Today I am sharing a super fun project that I have been working on recently. I adore those individual letters that you can mount to make a special word or statement for your home decor. They are all the rage in the stores so I played around with my Cricut Design Space and came up with my first HOME word sign.
I have a ton of extra patterned paper in my craft studio and it really needs to be used so I felt this is a great way to begin doing so. Each chipboard letter can be covered with the same paper or a variety….it’s your choice!
In Cricut Design Space I began my design by selecting the Arab Brushstroke standard regular font and resized it to size 360. I typed out all the letters to spell out my word HOME. To make the letters thicker I cut out four of each letter using Paper Accents or Cricut heavy chipboard. I used my Cricut Maker and the knife blade. It does take some time but the cuts are beautiful!
I also designed the box base by drawing rectangles in Design Space. My base is longer than a 12″ piece of patterned paper so I needed to make the length in two pieces and join them together during assembly.The font I chose is available for free if you are a Cricut Access member. You can find out how to subscribe to Access here. Cricut gives you three options for your subscription.
I used my Art Glitter Glue to individually adhere each chipboard letter to itself, aligning all the edges and then set a weight on it to dry. My favorite choice to weigh down these letters is a Bacon Press. Yes I know it sounds kind of crazy but honestly it works so well! They come in a variety of sizes and they are easy to store on a shelf. The press that I use is included at the end of this post under Products Used!
Under images, I typed “wreath” in the search bar. There are many wonderful wreath options to choose for an accent for the letter O. I chose The image titled Achieve Wreath. This image is available for free if you are subscribed to Cricut Access.
To customize this image for this specific project I deleted the text “achieve” by ungrouping and deleting that word. I then changed my wreath measurement to 3.857″ w by 5″ h so that it fits my letter “O”. I also duplicated the image so that I could cut a few wreaths and layer them for a bit of dimension. I like the solid Fun Stampers Journey 80lb. cardstock for my wreath cuts.
I also chose four designs of patterned paper for the front of my letters and I backed each letter with one paper design. All the edges were inked using Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion Ink Pads in Cool Pool. I also added a touch of Sweet Pear ink to parts of the wreath embellishment.
The wreath embellishment has two layers of card stock adhered together with liquid glue. I trimmed some darker green leaves and glued them throughout the Sweat Pear cardstock wreath. I also added a touch of Sweet Pear ink to parts of the wreath image cutout and some dots of Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. A few Fun Stampers Journey Clear Rhinestones added the final touch ❤️
On the front and back of the base, I added a few small contrasting strips of cardstock which helped hide the paper seams. I adhered two of the smallest Fun Stampers Journey Fashion Gold embellishments to each strip to make it look like a secured strap. I selected a gorgeous paper flower from the Fun Stampers Journey Cottage Flowers collection to glue to the letter E. It was hard to choose from the pretty colors in this collection but I decided on Rustic Rose. It is a beautiful accent color for this project.
I’ll be making more signs with different words and papers. If you have any “word” suggestions please take a moment and complete the poll below.
Thanks for stopping in! 👋🏻 Darlene