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I’ve been doing little things here and there to make my vegetable garden my own. Right now, I have some plants growing in the ground, some in my greenhouse and some I’ve recently planted in an adorable raised garden bed. I scoured the web looking for the perfect raised bed for my deck and when I saw this one I had to have it. I specifically looked for one that was outdoor friendly and waist height so I could tend to my garden standing upright.
Having a garden that is waist high was the perfect solution if you don’t wan’t to garden on your knees. While the cart was adorable right out the box, I felt like it was missing my personal touch. That’s when I decided to create this custom DIY Farmer’s Market vinyl in Cricut Design Space by images and fonts from Cricut Access. The Cricut Explore Air 2 is able to cut over 100 materials including vinyl, paper, cardstock, cork, fabric and more! My first thought was to make some birch wood or cork plant labels, but I wanted to start by personalizing the outside of the planter first.
- Raised Garden Cart
- Premium Vinyl™ White – Removable
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- LightGrip Machine Mat, 12″ x 12″
- Weeding Tool Set
- Scraper and Spatula Set
- Transfer Tape
- Cricut Design Space
- Cricut Access
Step 1– Design the vinyl decal in Cricut Design Space using the images and text available in Cricut Access.
If this is your first time working on a project let me assure you the Cricut Explore Air 2 is easy to set up and start using. Once it’s set up you’ll need to download Cricut Design Space on your desktop or mobile device to use free SVG files or to create your own designs. The design software is so easy to use and create amazing projects. Immediately after creating and cutting my designs, I am able to have a complete project in minutes.
FREE Farmer’s Market SVG
This is probably my favorite part. Watching the Cricut Explore Air 2 bring my design to life is mesmerizing. With the variety of materials it can cut, as well as it’s ability to draw and score I’ve already saved $$$ on personalized creations. I use mine to create everything from Christmas cards, to home decor and personalized labels. You do not have to be super crafty to use this machine and once you start making, you’ll see it’s well worth the investment.
Step 3– Remove the vinyl from the LightGrip mat and trim off excess vinyl from each decal before weeding with your tools.
Step 4– After weeding the decal, press it onto transfer tape. Wipe the surface with a cotton ball swabbed with alcohol and let it dry before applying the decal.
Step 5– Press the transfer tape with the decal onto the surface. Using the scraper, press each piece of vinyl firmly onto the surface for the best adhesion. Peel away the transfer tape to reveal the finished project.
I love the simplicity of the DIY Farmers Market sign. The white vinyl looks gorgeous against the grey metal planter. Here are a few more photos of the finished project and the link for the file is just below.
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