When baby number 2 was on his way, I was asked a few times what the theme of his nursery was going to be. My honest answer: “Anything gender neutral from his sister’s nursery!” Apart from the one or two pink touches, the room really stayed almost exactly the same. More than four years later and I still love the cloud vinyl details that we added. They have held up incredibly well and add so much fun to the room. The bunny print featured here is available for free too, just click here.
For any crafter (or avid home organizer!) having a smart cutting machine, such as a Cricut, is a real win! These clouds can be so simply cut from whatever colour of vinyl you choose and just like that you have an entire wall filled with cute decor! While Design Space has a variety of images and projects that you can make straight away, I sometimes prefer to design my own and then upload them as an SVG into Design Space (which is a free tool of Design Space, just by the way). It’s also a really easy way for me to share the designs with you. If you’ve never used an SVG in Cricut Design Space before, just follow the easy steps below. It’s simple, I promise!
How to use an SVG in Cricut Design Space // Plus Free Cloud SVG file
What you need:
Vinyl – white and grey
Free Cloud SVG File
Cricut Smart Cutting Machine
Transfer tape (optional, but recommended)
What to do:
Download the file from the list above and unzip it. In Design Space, click “Upload”.
Next, click “Upload Image”, “Browse” and then select the unzipped file from wherever you saved it. It should look like the picture below.
Add some tags in the block on the right. This makes it easier to search through your uploaded images at a later stage and click “Upload”.
Select your uploaded image click “Insert Images”. This will place it on your canvas.
If it is really small on your canvas, simply click on it and drag it bigger using the arrows on the bottom right of the image.
Right click on the image and select “Ungroup”. You can now resize them individually. When you’re ready click “Make It” and follow the cutting instructions.
Remember that you can use the inside of the “outline clouds” too. I.e. Each of those cuts will produce two clouds that can be stuck on the wall. First remove the inside cloud (the part you would normally weed out) and then place transfer tape over the “outline cloud”. The transfer tape will help it to keep it’s shape nicely and prevent bubbles. The solid clouds don’t need it.
Note: It is best to wait two weeks after painting a wall to add new vinyl. If you stick the vinyl up too soon it may not last as long on the wall as the paint is not yet fully dry.
If you use my cloud SVG file, I’d love to see a picture of how it turns out! It’s always great to see how it looks in different spaces. Tag me on Instagram @puresweetjoy, or send me an email. Have fun!