Make your own patriotic decor with these four FREE 4th of July SVG cut files.
DIY Patriotic home decor is easy and cheap to make with just a few supplies. Look around your house and see what leftover materials you have to make it even cheaper!
Tiles are one of my favorite inexpensive DIY decor to make. Using leftover or buying a 12×12 tile for $1-2 at any home store fits in my budget perfectly.
I have applied vinyl on tiles for baby gifts and weddings and made large tiles for Christmas, but this time I thought I’d show you how to apply vinyl with a video and a FREE SVG cut file. (find below!)
Make sure to turn on the volume so you can hear the step by step instructions while I am putting together the patriotic home decor. I also have a few short videos on how to use the free 4th of July files for 4th of July tops (at the bottom) and patriotic coffee mugs (right below).
Materials Needed for Patriotic Home Decor Tile
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links from Amazon and/or Cricut.com. I receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase using my links (purple text).
- tile or mug
- Cricut cutting machine – always check prices between Cricut.com and Amazon (click links to compare!)
- Adhesive Vinyl
- Cricut Weeding Tools
- Transfer paper
- rubbing alcohol and paper towel
- FREE SVG files for Cricut – see below
FREE Cut Files
For some reason the files will look blurry when you click on the link to download them, but once you download them they will appear clear when you open them back up!
Make sure to watch my tutorial on downloading and uploading into CDS if you need additional help on this step. I also have a few other patriotic files for baby 4th of July outfit onesies. (click on links)
How to Make Patriotic Decor
Make sure to watch the video for full instructions.
Place vinyl on a Cricut mat and cut out both colors.
Weed off extra vinyl. For the country, you will be pulling out the actual letters.
Place transfer paper over the design and scrape down. Cut around edges. This helps prevent it from sticking to the tile while you are trying to center it.
Clean the tile with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.
Place the vinyl pieces on the tile and center. Tape down the top of the year.
Flip up the paper, peel off the plastic backing and lay it back down on the tile. Remove the tape and scrape it down well.
Peel off the transfer tape.
If the vinyl doesn’t release well, scrape it down again. Pull the tape at about a 180 angle so it’s easier for the vinyl to come off.
Repeat the above steps to apply the top image on the tile.
I pull it off pretty slowly and press down the vinyl as I go. If something pulls up just push it down with your fingers.
DIY 4th of July Decor Tile Video Tutorial
More Patriotic Crafts Using the 4th of July Files
If you want more inspiration, check out my videos on making a patriotic mug and 4th of July tops with the other cut files. They might be playing below or up top or even on the side, they move all over depending on what device you are on!
For additional step by step instructions on the shirt, make sure to check out my in-depth Cricut shirt making tutorial.
If you have problems getting vinyl straight, check out my video on applying vinyl to a tumbler so that it’s always straight!
Hop on over to find out how easy painting shoes to make these cute flag shoes is!
If you’d like to save these ideas for later, hover over the top left of the image below and PIN It now.
Please comment below if you have any questions!
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a creative day,