Are you planning a birthday party soon? We are celebrating my youngest son’s birthday with a Burger Bash soon, so of course I rely heavily on my Cricut Maker for custom party decor! I’m excited to share how to make cardboard stand-up party decor for virtually any party theme, so let’s get started!
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How to Make Cardboard Stand-Up Party Decor with Cricut Maker
I’ve been a long time Cricut crafter and have had several Cricut Machines over the years dating all the way back to the Cricut Expression. With every new machine, I am always amazed by the possibilities. The Cricut Maker is by far my favorite because it combines my love for crafting and sewing like no other machine on the market. So, of course it’s no surprise that it’s my go to crafting machine for birthday prep!
My son LOVES cheeseburgers, I mean really loves them. So we are having a small family Burger Bash in honor of his 9th bday. Honestly, I thought he’d pick a theme like superheroes or a character from his favorite video game. But when he said he wanted a cheeseburger party, I jumped at the chance! Especially since there will be a day when he will say he’s too old for parties. 🙁 So I started my search for Burger themed party decor and much to my amazement, I found nothing! Nada! Zilch! I found a few BBQ items, but that’s not what we wanted so I searched the Cricut Access library and found just what I needed to create custom party decor. Since we weren’t going all out like past years (Harry Potter Party, Army Party, Cowboy Party to name a few), we only needed a few items for the burger bar. Although this project is pretty simple, let me warn you that it does take patience. But worth every minute! So, let’s get right into it!
What you will need:
Strong Grip Cutting Mat
Cricut Permanent Vinyl
Hot Glue Gun
Load the Cheeseburger Design in Cricut Design Space and select Chipboard as your material. Change your blade to the Scoring Wheel for the first step of the design.
Secure the Chipboard to the Strong Grip Mat with masking tape and move the white wheels on the Maker all the way over to the right hand side.
Send the Cheeseburger Standup design I created to your Maker. Once the scoring is complete, follow the prompts and switch to the Knife Blade. This is the part that takes a bit of time. The blade will cut the design 20 times and will take about 45 minutes to complete.
Remove the cut pieces and change the settings in Cricut Design Space to Vinyl. Switch the blade to your Fine Point Blade and proceed by cutting the remaining pieces in the coordinating vinyl. Be sure to use the light grip or standard grip cutting mat for the vinyl. Weed with the weeding tool and apply to transfer tape.
Starting with the Brown vinyl, apply the cut vinyl on to the chipboard. This step takes a bit of patience because you want to be sure to line up the design as perfect as possible.
Next, add the Red vinyl pieces followed by the Green and ending with the Yellow. Be sure rub out any bubbles with the scraper tool.
Isn’t it cute? It reminds me of the cheeseburgers Shaggy and Scooby would make on Scooby-Doo! 🙂
Next, fold the stand at the scoring line and apply hot glue.
Next, attach the stand to the back of the cheeseburger.
What do you think? I love how these came out.
I also made a Cardboard Stand-Up Soda.
And some Happy Birthday Cardboard Stand-Up French Fries!
I hope you give these projects a try for your next Birthday Party with Cricut! These are perfect for a summer BBQ too!
This is just the tip of the iceberg of the DIY Birthday Party decor, so be sure to come back later for the rest of the Burger Bash details!
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