{Wedding Crafting with Cricut} Vinyl Name/Monogram Sign

The Wedding Crafting with Cricut series is already off to a great start, and the first post in the series about cut-out number save the dates received some great reviews. That being said, it’s time to share project no. 2: the vinyl name/monogram sign!

I actually created this one for my mom and her new husband, who married last month. Not only does it work as great reception decor; it also will look lovely in your home for years to come. Don’t you just love wedding decor that you can re-use?

To create this project, you’ll need:

To create this project:

  1. Use Cricut Craft Room to create and lay out your design. Be sure to use multiple mat layers (as shown below) to account for different vinyl colors or the size of your Cricut mat. If your mat is only 12×12, you’ll likely need to design the art on the larger mat, then move pieces around on your different mat layers when it’s actually time to cut each layer. Can’t figure out how to split the letter? Click here to download my Craft Room file.

  1. Load up your mat with your vinyl color of choice and cut each layer. For me, the settings that worked best were blade depth – 3, speed – 3, pressure – 2. (This will give you a “kiss cut” and not cut through the backing of the vinyl.)
  2. When everything’s cut, peel off the excess vinyl from your mat(s), leaving only the design. You may need to place the design in stages as opposed to doing it all at once. I placed each of my layers separately.
  3. Apply the vinyl transfer tape to your art to grab it off the mat.

Image from Cricut.com

  1. Peel off the backing, leaving just the design on the transfer tape. Place your vinyl design on your first piece of glass (make sure to clean the glass first), smoothing out any bubbles.
  2. When the whole design is in place, add your second piece of glass over top of the finished design. The vinyl will now be safe and sound in the middle of the two panes. This is not 100% necessary. However, I liked the look better this way.
  3. Pop the glass into your frame, and ta da! You now have a beautiful piece of reception and home decor!

Posts in the Wedding Crafting with Cricut series include:

  1. Cut-out Number Save the Dates & Custom Envelopes
  2. Vinyl Name/Monogram Sign
  3. Paper Flowers
  4. Pinwheels
  5. Fifth post TBD

Disclosure: Provo Craft provided products free of charge in exchange for this series.

About Nicole Denton

With a love of planning just about anything — from her own wedding, to bridal and baby showers, to dinner parties, and more – Nicole is the Plunge Project’s founder and former editor-in-chief. A New Jersey native, Nicole has called Chandler, Arizona home since 2013, where she currently lives with her husband Michael; two pit bulls, Shelby and Link; and cat, Kity Perry. A University of Tennessee graduate, Nicole has a bachelors in communications and a career at a rapidly-growing digital marketing firm.

31 Comments on {Wedding Crafting with Cricut} Vinyl Name/Monogram Sign

  1. Beth W.
    January 4, 2012 at 7:35 pm (3 years ago)

    You can use a “float frame” for this type of project too. It is one frame with two pieces of clear glass already in it. I have used these for other Cricut projects. I bought mine at Michael’s crafts store.

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    • Nicole
      January 5, 2012 at 9:07 am (3 years ago)

      Oh! I didn’t know those even existed…thanks so much for sharing :)

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  2. denise
    January 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm (3 years ago)

    i had a question. how big did you cut your pieces? i am wanting to do a project like this and i am not sure how big to cut them.

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    • Nicole
      January 28, 2012 at 9:23 am (3 years ago)

      My frame was 12×16, so I used a 12×24 mat and just laid out the entire thing within a 12×16 space so I knew it would fit. I believe the large “B” with the lines through the middle is about 11×11, and the last name is 11×2. I hope that helps!

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      • michelle
        December 11, 2013 at 7:58 am (1 year ago)

        Can you please email me. I’m needing help with the layering. Please help.

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  3. Val
    March 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I made this for my upcoming wedding and all my girlfriends who’ve seen it wanted to know where I ordered it from! I used a 11×14 cream antique looking from with the K in Navy Blue and our names in cream (wedding colors). I didn’t use CCR, I used my gypsy instead. Even my fiance loves it, he asked where in the living room we’re going to hang it!

