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DIY Your Holiday Mantle with Cricut

DIY your Christmas Mantle with anyone or all four of these projects made with a Cricut Maker. The Craft Block uses vinyl cut with the Maker, The picture frames also use vinyl cut with the Maker, The little Santa is made with Cricut Cardstock cut on the Maker and so is the paper Snowflake Banner. All these projects were so fun to make and wouldn't have been possible without the Cricut Maker. In this post I will walk you through making the picture frames but I will link to the tutorials for the other three projects. I hope you find at least one of the projects to enjoy and try yourself.

Cricut Maker blades used in each project:

Paper Banner - fine point blade and scoring wheel tip
Santa - fine point blade
Craft Block - fine point blade
Picture Frames - fine point blade


I want to personally thank Cricut for providing materials for this post.
I am a design team member with Cricut.

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materials for Christmas picture frames



I used wrapping paper in the picture frames but this could easily be scrapbooking paper or any other decorative paper, even fabric. Just choose a pattern that will not interfere with the lettering.

cutting the vinyl for Christmas picture frames
Cutting the vinyl on the Cricut Maker.
I used Cricut type. Here is a link to the Design Space file.

vinyl after weeding for Christmas picture frames
The vinyl cut and weeded, ready to transfer.

framing the wrapping paper for Christmas picture frames
I cut the wrapping paper to 5x7 and placed it in the frame.

placing the vinyl for Christmas picture frames
To place the vinyl, I made a placement guide with the grid that came with the transfer film.
I wanted to make sure the letters were all placed in the same location.

laying down the vinyl for Christmas picture frames
I used the transfer film to adhere to the frame's edge for easy placement.
If the film wasn't large enough, I used an additional scrap piece to hold it in place.

finished for Christmas picture frames
One done, two more to go!

same for all three for Christmas picture frames
All three finished and they line up perfectly.

Additional projects on the mantle:

Craft Block

Paper Banner

Little Santa


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