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)

5 Spooky Halloween SVG Designs for Treats (or Tricks)

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!

Celebrate Father’s Day!

Celebrate Father’s Day!

Celebrate Father’s Day with Simply Crafty SVGs

It’s not hard to find the perfect gifting solutions for Father’s Day (or any day, for that matter) with files from Simply Crafty SVGs.  Jan has selected 3 files and added some additional details to make each one a little unique.  The Tool Caddy, Tie Gift Box and the Dad Easel Card all work well with each other when you use a fun digital paper collection such as, Gentlemen Folk, from NitWit Collections.  Let’s take a little closer look at how you can add that special touch. 

Tool Caddy

Tool Caddy – add a coupon book using some print and cut images and add your coupon details on the back. Fill the caddy with a favorite treat and add a fun word strip to the front details of the caddy. 

Tie Gift Box

The Tie Gift Box is the perfect size for a tie or some dress socks.  Add a belly band, word strip AND a tie clip to finish it off. 

Dad Easel Card

And the Dad Easel card is a fun and easy to cut file.  Jan added an extra layer of lettering with no changes to sizes, just off-setting them slightly for that layered look.  Add another word strip from the graphic file and you’ve got the perfect card for that someone special on Father’s Day. 

For these ideas and more, click here.

Additional Father’s Day Ideas

We’d love to see your makes using our files – so be sure to share on the Simply Crafty SVGs Creator’s page on FB. 

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It’s a Spring Tea Party

It’s a Spring Tea Party

If you haven’t made this teapot, the Round Teapot is the perfect centerpiece of a fun tablescape to host a Spring themed tea party or Mother’s Day tea.  Jan is sharing her version with us today. Then, be sure to add a couple of cute cups made using the Lots of Hearts Treat Cup

The cup handles are from the round teapot file and are sized down to fit the cup.  Be sure to add some saucers and several trays filled with goodies. You’re now ready to spend a lovely afternoon or evening with Mom and a few friends

Spring Tea Party – Round Teapot

The printed panels of the teapot and the cups are made using glossy photo paper. Jan wanted the teapot and cups to have a porcelain look. The top of the lid was also made using the photo paper. Add a bit of gold leaf or using a liner paint brush and paint a little gold on the panels for some additional highlights and trim. For more details, check out Jan’s blog.


…And since the teapot is a box, you can add some special goodies as a going home gift for your special guest. 

Tea Party Treats?

The large and small trays are from the Serving Trays file.  Jan found a printable miniature dollhouse wallpaper to use for the panels. The trays are a perfect addition to your first Spring Tea Party. Don’t forget your favorite teas or drink mix packets. 

Spring Tea Party, – Small Serving Tray
Spring Tea Party – Large Serving Tray

The larger tray can be filled with a few mini cupcakes, cake balls, bitesize cookies or other treats in your favorite Spring flavor.

Looking for some additional ideas?

If you create a table scape or gift using one of the files for a fun Spring Tea Party, be sure to share with us on the Simply Crafty SVGs Creator Group (here). 

Decorate the Easter Egg Box inside and out

Decorate the Easter Egg Box inside and out

Easter Egg Box with fun inserts

Create a whole different twist to the Easter Egg Box by adding a few fun details to the outside and inside of the Easter Egg Box file.  It’s always fun to change things up a bit. 

To recreate this project, you’ll also need the bunny, grass and eggs from the Bunny in a Basket Card; and the chick from the Easter Chick Treat Box for the inserts. 

Once cut, the Easter Egg box is a very quick to assemble.  The box panels are cut from the same color as the box base, the added details include foiled leaves (from and the flowers on the upper panels are made using some ink and a cotton swab.  The two colors of the ink, create a soft, subtle look and the finished pattern almost looks like purchased printed paper.  Bonus:  It only takes a few minutes to add those flowers to the panels. 

Easter egg panels with foiling

For the bottom panels, Jan used a basket weave embossing folder… and swipe the raised areas with the darker of the two inks used for the flowers on the upper panels.  Lightly ink the edges of the panels before adding them to the egg base.  Choose any pattern to decorate the panels…. That’s half the fun!

bottom embossed panels

For the inserts on the inside of the egg, the grass, eggs, chick and bunny were resized to fit inside the egg.  Measure the egg bottom opening from side to side to determine fit.  Elements and placement will determine the size and height.  Adhere them as desired on strips of cardstock and attach the strip to the inside of the egg box bottom with glue or strong tape.  

There are so many different ways you can decorate the Easter Egg Box, inside and out!

Easter Egg Box finished

If desired, add some “grass” and a few jellybeans or chocolate in the back of the egg bottom.  Add the top and your Easter Egg box is ready for gifting!  Additional details for this project can be found on Jan’s blog. Besides the Easter Egg Box, there are several other products you might be interested in.

Additional product ideas

For a full list of Easter themed products, click here.  And for additional ideas from other crafters, check out the blog

Share your Easter makes with us on the  Simply Crafty Svgs Creator’s page.  We’d love to see your work.