How to Make a Christmas String of Lights Using a Cricut or Silhouette

How to Make a Christmas String of Lights Using a Cricut or Silhouette

Make this festive paper Christmas string of lights like this with the Christmas Light Bulb Box SVG.

Christmas Lights String SVG

Things you Need

  • First, you need to own a cutting machine like Cricut, Silhouette or ScanNCut.
  • Purchase & download the Christmas Light Bulb SVG file.
  • You need some cardstock and/or paper for the panels.
  • Twine, cord or string to hold lights

Cardstock Used:

How to Make the Christmas Boxes & String

  • After purchasing the file, download, unzip and upload the SVG files to your cutting software like Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. Help is readily available on our SVG Cutting Help Page.
  • After Unzipping the file, the files you need are located within SVG Files folder under the String Version folder.
  • Upload/Import the SVG Files to your Cricut Design Space, Silhouette Studio Designer Edition or other cutting machine software.

I recommend uploading/importing the complete file version, found under the Complete Files folder. The xmas_bulb_string_complete.svg has perforated/dashed scorelines that cut. If you want to use a score tool or score wheel, you would use the solidlines version. It is just harder to fold. For Silhouette users, I recommend the xmas_bulb_string_complete.svg.

Blog Christmas String SVG Files
  • If you are using Cricut Design Space, make sure you prep the scorelines. If using the perforated scorelines, attach the scorelines. If using the solidline versions, change the lines to score and attach the scorelines. Reference Cricut Help if you are unsure how to do this.
  • Cutout all the pieces for the string. I made 5 different color lights and a 4 foot length of cording.
  • Watch our Christmas Light Bulb Box Assembly tutorial on assembling the box. Make sure you are using the box that has holes and not the box without holes. The video shows how to assemble the box version. They are identical except for the holes in the top of box and sides/top of socket. These are the finished bulbs before stringing.
Blog Paper Christmas String of Lights

The instructions to string the lights starts about 27 minutes into the video. The video only explains how to string one light, but then you can add more to create the string. String as many as you want. Just make sure you have enough string/cord to hold them all!

Have fun!

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5 Spooky Halloween SVG Designs for Treats (or Tricks)

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Where are my Halloween peeps?  We have some DIY Halloween Ideas for you to make with your Cricut, Silhouette or ScanNCut. 

Give your room or porch a spooky glow with the Spider and Skulls Halloween Lantern design.  

Spider and Skulls Halloween Lantern SVG File

This 7″ tall Frankenstein Head Box is one of three Creepy Halloween Head Boxes available. Perfect for decor and to hold Halloween treats!

Frankenstein Head Box SVG File

Make this scary Spider Candy Box to hold a few goodies.

Spider Candy Box SVG File

The Eyeball Treat Box makes a fun table decoration for a Halloween Party.

Eyeball Treat Box SVG File

This Bats Lantern will create a eerie glow to your Halloween festivities.

Bats Lantern SVG File

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Happy Haunting!

There’s always a reason to celebrate!  Cupcake Celebrations Idea

There’s always a reason to celebrate! Cupcake Celebrations Idea

There’s always a reason to celebrate and choosing a fun box to get things started is always a welcome sight!

The cupcake box from Simply Crafty SVGs is always a hit!  And this one is no different.  Jan has used the Cupcake file, and elements from: Milkshake, Vintage Camper, Cupcake Center Panel Card and Cupcake Stand files to complete this one-of-a-kind cupcake for an upcoming celebration.

Mix up some fun patterned papers; cut, ink and assemble the cupcake for your upcoming celebration using the swirl top pieces and panels.  Add the cherry from the Milkshake Box file to top the cupcake box. 

Lift the lid…

There’s always a reason to celebrate – inside the lid of the Cupcake

and there’s a party inside!  The platform in the bottom of the box consists of the panel from the Cupcake stand file.  Jan scored the scalloped edge to fold down.  She cut a slit in the center and placed this piece on a piece of cardstock scored and folded to create a rectangle open-sided box.  Attach the elements directly through the slit of the panel to the rectangle below. Aren’t these fun additions?

There’s always a reason to celebrate – lift out the platform

The candle is from the Cupcake Center Panel Card and the flags for the banner are from the Vintage Camper file.  

Take a peek at the files you have in your stash and it’s likely you’ll have some options for details you may not have considered previously.  It’s always fun to play!

Need a few additional ideas? There’s always a reason to celebrate!

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