Create your very own DIY sheep coasters using basswood and vinyl and your Cricut machine. These cute little coasters are perfect to give as gifts or you may just want to keep them for yourself!
I am really enjoying using my Cricut machine. The things you can do with it are endless! For this project, we’ll be using the Cricut Maker. After making this pencil/phone holder, I decided I wanted to make some coasters. I love me some corally peach and I had this pretty paper and decided it would be perfect to use on my coasters. I might give them as a gift or I may just keep them for myself.
See the video below and the following written tutorial to make your own!
- Cricut Maker® Machine, Mint
- StrongGrip Machine Mat, 12″ x 12″
- StandardGrip Machine Mat, 12″ x 12″
How to make DIY Sheep Coasters
- Step 1: Upload the SVG file into Cricut’s Design Space.
- Upload the SVG file and adjust it to the desired size. You can upoad the file with all the pieces all at once or in pieces. If you upload all at once you will need the 12″ x 24″ StrongGrip Mat. I found that it was easier to break up the pieces and cut a portion at a time. This may sound tedious and take longer but it was actually a lot easier and led to fewer issues wit the blade sticking or jamming. So I’m providing the SVG files broken apart as well as all together.
You can get your free files below
- These are the sizes I used if uploaded piece by piece. In addition, you will find I widened the slots in the body of the sheep to account for the extra thickness caused by gluing construction paper to the chipboard.
Once sized make a duplicate of these two sides.
- Step 2: Choose your material.
- Choose a 1.5mm chipboard as the material you will be using. It is best to do a trial run with cardboard to make sure that the design will cut like you want it too. Chipboard isn’t cheap and you don’t want to ruin it.
- Step 3: Load your knife blade and choose your mat.
- Load your knife blade into your Cricut Maker
- Step 4: Make your mat.
- Arrange in Making Mat screen how you would like the pieces cut on your chipboard. This step is important because it’ll help you use the material more efficiently.
- Step 5: Prepare and load your chipboard.
- Step 6: Cut your design into your chipboard.
- Simply press cut and the Cricut Maker does all the work. It doesn’t get any better than that!
- Step 7: Cut your construction paper
- Step 8: Apply decorative paper to your chipboard DIY sheep coasters
Step 9: Slide the front and back legs into their slots then slide your coasters into place and you’re done!
How cute is this little girl?! I love how she turned out!
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