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Wood Words + Cricut Explore Air = Custom Wall Art

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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!

Wood Words + Cricut Explore Air = Custom Wall Art - Kingston Crafts

I love collage walls. Peek in to any room in our home and you’ll find at least one wall covered in photos, wall art, memorabilia and more. So when I moved my studio at the beginning of the year I decided I was going to go all out and cover the ENTIRE room with pictures and decorations that inspired me. There was just one smaaaaaaaaaall problem. This space right here.

Cricut explore air home décor

No matter how I moved things around, or what I put on the wall, there was that one odd shaped space that I just couldn’t figure out and it was making me nutty! Enter my Cricut Explore Air 2 to the rescue!

Custom wall art supplies with cricut explore

{FTC Disclaimer: I have received product/payment in exchange for this blog post – but all projects/opinions are mine all mine! This post also contains affiliate links so I might make a few pennies if you buy something!}

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

I did the project in this particular order because it was more important to me to center the wood word and then add the letters – but if you prefer to do the letters first you can!

Paint your wood word and set aside to dry.

Paint your wood word and set aside to dry

Create your phrase in Cricut Design Space. Even though it was one phrase I created it in two sections so it would be easier to customize the sizing and spacing.

Before you cut the phrases, place the wood word on the wall (I used 3M Command Strips).

Place wood word on the wall

Then measure on either side of the word and size the phrases to fit. You may need to select “attach” so the phrases cut in the same direction on the mat.

Cut phrase on the cricut explore air 2

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.

Tape the phrases on the wall

The new XL Scraper is pretty much the greatest tool on the planet – it makes working on larger projects so much easier! I started at one side of the phrase – removed the tack/tape, peeled away the backing then replaced the tack/tape and used the scraper to adhere the phrase to the wall.

Use cricut xl scraper to adhere phrase to the wall

And voila! A piece of home decor that you customize to any theme, color, or size! Awkward empty wall spaces be gone!

Custom wood wall art with cricut explore
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Looking for more fun ideas about using your Cricut Explore Air to add vinyl to just about anything? How about…

White Walls Wednesday – Customizing with Cricut and Washi Tape - Kingston Crafts

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.


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