Happy 2019! It’s been a while since I last posted, but now that the Christmas crazy has passed, I can get back to working on projects! I spent most of December making Christmas gifts for family and friends, which left absolutely no time for my own projects or posting to the blog. And, since it was a mad dash all the way up until Christmas, I unfortunately did not get any good pictures of the gifts I made this year so I don’t have any of those projects to share. 🙁 But I can tell you that almost all my handmade gifts this year were crafted by yours truly with the help of my new best friend, Cricut! Hubby got me a Cricut Maker for my birthday a few months ago and I definitely put that little machine to work over the last month and a half! It is SO fun creating with my Cricut and I find the process of weeding vinyl strangely calming (does that make me weird??) Probably, but that’s ok, I’ll accept it. So today, I’m sharing with you one of my first projects that I made using my little magic machine, a DIY Winter Sign! I wanted some wall décor that I wouldn’t have to take down once Christmas has passed. I always find the time between Xmas and Spring a strange time for decorating. It looks weird to keep Christmas Décor up until Spring, but it also feels odd to decorate your house for Spring when its still REALLY cold outside! So, this was one of my ways of keeping some winter décor up without that Xmas feeling sticking around!
DIY Winter Sign: Materials & Supplies
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|1×12 pine board @ 4′ (Home Depot)|
|Cricut Glitter Vinyl – Silver|
|Cricut Holographic Sparkle Vinyl, 12″ x 48″, Blue|
|Cricut Standard Grip Mat, 12″x12″|
|Briarsmoke Wood Stain|
|Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape|
|Cricut Tools, Weeder|
DIY Winter Sign: Instructions
1.Cut a 1×12 board to 3 1/2′ in length (you can ask Home Depot or Lowe’s staff to cut it down to size if you don’t have to tools to do so).
2. Stain the board with the Briarsmoke wood stain and let dry.
3. Download the Winter Sign SVG file by clicking on the download button further up in this post and save it to your computer.
4. Upload the SVG into Cricut Design Space.
- Insert the SVG file into a new project in Design Space.
- Click on the image and select Ungroup.
- Expand the word “Winter” until each letter is 6″ tall.
- Make sure the snowflakes are grouped and expand until the largest snowflakes are 1 1/2 to 2″ wide/tall.
5. Select “Make Project”
6. Print the word “Winter” on the holographic vinyl
7. Weed the letters and use the transfer tape to transfer the letters to the wood board, centering the letters on the board and placing the top and bottom letters about 3/4″ from the top and bottom of the board, and spacing each letter equally inbetween the top and bottom letter.
8. Load the silver glitter vinyl and cut the snowflakes.
9. Weed the vinyl around the snowflakes and remove the extra vinyl.
10. Use strong grip transfer tape to transfer the snowflakes to the board around the word “Winter”
11. Lastly, add two screw hooks to the top of the board and tie a ribbon or rope to the hooks to hang on the wall. You now have some rustic and pretty winter décor that you can leave up after Christmas is over.
This is an easy project if you are new to using your Cricut! I will have more Cricut projects to share in the future so make sure to sign up for my newsletter to get notified of future posts. Happy Crafting!
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