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Wood Words + Cricut Explore Air = Custom Wall Art

Do you have some empty wall space that needs decorating? Then learn how to turn a wooden word and some vinyl into the perfect custom wall art!
Author: Beth Kingston

Materials

  • Cricut Explore Air or Explore Air 2 with Design Space
  • Cricut 12×24 Cutting Mat
  • Cricut Vinyl in Caribbean
  • Cricut Transfer Tape
  • Cricut XL Scraper
  • Acrylic Paint (I used DecoArt Americana in Teal Mint)
  • wood word (different words available at any mass craft stores)
  • foam brush

Instructions

  • Paint your wood word and set aside to dry.
  • Before you cut the phrases, place the wood word on the wall (I used 3M Command Strips). Then measure on either side of the word and make a note of this measurement.
  • Create your phrase in Cricut Design Space. Then take your measurement from step 2 and size the phrases to fit.
    You may need to select "attach" so the phrases cut in the same direction on the mat.
    Note- Even though (what I am showing) is one phrase, I created it in two sections so it would be easier to customize the sizing and spacing.
  • Cut the phrases on the Explore Air 2 and peel off/weed the excess vinyl, then cover both phrases with transfer tape and trim.
    Tape or tack the phrases on the wall to make sure you know where you want them. If you can use a tape measure to line them up with other items on the wall...great! My sunshine wall art is not even - so I just did everything by eye.
  • Start at one side of the phrase - remove the tack/tape, peel away the backing then replace the tack/tape and use the scraper to adhere the phrase to the wall.