Use Cricut chipboard to make super easy and cheap DIY wall decor! Find out how to cut out letters to create large wall art!
Do you have the new Cricut Maker?? I received one as a gift and I have to tell you I love it!! It can cut out so much more, like wood, fabric, and chipboard. So many possibilities!!!
I just used it to make Cricut chipboard letters as decor for my newly remodeled room. I had a huge wall that I had nothing to put on and I didn’t want to spend much money.
My Cricut to the rescue! This project is so easy and cheap but adds so much character to the room.
Materials Needed for Cricut Chipboard Letters Wall Sign
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- Cricut heavy chipboard – found on Amazon here or on Cricut.com here
- Cricut Maker – found on Amazon here or Cricut.com here
- Knife Blade
- Strong Grip Mat
- Paint & paint brushes – I used Plaid’s textured paint Sea Salt and Paradise Texture Chalk
- Old Fence Boards
- Nail Gun – I love my Ryobi nail gun from HomeDepot.com
- blue painter’s tape
How to Cut Chipboard with the Cricut Maker
The first thing you’ll want to do is design your letters in Cricut Design Space. I downloaded a free video game font and Xbox controller silhouette. I made all the letters as large as I could, 10.5 inches.
Install the Cricut knife blade and if it’s your first time, follow the on-screen directions to calibrate it. My first Cricut chipboard did not cut out perfect so I recalibrated and then it did! So, if the cut doesn’t seem right try to recalibrate.
Move all the white rollers to the side so they don’t push into the chipboard.
Place your Cricut chipboard in the middle of a strong grip mat. The chipboard is 11×11 so there will be about a half-inch all the way around.
Push it down really well, use a brayer if you have one. Tape it down with blue painter’s tape or electrical tape. Make sure to move the letter a little over on the cut screen so that it doesn’t cut on the tape.
Set your material to Cricut heavy chipboard and cut! The cuts take a while to cut out so go get something done! The knife blade makes a lot of passes so let it finish. Unload mat when it says too and pull off your perfect Cricut chipboard letters!
Remove the tape and extra pieces. Apply another chipboard and tape it down and repeat until you’ve cut out all your letters.
Now to make them a pretty blue! Plaid had sent me some amazing paints to play with so I used some textured paint. I love how they came out. For the paradise blue, I used a chalk brush to paint long strokes across all the letters and left the edges distressed.
For the controllers, I used the sea salt color and dabbed it on with a chip brush to get a textured appearance.
You can sand the letters to get a little more distressed look.
Hanging Up Large Wall Art
I had old fence boards that I collect when I see them around the neighborhood. I used them for my huge United States string art wall art piece (tutorial found here) and decided to use them again. We used our nail gunned and attached 5 slats to the studs.
Once your Cricut chipboard letters are dry, attach them to the boards with a nail gun, a glue gun, or adhesive strips. That’s it!! Pretty inexpensive for a huge decor piece!
If you’d like to check out all the other amazing things you can make with your Cricut, check out my ultimate Cricut resource guide here!
I also made this super easy basketball hoop out of old pallet boards. Click here to find out how to make your own wall basketball hoop!
I also made this super easy DIY coffee table out of items I was going to get rid of. Click here for tutorial!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a creative day!