Reversible Holiday Decor Blocks with Cricut Explore Air
Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for. If it were up to me, sometimes that would be the only holiday I decorated for! I have kids though, and those kids sure do love their holiday seasons. So we do a little bit of decorating for all of the holidays. Valentines Day and St. Patrick’s Day are close together, and I don’t do a whole lot of decorating for either of those holidays. These easy and adorable reversible Duel Holiday Decor Blocks are perfect for this time of year! You can put them up before Valentines Day, Flip them over after Valentines is done, and keep them up right through to St. Patrick’s Day. It doesn’t get easier!
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One of the most common questions people ask about my Cricut is what different kinds of DIY projects can you make with it? The answer is that there are endless types of DIY projects you can make! I want to share this holiday decor DIY project with you today to show you just how easy it can be! Using simple wood blocks, paint and your Cricut you can make lovely duel holiday decor blocks.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own duel holiday decor blocks:
- 2×4 wood cut into blocks (see measurements below)
- sand paper
- Decoart Americana Acrylic Craft Paint (see colors listed below)
- Cricut Explore Air or other Cricut cutting machine
- Cricut Vinyl
- Cricut Transfer Tape
You will need 5 blocks to make this project. I used a 2×4 board and I cut it down with a chop saw. You could also use a hand saw, circular saw, jig saw or whatever you happen to have on hand to make the cuts. The simple, straight across cuts are easy for anyone to manage. I used two 5 inch tall blocks, and three 4 inch tall blocks. Sand the edges lightly so they aren’t rough.
Paint the blocks. I painted the edges white, and then one side in pinks and reds, and the other side in greens! I used Americana Acrylic Craft Paint from my friends over at Decoart to paint the blocks.
For the Valentine Blocks I used:
For the St. Patrick’s Day Blocks I used:
Use your Cricut machine and the design space to cut out your letters on the Vinyl. You can right click “Save photo as…” on my letters below, and then upload them into the design space for the exact ones I used. Stretch the image out to 12×12 and they will fit the blocks perfectly!
For a tutorial on how to upload and use your own .jpeg files in the Cricut design space you can check out my tutorial here.
Weed the excess Vinyl from around your letters and apply transfer tape. I cut the transfer tape into squares the same size as the letters, and lift each letter off the backing sheet by itself to place them on the blocks. Smooth them out onto the wooden blocks.
With something as simple as letters you could skip the transfer tape. I love how easy it makes it to get those letters nice and centered though! Also, I don’t risk accidentally tearing a letter or getting unwanted wrinkles. It’s usually worth the extra step to use it.
With Valentines Day right around the corner, my cute little valentine blocks are up and ready!
As soon as Valentines is over, I can just flip them around and they’re ready instantly for St. Patrick’s Day!
Here’s a little video of the project!
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