grand total of 3 timeouts when she was little. But now Little J is testing his limits and has far surpassed his big sister at the ripe old age of 2.5. Drastic times call for drastic measures so out came the timeout chair. And clearly I have a need to craft everything and this was no excuse!
I decided to pull out my Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine and spruce up an old IKEA chair with some vinyl. Designing it took me about 10 minutes and assembling it all took about 15. All-in-all, a quick & easy craft.
What You’ll Need
- Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine
- Midnight Vinyl
- Sky Vinyl (or any other colour of your choice)
- Sunshine Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Standard-Grip Cutting Mat
- Tools Basic Set
- Small Command Hook
Make a Timeout Chair
In Cricut Design Space™, add two text boxes with the following:
- When I’m good, I’m really good. But when I’m not…
- I sit here.
Set the font to Don Juan. If you are using a chair similar to mine, adjust the sizes as follows:
- Width of 9.5″, font = Black
- Width of 8″, font = Blueberry
Next, add a shape and put in a star. If you prefer a star with a bit of a different shape, you can also insert an image from the library. I used image #M3AA08. I sized it to 4″ wide. Set the colour to Candycorn.
Now it’s time to cut. Put your machine to the vinyl setting, press Go and get cutting!
Once you have each colour cut, trim around each piece to preserve the rest of your sheet of vinyl. Use the Weeder tool to remove the excess vinyl from each piece – don’t forget the middle of the letters. Cut a piece of transfer tape just larger than the bigger text piece so you can reuse it for all 3 transfers. Peel away the backing from the transfer tape and use your Scraper tool to adhere the transfer tape to the vinyl. Slowly lift it, ensuring you take all the pieces of vinyl with you. Lay it centred on the top piece of your chair and use the scraper to adhere it to the surface. Slowly remove the transfer tape. Use the same process for the phrase & star for the seat of the chair.
Attach a small Command Hook to the back of your timer and press onto the chair in the upper left corner. We use the rule of thumb: 1 minute for each year of the child. Little J is 2.5 so he gets 2 minutes!
I wish you much success with your fancy new timeout chair!
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Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.