Have you wondered how to use Cricut Window Cling? From windows to mirrors, it is easy to get crafty with window cling. This post contains affiliate links, which when purchased through add no extra cost to the consumer, but help support this site to bring more Cricut tutorials and posts.
I’ve used Cricut Window Cling a few times, and I always wonder why I do not use it more! It works great on any glass surface, and it is less permanent than vinyl or paint, making it a neat option for swapping out holiday decorations. Cricut Window Cling is probably one of the less utilized Cricut materials. For this reason, it can often make crafters nervous the first time that they create with it. Let’s review a few tips and tricks on cutting window cling today!
What is Cricut Window Cling?
Cricut Window Cling is a non-adhesive material that works via static cling. It comes in a variety of colors. The window cling is on a roll and is 12″ by 48″ in size. Since it is non-adhesive, it does not have any sticky backing (like vinyl does). It should not be used on outdoor surfaces or surfaces exposed to weather elements.
What Cricut Machines can cut the Cricut Window Cling?
Any Cricut machine, including the Cricut Explore series and the Cricut Maker.
What sorts of projects can I make with the Cricut Window Cling?
The Cricut Window Cling is great for holiday window decorations, mirror sayings or phrases, glass block decorations, business window decor, or kid activities. I’ve made a preschool activity and a mirror inspiration with it.
How do I cut the Cricut Window Cling?
Design your project in Cricut Design Space. Place the Cricut Window Cling onto StandardGrip cutting mat. Load the mat into the Cricut machine. Send your image to the machine from Cricut Design Space. Set the cutting dial on the machine to “Custom.” Within Design Space, choose “Window Cling” as the material. This will instruct the machine to do what is known as a Kiss Cut. The machine should cut the design so that the cut does not go through the liner, only the window cling. The liner will stay uncut to allow the user keep the liner for storing the project when not in use.
-The window cling is reusable! Be sure to keep the liner to use your craft again and again.
-The Cricut window cling package instructs users to not make extremely intricate cuts. I have cut basic shapes and words (chunky letters) with no problem, but be advised if you are wanting to cut a small swoosh or image.
-Make sure that the application surface is clean and dry.
-If you do not have the Cricut Basic Tools set, it is a good investment for all Cricut projects, but especially for window cling projects. The tweezers are handy for removing the window cling and applying it to the surface. The Cricut scraper is great for smoothing out larger window cling projects on the surface.
-If you do accidentally cut through the window cling and the liner, do not panic! The window cling project is still usable; it will just be harder to use the liner for storing the project.
Here are a few examples of personal projects that I have made with the Cricut Window Cling. Click on any photo to head to the project.
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Rhonda Louis says
I want to make a window cling for my car. To put in the back glass. But it has to be inside the car. Do I need to mirror this? How can I do this?
Yes, mirror it before cutting. There is a “mirror” button that appears when you go to cut.
can I color or marker or paint on the cling paper? I want 1st graders to decorate their own Easter egg.
You could try, but it is a “slick” sort of surface that would probably not be conducive to markers.
would window cling be good for kitchen canisters or regular vinyl??
I want to use window cling on the inside of a shadow box, do I use mirror image?
Yes, if using on the inside to be viewed from the outside, then mirror the image.
Do I need to use transfer paper I want to make a decal for my car I know I need to mirror it how it has to go in the inside but do I need to use transfer paper ?
Hi, the transfer paper will make it easy to transfer to the inside of your window. So cut it (mirrored) like you would, but use the transfer paper to place it on the window.
To decorate window cling with color, can you layer regular vinyl on the cling?
I don’t think that the window cling would “cling” correctly then. There is colored window cling that you can purchase.
can I print a colored design on the cling vinyl before cutting on the cricuit?
Due to the consistency of the cling vinyl, I do not recommend it. I think it would be apt to “wipe off.”
Can Window cling be substituted for vinyl on mugs?
Hi, no, it cannot. Window Cling is made to be removable and it will not stay on a mug.
Can you use window clings vinyl as a stencil to spray paint a “cut out” design on a tumbler? Or would regular vinyl do better?
Hi, window cling will not adhere well enough to give crisp paint lines. I would not recommend it. Regular vinyl would be better.
I wanted to make a No Soliciting sign for my exterior door. Should I treat this like you would a car decal and mirror it if putting on the inside of the door?
Yes, if placing it on the inside of the door.
Roger Ringuette says
Is it possible to cut circles as low as 5mm diameter?
I have not tried to cut circles this small with the window cling. I would make sure to have a sharp blade and a sticky mat before trying it out.
Sandy B says
We have a window in our shower – can I use window cling on that for privacy ?
You could try it on the outside. I’m not sure how long it would last, especially with the steam from the shower.