Create a simple walking in a winter wonderland shadow box using the Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker. This sign is fun, bright, and will look great for a festive holiday home.
Welcome to Have Yourself A Very Cricut Christmas: 25 Days of Homemade Holiday Crafts!
Each day in December, I’ll be sharing a new Christmas project that you can make using your Cricut. It’s going to be a blog version of an advent calendar! Come back every day to get a new “gift.”
Today’s gift is a Walking in a Winter Wonderland Shadow Box.
I was browsing the miniatures section in the craft store and found these tiny Christmas trees. It inspired me to use them in some kind of decoration, and the first thing that came to mind was a shadow box.
Shadow boxes make pretty decorations because they have a lot of dimension. They are very pretty on shelves or as a centerpiece of a Christmas display.
You’re going to love this Walking in a Winter Wonderland Shadow Box. Here’s how to make it.
How to Make a Walking in a Winter Wonderland Shadow Box Using The Cricut
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- Walking in a Winter Wonderland Shadow Box SVG file
- Light Blue Vinyl
- Shadow Box 9” x 9”
- Mini Christmas Trees
- Fake Snow
- Cricut Machine (You can use a Cricut Explore or a Cricut Maker for this project)
- Standard Grip Cutting Mat
- Cricut Fine-Point Blade (comes with all Cricut Machines)
- Cricut Weeder Tool
- Cricut Brayer Tool
- Transfer Tape
- Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
How to Cut Out The Project Using The Cricut
First, you will need to download the Walking in a Winter Wonderland Shadow Box SVG file.
Get the Free Walking in a Winter Wonderland Shadow Box SVG File
Start by opening Cricut Design Space and creating a new project.
Upload the SVG File
Then, upload the SVG file by selecting the Upload button and then Upload Image. Next, drag and drop or select the SVG file you want to upload.
After the SVG is uploaded, add the image to your design canvas.
The SVG file will already be sized properly for this project.
Now it’s time to make your project!
Click on the Make It button in the upper right of the screen.
The first screen you will see is the Mat Preview Screen. This will show you all of the different mats needed for your project. Each mat represents another piece of material.
For this project, there is only one material.
Click on the Continue button in the lower right of the screen.
Connect your Cricut machine. Then, adjust the settings as follows.
Tools: Fine-Point Blade
How to Assemble The Project
Once all of your pieces are cut out, it’s time to assemble the project.
Take apart your shadow box. There will be a few different pieces. The frame, the glass, the inner piece, and the back piece.
First, you will need to weed the vinyl design to remove the extra material. The goal is to leave only the vinyl for the design image behind.
Use the weeder tool to pick up the vinyl off the backing and easily remove it. After all of the extra vinyl is removed, you should be left with just the design on the vinyl backing.
I find it helpful to cut away the excess vinyl as you go so it doesn’t stick to the design.
Then, flip over the design and peel the vinyl backing away from the design. If the transfer tape is stuck properly, the vinyl will be attached to the transfer tape and will peel off of the vinyl backing.
Use the brayer tool to transfer the vinyl from the transfer tape onto the glass. Make sure to get all of the vinyl pieces pressed down so it will stick properly.
Now it’s time to assemble the inside of the shadow box.
Now your Walking in a Winter Wonderland Shadow Box is ready!
This pretty decoration can be used for the Christmas season, or even afterward during the remainder of winter.
I hope you love this Walking in a Winter Wonderland Shadow Box.
If you decide to make this project, I would love to see!
Or, tag me on Instagram. Use the hashtag #25daysofcricut so that we can all see each other’s projects too!
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