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Merry Christmas and a Christmas Vinyl DIY

Decorating with Your Cricut or Silhouette


Merry Christmas everyone! I don't know if anyone will actually read this today, haha...but I promised I'd post...so here I am! Actually, I wrote and scheduled this in advance, so I am actually enjoying hot cinnamon buns with my family and tearing into presents :)

Back when Cricut machines were relatively new, I bought one on Black Friday for an amazing price. Since then, Cricut has come out with bigger and better machines...and the amazing Silhouette machine has followed.

I would love to upgrade...but I am thrifty...so for now I am sticking with what I have :)

This DIY uses ready-made frames. Remove the back and insert a decorative piece of paper that fits your theme. Then close it back up.

Using your cutting machine, cut out your saying or monogram.

This took a little bit of trial and error for me because, although I have the Cricut Design Studio, it will only allow me to cut one style of font at a time...so spacing was tricky.

Transfer paper is a MUST! It allows you to transfer the entire cutting onto your surface, without have to painstakingly stick it on, letter by letter. Transfer paper can be a bit tricky to work with as well, especially if your design is tiny. However, read the instructions, use a flat tool and you should be fine!

The vinyl is transferred directly onto the glass of your frame. It's a pretty 3D effect because you can see the paper behind it. You could even add some glitter or 'snow' sandwiched between your paper and your glass.

Embellishing the frame with ribbons, buttons, snowflakes, etc takes this DIY to the next level! This nativity-themed one has a sage green ribbon and lots of buttons.


Bright red velvet ribbon, gems and jingle bells are fitting embellishments for this fun, Santa-themed frame.


This one stays up all year in our home. I made it with our Monogram and a brown satin bow. You can't tell in the picture but the paper is off-white with glittered gold stripes. A vintage star brooch was the perfect extra touch!


Small frames make really pretty ornaments for your tree too!


This one has curled ribbon and glittered stacked snowflakes as well as white snowflake brads. I cut the backs off the brads to make it easier to glue them down.


That concludes my 12 straight days of sharing with you! I hope you've enjoyed it. I'm off to enjoy the Christmas break with my family, hopefully see some TN snow, bake some goodies, watch my favorite movies and relax!

I wish you the most blessed Christmas for you and your family, full of Peace, Hope and Joy!

Can't wait to see you right back here in 2014!




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