This Home Decor Project is lovely for a gift or your home decor. This post is sponsored by Craft Cuts and Glue Dots. This post contains affiliate links, which when purchased through, adds no cost to the consumer but helps support this site with a small commission. This site participates in the Amazon Affiliate Program.
I admire the way those “established” signs look on a gallery wall. I think they make great anniversary or wedding gifts, but they are also lovely home decor pieces to make for yourself. My husband and I have been married for fourteen years, and I decided that it was time for us to have our own “established” year sign.
For those without a Cricut Maker to cut cute chipboard or balsa wood shapes, Craft Cuts is a great place to purchase a large variety of shapes from different materials. I like how I can customize any shape that I find, down to the material and the size.
- Cricut machine – I’m using the Cricut Explore Air 2 for this project.
- Cricut LightGrip Cutting Mat
- White card stock
- Cricut Pen
- Craft Cuts Buck and Doe Deer Heart Craft Shape – Baltic Birch Plywood in 3 inches
- Glue Dots Advanced Strength dots
- Spray paint
- Work surface coverage for spray painting
- Frame without the glass
- Optional: Measuring tape
First, use the spray paint to color the buck and doe shape with the desired color. Let the shape dry completely.
The trickiest part of this project is determining the placement of the wording in relationship to the craft cut shape. Use a measuring tape for the size of the opening of the frame. Place the craft cut inside the frame opening to help determine the amount of space on either side of the craft cut for the wording. Jot these numbers down.
Open up Cricut Design Space. In a new project canvas, place a rectangle shape the size of the frame opening. Place a 3″ circle in the location where the craft cut will be on the final project. Place the word “est.” on one side and the year at the bottom of the circle. Play around with the text options to get the desired font choice and size.
Delete the circle. This shape was only there to help with placement.
Attach the words and rectangle together to maintain them in the location where you have placed them.
Send the shape and words to the Cricut machine. Cut on the white card stock on the LightGrip Cutting Mat.
Apply Glue Dots Advanced Strength dots to the back of the craft cut.
Press the craft cut to the card stock, centering over the year.
Adhere Glue Dots to the back of the card stock.
Press the card stock to the back section of the frame.
Secure the back of the frame into the frame.
Small home decor projects are a great way to customize home decor, like this other one below. Click to see the tutorial for this Rolled Flower project for another cute frame DIY.
Looking for more Cricut tutorials and ideas? Check out my Cricut project page below!
Mary K Hunnicutt says
This is so cute! I need to make one for us!