Make a Giant Off-the-Mat Papercraft Project for Winter

Make a Giant Off-the-Mat Papercraft Project for Winter

Will you take up my latest craft challenge to make this giant off-the-mat papercraft project for Winter?

It measures almost 21 inches in width and over 10 inches high. BUT… the design comes in sections so it can be cut from regular 12×12, US Letter or A4 paper on your Cricut machine!

Day 3 of this year’s Christmas Craft Countdown is this gorgeous giant sign filled with poinsettias, holly leaves, mistletoe and foliage for the ultimate Winter home decor sign!

This project is part of 2021's Christmas Craft Countdown.

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Giant poinsettia SVG

Video tutorial: DIY Poinsettia Sign SVG

Watch the video below to find out how to cut and assemble this Christmas themed papercraft project. Or, keep scrolling for a written tutorial.

The link to download the SVG is a little further down this page. Look for the pale green box 🙂

Note: This video was recorded with Design Space version 6.16.124. Later versions might look a little different.

Layered Christmas sign craft materials

Here is a list of the materials that I used to make this project.

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Off the mat sign made with a Cricut

Download the giant poinsettia Christmas sign

Please note that this project only comes in SVG format due to the complexity of the design.

Use the box below to download the cutting files for this project. Please note that this is not a free file.

It is part of the Christmas Craft Countdown which is a collection of 20 exclusive Christmas themed craft projects.

This design is part of the 2021 Christmas Craft Countdown.

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Before you can use the files, you need to unzip the download folder that it comes in.

IMPORTANT – if you open the SVG file in a program that is NOT Design Space then it might appear “cut off” and you won’t see the whole image. Don’t worry – when you open it Design Space, it will show correctly.

Upload the file called SVG_Giant_Poinsettia_Sign_CraftWithSarah.svg into Cricut Design Space.

Design Space Upload button

When you insert it onto your Project it will load in big.

It might not open at the correct size, so make sure it’s set to 20.6 inches wide and 10.79 inches tall. The bottom layers are in sections, so even though it’s almost 21 inches wide you can still cut it from regular 12×12 or A4 paper, on a regular sized cutting mat.

To cut it from US Letter paper, make it slightly smaller to 19 inches in width and 9.952 in height.

How the SVG will look in Cricut Design Space

How to add your own greeting to the DIY Poinsettia Sign

The photos I’ve included of my finished sign have the phrase “Merry Christmas” on it, but that isn’t included as part of the SVG.

I decided to leave it blank so that you can add your own message. That way, you could add whatever greeting you want, or perhaps personalize the sign by adding your family’s surname.

Before we start thinking about cutting out the layers of the sign, we need to add the greeting.

To add a greeting, click “Text” and then type out your words.

Design Space Text Tool

Adding text to the design

Change the font to one that suits the design. I used “DTC October Daylight” which is a Cricut Access font.

To cut the words on a regular cutting mat and A4/12×12/US Letter paper, you may have to change it so that each word is a separate layer.

I had to to this for mine – so each word was written as a separate text layer.

Finished text on the design

Once you’re happy with the greeting, go ahead and cut everything out.

Fair warning, it might take a while! I think it took me about an hour to get all the different pieces cut.

Merry Christmas SVG

Giant Poinsettia Sign SVG: Assembly Guide

I highly recommend taking the time to position all the layers in the correct order before you start sticking anything together.

Some of the leaves and flowers are quite similar in size so you don’t want to accidentally stick them in the wrong place!

Arrange all the layers in position

Step 1: Stick the base together

Glue the four base piece together. To line them up, place the triangles on top of each other. Each piece will overlap slightly to give a more secure base.

Glue the base pieces together

After gluing them together, turn it upside down and add sticky tape down all of the join lines to help make them more stable.

Add tape to the back, along the join lines

Next, use glue to stick on the two white pieces that make up the bottom of the “sign” part of the design.

Line each of the pieces up using the edge of the base. They will overlap slightly in the middle.

Then, use foam pads to stick the two orange “frame” pieces on top.

Stick the white and green pieces

Step 2: Glue on the sentiment

Glue your wording on to the sign.

Glue the greeting onto the sign

Step 3: Stick together the poinsettias

Use a combination of foam pads and glue to stick together each of the five poinsettias.

Stick the poinsettias together

The download folder for this project contains a document called “Assembly Guide.pdf” which is a detailed step-by-step guide to sticking together each poinsettia and the order to stick the layers in.

Assembly guide preview

Step 4: Attach the poinsettias to the sign

Once you have finished all five poinsettias, it’s time to stick them onto the base of the sign.

This will be done with a mixture of foam pads and glue for each poinsettia to make sure that they sit level alongside the main base pieces and the raised frame at the bottom of the design.

Stick the poinsettias to the sign

Refer back to the “Assembly Guide.pdf” document included in the file download for a more detailed explanation, with illustrations to show where to place the glue and where to place the foam pads.

Add the final poinsettias

I hope that you enjoy this layered wall art sign SVG!

It takes quite a while to make, but it’s definitely worth it as it’s so beautiful!

Giant poinsettia SVG

It matches perfectly with the layered poinsettia SVG that I released for Day 1 of the Christmas Craft Countdown.

This project is part of 2021's Christmas Craft Countdown.

View all 20 craft projects!

Happy crafting,
Sarah x