If I could recommend one product you need this coming holiday season, it’s Cricut Window Cling. I’ve been playing around with this product this week, and I’m loving the seasonal and holiday decals I can make.
It’s so easy to use and can be used for so many different projects.
In this post I’m going to tell you all about Cricut Window Cling. I’ll tell you what it is, how to cut it with your Cricut, where you can buy it, and I’ll give you some ideas for what you can make with it.
Window Decals With Cricut Window Cling
Cricut Black Window Cling – Nativity Scene
Cricut White Frosted Window Cling – Snowflakes & Christmas Trees
Check out my Cricut tutorial where I share how to make these window cling projects step-by-step!
What Is Cricut Window Cling?
Cricut Window Cling vinyl is used to create static decals. Window Cling is best when applied to glass. It does not have an adhesive backing like Cricut adhesive vinyl, and it cannot be heat applied, like Cricut Iron-On.
It attaches to the window on its own with static energy. Keep the following in mind:
- Indoor use only – including the inside of car windows
- Reusable – can easily be re-positioned again and again
- Very easy to remove – does not leave any residue behind
Other things that it can be applied to include fridges, whiteboards, and other non-porous surfaces.
Cricut Window Cling Colors
Window Cling is available in 7 different colors:
How To Cut Cricut Window Cling
I’ll share how to cut it with Cricut’s best cutting machines, the Explore Air 2 & the Maker. You will need to use the Cricut premium fine point blade for this product.
Once you have chosen your designs and/or text:
Cricut Explore Air 2
- Place Cricut Window Cling onto the green standard grip cutting mat (backing paper side down, shiny side up)
- Set dial on Cricut Explore machine to ‘custom’
- In Design Space, click ‘browse all materials’, search for ‘window cling’ and select it.
- Mirror your mats if you would like your design or text to be reversed (more about this below)
- You’re ready to load your mat and press CUT
- Lay Cricut Window Cling onto the standard green cutting mat
- In Design Space, select ‘browse all materials’ and choose Window Cling
- Mirror mats if you would like the design cut in reverse
- Load mat and it’s time to press CUT
Once cut, you can weed the excess window cling away from the backing paper and you are left with your decals. Keep the backing paper to store your decals when they are not in use.
It is extremely easy to weed Cricut Window Cling, and it barely requires any effort at all.
Some projects will require you to reverse your mats so that your designs are cut in reverse, while other projects will not.
Reversing means that the design is cut backwards. For example, if you are making a decal that says ‘Merry Christmas’, you will need to decide if you want it to be read from the inside of your home, or the outside. Most commonly, people want it to be read from the outside.
Because Window Cling can only be applied to glass indoors, you will need to reverse your mats for the ‘Merry Christmas’ to be read from the outside.
If you were creating decals for mirrors, you would not have to reverse your mats. You can only look at a mirror from one side! Also, if you are only cutting designs that have no text, it probably doesn’t matter if you reverse it or not.
Where To Buy Cricut Window Cling
Cricut Window Cling Ideas
Check out my Cricut Window Cling Christmas Decals at the beginning of this post. I made a Christmas nativity scene and a ‘Merry Christmas’ with snowflakes and Christmas trees.
Here are some other Window Cling ideas:
- Seasonal and holiday home decor
- Privacy for windows and doors – with Cricut Frosted Window Cling
- Shop front decorations – seasonal, sales, promotions
- Car window decals – a silhouette of your home state or country, or a ‘just married’ on the back window of a wedding car
- Inspirational quotes on glass picture frames, windows or mirrors
- Pre-school activities – shapes, animal silhouettes, numbers, letters
- Decals for glass containers or vases
- Celebrations – decorate windows for birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries
- Games – tic-tac-toe
Let us know what you’d like to use Cricut Window Cling for in the comments section. And, if you’d like more Christmas crafting inspiration, check out this My First Christmas baby onesie we made using glitter heat transfer vinyl!
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