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Must-Makes in 2019: Wood Projects

January 31st, 2019 • Contributor: Team Cricut

One of our resolutions for 2019 is to make more – and enjoy the process.  We’re bringing you the inspiration behind all the trends for the upcoming year.  Favorite the projects you like, and let’s get our making journey off to a grand start!

WOOD: Bringing in that natural element.

Whether you are cutting the wood from scratch with your Cricut Maker or applying vinyl (or even better, iron-on) to your project, it’s sure to be a hit!

Try this collection of reclaimed wood wall hangings found here, here, and here in Design Space:

2019 trends, craft trends, wood projects, DIY wood crafts

You can make these beautiful basswood coasters.  Don’t forget to seal the coasters so that the wood doesn’t warp or stain with any liquid.

2019 trends, craft trends, wood projects, DIY wood crafts

For those of you who are adventurous travelers (or are just obsessed with globes like we are!), this globe wall art makes a perfect statement piece.

2019 trends, craft trends, wood projects, DIY wood crafts

Not to fret if working with wood from scratch scares you.  You can still bring wood elements into many other projects.  Whether it’s vinyl applied to signs like this:

2019 trends, craft trends, wood projects, DIY wood crafts

using the inverse of the vinyl to paint onto your sign like this:

2019 trends, craft trends, wood projects, DIY wood crafts

or upcycling furniture like this chair and this side table to bring a touch of newness into your home:

2019 trends, craft trends, wood projects, DIY wood crafts
2019 trends, craft trends, wood projects, DIY wood crafts

Wood can put that special touch into gifts that you might be giving others too!  Maybe it’s a baby present with custom wooden blocks to match the nursery:

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or custom jewelry to celebrate someone you love:

2019 trends, craft trends, wood projects, DIY wood crafts

You can also work wood into cards:

2019 trends, craft trends, wood projects, DIY wood crafts

Bringing wood into mixed media projects can add a great element of texture to your project too.

2019 trends, craft trends, wood projects, DIY wood crafts

Mountain Cloche Scene by the Cricut Design Team

Top tips when working with wood:

  1. Make sure to use a sealer on your projects so the wood doesn’t procure any damage in an unexpected way.
  2. If you’re applying vinyl or iron-on, make sure that you sand the wood to a flat surface.  Since wood is a natural product, it isn’t always flat. You might need to sad the surface down so all areas of the vinyl/iron-on stick.
  3. When combining wood to your paper projects, consider a stamping effect for your paper to bring in a rustic feel.
  4. When you’re selecting a stain color, make sure to add it as a color of the project or match ones that are already existing in the room.  Don’t be afraid to mix yourself a custom stain for your wood!
  5. Before applying wood glue, wet the wood with a damp cloth.  Once you apply the wood glue, clamp it down for 24-hours to make sure it sets.
  6. If you’re using pallet wood, clean off the wood with a wire brush.

Other posts that can help you work wood into your projects:

  1. Learn how to make a wood frame from scratch.
  2. Tips on using Knife Blade with Cricut Maker.
  3. Using faux wood with your Cricut machine.

Happy Crafting!

Team Cricut

2019 trends, craft trends, wood projects, DIY wood crafts

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