Create your own chalkboard heart sign – perfect for some Valentine’s Day home decor or notes of love throughout the year! Today I’m sharing the easy how-to as part of a sponsored partnership with Cricut.
Who else loves a good chalkboard?! Not sure if it’s the former teacher in me, just my creative side, or what exactly, but I love a good chalkboard! So do my kids! So, a chalkboard sign is a fun thing to have in the house! And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I decided to make a heart sign that the family could have some fun with during the season. Using the Cricut Maker (my most beloved crafty product I own) with the Cricut Knife Blade, this little project could NOT be any easier. Truly, this is a craft that you could have completed in less than 10 minutes of active crafting time. Just like with our cute buffalo check tree star at Christmas, this is a project where you the Cricut Maker do all the “hard” work. Super easy!
DIY Chalkboard Heart Sign Supplies:
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- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Knife Blade
- 2mm Chipboard
- Chalkboard Vinyl
- Strong Grip Cutting Mat
- Adhesive (hot glue or strong tape)
The supply list is really not much, but the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade are must-haves for this one as you can’t do this project on other machines. The Cricut Knife Blade is the newest tool to use with the Cricut Maker Machine and it’s SO awesome for cutting thicker materials! I may currently be a little obsessed about what various projects I can do with the chipboard. Here’s some tips before you use it for the 1st time:
Cricut Chipboard Cutting Notes
- Make sure to do the cutting test before using your knife blade the 1st time (the machine will prompt you with that).
- Use the Strong Grip Mat (it makes a HUGE difference)
- Use masking tape or painters tape around the edges of the chipboard to prevent any shifting
- Cutting chipboard does take longer than other projects (because the knife blade does 20 cutting passes to get that perfect precision). With that in mind, simple designs are better if you’re short on time. This simple heart design cut in less than 10 minutes.
If you like the way my heart sign turned out, you can use my simple heart chalkboard file right here. All you’ll need to do is open Cricut Design Space to do the project. I sized the heart as big as I possibly could (the chipboard is only 11 x 11 so that’s your upper size limit) and cut! Super easy!
Valentine’s Day Chalkboard
So, you’ll do two of the exact same cuts – one heart of out chipboard and one out of the chalkboard vinyl. You’ll just switch the blades for each one (the machine will prompt you to do this as well). Once the vinyl is cut, you just line it up (this is actually the trickiest part) and place it over the chipboard. And that’s it! Now, you could really leave it just like this! But if you wanted to have it be a sign that you can hang up, then you need to attach some ribbon to the back of the heart. Just cut your ribbon to the size you’d like and attach with hot glue or some strong-hold tape (like duct tape). That’s it – super easy! I love that the end result is such a cute little Valentine’s Day chalkboard! This is such a simple way to add a touch of Valentine’s Day decor at home! Let us know if you try the project!
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