Too cute to spook Spiderweb SVG Luminary is sure easy to make. It’s a quick and fun addition to your Halloween Home Decor or Party!
With this one Free Spiderweb SVG file, you can decide to use 8.5″ X 11″ cardstock or 12″ X 12″ cardstock. In the picture above the taller one, I sized the SVG file to 11.4″ in Cricut Design Space and used the 12X12 cardstock. Hopefully, this will help you decide which size to make or hey make both as I did above.
They work nicely with one of these types of lights to keep them safe.
Also, note this blog post also includes some more FREE Halloween Inspired SVGs from my Crafty Designer Friends. Be sure to scroll down below to see them!
This is a beginner-friendly tutorial if you are new to using your Cricut cutting machines. The FREE SVG provided though, will work in any cutting machine with the different file types I provide.
- The two sizes of Cardstock I used are here and here
- Luminary light
- Double-stick clear tape
- Tacky glue that dries clear
- XL Scraper or use the small one if you have it!
- Standard grip and/or Light grip mat
- I used the Cricut Maker 3, but you could use the Maker or one of the Explore series
- FREE Spiderweb SVG (sign up below)
HOW TO MAKE SPIDERWEB SVG LUMINARY
UPLOAD IMAGE INTO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE
If you are on the Home screen of Design Space, click on “New Project” in the upper right-hand corner
Now you are on your “Canvas” screen.
Click on “Upload”
Click “Upload Image”
Cricut gives 2 choices of how to upload your images.
- Drag and Drop (simply locate your downloaded image and drop into the area noted)
- Click on “Browse” to locate where the file is stored
You will see a picture of your file, just click on “Upload”
Now click on your image to select it, then click on “Add to canvas” in the lower right-hand corner.
Set up and Size your file
Files will upload into Design Space as 1 group. So we want to first select “Un-group” so we can work with different layers of the file.
After clicking on “un-group” do “not” move or drag the file on your canvas before the next step below…
When files are imported into Design Space, all files come in as a “Basic File”. So before we move anything we want to change the file that shows the score line picture from a “Basic Cut File” to a “Scoreline”.
- Click on the layer in the layers panel on the right, where it shows the picture of the scorelines
- Click on the drop-down arrow where it shows “Basic Cut” shown in the picture below and change it to “Score”.
Now, as seen in the picture below, hold down your “Shift” key on your keyboard and click on the “black luminary picture” in the layers panel, then click on “Attach”. This will attach your score line to the luminary layer so Design Space will know to draw score lines onto the base of your luminary!
At this point, it’s a great idea to now group all 3 layers together. The reason for this is if you want to re-size your project, all 3 layers will stay proportionate to the size they need to be since they are grouped together.
As seen in the picture below, I chose to re-size mine to make it slightly bigger to fit on a piece of 12″ X 12″ cardstock. Of course, you can also keep the file just under 11″ so it will fit nicely on an 8.5″ X 11″ cardstock. It’s your choice.
Here is how it looked after re-sizing.
Now click on “Make it”
Then you will be on your “prepare mats” screen.
Click on each mat on the left side and select your cardstock size.
I chose 9″x12″ for my vellum and 12″X12″ for my black cardstock.
I want to clarify it would not let me select 8.5″X11″ only because I made the project as a group just a little over 11″, but I explain in the screenshot below, my workaround for this issue.
Essentially, you could size the vellum part of the project separately but I just find it easier for my mind to grasp doing it grouped and then like the picture below. You choose what is easier for you.
Once you choose your size material for both mats, click on “Continue”.
Now we choose each material if you have more than 1 material to use in your project. This project only has Vellum Paper and Black Cardstock.
Here is how I found the Vellum choice in the screenshot below.
First I clicked on “Browse All Materials”.
Then I typed Vellum in the search bar and click on the search icon or hit enter or return on my keyboard.
Click on “Vellum” then “done”
Now you will see this screen below. This is the last screen you will see before it sends the data to your Cricut machine.
It’s here where you change your pressure settings (only if you need to) for some projects you may want this option to change to “more” or “less” pressure. For today’s project, I won’t be changing any pressure settings.
Then ensure your “fine point blade” is in your machine.
