Put the finishing touch on the decor for any nursery with this simple Sweet Dreams DIY Nursery Sign!
Hi friends! I hope you’re having a great week! As you have likely seen, the main priority around here has been getting the nursery ready for our baby girl! We have taken care of most of the big stuff (furniture, painting, etc.) but the small details and decor are what take the most time and dedication in order to find just the perfect pieces. As is the case in any room, right? And as is also the case with any other room, finding the perfect pieces to fulfill a design plan is often like finding a unicorn which is why I love that I can turn to my Cricut® Explore Air™ 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle and DIY them!
You guys have been around for many months now of crafting with my Cricut Martha Machine that’s exclusive to Michael’s and I’m on my second month of falling in love with the Cricut Martha Stewart Premium Vinyl. It’s so easy breezy to weed and apply and lies flat so making it so easy to handle and load on your mat. I chose this patterned Cricut Martha Stewart Premium Vinyl and it is a perfect match with our nursery color scheme!
Here’s how I made our DIY Nursery Sign, this is a great project if you’re expecting or for a baby gift!
Sweet Dreams DIY Nursery Sign
- Glass frame (I used an 11″ x 14″ size)
- Sweet Dreams DIY Nursery Sign cut file
- Cricut Martha Machine
- Cricut Martha Stewart Premium Vinyl in Marble
- Weeding tool and scissors (included in the Cricut Martha Machine bundle)
- Cricut Transfer Tape
Optional for Frame Mat:
Open the Sweet Dreams DIY Nursery Sign cut file in Cricut Design Space and adjust the size of the image to your frame if neccesary.
Load the vinyl onto a standard grip cut mat and turn the material setting knob to Vinyl. The Cricut Martha machine cuts the premium vinyl like a dream (along with over 100 other different materials, WHOA!)
Cut. Trim the excess vinyl around the design and weed away negative space with the weeder tool.
Cut a piece of transfer tape to the size of the design and place over the design, making sure to smooth out any bubbles. Peel back the transfer tape liner.
The new self -healing mat is a lifesaver for positioning designs onto surfaces. When you use the grid size you can easily determine where to place your design to ensure it is perfectly positioned where you want it. So long measuring tape!
Place the design with transfer tape on the frame and again ensure it is free of bubbles and completely smooth. Peel back the transfer tape onto itself to leave behind the design on the frame.
Ta-da! You have an adorable DIY Nursery Sign to decorate a nursery! One of the coolest things about the Cricut Martha Premium Vinyl is it completely removable (leaving no residue!) for up to 2 years, so when you decide you want to switch up the sign it’s simple. There are 25 exclusive Martha Stewart images that are included with the Cricut Martha bundle so with those along with 1000’s of ready to make projects and images in Cricut Design Space you can make all the signs!
Another one of my favorite new tools from Cricut is the Cricut TrueControl Knife. All of my other craft knives have gone into the donation box. This blade is razor sharp and so easy to control with blade lock. It also cuts a ton of different materials and you never have to handle blades with the easy no-touch loading (it comes with 4 extra blades). I’m loving using my TrueControl Knife to make photo mats! I just buy big pieces of mat board, place them on the self-healing mat (grid side) and it’s easy to get perfect measurements and cut a photo mat in minutes. I originally planned to use a photo mat for the DIY Nursery Sign but instead used the TrueControl Knife to cut a piece of mat board to fit the entire frame to give more contrast to the lettering.
Craft room design tip: when you’re not using the self-healing mat, flip it over to reveal a beautiful decoration that looks beautiful sitting on your craft table. I even got one that perfectly matches my craft room. 😉
This DIY Nursery Sign is a perfect addition to our nursery decor! I hope you like it and can think of someone to make one for.
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