I’ve been having so much fun decking my halls this season! In the fall, I added rainbow pumpkins to the stairs and it was so cute! So I wanted to do something for Christmas too! I thought I’d be fun to do some Christmas stair decor with song lyrics in vinyl. Ready for a tutorial?!
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how to make Christmas stair decor with song lyrics
For this project, I wasn’t sure which song lyrics to do. I wanted a classic Christmas song, but there’s so many good choices! One of my Instagram followers suggested to change the words from “White Christmas” to rainbow Christmas and I thought that was a great idea!
- Free Pattern in Cricut Design Space
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- White Removeable Bulk Vinyl 180″
- Standard Grip Machine Mat
- Weeding Tool
Start by opening the free pattern in Cricut Design space. For the “rainbow” word, I used the free font Gota. For the cursive hand written looking font, I used Antelope (again, it’s a free font). Did you know that if you have your own font downloaded on your computer it’ll work in Cricut design space too?! Here’s a tutorial, but it’s super easy to do.
To make the words big enough to look amazing on a stair riser, I’d suggest using bulk vinyl and cutting it to fit a 24″ wide mat. Cut out the vinyl words on the Cricut. Note, I decided to use white vinyl so that it’d show up on all the stairs. I was going to do gold, but worried about the yellow steps. The lightest step doesn’t show the white super well either though- oops.
Once the vinyl is cut (this took 5 of the 24″ pieces of vinyl), weed out the letters. Then, place them on the stairs. Putting up the vinyl was a slow process. It worked best to make a line with a level and a pencil so that I could line everything up. I tried using transfer paper too, which worked nicely. I still needed to draw a level line though.
Note, I started my words with the start of the song at the bottom and each step up having the next lyric. I thought that made the most sense because it’d be read as you walk up the stairs. It looks a little confusing in the pictures though.
after- christmas stair decor reveal!
While I share the after photos, I thought I’d also profess my love to my Cricut. These are the five top reasons why I love my Cricut Explore Air 2.
The first reason I love my Cricut is because it makes creating so many new things possible. After I got my Cricut and realized how much I could do with it, it’s like a whole new world of crafting was made possible. I’m a maker, so this was and is really exciting to me!
The second reason I love my Cricut is that it’s so versatile! It can cut fabric, vinyl, leather, yardstick and so much more! I’ve made an iron on for a sweat shirt, vinyl decals for a window, cut out paper holly leaves to make a garland, and I haven’t even scratched the surface! I know that it’s possible to use the Cricut to write items with a pen- there’s just so many options!
I also love the Cricut because you can use it with so many skill levels. Personally, I am a beginner and can easily make a ton of projects. And then I see what intricate things can be made and I’m just blown away! It’s also exciting because I know that I can learn and grow and get better at using my machine.
I love my Cricut because it saves me time. I don’t have to take out scissors and cut out a bunch of items, I can program my Cricut and it makes precise cuts while I do other things. Because it cuts faster and better than I can, I make more because of it.
Last, I love my Cricut because the technology is so cool! I connect I connect to my machine on my phone or laptop wirelessly. Cricut Design Space is a free software that has a ton of free patterns. They recently came out with infusible ink and seem to always having new innovations. The first time I plugged in my machine and watched it cut what I programmed, it felt like magic!
So three you have it, my Christmas stairs! They are SO fun! They feel really festive and it’s fun to sing the song to myself as I walk up the stairs. Lol!
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