Using the Cricut to Cut Contact Paper

My Cricut was given to me by my mother in law who already had a Cricut and was given another one by a client who did not want hers anymore.  So anyways, I have this Cricut and it would never cut right so I never used it.  Then years later I had this brilliant idea to change the blade.  Hello working Cricut.  Hello dumb Ashley.  DSC_0284I wanted to cut out vinyl letters but didn’t want to buy vinyl.  I used my $8 roll of black chalkboard paper (aka contact paper), taped it to my Cricut board and it worked!

I labeled our drink containers for outdoor entertaining…DSC_0294 I labeled my kitchen utensil holder (knock off something I saw at Target, holder bought at Target)…DSC_0301 DSC_0307 DSC_0308 And cut fancy chalkboard labels…DSC_0312 So if you have a Cricut, this is much more economical than buying vinyl…If you do not have a Cricut but have a great amount of patience, you could stencil something like this…

Buy the contact paper here.