by Richelle Naegle
Creating your own Cricut vinyl projects is very simple and it is less expensive than purchasing something at the store or on-line. By purchasing plates or other pieces from a thrift store or yard sale, you can pick up some great pieces that are perfect for re-purposing and adding a little vinyl too, to make it “new” and a great home décor piece.
For this easy project, I purchased this plate for $.50¢ from the local thrift store. Washed it up and now I’m ready to make a fun Thanksgiving plate/décor. Then, I used the Cricut Type Candy Font cartridge, which is one of my favorites. The “Give Thanks for unknown blessings already on their way” was cut out at 1” using the taffy script font. I did use my Gypsy to weld the letters together. The rest of the saying was cut out at .75” using the Better Than Chocolate font. The leaves are from the Autumn Celebrations cartridge. This cartridge is currently discontinued and not available, but you could use any cartridge that you already own that has foliage on it. There are quite a few cartridges that have great leaf images.
If you are looking for a particular image and don’t want to spend hours searching your Cricut handbooks, you can go to mycutsearch.com and type in anything you are looking for and it will show you all the cartridges that have that item on it. Such as leaves, or Santa then you can see what each image looks like before you dig out your cartridge. This great website saves me a lot of time and energy looking for images, even is faster than searching for my Gypsy for the images.
If you are looking for some inspiration for your Cricut vinyl craft ideas you can look on Pinterest or even find them at your favorite craft boutique, then find images and use your favorite Cricut font cartridges to make your home décor project at home, for a fraction of the cost.
Do you have any Cricut Expression vinyl projects that you have made that you would like to share with us? Then just leave us a link to your image here on our blog so we can check them out and be inspired by you. Save on all Cricut cartridges, as well as Cricut Explore Air machines.