Cricut Vinyl Project – Picture Frame

http://www.expressionsvinyl.com Cricut vinyl is an excellent product for decorating. It is also great for making gifts. In this project we are using a picture frame to make a decorative gift. The picture frame was purchased from a local craft store that offers 50% off coupons, so it was quite inexpensive. The idea behind this project is to apply vinyl lettering to the front of the glass and remove everything else behind the glass so that the color of your wall makes the background color of your picture, although you could also insert some decorative paper into the frame to achieve a different look.
We made this particular project as a wedding gift and chose fonts and colors that we felt our friends would like. You can use any fonts and colors you would like. The lettering consists of two parts. The background is the family name and we have chosen black Cricut vinyl foe this part. For the foreground lettering we used a beige colored Cricut vinyl. When layering lettering on a sign like this you always want to choose colors that contrast with each other. If your colors are to close to each other they will just turn in to an illegible blob where they overlap.
With your vinyl pieces cut, weeded, and transfer tape on you can begin to work on the placement of your elements. A neat trick on this project is to use the picture that came in the frame to determine your placement. To do this, remove the picture from the frame. Lay your background element on the picture and position it where you would like to see it on the glass. When you have it positioned make a mark around two of the corners diagonal from each other. Then lay the foreground layer of vinyl over the background layer and position it where you would like it to be. When positioned make the same type of marks at the corners of the foreground element. Now keep in mind this is all being done with the backing still on so your vinyl isnt sticking to anything yet.
When you have your locations marked you will then put the picture back in the frame. You can now see your mark through the glass. Then you will take the background element of Cricut vinyl and remove the backing. Use the mark that you can see through the glass to position this element. Remove the transfer tape, and then repeat for the foreground element. When working with glass, make sure you keep your ready to stick vinyl as flat as possible and lightly stick down the aligning corners and the work it down flat. Be careful though, vinyl sticks to glass very well and you usually dont get a second chance.
Now you have your vinyl attached to the glass, but we dont want all the stuff behind the glass. Remove this stuff and the glass. Put a small drop of hot glue in each corner of the frame and the set the glass in. If the frame has bendable tabs to hold the parts in you can also bend these over as a little extra insurance to keep the glass in.
With this step completed your project is now done and ready to display.
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24 Comments

  1. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift Idea Using Craft Vinyl and a
    Picture Frame!

  2. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift Idea Using Craft Vinyl and a
    Picture Frame!

  3. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift Idea Using Craft Vinyl and a
    Picture Frame!

  4. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift Idea Using Craft Vinyl and a
    Picture Frame!

  5. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift Idea Using Craft Vinyl and a
    Picture Frame!

  6. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift or Family Holiday Gift Idea Using
    Craft Vinyl and a Picture Frame!

  7. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 4:39 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift or Family Holiday Gift Idea Using
    Craft Vinyl and a Picture Frame!

  8. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 4:59 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift or Family Holiday Gift Idea Using
    Craft Vinyl and a Picture Frame!

  9. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift or Family Holiday Gift Idea Using
    Craft Vinyl and a Picture Frame!

  10. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift Idea Using Craft Vinyl and a
    Picture Frame!

  11. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift or Family Holiday Gift Idea Using
    Craft Vinyl and a Picture Frame!

  12. Rhonda Atkinson
    April 14, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

    Should try printing reverse in cricut craft room… then transfer paper,
    then transfer onto the inside of the glass. Possible, no?

  13. Tsuki Kimura
    April 14, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

    What was the name if those lettering

  14. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift Idea Using Craft Vinyl and a
    Picture Frame!

  15. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift or Family Holiday Gift Idea Using
    Craft Vinyl and a Picture Frame!

  16. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift or Family Holiday Gift Idea Using
    Craft Vinyl and a Picture Frame!

  17. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift or Family Holiday Gift Idea Using
    Craft Vinyl and a Picture Frame!

  18. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift or Family Holiday Gift Idea Using
    Craft Vinyl and a Picture Frame!

  19. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift or Family Holiday Gift Idea Using
    Craft Vinyl and a Picture Frame!

  20. Amanda Roberson
    April 14, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

    For some reason, mine got bubbles in it. How do I prevent this.

  21. Expressions Vinyl
    April 14, 2015 at 11:12 pm #

    Here’s a Quick and Creative Wedding Gift or Family Holiday Gift Idea Using
    Craft Vinyl and a Picture Frame!

  22. Bandit440p
    April 14, 2015 at 11:30 pm #

    what is the font of the smaller writing??

  23. KarenPaul04
    April 15, 2015 at 12:01 am #

    great job! But how do you hang it on the wall now? you push in the clips on
    back & No backing for hanging? Also you couldn’t put on stand cause you can
    see thru it? so plz tell me how to hang. lol

  24. makraechar
    April 15, 2015 at 12:25 am #

    what was the name of the site where you got the font from? great video