DIY RAINBOW window decal with Cricut!
Updated: Apr 8
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Hey guys, it's Megan!
I recently made a video showing you 5 EASY crafts you can make with your Cricut Maker.
One of my favorite crafts from the video was this rainbow window cling.
I saw this rainbow window film on TikTok last year, and I love the effect that it gives.
I was hesitant to buy it though, because I didn’t want to cover a whole window.
For this project you’ll need:
* Vinyl (it can be permanent or removable, since the vinyl won’t actually touch the window)
Try to pick an image that doesn‘t have super detailed line art - we want the rainbow film to be able to show through!
To design my project, I imported my image,
then clicked “contour”.
Change the solid shape to a different color. This will make sure that your project has two different "mats". The purple shape will be cut from window film, and the black shape will be cut from vinyl.
I found that the “stencil film” setting worked best for cutting the window film. It cuts through the film, and leaves the backing mostly intact.
I put the window film on my StandardGrip mat, and loaded it into my machine.
Next, I put some white vinyl on the same mat, and cut out the second layer.
I weeded both pieces with my Cricut weeding tool.
I stuck some transfer tape on my vinyl, and carefully lined it up with the window film.
Use the Cricut scraper tool to make sure the vinyl in stuck down, and peel off the transfer tape.
Make sure your window is clean. Remove the plastic, and spray the back of the decal with water. Spray the part of the window you want it to stick to as well.
Place the decal on the window, and squeeze out any extra water with your Cricut scraper.
When the sun shines just right, you’ll have these little rainbows all around your room!
These are so easy to make, and they make great gifts. It would be super easy to send them in the mail. It might look even better with holographic vinyl!