DIY Cricut Prayer Box Project
You are going to love this DIY Cricut Prayer Box Project we have for you today. This was made using some of the new cut file releases from our Member Requested Files for March. Now, you might be wondering what exactly a prayer box is.
This is a lovely way to be able to keep track of your prayer requests. You can add who and what you want to pray for into the box and when you’re ready to sit down and talk to God, you’ve got them right there so you don’t forget anything. Not only that, but it is a great way then to look back at the requests and see just how God has been moving in your life and answering those prayers.
Another great way to use this is if you’re working on memorizing Scripture verses. Simply write them down and place them in the prayer box. You can then use the cards as flashcards – it’s a fantastic technique for committing Bible verses to heart.
DIY Prayer Box Project
Be sure to check out the complete list of supplies used as well as a step-by-step written tutorial so you can make one of these prayer boxes for yourself or to give as gifts. If you’re more of a visual learner, we also have a full video tutorial for you below:
Makers Gonna Learn Files Used:
– Eat Sleep Pray Repeat (MGL FAITH 3 SVG)
– Prayer Request (MGL FAITH 25 SVG)
– Floral Cross (MGL FAITH 1 PNG) will link once on site
You can check out the full brand new Faith Collection here.
–Hinged metal storage box (Altoid tin will also work)
1.In design space, import the cut files being used and add to your canvas.
2.Measure your tin’s lid (outside and inside) and bottom (inside)
3.in design space, add three rectangles (from the basic shapes menu) and size to fit the tin’s dimensions. (one for the top of the lid, one for the inside of the lid and one for the inside of the bottom) Once you have sized the three rectangles, duplicate the rectangles used for the inside of the lid and inside of the bottom. (you will now have 5 rectangles)
4.Working on the tin’s top decal first, select the appropriately sized rectangle and the MGL FAITH 1 cut file (floral cross). Position the rectangle over the cut file and slice. Creating a patterned background for your sticker. Delete the slice results not needed.
5.Select the MGL FAITH 3 cut file (Eat, Sleep, Pray, Repeat). Contour or Slice the cut file so that each line is a separate layer. Once each line is separate, decrease the line spacing so that each line is almost touching. Select the 4 lines/layers and weld together
6.Place the newly welded image on top of the floral background that was created in step 4 and size to fit
7.Select both layers and flatten to create a print then cut image
8.Working on the lid’s inside decal, select the retro floral cut file and duplicate. Place the two cut files side by side creating a landscape oriented repeating pattern and then weld to create one layer. Change the color of the cut file to your desired color
9.Working with only one of the rectangles created in step 3 for the inside of the lid, place rectangle on top of the retro floral pattern and slice. Delete the slice results you do not need.
10. Select the remaining rectangle sized for the inside of the lid and change the color to your desired color.
11. Place rectangle behind the retro floral pattern, center and group together
12. Add a text box and select the font Mary Katherine. Type in desired scripture verse or text
13. Format text and place on top of the retro pattern/rectangle grouping
14. Add an additional text box and select the Thomas font. Type in scripture reference.
15. Place text in your desired spot on top of the retro grouping.
16. Select the grouping and both text boxes and flatten to create a print then cut image.
17.working on the cards that fit inside the bottom of the tin, select the retro floral cut file (you will need to insert the cut file again into your canvas). Duplicate the cut file and place one layer above the other creating a portrait oriented repeating pattern. Weld the two layers together and change the color to your desired color
18.Working with only one of the rectangles created in step 3 for the inside of tin bottom, place rectangle on top of the retro floral pattern and slice. Delete the slice results you do not need.
19. Select the remaining rectangle sized for the inside of the tin bottom and change the color to your desired color.
20. Place rectangle behind the retro floral pattern, center and group together
21. Select prayer request file and place on top of grouping made in previous step and size
22. Select prayer request cut file and floral grouping and flatten to create a print then cut image.
23. The prayer request cards will be cut out of cardstock and the other images for the inside and top of the lid will be cut out of printable vinyl. There is no way to let the cricut know this. It will want to place them all on the same sheet, so hide the prayer request card and then click make it.
24. Load printable vinyl in your printer and send image to your printer.
25. Once printed, place the printed vinyl on your standard grip mat lining it up in the top left corner
26. Load mat into cricut
27. In design space select printable vinyl and your material
28. Press the flashing cricut button
29. Once cut is complete, remove the mat from the machine and then remove the printable vinyl from your mat
30. Go back to your canvas in design space and hide the two images you just printed.
31. Unhide the prayer request card and duplicate to create as many cards as desired
32. Click Make It
32. Load cardstock in you printer and send image to your printer
33. Once printed placed the printed cardstock on your light grip mat lining it up in the top left corner
34. Load mat into cricut
35. In design space select kraft board (if using 120 lb cardstock) as your material setting
35. Press the flashing Cricut button.
36. Repeat steps 32-35 until all cards are cut
37. Carefully remove the stickers from your printable vinyl sheets and place in intended areas on the tin
38. Now we’re ready to apply the pom trimming. Using your trim, measure around the perimeter of the tin lid so that it fits all the way around. Cut the trim just a tiny bit longer than what you need so that you’re sure it will not leave a gap. (you can cut this off later)
39. Using your precision tip glue gun place a thin strip of glue around the lid where the pom trimming will go and adhere the trimming. (you may want to do this in small stirps instead of all at once so that your glue doesn’t dry before you can place the trim)
40. Place prayer request cards and mini pen in your tin.
We would love to see your finished prayer box. Please share them with us in the members only Facebook group!
Tanner, Courtney, and the rest of the Makers Gonna Learn Team are all here because we love die-cutting and especially love sharing fun projects and tutorials with fellow makers. We are all great friends and are always having a blast when we are together- you will see this on camera, especially during live streams! We are here to inspire and support you in your crafting journey!