This simple and minimalist, yet elegant Bloom flower pot craft came out exactly the way that I wanted and now I have just the Cricut DIY tutorial for you, plus the list of all the supplies you are going to need.
One thing I love is DIY decor that looks like I hired a professional to do the job. That’s what I get when I use Cricut templates like the bloom pot craft I have to share with you today. If you want to dress up an indoor or outdoor garden with some lovely-looking pots, here is how you can provide some encouragement for some flowering plants to be.
What is Cricut?
Cricut is a brand that creates cutting plotters. Uniquely designed printers specifically made for cutting a variety of materials with great precision. There are over 100 types of materials a Cricut machine can cut. You can also upload your own images for a completely custom and professional DIY personalization project. That’s where my Bloom svg file comes in. You simply measure your pot to tell the machine how big to make the print. Of all the potential materials I could use on my pot I chose vinyl to get the best effect.
Painting Your Bloom Pot
This is an easy craft to do for the outcome. I was very pleased with the way mine turned out. Keep in mind whenever you are painting, that you must be careful not to get paint on your surroundings. Try to paint outdoors whenever possible. Fresh air is also a good counterbalance to the fumes you breathe in the paint. Be sure to use a drop cloth or something that can cover the floor and protect the immediate area from getting any wet paint. If you don’t have a scraper tool like the one mentioned in the materials list below, you can also use an old credit card.
Which Cricut To Use?
For this Cricut DIY Pot Craft, I used a Cricut Explorer Air 2. Pretty much any Cricut machine such as Cricut Joy or Cricut Maker should work as long as it can print the dimensions listed below of 5″ wide by 2″ tall.
Which Vinyl To Use
For this DIY Cricut project, I used the Oracal 651 black vinyl as I find it more durable. You can also choose to purchase the Cricut Premium Vinyl Permanent that should lasts up to 3 years. Of course, You can pick and choose any vinyl colour you would like to apply on the terra cotta flower pot.
Cricut DIY “Bloom” Flower Pot Craft
This easy Cricut DIY project will embellish and personalize your flower pots!
- 1 blank terra cotta pot
- 1 blank terra cotta saucer
- 1 bottle Folkart acrylic matte titanium white paint
- 1 – 12×12 sheet Oracal 651 black sticker vinyl
- 1 – 12×12 sheet transfer tape
- SVG or PNG File (To download the SVG file, you will need Google Drive)
- blue cutting mat
- 1 paint brush
- Paint drop cloth or old newspaper
- Scraper tool
- Cricut Machine Explorer Air 2
- Weeding tool
How To Make The Cricut DIY Flower Pot Project
Place the paint drop cloth down and paint the pot and saucer with the Folkart acrylic matte titanium white paint. Let dry a few hours.
Open up Cricut design space app and upload the bloom svg or png file. If you don’t know how, these are the instructions to download and install Cricut Design Space.
Measure the front of the pot and then set the files settings to those measurements. Mine was 5″ wide by 2″ tall.
Place the Oracal vinyl on the blue cutting mat with the black sticker side up and using design space tell it to cut on the vinyl setting. Cut.
Trim off excess vinyl and then weed the vinyl design with a weeding hook.
How To Apply The Adhesive Vinyl On A Terra Cotta Pot?
Place transfer tape over the top of pot and rub well with the scraper tool or old credit card. Pull back the tape slowly making sure the design sticks. Place onto the pot and use the scraper tool to rub well. Slowly pull back making sure the design sticks.
Now plant a lovely flower into your pot!