Mother’s Day has already come and gone, but I had someone ask me how I made this tile, so I thought I would do a DIY glass tile made with the Cricut tutorial on how I did it. You will use the Offset feature in Cricut Design Space which is super fun to use. I made a second tile for a friend, and made a video (below) for that one.
Supplies Used To Make This Project
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Cricut Maker or Explore Air 2 or Cricut Joy
Standard Grip Mat or Joy Standard Grip Mat
Removable vinyl of your choice (I got the floral vinyl from Hobby Lobby. It’s from their Paper Studio line.)
Making The Tile
This tile was purchased from Lowe’s. It’s 11.75″ long x 4′” tall. Then I created a new project in Cricut Design Space and typed out the word “Mom” using the Times New Roman font. If you don’t already have the I Love Glitter font downloaded to your computer, you can get it here. It’s free for personal use from DaFont.com.
Before I sized my text I added a “Shape” from the “Shapes” option on the left side of Design Space. Next, I sized it in the shape of a rectangle, the same size as the tile. That way it’s easy to see how big to make your design. Before I started moving my text on top of it, I made the shape a different color other than black so I could see exactly what I was doing.
The next thing I did was create my text with my nephews’ names using the I Love Glitter font. In order to get the “swishes” on the end, I used Shift underscore (_) (no parentheses). To get the heart swish in between the names I used the left and right brackets ([) & (]) (no parentheses). You need to enter these in the Text box for each one.
I found it was easier to weed the small letters (they won’t cut out separately as long as you weld them together, after you create the Offset) from the vinyl by duplicating the Welded names and then adding them to the top of the original layer of text and offsetting them a little bit (not using the Offset feature) so the piece is not so thin. I then welded the two pieces together. I had much better luck weeding once I did this.
After I typed out my two nephews names, I then used the Offset feature in Design Space to add a little bit of a border around the names. I moved the Offset part away from the names and then Welded the two names together. After that I put the welded names back on top of the Offset piece. I highlighted both pieces together and laid them on top of the word Mom for placement. After verifying the placement, I moved the welded names off of the top of the Offset piece and then I sliced the Offset piece from the word Mom.
Once that’s done and you have removed the Sliced pieces, move the Welded names into the empty space and arrange so they line up with the area that was Sliced out.
Next you will cut the two different designs from your two different vinyls. Weed, and use your transfer tape to place the pieces onto the tile.
Voila, you are done.
It’s so fun trying new things like this DIY glass tile made with the Cricut. The possibilities are endless. Definitely give this a try. You will have a blast making it.
Until next time.
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I love this project, Kathy, and might make one for my daughter. I have a Silhouette Cameo but your instructions are so clear I know I could adjust them for my machine. I watched both of the videos which were very informative. Thanks!
Thank you Shea!!! If you have any questions, let me know.
I don’t have the SVG to share since it was personalized. The blog post gives you the instructions on how to make this. It’s pretty easy.