Free Garden Stickers. Free PNG cut file to create your own pretty watercolor garden stickers using your Cricut machine.
Who else is ready for spring? I know I am. Gardening is one of my favorite activities. Sunshine, fresh air, and getting my hands in the dirt are great stress relievers.
I used to use a simple notebook to keep track of all my gardening plans, ideas, and information, but last year I created a specific garden planner. Now, I am using an A5 ring bound planner so I can easily add and remove pages, as necessary.
I created some cute gardening stickers to use in my planner pages, and I am sharing them here with you today.
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How to Cut Garden Stickers
Upload File to Cricut Design Space
Start by downloading the PNG garden sticker file shared at the bottom of this post. The background is already transparent, so it is easy to quickly upload it to Cricut Design Space.
Open a new project in Cricut Design Space. Click Upload in the design panel.
Find the file you downloaded on your computer or tablet, and upload it to Design Space. Choose Complex Image when uploading. There should not be any clean-up needed because the background is transparent.
Save as a Print then Cut file.
Add the image to the canvas.
Resize the image to fit the sticker paper. The largest size you can use for print then cut is 9.25″ x 6.75″. So, change the height to 9.25″. Click Make It.
Click Send to Printer. A dialog box will open, allowing you to choose your printer. I select OFF for bleed and ON for Use System Dialog.
When you click Print, a new box will open to allow you to change the specific settings on the printer. I always make sure I have selected sticker paper (or matte brochure paper) and BEST quality when printing stickers.
Note: If you select, Add Bleed, this extends the ink slightly beyond the border of the image to eliminate a white margin when you are cutting. Since our stickers already have white borders and we are printing on white sticker paper, you don’t need to turn this on.
My favorite printer to use with my free printables: HP Envy Photo All-In-One with HP Instant Ink. I have used an older version of this printer for years and recently upgraded to the newest version at the beginning of the year.
Every sticker paper is a little different, and you may need to do some practice cuts on yours to figure out the correct settings.
Note: I do NOT recommend the Cricut brand sticker paper. I have never been able to get it to feed through my printer correctly. I prefer to use Printable Vinyl or sticker paper from World Label.
For these stickers, I wanted them to be kiss cut – which means cut through the sticker paper, but not through the paper backing. You need just the right amount of pressure to achieve this.
If you are using Cricut Printable Vinyl, then simply select Printable Vinyl from the drop-down menu. If you are using another brand of sticker paper, you may need to use the washi tape or washi sheet setting depending on the thickness.
I use matte sticker paper from World Label and the Printable Vinyl setting works perfectly for me every time.
Cut Stickers Using Cricut Machine
One you have your material chosen, place your sticker paper on a LightGrip cutting mat, insert it into the machine, and click Go.
When the Cricut is done cutting, flip the mat over and peel the mat away from the sticker paper. This will help prevent the edges of the paper from curling.
Then, you can trim away the rectangle outline sensor marking with a paper trimmer or scissors.
Now, you have some beautiful watercolor stickers to use in your garden planner, on notes to friends, or on your to-do list for the day!
If you don’t have a Cricut machine or other die-cutting machine, you can still use these stickers! Open the PNG file and print them on sticker paper. Then, fussy cut the design using small scissors. Fussy cutting is using scissors to cut out a design or an image from pattern paper.
Free Printable Garden Stickers
This download is for personal use only. Do not share the direct link to the .pdf/.jpg file. Please link back to the original post when sharing.
Creative Crafts – Spring Garden Edition
This craft is part of Creative Crafts Spring Garden Edition. Creative Crafts is a series hosted by Me and My INKlings, Creatively Beth, Bella Crafts Publishing, and Artsy Fartsy Mama. Some of your favorite crafters come together to create crafts around a specific theme! Check the posts below for more spring garden craft ideas.
- Laura from Me and My Inklings has created DIY Twine Flowers on a Wreath for Spring Décor
- Smitha from Smiling Colors is sharing a tutorial How to Draw and Color a Butterfly
- Shani from Sunshine and Munchkins has created Springtime Preschool Activity Pages
- Justine from Little Dove Blog has created the sweetest DIY Fairytale Signpost for the garden
- Erica from 5 Little Monsters is sharing a set of Flower Painted Rocks that are quick and easy
- Kelsey from Poofy Cheeks has created Floral Front Door Décor Welcome Sign for Spring
- Beth from Creatively Beth is sharing How to Make Felt Succulents complete with patterns
- Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama has created a You Grow Girl Planter with a Free SVG File
- Liz from Liz on Call is sharing a Home Sweet Home Door Hanger with Free Cut File
- Kimberly from Crafting Cheerfully is sharing an adorable DIY Fairy House Planter
- Ginger from Ginger Snap Crafts has created a Garden Ladder perfect for Flowers or Herbs
- Teresa from Simply Made Fun is sharing a Plant Mom Free SVG Cut File perfect on a tote
- Elise from Polka Dotted Blue Jay has created a Live Life in Full Bloom towel for the kitchen
- Heather from Homemade Heather is sharing how to make Easy Polymer Clay Plant Markers
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