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Cricut Tile Ideas: How to Apply Vinyl to Tile to Make Beautiful Decor!

Check out these amazing Cricut tiles you can make for new babies, weddings, birthdays, etc with a full step by step tutorial!

Hi Friends!  Where are all the Cricut fans??  Me, Me, Me!! 

I love using my Cricut cutting machine because there are so many things you can make with it.  It has saved me so much money because there are so many great Cricut gift ideas that you can make.

My kids always know their friends are getting some kind of personalized gift.  Personalized gifts mean so much to the recipient and you can make one easier than you think.

One of my favorite Cricut gift ideas is making personalized tiles by adding Cricut vinyl on a ceramic tile.  These can be made for any occasion and are a great gift for weddings, babies, new house, decor, etc.. 

Give a new baby a tile along with a personalized adorable birth stat elephant and personalized minky blanket!

Cricut tile ideas

They are easy to make so I thought I’d do a tutorial on applying vinyl to a tile.  If you’ve read any of my other posts, you know that I love my Cricut Explore Air machine.  This machine is amazing and can do so much.

I use it on a daily basis in making all of my projects.  If you don’t have one, I highly suggest making the splurge or maybe hinting at it for a birthday or Christmas present!! 

(Read my post here on why I think my Cricut is worth the money! and get inspiration in my Ultimate Guide of Cricut Ideas.)

You can use either the Cricut Explore Air 2 or the Cricut Maker. Find out which Cricut is right for you here!

Materials Needed for DIY Personalized Tile

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Materials you will need for this project:

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Personalized Cricut Tile Tutorial

The first thing you’ll want to do is design what you want to put on the tile and then cut it out with your cutting machine.  Once it’s cut, weed the extra vinyl off.

Pull the vinyl up so that the wording is left.  Pull up (weed out) the little parts inside the letters with a weeding tool.  Lay transfer paper on top of words and use a Cricut Scraper or credit card to adhere vinyl to transfer paper.

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Clean the tile with rubbing alcohol. This helps get off any grease or debris that could prevent the vinyl from sticking to the ceramic tile.

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Line up the vinyl where you want it and secure it with painter’s tape (this is called the hinge method).

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Flip up and pull the white paper off the back of the vinyl.

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Flip the paper forward and use a scraper or credit card to smooth vinyl onto the tile.

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Slowly pull off the transfer tape and press the vinyl down with a finger to make sure nice and stuck.

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Do the same thing with all other vinyl strips.  I line it up by putting a ruler against an object on the side to make letters straight.  Tape it down and repeat!

tips for applying vinyl

Here are the finished Cricut tile projects!  You can add a bow or anything to spruce it up.  What would you put on a tile?

cricut personalized tile birth stat
cricut tile ideas

Make sure to watch my video tutorial if you’d like to learn how to make a split letter monogram in Cricut Design Space.

vinyl tile tutorial

And here are a few other Cricut tile ideas!

personalized tile with scripture
applying vinyl to large tile
Cricut tile ideas
cricut tile project
cricut vinyl on ceramic tile

Want to save this tutorial on how to apply Cricut vinyl on a ceramic tile for later?  You can PIN it now if you’d like!  Thanks so much!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and have a creative day!

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Rachel

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Did you just look at kitchen tile and what sizes are best? I've gotten the subway tiles for a few projects and love those!

Krystal

Monday 25th of June 2018

Any tips on getting the vinyl to stick? I’ve tried three times, using oracle 651. I’ve even tried leaving it overnight before removing the transfer tape. I used the rubbing alcohol. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong?!

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Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Hi Krystal! What type of transfer tape are you using?? Sometimes that can be the biggest culprit. Try to use one that's not a very strong grip. Try to scrape down the vinyl as best you can and pull the transfer paper off slowly and scrape the vinyl down as you are pulling. Also, what kind of tile?? Is it a slippery one?

Laura

Friday 8th of June 2018

How did you get the line to go through the letter on the tile?

Robert Nix

Tuesday 10th of January 2017

Interesting!

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