How to Use a Cricut to Make Chalkboard Stencils

Create customized chalkboard stencils to use on your chalkboard using the Cricut cutting machine. 

Create a customized stencil to use on your chalkboard using the Cricut cutting machine.

I have THE WORST handwriting. Seriously I’m embarrassed of that chicken scratch. But I love custom chalkboard signs and sayings so I had to do something so I create make my own chalkboards for my decor. Enter my Cricut Air 2, to the rescue!!

Did you know that you can import your own images to use in Cricut Design Space? You can import as either a print file or a cut file. I made a quick video to showcase how easy it is, because it really is easier than you could imagine.

 

Find the image you want to use, like any of the free printables on my site, and then follow the simple steps in the video to upload. Click on upload image, then again. Choose your file and then simple image and continue. Next you will click to eliminate all the “dead space” around your image and then save your image as a cut file and it will black out your image. Now save your image with the name/tags you want and then import the image into your canvas. Next size your image to the dimensions you want your stencil to be and click cut! It really is that easy!

Create a customized stencil to use on your chalkboard using the Cricut cutting machine.

I used the cardboard pack from Cricut for my stencil. It was the perfect stiffness for the project. 

Create a customized stencil to use on your chalkboard using the Cricut cutting machine.

Once the stencil was cut out I used some light stick tape to hold it in place on the chalkboard. then using a sharp stick of chalk I traced the stencil onto the board. There were a few places I touched up after removing the stencil, but all in all, the stencil worked wonders!!! The only thing the stencil lacks is the center of O’s D’s B’s and such, but I just traced the outline of the letter and it worked great!

Create a customized stencil to use on your chalkboard using the Cricut cutting machine.

Right now on Cricut’s website, you can get 10% off everything (excluding Cricut Access and Explore 2) on Cricut’s website PLUS free standard shipping with the code “12DAYS”. So head over, grab yourself some cardstock and make your own stencils!!!

If you want to make the same stencil as mine, you can download the image here to import into your Cricut Design Space. 

Create a customized stencil to use on your chalkboard using the Cricut cutting machine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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