Ever since I got my Cricut, I have yet to make myself a quintessential vinyl wall quote.
I know, crazy right? It’s one of the first things people like to make!
Now, I admit that I did make one for my parents last year, but that’s the only one I’ve ever done.
Well, this week I changed that.
I got out my Cricut, pulled together my supplies, decided on a quote, and presto! It was done!
In order to use the Cricut to make myself a vinyl wall quote, I did need some additional supplies besides my machine. In fact, for any project you make with your Cricut, you need some additional accessories!
Here are my favorite tools and accessories that I think every Cricut owner should have:
Essential Tool Set ($49.99)
This tool set has basically everything you’d ever need! It comes with tweezers, weeder, spatula, scraper, scoring stylus, scissors, a trimmer, and even replacement blades!
Cricut Tools Basic Set ($24.99)
If the price of the Essential Tool Set seems a bit high, this is a great alternative. It doesn’t come with some of the items like the scoring stylus or trimmer, but it has all the other tools you’ll need! (And if you want to get a scoring stylus on its own, you can get it for $8.99 on the Cricut site.)
Cutting Mat (Starting at $12.99)
The cutting mat is probably the MOST important accessory for a Cricut. It’s what holds the material down while the magic happens! The cost of the mats varies because there are different packs of them. My favorite is the variety pack that is $34.99 because it comes with the different grip types. Another great thing about the mats is they’re all reusable!
Pens (Starting at $12.99)
Did you know that the Cricut can draw a design for you on paper if you don’t want it cut?
Transfer Tape ($6.99)
Transfer tape helps you to move your freshly cut vinyl design from the paper back to the surface it’s meant for. It even has nice grids on it to help you keep the design straight!
So with knowing what accessories are helpful to have, I’d like to tell you a bit more about what I used to make my vinyl wall quote.
After designing my quote (I chose “to infinity and beyond”), I cut out and placed my black vinyl on the cutting mat and let the machine do the work.
Once it was done cutting, I carefully pulled the outside part of the vinyl that wasn’t needed.
Next, I used the weeding tool and got all the little inner parts that were still sticking between the letters.
This was my daughter “helping out” with the weeding tool after I was done with the project. Before this, I actually had her on my lap as I weeded. She lasted a few minutes before she was done and wanted to go back to playing.
After I was done with the weeding, I measured out how much of the transfer tape I needed and cut it out using my scissors. Then I took the paper backing off and put the tape over the design. I then like to use the scraper to go over the letters to help them stick to the transfer tape a bit more.
Now that I was done with the “hard” part, I got up on my chair and put the quote over our doorway at home!
I think it’s a great reminder of the infinite love I have for my family as well as for one of my favorite Disney movies!
What tools and accessories do you think are essential to have with your Cricut? Also, if you could put a quote up on your wall, what would it be? Let me know in the comments!