The absolute best part about my Cricut Explore Air 2 (do I have to write that every time?!) is that it’s quick and easy to make so. many. fun. things. I’m still learning how to make all the things but y’all I have mastered the art of adding cute text to just about anything.
Of course, sometimes the hardest part about using a cute cricut file isn’t actually cutting out the vinyl or creating a custom cricut file but coming up with an idea of where to put it!
So when I whipped up a cute little “hello” tag for my Betta Fish Peter I thought “what else could I use this svg file on?”
So if you’re looking for quick and easy home decor here are 12 of my favorite ways to make quick and easy home decor with your Cricut!
BONUS: Don’t forget to grab your cricut cut files for this little set of cricut tags. You’ll get “hello” “hello y’all” and “it’s fall y’all” so that you can add a bit of southern charm to just about anything!
Item 1: Fish Tank!
Okay I almost didn’t even include this one because it’s such a specific item… but here it is! First on the list and everything.
I love having a little Betta fish on my desk to watch while I work… Peter the 8th is kind of the bomb. (That’s 8 fish over a total of like 12 years FYI… and I learned the hard way with Peter 1-4 not to buy fish from Wal-Mart). Of course, I don’t like the little Betta Fish bowls they have at the Pet Store.
Not only are they UGLY but they’re really not safe for little Peter. He can’t live in a vase (despite what they say, despite the fact that your Betta’s been just fine for months now… always do the research when setting up a tank y’all. Betta’s should have at least 2 gallons of water. Ok… I’m getting off my soap box now).
I just ordered my little fish a 2.5 gallon glass jar off Amazon… it’s cheap, glass and blends nicely with my decor. Of course, I can’t stop there so I found what I believe to be an old plant stand? candle stand… the dude at my antique store had NO IDEA but I liked it and took it home… fitted it with a round marble lazy susan so I can see Peter from all angles and called it good.
A sweet little fish tank that goes with my decor!
But it was missing something so I whipped up a little “hello” tag with my cricut for the front of his jar… now he’s complete.
Tip: Not into fish? Remove the water, the plants, the sand (the fish!) and that just leaves a glass jar and a cute “hello” tag which is perfect for crafting supplies, cookies, bath salts, dog treats… you get the idea!
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Item 2: Cake Stand
Okay so this would be even more impressive on a large cake stand (for Thanksgiving! or Christmas! or Halloween! Yes I’m just listing fall holidays because I think it would be cute then!). It’s really sweet year round on these little cake stand though… which are perfect for things like keeping candles up off your desk or adding height to an arrangement.
Item 3: Mirror
This little mirror would look absolutely adorable with a cute little “hello” tag on the front! Of course, vanity mirrors or large wall mirrors are also a great option to add a little love.
Bonus points for changing out the vinyl tag to coordinate with the seasons!
Item 4: Tumbler
After whipping up a set of sassy wine glasses with my cricut for gifts last year I am absolutely obsessed with adding sassy sayings to glasses of all kinds!
These little rose gold tumblers would look so cute saying “hello y’all” as you’re driving around town.
Item 5: Wooden Sign
Okay a wooden sign is definitely cricut 101 but that’s because they’re just so cute! I am working on a sweet fall mantle and instead of running out to buy new decor I thought I’d just whip up a cute little sign!
So I added a little vinyl decal to a whitewashed piece of wood and volia… instant sign!
Item 6: Wooden Sign with the Negative Image!
Of course, if you’re not a huge fan of vinyl on wood that’s ok… once you add the vinyl to the first sign you’ll be left with the negative image on your vinyl.
Go ahead and place your vinyl on the second sign and then use it as a stencil! Make sure to press down those edges really well and use a stencil brush with just a little bit of paint so that the paint doesn’t bleed under the edges and make a huge mess!
Item 7: Kitchen Towel
Okay, I may be a little biased because I absolutely love rose gold but I think these little rose gold and marble kitchen towels would look so cute with a fun little phrase!
Of course, vinyl wouldn’t necessarily wash perfectly… and we need our kitchen towels to stand up to quite a bit of wear and tear around here! So I would probably steal a trick out of the reverse wooden signs book and use the negative image for these little towels.
Use a bit of rose gold spray paint to add your word and these babies will last much longer!
Item 8: Coasters
Okay so if you cut 3 different “hello” vinyl tags you’ll also have 3 negative images to make little stencils out of! Which are perfect for making little corkboard coasters extra. super. cute.
A little paint, a little patience and you have yet again another little cute piece for your home.
Item 9: Chalkboard
Okay so chalkboards are best when they have a fun little chalkboard design (and they lived happily ever after!) but if you’re actually using your chalkboard functionally then a sweet little vinyl quote in the bottom corner is a great alternative.
You’ll still have the rest to actually write on!
Of course, if you just want to stick with the chalkboard design but you’re not a freehand chalk master (um… no. I cannot do that!) here’s my trick for making chalk designs when you can’t draw.
Item 10: Basket
Okay so these sweet little baskets would be perfect for organizing magazines (does anyone else have a million magazines that they don’t know what to do with but don’t want to get rid of?), craft supplies, clickers in the living room… you get the idea.
Baskets organize things, y’all. I’m not re-inventing the wheel here!
A sweet little vinyl decal and you’re good to go!
Item 11: Seasonal Decor
The easiest way to make seasonal decor like cute pumpkins, Christmas trees, fall leaves… without spending a million dollars?
A little cricut magic!
A little wood, a little vinyl and you’ve got a cute new fall decor piece for your mantle!
Item 12: Bucket
I think we all have a few cute buckets that could use a facelift! Or maybe I just have a lot of decorative organizers… I do have a lot of stuff!
This sweet bucket would be so cute with a little “it’s fall y’all!” decal for autumn!
Looking for even more CRICUT PROJECT IDEAS? Here are 14 fun ones from a few of my friends:
Buffalo Check Wooden Pumpkin from Weekend Craft • Inspirational Candles from Happy Go Lucky • Rustic Wooden Sign from Refresh Restyle • Paper Pumpkins from Create & Babble • Charting Embroidery with the Cricut from The Kim Six Fix • Rainbow Bookends from SeeLINDSAY • Dollar Tree Sign Upcycled For Fall from Daily DIY Life • Coco Inspired Pillows from Upright and Caffeinated • Pumpkin Spice Latte Towel with the Cricut EasyPress from Cookies, Coffee and Crafts • Fall Inspired Sign from Every’s Creations • Quick and Easy Home Decor with Your Cricut: One Cricut SVG File 12 Ways! from Happily Ever After, Etc • DIY Clipboard Wall Art from Real Girls Realm • Welcome Fall Cricut Shadow Box from the Inspiration Vault • Fall Wreath from Our Crafty Mom
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Mary Hunnicutt says
So many fun ideas! The possibilities are endless with your Cricut and vinyl!
Michelle James says
Wow! I love all your ideas, but your little fish tank is the best! I am a rose gold lover too & loved seeing yours!