DIY: gold vinyl christmas wall decal + Cricut machine giveaway

Gold Vinyl Holiday Deer Head Wall Decal

Well it’s been a few months and the love for my Cricut Explore machine has not faded at all. In fact it’s even bigger with the holiday craft season upon us. So many ideas!! I can’t believe that this is already the last round of the Cricut Design Space Star challenge. If you remember so far I created a cake topper and a holiday card and today I’m sharing this simple but adorable holiday wall decal with you. Keep reading to see more of this piece of holiday art I created plus a chance to win a Cricut Explore of your very own! How great of a Christmas present would that be?!

You may recognize this deer head that made an appearance on the inside cover of Merry magazine. It was a sale score at HomeSense and I love it so much that I wanted to make it even more of a feature in my space.I got the felt pom pom balls from Etsy and made a little garland to lighten it up. I used adhesive vinyl on my Cricut for the first time to make this fun self-serve mimosa bar last week and I’m kinda hooked.

Gold Vinyl Holiday Deer Head Wall Decal

I decided to add a simple holiday message and leaf garland design to make it special. I designed the artwork using Adobe Illustrator then imported it into Design Space to cut out. The adhesive vinyl takes a tiny bit of getting used to but overall it’s pretty easy to work with. And it’s removable so if you need to play around with it, it’s forgivable and doesn’t ruin your walls in any way.

Gold Vinyl Holiday Deer Head Wall Decal

Gold Vinyl Holiday Deer Head Wall Decal

Are you dying to get your hands on a Cricut Explore? Well Christmas may come early because my Design Space Star Challenge Lucky Team 13 crew and I are giving away a machine to one lucky winner. See below on how you enter and also stop by my teammates’ blogs to see what kind of holiday treats they crafted up this round.


Here’s my awesome Lucky #13 crew. It includes Monica of East Coast Creative, MJ of Pars Caeli, Sarah and Jessica of Pretty Providence, Erin & Tricia of Suburban Bitches, Sadie Jane of Simply Sadie Jane, Crystal of Sew Creative Blog, Katie of That Girl Katie, Celina of Petit A Petit and Family, and Andrea of Andrea‚Äôs Notebook.

Now, the giveaway part! See below on how to enter. Good luck!

Cricut Explore Giveaway

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24 Comments on DIY: gold vinyl christmas wall decal + Cricut machine giveaway

  1. Casey @waffling
    November 20, 2014 at 7:14 am (2 years ago)

    Id love to win one of these! you make it look so fun!

  2. Shanondoah
    November 20, 2014 at 10:53 am (2 years ago)

    I think I’d make some cute tumblers!

  3. gemma@thesweetestdigs
    November 20, 2014 at 11:50 am (2 years ago)

    THIS WOULD BE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would make a pennant for my daughter’s room as my first project, I think!

  4. Jessica
    November 20, 2014 at 12:50 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this idea for easily removable holiday decorations! I’d make some designs for my office wall first I think, but the options are endless!

  5. Mika
    November 20, 2014 at 5:05 pm (2 years ago)

    I LOVE this! I want to make this project too! I’ve been dreaming of a Cricut for a couple years now, and could do so much for this! Love, love, love!!!

  6. Meagan
    November 20, 2014 at 5:40 pm (2 years ago)

    This would really test my crafting skills which as of late, have been rusty! Would love to make some sweet decals…. Maybe even a cake topper for a party!

  7. Cyndi
    November 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm (2 years ago)

    I love everything about this! I would keep that fauxidermy and pompom garland up all year. As for what I’d make….i’d make state-themed art, and adorable cup-cake toppers, banners, cute 3-D cards and on and on.

  8. Jayne
    November 20, 2014 at 9:41 pm (2 years ago)

    There’s so many beautiful Christmas decorating projects I would love to make. You make it look so easy with the explore! I would start with beautiful white doves to decorate the tree

  9. Jordana @WhiteCabana
    November 20, 2014 at 10:42 pm (2 years ago)

    p.s. Love the creativity that went into the wall decor!

  10. Andrea
    November 21, 2014 at 1:23 am (2 years ago)

    This is awesome! I love it!

  11. Diana
    November 21, 2014 at 2:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Your deer is so cool, I really need one like him!! Love how you styled him and what you did on the Cricut…good luck!

  12. Meli
    November 21, 2014 at 2:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Meeee likeyyyy!
    i’d love to test this machine and do some hand printed baby clothes!!

  13. Sarah
    November 21, 2014 at 9:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Melissa,
    I really dig the vine, it looks great! I’ve been sketching a lot of them myself. So simple and beautiful! Great job!!

  14. Stephanie
    November 22, 2014 at 12:25 am (2 years ago)

    Love, love, love the gold adhesive vinyl! Especially since it won’t ruin walls. Also, incorporating your deer head adds some fun dimension! Genius!

  15. Ashley
    November 22, 2014 at 7:22 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks so perfectly festive. And I’m STILL obsessing over that holiday card you made!

    • TheSweetEscape
      November 25, 2014 at 10:39 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Ashley! The card was super easy! Hopefully you win the Cricut and can try for yourself.

  16. Tammi Dorn
    November 24, 2014 at 6:43 pm (1 year ago)

    I love your idea of decorating the wall around a 3D object!

  17. Melanie Caldwell
    November 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm (1 year ago)

    Loving the neat idea’s on wall decor.

  18. Laura Rigby
    November 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm (1 year ago)

    I would make some shirts for my kids!

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  20. Bailey Dexter
    December 4, 2014 at 11:59 am (1 year ago)

    I would love to make the same Rudolph’s for each of my grand kids! This would be the very first one I would make for the holidays!

  21. Carla S
    December 4, 2014 at 8:11 pm (1 year ago)

    I would make glitter tulip vinyl transfers for a shirt.


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