Fun Fall Cricut Home Decor

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Fun Fall Cricut Home Decor – some of my favorite home decor are projects I’ve made with my Cricut. I like that I can easily change it out and match it with the seasons, for holidays, and for special occasions. The fact that the cost is pretty minimal is also a huge plus and if you use some basics as the base for your decor you can save even more money.

Cricut Layered Sunflowers in a Mason Jar Sign

In today’s post, I’m sharing a simple bouquet of sunflowers, perfect for fall, in a mason jar as part of the Summer of Flowers Cricut Extravaganza! There is a wonderful giveaway and links to the other participants at the end of this post so be sure to check it out.

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I use Cricut Access and Design Space almost exclusively for my Cricut crafting because as much as I love to create, I’m not very creative, and using design space makes me feel like I’m an artist and the finished project is easily shareable. 

Supplies:

Base – I used a repurposed Ikea kids easel. You can see how I upcycled that piece here. I use this farmhouse chalkboard year-round moving it around the house. It’s the perfect backdrop for just about anything!

Cricut Machine – Explore Air 2 As much as I want the Cricut Maker my Explore Air works wonderfully so I’ll wait! 

Cricut Premium Vinyl – playground sampler, rainbow sampler from Michael’s

Cutting Mat – I used the blue light grip machine mat. I tried the green mat and it was just too strong and pulling the vinyl off when I was done with the cuts left it (the vinyl) creased – grrr! 

Cricut Basic Tool Set – I use this all the time. It came in the bundle I originally purchased and I can’t tell you how handy it is. For this project, I used the scraper to burnish (flatten the layers on to the chalkboard), weed (pick out the little dots from the center of the sunflowers and the “welcome” vinyl), and the micro-tip scissors to cut between the flowers, stems, etc.

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Cricut Vinyl Layering – The Basics

As often as I craft with my Cricut I’ve never made a layered project. This was my first time and it was actually quite easy. It’s all in the planning. Once I did all of my cuts, I arranged the pieces and then went in reverse as in, the top pieces would be the last to be added and so on.

The mason jar was the very bottom layer. I did use the draw and cut option for this (first time again!) and I should have used a different vinyl.

The marker smudged a bit and I had to be careful when placing it on the chalkboard so that I didn’t smudge it more. I used Oracal vinyl since I liked the color, and I already had it on hand but next time I’ll try Cricut Removable Matte and let you know if that worked better. 

Add the sunflower stems next using the project in design space as your guide and the finished project above. Angle them slightly and take care that the stems stay within the lip space/rim of the mason jar.

 

Next, place the black flower base on top of the stems for the smallest flowers, then add the orange layer, topped by the yellow. 

I wanted the largest flower to be the top layer so I did the two side, smaller, flowers first, completely, and then added the center flower, black base first, then orange, then yellow.

 

 

When the sunflower arrangement was completed, I added Welcome to the top of my chalkboard and called it a day! 

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Farmhouse Chalkboard background with a bouquet of sunflowers in a blue mason jar vase

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