Sunday, November 11, 2018

Painted Chipboard Christmas Wreath

It is time for this month's Craft and Create with Cricut Challenge, where several of my Cricut-loving blogger friends team up to bring you creative craft ideas. This month's theme is Christmas, to get you in the mood for holiday decorating.

Use the Cricut Maker to make a Christmas wreath from Chipboard and 9 other crafts.

I went back and forth over what I wanted to make. I really wanted to try my hand at using chipboard and the knife blade in my new Cricut Maker. I thought about making ornaments (which I will still do,) but settled on a layered chipboard "Joy" wreath for my door.



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Supplies needed for Layered Chipboard Wreath


Cricut Maker Machine
Cricut Knife Blade
Cricut StrongGrip mat
Masking Tape
Cricut Heavy Chipboard (2.0 mm) - 2 pieces
Paint
Small Brush

I used several images in Cricut's Design Space to make this sign. You can use my ready-made Christmas Wreath project in Design Space by clicking on this link.

Use the Cricut Maker to make a Christmas wreath from Chipboard and 9 other crafts.

I changed out the fine point blade for the knife blade in my Cricut Maker. It is super easy... just release the clamp, remove the old blade housing, insert the new housing, then close the clamp. Since it was the first time I used my knife blade, I was prompted to calibrate it using a piece of paper. Follow the instructions on the software, then select the best cut. You will also need to push the white wheels on the Maker all the way to the right so they are out of the way of the chipboard. Now, you are ready to go!

Use the Cricut Maker to make a Christmas wreath from Chipboard and 9 other crafts.

With the chipboard, I used the StrongGrip Mat and also taped it down to keep the chipboard from moving. I used painters tape since that is what I had on hand and it worked fine. This step is super important because the blade cuts the design 20 times and you do not want the chipboard to move.

(Notice in the image below, the wheels were all the way to the left, but I realized they were touching the chipboard, so I removed the mat and pushed them all to the right, prior to starting the cut.)

Use the Cricut Maker to make a Christmas wreath from Chipboard and 9 other crafts.

I selected Heavy Chipboard - 2.0 mm from the Material list and the software reminded me to move the wheels and secure the chipboard with masking tape. Load the mat, then press the blinking "C" to get started. Be patient, as these cuts take a while. The circle only took several minutes, but the Joy and stars took about an hour...so go walk the dog or have a cup of coffee.

Once the cut finishes, unload the mat, remove the chipboard, and pop out your designs. I painted my pieces, but you could leave them unfinished for a natural look, which would be cute, especially for ornaments. I then glued the pieces together and hung it with a piece of ribbon.

Use the Cricut Maker to make a Christmas wreath from Chipboard and 9 other crafts.

I am obsessed with the Maker even more after watching it cut the chipboard! Even my husband was impressed with it...so stay tuned for more wooden projects. What would you make with this?

Use the Cricut Maker to make a Christmas wreath from Chipboard and 9 other crafts.

Use the Cricut Maker to make a Christmas wreath from Chipboard and 9 other crafts.

Click on the links below to check out the other Christmas projects, then tell me your favorite in the comments!

11 Christmas crafts to make with Cricut



Disclosure: I am part of the Cricut Blogger Program and may receive supplies to complete my projects, but all thoughts are 100% my own. I love my Cricut and am excited to share my projects with you!

4 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I can't wait to try the chipboard!

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    1. Thank you! I am obsessed now and can't wait to make more things!

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  2. How neat! Can you believe we're talking about the Holidays already? UGGGGH, where did the time go?!!!!

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    1. Girl, I am trying to prolong it, but the year has flown by!

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