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Cricut Chipboard Letters Make Great Wall Art!!

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.

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Materials Needed for Cricut Chipboard Letters Wall Sign

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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.

cricut knife blade chipboard

Move all the white rollers to the side so they don’t push into the chipboard.moving rollers on cricut

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.applying chipboard to cricut strong grip mat

chipboard taped on cricut matscreenshot of cricut design space

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!

large letter cut out of chipboard

cricut knife blade chipboard letter N

Remove the tape and extra pieces.  Apply another chipboard and tape it down and repeat until you’ve cut out all your letters.

Painting Chipboard

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.

folkart textured chalk paint

painting cricut chipboard letters

painting with textured chalk paint

large cricut chipboard letters

For the controllers, I used the sea salt color and dabbed it on with a chip brush to get a textured appearance.painting xbox controller

textured paint on chipboard

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.hanging large wall art

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!cricut chipboard letters on large wall art

Game On DIY sign in game room

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!

game room decor

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!

Large wall decor made out of cricut chipboard letters

I also made this super easy DIY coffee table out of items I was going to get rid of.  Click here for tutorial!

diy coffee table recycled

painted textured cricut chipboard letters

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a creative day!

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Marie

Saturday 21st of July 2018

I really love how your sign turned out. Both of my sons would approve of this in their loft area, aka the man cave. It's such a cool sign and that font is just perfect.

Leap of Faith Crafting

Thursday 26th of July 2018

Lol! Thanks so much! Got to love the man caves!

Heather

Thursday 19th of July 2018

This would be perfect for our bonus room! Now that the kids are getting older we definitely need to update the decor!

Leap of Faith Crafting

Thursday 19th of July 2018

Yes!! Elmo on our wall just wasn't going to cut it anymore for the teenagers in the house!

Meg

Thursday 12th of July 2018

This looks awesome! I want a cricut maker.

Leap of Faith Crafting

Thursday 12th of July 2018

It is so fun! You'd love it!

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