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    • Nicole
      March 7, 2012 at 11:07 am (3 years ago)

      Awesome! Such a fun project :)

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  4. Anita
    April 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I love it!!!! :) I want to make one really bad for my daughter that is getting married next month, BUT…how do you DO it? I have an expression and a gypsy and I’m new to cricut craft room. Could you do a tutorial on it? :) How do you make the break in the letter for the names, and the bottom name too? I love it and want to make but I can’t figure it out! Sorry hope you can help!!! Thanks! :)
    Anita

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    • Nicole
      April 22, 2012 at 11:03 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Anita! I actually broke the big letter with a combination of rectangles. It was kind of trial and error to get them to weld correctly, but if you see image 1 in the tutorial above, that should help you. You just need the line rectangles around where the names will go to weld to the big letter, and the other rectangle to work as a cut-out. I know that may seem confusing, but it was a lot of trial and error for me…just keep welding and unwelding until Craft Room gives you what you’re looking for :)

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      • Venus
        January 22, 2013 at 11:18 pm (2 years ago)

        Hi,Nicole. This is an awesome project. One question–where did you get the rectangles to weld to the letter? I feel kind of dumb for asking, but I really need your help. Thanks.

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  5. Stacey Parrott
    August 11, 2012 at 6:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi! I was wanting to purchase a Cricut, but wanted to know which one you suggested buying. Thank you!

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    • Nicole
      August 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm (2 years ago)

      I have the Expression 2 and love it :)

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  6. Lindsey
    November 27, 2012 at 8:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi…I love this idea but am having difficulties with the Cricut Craft room…I have tried multple ways of spliting the letter and nothing seems to be working…Do you have any sugections?

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    • Nicole
      January 24, 2013 at 9:10 am (2 years ago)

      Email me at nicole(at)theplungeproject.com & I’ll send you my Craft Room file :)

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  7. Erika
    December 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm (2 years ago)

    Are you on Etsy? Do you make/sale these? I’m SO horrible at arts/crafts, but I came across this on Pinterest and love — since it matches the theme in one of my rooms in my home. Would love to purchase it so = )

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    • Nicole
      January 24, 2013 at 9:10 am (2 years ago)

      I unfortunately don’t :( Sorry!

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  8. Venus
    January 24, 2013 at 3:41 am (2 years ago)

    Please, please, please (James Brown begging) include a step-by-step tutorial on how to split the letters on CCR. I have tried for the past three nights to figure out to set up my letters to be split. Thanks in advance!

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    • Nicole
      January 24, 2013 at 9:11 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Venus! Email me at nicole(at)theplungeproject.com & I’ll send you my Craft Room file :)

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  9. Sheila
    February 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Would you be able to send me your craft room file too, please?

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  10. Susan
    February 9, 2013 at 9:26 am (2 years ago)

    Love this a LOT, but like the others, cannot figure out how you split that letter. Please share! :)

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  11. Michelle
    March 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Does anybody know where I can buy cricut monogram sign? The swirly one? Any help is greatly appreciated!

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  12. susan
    March 25, 2013 at 11:58 pm (2 years ago)

    How did you split the B,it wont let me open your link.

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  13. Tina
    March 29, 2013 at 6:53 pm (2 years ago)

    I can’t open the link either….. Please help!

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  14. Karen
    April 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm (2 years ago)

    I just made one of these. It looks fantastic.

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    • Nicole
      April 28, 2013 at 4:28 am (2 years ago)

      Woohoo! Great to hear :)

      Reply
  15. Sandra
    April 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm (2 years ago)

    I have tried to open the link to the CCR file and it gives me an error. Is there any way you can email it to me? I would love to make this as a wedding gift but can’t figure it out. Thanks a bunch!

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  16. Shana
    June 12, 2013 at 9:51 pm (2 years ago)

    I absolutely love this project, but I can’t open it in the ccr, after I download it and extract, what do I do next?

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  17. Emily
    September 26, 2014 at 11:33 am (3 months ago)

    Was the project done with an Expression 2?

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  18. Sandra
    September 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm (3 months ago)

    When you “pop” the glass into the frame, how did you secure the glass into the frame without breaking the glass?

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