This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
I still vividly remember walking through the craft store in Ohio more than 10 years ago ogling the Cricut on the shelf (and all the cartridges — remember those?!) willing it to be mine.
To be 100% honest, I considered it an item to play around with for fun things like scrapbooking, but I never considered all of the various uses and how much money they could be saved along the way!
Around the time Fox was born in 2015, I was tinkering around with the idea of starting another blog and exploring other options, I realized that there are people who have created businesses where their sole income comes from their Cricut creations.
It is so amazing that this brand has created jobs for makers.
I was interested in purchasing a Cricut, but I felt intimidated and didn’t know if I would catch on.
Cut to last month: I was selected to hop on board as a Cricut Brand Ambassador. It felt like a true full circle moment! I was a little scared and a lot of excited.
Cricut sent along a Cricut Explore Air 2, Easy Press 2, and a bundle of materials to get started.
Each Explore Air 2 and Easy Press 2 come with starter projects. They helped me to get acclimated with each machine and I wound up with a neat papercraft card and a drawstring bag with a sparkly Cricut logo.
If you caught my Instagram stories you may have seen the spooky “Enter at your own risk” Halloween sign I made for my front entry. I got lucky and married a graphic designer, so he grabbed a font and laid it all out in the Cricut Design Space for me. Voila! That was easy.
Alas, I knew I wanted to learn for myself so I plotted out an easy beginner’s project that I planned, designed, and executed all by myself.
I think it turned out pretty great too!
Since we bought a house last month, I wanted to create a sign for our family to commemorate the occasion.
Here’s how I made it!
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Self-Healing Mat
- Cricut Weeding Tool
- Cricut Vinyl, Midnight
- Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape
- Cricut Scraper
- Pre-made wood wall decor from the craft store
- Dollhouse door
- Dollhouse wreath
- Black chalk paint
- Foam paint brush
- E6000 adhesive glue or hot glue gun
- Open this link that takes you to my project in the Cricut Design Space.
- Customize the design.
- Position your vinyl on the self-healing mat. Make sure your materials dial is turned to vinyl. You’re ready to start!
- When you see your Cricut button flashing, tap it. It means you can turn on fast mode for this project.
- Use your weeding tool to remove extra vinyl around lettering.
- Place layer of transfer tape over lettering. Use scraper to remove any air bubbles and thoroughly stick letters to tape. Peel off in one piece.
- Place sticky side down onto wall decor in position, again using scraper to press down. Peel back transfer tape taking care that letters are adhering to the sign.
- Paint dollhouse door black. Attach to wood sign using glue. Add wreath with glue once dry.
If you wind up making this beautiful sign, please send me photos! I’d love to see how yours turns out.
*Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand.
Super cute project!
Sarabeth McElhaney recently posted…Positivity Preaching: Why You’re Doing It Wrong
Try making your own family wall art using the Cricut! This project is easy to follow and will leave your walls looking bright and beautiful. Neck Pain Specialist Adelaide
If you’re looking for a creative way to add a personal touch to your family’s walls, you can create personalized family wall art using the Cricut! This project is simple and easy to execute, and you can customize it to match your own family’s personality and style. boutique home builders melbourne
This DIY project is easy to do and can be done using the Cricut machine. You can create unique and personalized pieces for your walls using artwork from your family or friends. This is a great way to show your loved ones how much you love them and make memories together. Dental Implants Willoughby
If you’re looking for a unique way to display your family photos and memories, why not try creating a personalized family wall art project using the Cricut? This easy DIY project is perfect for any home. Residential Home Builders Brisbane
The February Fox has the perfect tutorial for you! This easy project can be done in just a few minutes, and the end result is a beautiful piece of art that you can proudly display in your home. Let us show you how it’s done! hardwood flooring adelaide
DIY personalized family wall art using the Cricut is the perfect solution! With a few simple steps, you can create a personalized piece of art that your loved ones will love! Electrician Birkdale
The February Fox is a blog about using the Cricut machine to make personalized family wall art. This post shows how to make a personalized family wall art using the Cricut machine. Builders Claremont
Do you love the look of personalized family wall art but don’t have the time or money to go through the hassle of buying one? With the Cricut, you can create your own personalized family wall art in just minutes! All you need is a few supplies and a little creativity. Electrician Double Bay
The February Fox’s tutorial on how to make your own personalized family wall art using the Cricut! This project is easy and fun – perfect for a weekend project! Electrician Ballajura
Do you love personalized family wall art but don’t have the time or space to get it done yourself? Then this post is for you! I show you how to make your own personalized family wall art using the Cricut machine. building and pest inspection port stephens