Let us brighten up our lives a bit! I thought it would be so much fun to make some cute mini planter pots that have smiley faces on them:) They are just the cutest things I have ever seen!
They make me smile each and every day and they also remind me that life is good and also what you make of it! So lets start making crafts that put a smile on our face and also bring positivity to our life!
You definitely can’t go wrong with these adorable Mini planter pots that make you smile!
I made these Mini Planter Pots that make you smile and people that I know are going nuts over them, so I thought I would write up a tutorial showing you how to create these adorable mini planter pots yourself so you can enjoy and gift them too!
No cutting machine? NO PROBLEM!
I do sell these in my Etsy Shop so head on over there and check them out! If you want a specific one, just send me a email and we can get that worked out!
If you want to make them yourselves I do offer to cut and ship the vinyl to you as well! It’s a WIN WIN for everyone!
So let us jump into this tutorial and start making these ADORABLE Mini Planter Pots that make you smile:)
I am so thrilled to teach you how to make these adorable Smiley Mini Planter Pots! This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission, at no additional cost to you! Read my full disclosure here.
Materials needed for these Mini Planter Pots that make you smile
- Design Space or similar program
- Cutting Machine
- Fine Point Blade
- Cutting Mat
- Vinyl– Black, but you can choose whichever color you like
- Weeding Tool
- Mini Planter Pots
- Transfer Tape
First things First. Let’s get you This AWESOME SVG file, shall we?
Once you confirm your subscription it should automatically open in a new window:)
Just a quick Note- Make sure you remember where you are saving this SVG Cut file to so you can locate it when we upload the SVG into Cricut Design Space.
Uploading the faces into Cricut Design Space
Now we are going to open up cricut design space, start a blank canvas, and go to the upload icon on the left panel of design space. Click on the upload image and locate that file you just saved.
Need a bit of help with the icons in design space? NO problem. Head on over to my AWESOME Ultimate Beginners Guide to Cricut Design Space
Now hit that Browse Icon and locate the file you just saved. Once you locate it go ahead and hit the open icon on that pop up screen. See image below.
Once you hit the open icon, it then takes us to this screen where we can name the file and add tags. Once you are finished let us hit the upload icon in the bottom right hand corner. See image below
Next let’s click on the recently uploaded SVG and go to the bottom right hand button that says insert images and click on that.
We now have our adorable little smiley faces SVG on a new blank canvas in Design Space. WOOHOO and Congrats!
Adjusting the Size of our smiley faces for our mini planter pots
Alright so we now have the 6 smiley faces on our canvas, let us go ahead and ungroup (right side panel) or you can right click and hit ungroup.
We are now going to size these little cuties to the size of our planter pots. Yours may be a different size and that’s ok! Just measure how big you want the faces on your pots to be!
First way to resize
You can select the image and drag it out with the two arrows pointing in the opposite directions (bottom right hand corner).
Second way to resize
The second way is to head on up to the top panel and put the exact size into the size icon.
So now that your smiley faces are the size you want them we are now ready to continue on to the the make it screen. So go ahead and hit the make it icon located at the top of the right side panel. That Aqua button.
Alright so here we are previewing our one mat with the faces. Because we are working with vinyl we do not need to mirror it.
If you wanted to, you could move the faces around to where you want them on your mat. Once you are happy lets hit that continue button in the bottom right corner:)
Machine and Material
We are now on the screen where we select our machine that we are using and the material in which we are working with.
Let’s go ahead and select the machine we are using at the top. I am using my Maker. Once you select your machine then the material screen pops up.
We are now going to the select Vinyl and our cricut machine will prompt us to make sure our fine point blade is loaded and that it’s ready to start cutting.
Getting the cutting mat ready
We are now going to take our vinyl and place it on the green or blue cutting mat. Vinyl goes liner side down, material facing you!
Loading the mat into our cricut machine
Make sure your cricut has the fine point blade and we are ready to load our mat in our machine.
The arrow light will be flashing, so lets press that and it will load the mat.
Once that is done, your cricut button will be waiting to be pressed.
Off your mat goes to be cut by this Awesome machine.
Design Space will then let you know when it is done cutting, when you get that prompt go ahead and unload your cutting mat. Peel off the vinyl.
And we are now ready to cut the off the excess material if we have any and then weed!
Weeding our cute little Smiley faces for our mini planter pots
If you used material bigger than what you cut and have extra, NOW is the time to trim off the extra material.
We are now going to take our weeding tool and get rid of what we do not need. So only the faces will be on the backing.
Transfer Tape Time
Now let’s grab our transfer tape and cut a piece a bit bigger than your face.
Peel the back off- You can always keep the back because transfer tape is good for more than just one use. So if you are using a new piece, save the back because you can use it a few more times! WOOHOO!
Place your transfer tape over the smiley face, then using the scraper or card to make sure it is attached. Some call this burnish.
Now peel it off and your faces are ready to go:)
What if it didn’t stick?
Just lay it back down and take the scraper to it again! It will stick.
Applying the Vinyl Smiley Faces to the Mini Planter Pots
So your face is now on your transfer tape and is waiting on you to line her/ him up where you want, and attach to their new home (the planter pot LOL)! Their job, to make you laugh and smile and are ready!
I always tend to line it up in front first and then make sure it is exactly where I want, and then lay it down on the area.
Take your scraper and scrap or burnish it until it is transferred over to your mini planter pot. Peel the backing away slowly!
If it did not stick- go ahead and lay it back down and scrap it again.
😜TA-DA You just made your very own DIY Mini Planter Pot that make you smile
I hope you found this Tutorial extremely helpful! Now I want to see your designs! Make sure you leave a comment below with a picture of your creation!
I am so super excited to see what your creations look like!
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