Clothespin Christmas Card Holder Using Cricut
Get ready to add a dash of creativity to your holiday decorations with this fun and festive DIY project! In this blog post, we'll show you how to craft a charming clothespin Christmas card holder using Cricut chipboard and iron-on material, all while adding a personal touch to your Christmas decor. So, grab your Cricut cutting machine, some red (or your favorite color) Iron-on material, twine, clothespins, and let's dive into the step-by-step instructions to create this sweet greeting card banner.
- Cricut Chipboard
- Cricut Iron-on, red (or color of your choice)
- Red and white twine
- Wood clip-on clothespins
- Cricut Glue Gun and Mini Hot Glue Sticks
You'll need a Cricut Maker series cutting machine with a StrongGrip Mat and Knife Blade to cut the chipboard. If you have one of Cricut's other cutting machines, you can cut the design from iron-on and apply it to a purchased craft wood shape for a similar effect.
Read more about the Knife Blade in All About the Blades series, Cricut Maker Knife Blade.
Create your own cut design in Cricut Design Space or go directly to this project. I am using these darling Arabesque Ornaments by one of the community's wonderful contributors, Chotiwat Orndorff. I sized the cut designs to about 2 inches in height to fit on my hinged clothespins.
Make a copy of one of the designs and use the contour tool to remove all contours except for the outer shape. This will be your cut design for the chipboard.
TIP: If you choose your own design, take care to select something with a similarly simple overall shape so that you will have good success cutting the background from chipboard.
Make the project. Cut the face of the ornament from red iron-on heat transfer vinyl. Use your favorite weeder tool to remove the excess iron-on material from your cut design.
Cut the plain background from 1.5mm chipboard using the knife blade. Follow the prompts in Design Space to move star wheels all the way to the right and secure the material on a purple StrongGrip Mat using masking tape on all four sides. Your machine will make multiple passes cutting the chipboard. When it is finished, you will be prompted to check the cut and given the option to end the cut or repeat additional passes until the chipboard is cut all the way through.
Preheat your Cricut EasyPress Machine to 315 degrees. Apply the weeded iron-on on top of the cut chipboard and press using firm pressure for 30 seconds.
TIP: If you are having trouble getting the carrier sheet on the iron-on to adhere to the chipboard so that you can press it, use a couple of little pieces of heat resistant tape to help hold it in place.
Thread the red and white twine through each clothespin, spacing the clothespins about 6 inches apart, and use additional hot glue to keep them in place for hanging. Adhere the chipboard ornament to the top of each clothespin using hot glue.
And there you have it, your very own delightful clothespin Christmas card holder that's sure to add a touch of holiday magic to your home! We hope you've enjoyed this creative journey with Cricut and that your personalized greeting card banner brings joy and warmth to your festive season. From our crafting family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday season filled with love, laughter, and lots of beautifully displayed cards. Happy crafting!
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