Have you heard of Cricut vinyl? If you own either the Personal Electronic Cutter of Expression die cut machine from Provo Craft, then there is a good chance that you have heard of it. However, if you are like many crafters, you may find yourself reluctant to use your machine for cutting vinyl, not realizing the many potential projects that this handy product can make.
To get you started, here are five easy projects to try:
1. Wall Lettering
Wall letters are probably one of the most popular uses for Cricut vinyl. Before die cuts, homeowners would have to hire an artist or muralist if they wanted favorite phrases or words handpainted on their walls. Either that, or they would need a lot of patience and a fair amount of talent to do it themselves. However, vinyl die cuts produce a similar look, at a fraction of the hassle and cost.
2. Storage Containers
If you are an organization freak (or if you have aspirations to become one!), then you will love this idea. Cricut vinyl can be used to cut decorative labels, which can then be affixed to the outside of various types of storage containers. For example, think of your scrapbooking area. You can sort out the different ribbons, buttons, beads, and other embellishments that you use for your layouts into separate glass jars, then use your die cut machine to cut labels identifying the contents of each jar. The same concept applies to your child's playroom. You can cut out words (or pictures - depending on the age of your child), that you can then stick on your child's plastic storage bins and containers, to help your little one keep his or her toys sorted and play area clean.
3. Yard Signs
If you have something to sell or a business to promote, then you may want to consider using Cricut vinyl to create custom inexpensive yard signs. Need an example? Garage sale signs will look great if created using this method, and they will actually be fun to make! The same holds true if you run a home child care service or other home-based business. You can use cricut vinyl to make custom signs for your yard to get the word out to potential customers.
4. Vehicle Signs
The great thing about cricut vinyl is that it is extremely durable. This makes it perfect if you want to create your own "bumper sticker" or other sign for your vehicle. You can use these vehicle stickers as a fun expression of your individuality or to advertise your business. As discussed earlier in this article, making your own custom signs is a great way to inexpensively promote your small business.
5. House Numbers
So that visitors as well as emergency personnel can find their homes, many people like to post their address on the exterior of their house. This is yet another project that you can create using Cricut vinyl.
There are many more uses for this versatile product. Hopefully, these five ideas will inspire you to come up with your own!