These DIY Valentines Gnome Cutouts are a great way to display a little Valentines love in any room. They’re perfect for home or even the classroom. I plan on giving these guys to my sons teacher so all the kiddos can enjoy them. Making the Valentines Gnome Cutouts is also super easy and in the video I’ll share with you an easy hack for getting them put together quickly.
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Here’s what you’ll need:
- The layered SVG file from my website
- Cardstock in the colors of your choice. (This design uses 4 different colors)
- Glue sticks
- Cutting machine (Such as a Cricut)
- Cardboard easel backs
- Transfer Tape
Getting the file
First you’ll want to get the Valentines Gnome Cutout file from my website. Click here for the link. The file will automatically download once purchased so there’s no need to go back in and click a download button. If you aren’t sure where your file went you can search “Valentines Gnomes Zip” in your computers search bar and it will show you where the file is.
Once you have the file downloaded you will need to unzip it to upload it to Design Space. To do this you simply double click into the zip folder and then drag out the files. There are 2 files in the folder. One file is layered and the other is not. For this project you want the layered file. The other one is great for vinyl projects like T shirts or decals.
Saving the file in Design Space
Now that you have the file unzipped just open a blank project in Cricut Design Space and click “Upload”. Find where you saved the layered file and pull it into Design Space. Click the file and then click “Insert Images”. Now the file is ready to use. Simply ungroup the gnomes and size them out however you’d like. For my gnomes I did 10” for the side gnomes and 8” for the middle gnome. Click “Make It” and arrange your gnomes on your mat. Check out the video below for some easy ways to arrange your mats to save on materials.
Cutting and assembling your gnomes
Send all of the pieces through your Cricut to cut them out. I recommend cutting all the hearts last because I have an awesome hack on how to get them all off the mat and onto your Valentines Gnome Cutouts in one piece. Check out the video above to see how it’s done…oh, and here’s the link for the transfer tape.
Assemble your Gnomes starting with the feet, then the beard and then the hat. Put on the hart and hands last. To put them together just add glue to the back of each piece and lay it in place on the background. Once they are all assembled you can add the cardboard easel to prop them up or simply hang them as is wherever you’d like.
That’s all for this tutorial. I can’t wait to see all your variations on the DIY Valentines Gnome Cutouts!