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Learning how to make a multi-color vinyl decal with Cricut is no easy task, but it’s also not as hard as you think either. In this tutorial, I use my Cricut Maker 3 to make a multi-color vinyl decal.

But you can use your Cricut Explore Air or whatever cutting machine you have. Even the Cricut Joy.

When I make Cricut vinyl decals I like to use pieces of a lint roller to transfer my design. To be more specific I use these pet lint rollers.

Also, parchment paper makes it so easy to line up your designs. It doesn’t stick to the sticky portion of whatever tape you are using and it makes lining the vinyl layers up a complete breeze!

cup with multi-color vinyl decal

Cricut Multi-Color Vinyl Decal

In Cricut Design Space you are going to design the decal using basic text if you are following this tutorial. If you want to challenge yourself a bit, you can also use this same technique using single-color images and the offset to make a decal too.

You also don’t have to stop at 2 layers of vinyl for your decal, but I recommend that you don’t make it too thick.

cup with multi-color vinyl decal

What Kind Of Vinyl Should I Use To Make Multi-Color Vinyl Decals?

Honestly, any permanent vinyl works. I used this Kassa holographic vinyl for mine. Believe it or not, all of these images show the same decal, it kind of shifts color depending on how the light hits it!

How To Make A Decal With Cricut?

  • Design your multi-color vinyl decal.
    • Its helpful if you know where you plan to use it, like will it be a car decal, 1 for a cup, or something completely different.
    • You can also upload a premade, purchased cut files or svg files.
  • Apply the permanent adhesive vinyl to your cutting mat.
  • With your Cricut machine, cut the multi-colot vinyl according to the directions below.
  • After you have it all cut out grab your weeding tool and get rid of the excess vinyl.
  • Apply the transfer tape over the top layer of the vinyl and use a scraper to make sure it is attached. Repeat this with the offset layer.
cup with multi-color vinyl decal

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cup with multi-color vinyl decal
Yield: 1 Decal

How To Make A Multi-Color Vinyl Decal With Cricut

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Learning how to make a multi-color vinyl decal with Cricut is no easy task, but it's also not as hard as you think either. In this tutorial, I use my Cricut Maker 3 to make a multi-color vinyl decal.



  • Cricut Machine (I used the Cricut Maker 3)
  • Weeding tool (this is the 1 I have in the video)


  1. In a new window in Cricut Design Space type out your text. And choose a font and resize to fit your project. Cricut Design space typing text
  2. Click the offset button at the top of the page. clicking the offset in cricut design space
  3. Adjusting the offset to make it wider. Making the offset wider
  4. On this screen you can move the top text and the design onto the same mat, just make sure that your vinyl placement matches that. And cut using the appropriate settings. Viewing the offset on the on screen mat
  5. Weed all of your vinyl. weeding vinyl for a decal
  6. Pull off a sheet of the lint roller and place it on your topmost layer.pulling a piece of lint roller off to attach the vinyl
  7. Using your vinyl scraper, scrape both sides of the vinyl making sure that it's attached well to the lint roller sheet (transfer sheet). scraping the transfer of the vinyl scraper
  8. Don't peel the paper backing from the decal, peel the decal from the paper backing carefully. peeling vinyl decal from paper backing
  9. Place the decal, still on the lint roller sheet, on top of a piece of parchment paper, leaving some of the sticky area exposed. putting decal on top of parchment paper
  10. Place the top part of the decal with the parchment still attached over the top of the offset, and line it up. Once it is lined up attach the exposed sticky part to the offset. Now remove the parchment paper. placing the top of decal onto the offset
  11. Use your scraper to affix the 2 together. using your scraper again, scrape both sides
  12. Apply the decal to your material. Or place it back over the paper, clean up the edges, and put it away for later. placing decal on cup
  13. Decals on cups are handwash only and you should always use permanent vinyl. showing cup in hand

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