This last screen also lets you know which tool to load into your machine. It’s so easy. Simply read the screen as it prompts you exactly what to do. Yay!
Here is what my vellum looked like when I placed it on my mat, notice the placement to get the full cut by what I mentioned earlier.
CUTTING YOUR SPIDERWEB SVG LUMINARY
So at this point, your Cricut machine will have a flashing light on the “load/unload” button.
Place your paper on your Cricut mat and press the flashing light button.
This will load your mat into the machine when it’s ready to cut, then your “Go” button will start flashing.
This button tells your software that you are ready for the machine to cut out the project.
Once you unload your mat from your Cricut, be sure to place your mat upside down and carefully (since the vellum is easy to get creases in it) slowly inch the vellum off of the mat to prevent any curling of the vellum.
Now we can place the black 12″ X 12″ piece of cardstock on the mat and then be sure to change the “materials” setting from vellum to cardstock. Your Design Space will prompt you so be sure to look at it and choose “Browse all materials”.
I keep 80# cardstock as a favorite setting so it’s quick and easy to access. To do this, simply locate the 80# cardstock setting via “browse all materials” and click on the star icon to the right. Now, when you are in your choose materials settings area, you will see your favorites listed, so nice!
Design Space will prompt you to put in your scoring wheel or stylus depending on which one you use. Next, load your mat and proceed to score.
I want to clarify why I chose “Medium Cardstock 80lb” for my next mat which will be the Luminary Black Base Piece. Even though my paper is 65lb my blade is getting older and I find it cuts intricate cuts better without it cutting twice by choosing 80LB cardstock setting.
You can also do a test cut on a scrap piece of paper too if you are unsure. You will find the more you use your Cricut the more familiar you will become with how to choose settings for different projects.
Bonus Tip: With this type of project with thin lines in places, make sure your mat is really sticky. Then be really careful when you turn your mat over and remove the pieces.
If your mat is not too old and just needs cleaning, simply wipe with a baby wipe (that does not contain alcohol), or a light sponge with a little bit of Dawn dish soap with warm water and wipe lightly, and rinse with water, then let air dry. Either method will bring the sticky back unless your mat is just plum worn out!
Once the score is complete, you will be prompted to swap out and use your fine-point blade and press go.
Once cut, it should look very similar to the photo below (my bright studio lights make the color look washed out, sorry!) This is what a clean cut looks like while using a good sticky mat.
It’s time to turn your mat over to prevent curling the luminary and carefully remove it from the mat as seen below.
There may be a few pieces you will need to use your weeding tool to push out partially hanging pieces.
To help remove all the negative pieces (these are the left-over pieces still stuck on the mat) simply use one of the scraper tools to quickly release the paper from the sticky mat.
ASSEMBLE THE SPIDERWEB LUMINARY
First, lay down your luminary so the word “Boo” is backward so we can add tape to the inside of the base for the vellum.
Place your double-sided tape as seen below. If you don’t have this type of tape, you can use glue as well. I just find the tape easy to work with and leaves a clean look, but do what works for you!
Next, remove the cover strips from the tape shown above and line up your vellum piece, and press gently so as not to bend or tear the vellum.
Now you can start folding the luminary
It’s time now to glue or use tape to adhere the bottom piece to the luminary. I actually prefer glue as it gives me a little bit of time to get it lined up perfectly. I like to glue one edge at a time.
Another tip I find helpful is the ruler for this project. I actually use it to help press the two sides together since it’s kind of awkward to only use your fingers. See the below picture for reference.
Be sure to add only battery-powered lights to illuminate them!
ALL 4 SIDES OF SPIDERWEB LUMINARY
Aren’t they adorable? I love the look instead of scary decor, especially for the little ones!
They are also pleasing to make two sizes so you can place them side by side and see all 4 sides at once!
If you’d like to make the confetti, you can find that tutorial here
And here is a 3D Pumpkin Design too! I just love all the choices you have with various cardstock materials to use.
MORE FREE HALLOWEEN SVGS
As promised, these are some more awesome Halloween SVGS to use this season. Enjoy!
Pen + Posh I Smell Children
Creates With Love Spiderweb SVG Luminary
Crafting in the Rain Baby Ghost
SprinkleDIY Witch Way to the Candy
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