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How to make rainbow wall art with your Cricut Maker

How to make rainbow wall art with your Cricut Maker

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Over the last few weeks I’ve shared a few projects made with my Cricut Maker. These include the personalised vinyl name sticker I decorated my Cricut Maker with, as well as the tea towel I made – which I can confirm has washed beautifully.

Today I wanted to share another tutorial with you. My daughter loves rainbows so I used my Cricut Maker to make some rainbow wall art for her bedroom.

Supplies needed:

Heavy Chipboard 2.0mm

Standard Grip mat

Masking Tape

Cricut Knife blade

Metallic acrylic paint

Metallic adhesive foil

Box frame

Patterned backing paper

Bostik Glu Dots

How to make rainbow wall art with your Cricut Maker

I wanted to make a 3D rainbow so found a suitable rainbow in Cricut Design Space. I wanted it to be pretty robust so bought some 2mm heavy chipboard and a Knife blade. When I set the project up it recommended using a strong grip cutting mat but I didn’t have one. Instead I used masking tape to secure my chipboard to the Standard Grip mat.

Cricut Maker supplies

Then I placed the Cricut Knife blade inside the Cricut Maker and set the project going.

Cricut Knife blade

I actually had to cut the rainbow out twice as the first time I placed the chipboard too close to the edge of the mat. There were a lot of cuts with this project and it took a good 20 minutes to complete cutting.

I removed the mat from the Cricut Maker and carefully pressed out the five pieces of chipboard from the board.

Cricut Maker chipboard project

I then painted the five different parts of the chipboard rainbow using metallic acrylic paints. I gave each piece two coats as the paint was absorbed quickly.

making a metallic rainbow

Whilst the paint was drying I used my Cricut Maker to cut out my daughter’s name using metallic adhesive foil.

I also chose a piece of patterned paper to back my box frame and cut this to size.

how to back a box frame

I assembled everything I needed to put my rainbow box frame together – the patterned backing paper, painted rainbow and vinyl name.

how to make your own box frame decoration

Using Bostik Glue Dots I glued the different parts of the rainbow together and positioned it in place on the backing paper. Finally I positioned my daughter’s name above the rainbow and removed the transfer tape.

I think it makes a lovely piece of personalised wall art using my Cricut Maker and, thankfully, my daughter agrees!

personalised wall art made with the Cricut Maker

10 Comments

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    Winsze
    April 11, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    I love what you have made using the cricut! You have a creative eye, this makes me want To start crafting my own gifts!

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    Kara
    April 11, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    That is so clever and what a fabulous way to decorate a childs bedroom

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    michelle twin mum
    April 12, 2019 at 11:07 am

    You’ve done such a good job and you make it look easy! Mich x

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    Emma Raphael
    April 12, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    What a lovely personalised pic. I would LOVE a Cricut. I just don’t think I would leave the house! 😀

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    Lauretta at Home and Horizon
    April 13, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Such a creative way to come up with a wall art. I love doing this kind of stuff.

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    Kirsty
    April 13, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    That wall art is incredible, so pretty! A Cricut sounds like a device any lover of crafting should have!

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    Steph
    April 14, 2019 at 8:46 am

    What a great idea and a lovely way to add decoration to a room x

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    Anosa
    April 14, 2019 at 11:24 am

    This is such a clever tutorial, though I don’t have a cricut i do want to try a similar wall art.

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    April 15, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Aww this looks so cute, would make a wonderful gift idea for a baby shower or similar. I love how versatile the Cricut machine is

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    10 Cricut Projects for Beginners · Crafty Julie
    October 19, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    […] This is a great tutorial for those who have the Cricut Maker since the Rainbow is made from 2.0mm chipboard.  This would be fun to make for a baby’s room or even find other shapes to make your own wall wart. Remember, the thickness of the chipboard is not meant for the Explore style Cricuts, only for Cricut Makers.  This thick chipboard will help to achieve the 3D look. […]

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