Last updated on July 9th, 2017 at 01:16 pm
Welcome your guests with this fun camping birthday door sign! Customize and cut on your Cricut Explore or other cutting machine and hang with twine! A fun camping craft that’s perfect for a party.
I can’t believe it, but we’re already coming up on our twin boys’ SECOND birthday! I never knew that time could pass so quickly until I had kids, am I right? Last year we threw a fun robot birthday party. This year it’s CAMPING!
I’ve been working on several projects for their birthday party using my trusty Cricut Explore Air 2. Want to learn more about the Cricut? Check out these posts:
This camping sign is going to hang on our front door during the boys party, since the party will be held in our back yard. I don’t want to spend the party listening for the doorbell!
Camping Birthday Door Sign Supplies
- Wood-look scrapbook paper (you could even use a thin balsa!)
- Cream card stock
- Three colors of green card stock
- Brown card stock
- Spray glue or other adhesive
- SVG Files
Camping Birthday Door Sign Directions
To make this sign, you’re going to cut out each of the different pieces on your Cricut Explore, and assemble them together using spray glue (or a glue stick or other adhesive).
Start by opening the Cricut Design Space. Use the Upload Images button on the left to upload the SVG files from above to your canvas. You’ll notice that I left the center plank empty (since I’m assuming your last name isn’t George!) so you can add your own name using the text button on the left. There are a variety of fonts, so choose one you like.
Once you have your file, hit the green GO button at the top!
This will open up the preview screen so you can see all the layers of your file. You can adjust where the items are on your mat if, for example, you have already cut something in the upper left of your piece of paper. You can move the triangles and they will cut wherever you put them on the sheet. You can also rotate them to fit more things on a piece of paper. Note that you don’t have to use a 12 x 12 sheet of paper, even though that’s what shows up in the preview — I used a 4 x 4 scrap piece of card stock and it worked just fine.
Then hit GO. The cut screen will open. Select your Cricut machine from the dropdown, place your paper on the cutting mat, insert it into the machine, turn the dial to “card stock” and hit the flashing Cricut button on the machine and it will go to work!
Once you have all of your pieces cut out, you can easily assemble them using spray glue. I just eyeballed where the letters went on the planks — because the spray mount is repositionable, I could move things around if I needed. You could also use transfer tape.
I then threaded the twine through the holes in the “planks,” using a little tape on the back to hold them in place.
EASY! I made this project, design included, in less than an hour. This is why I love the Cricut — making something like this without it would require a lot more time and more skill with cutting and lettering. The Cricut makes it so simple!
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