Keep reading to find out how to make your own letter board words and phrases using your Cricut Maker and don’t forget to check out the end of my post for more amazing projects you can create with a Cricut and a cereal box!
Who else woke up to a whole bunch of snow this past weekend? It’s almost March and it’s just now starting to feel like winter here in Utah and I’m not going to lie…I’m loving it.
After my last letter board hack post, I had quite a few people ask me if there was a way they could do the same thing even if their letter board wasn’t felt. I decided right then and there to tackle this project to show you exactly how you can do it.
Are you ready to make your own letter board words and phrases? To begin with, you’re going to need a few supplies:
Letter Board (not felt letter board)
Vinyl (I used Cricut Adhesive Foil in Red)
Cutting Machine (I used the Cricut Maker)
Deep Cut Blade
Light Grip Mat
To make this project quick and super easy I used a cereal box we had on hand and a scrap piece of Adhesive foil and decided to cut them at once. To do this I put the adhesive foil on the cereal box (I used the plain inside of the box because the outside would end up the back and wouldn’t be seen, you could really use either side as long as the vinyl you choose to use is dark enough to cover any designs on the box) slightly larger than what I wanted my final design to be.
I knew what I wanted my letter board to say (thank you snow day!) and got creating. The actual phrase/word/design doesn’t really matter for this project, you can make it say anything you want. Once you have what you want on the letter board created in Design Space it’s time to get cutting.
I selected the cereal box setting (oh yes! There is one!) and was prompted to use the deep cut blade. I then selected “more” pressure because I needed it to cut through both the cereal box and the adhesive foil. Also, just to make sure it did in fact cut all the way through both materials, without unloading my mat I pressed cut, again, and had perfectly clean cuts! Depending on the thickness of your cereal box and what type of vinyl you use you may not need to cut twice, I recommend a test cut to make sure you’re getting the clean cuts you want.
Also a quick note. Because a cereal box is thicker than say cardstock I know it’s tempting to use the regular or strong grip mats. I highly recommend the light grip mat. When I tried a stronger mat the cereal box itself kind of pulled apart in layers leaving a mess all over the mat and a not very happy Jenn!
Once the cutting was done (yep, once again the Cricut Maker did ALL the dirty work) I applied a couple glue dots to the back and finished off my cute winter saying!
The possibilities are endless right?! I love that the cereal box gives just enough thickness to the phrase to make it more durable and I love that vinyl allows for a quick and easy process without having to cut out multiple pieces and then layering! I cannot wait to try a fun scripted font word!!
Now go grab a cup of hot cocoa and your favorite fuzzy socks and check out these other awesome projects using a Cricut and a cereal box!!
I hope you’ll follow along each month as we all put our own spin on a specific crafting supply!!
Now I want to know two things. 1. What secret crafting supply would you like to see all of us tackle in a future post? 2. What will your first letter board word/phrase be?
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