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Holiday Hippo Candy Dome Free SVG


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Within the extensive amount of animals in the animal kingdom the allure of the hippo captures the hearts of many both young and old. It’s massive form, strength and grace makes these majestic creatures a symbol of love and affection. This holiday season capture that love and fascination by creating this Hippo Candy Dome. This free svg is perfect for paper crafters using their Cricut, Silhouette or other cutting machine. Scroll below for the easy cutting steps and video assembly. Happy Crafting!

-Materials List

  • I am using my Cricut Explore. You could use your Cricut Maker or another similar cutting machine.
  • 12in x 12in Light Grip Cutting Mat
  • One (1) 8.5in x 11in sheet of card stock in White, Dark Gray, Black, Pink
  • One (1) 12in x 12in sheet of card stock in Light Gray
  • A scrap of card stock in Red
  • Glue. I am using Art Glitter Glue.
  • Brayer (to secure card stock to the mat)
  • 80mm Clear Domes (I’m using these exact ones)
  • Hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks
  • Candy (It is best to use individually wrapped candy inside the domes incase there is extra hot glue that ends up on the inside.)


Step 1: Download the Holiday Hippo Candy Dome Free SVG

Download the SVG file in my free Resource Library HERE. You can get the password for my library by filling out the newsletter form at the bottom of this post.

Save the downloaded zipped folder on your computer. Pay attention to where on your computer the folder downloads and then unzip the folder to extract the contents. The folder and files must be unzipped (extracted) before you can upload the SVG file into your cutting software.

Step 2: Upload the Holiday Hippo Candy Dome Free SVG File into Design Space

Upload the SVG file into Cricut Design Space. The SVG file will upload grouped together. It is not necessary to resize this design. It is prepared to cut. This design uses 80mm clear domes. There is also no need to ungroup the file. Once you have uploaded the design onto your software canvas, click Make It in the upper right corner.

Step 3: Check Mat Preview

Once you have selected Make It, a new window will open with your mat preview screen. On this screen you will see that the software has prepared seven (7) mats for the cut. Use the scroll bar to the left and scroll through all the layers. Take note of each layer and the order of the layers.

Make adjustments to the mats by moving the elements closer together. You will see two mats with light gray elements. Move the single element to the mat that has all the light gray elements. Take a few moments to rearrange the elements so that they all fit on the mat without overlapping. You can rearrange elements by selecting them and then using the rotate icon to rotate the element or select the element and then move it on the mat.

Once you have rearranged the element and taken note of the card stock order, ensure that the first mat is selected. If the first mat is not selected the cut order will not match the order of your card stock.

When you are ready to begin your cut, select the Continue button in the lower right corner.

Step 4: Card Stock Settings, Load Mat and Cut Materials

After selecting Continue, your next screen will have your material selection menu. For this project, I will use the Card Stock for Intricate Cut Setting. Check again the order of the mats, arrangement of the elements and ensure that your card stock order matches the software order. You will also now see that your mat number is reduced to six (6). Use your brayer to secure your card stock to your mat. Once you are ready to cut, load your mat into your machine and begin.

Step 5: Assemble the Holiday Hippo Candy Dome Free SVG File

All done! Super easy and quick. You are now ready to assemble the Holiday Hippo Candy Dome Free SVG File. Check out this video of the assembly.

Lastly, I hope you enjoy this Holiday Hippo Candy Dome Free SVG File! I can’t wait to see your creation! Post a picture of your craft on this post over on my Facebook page, AllThingsWereCreated20, to show it off. See you there! And, if you have crafty friends who would enjoy this post, I would be so honored if you would share the crafty fun and link them to my website.

Enjoy being creative!!


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Ready to Download?

Download this Holiday Hippo Candy Dome Free SVG File design in my FREE resource library. The password to access my FREE resource library is always at the bottom of my newsletter. Use the Design Number to find the file inside the library.

Design #191–Holiday Hippo Candy Dome Free SVG–FREE cut file, available in my resource library

Click HERE to go to my resource library, your gateway to free downloads.

Also, please note that for security and size reasons the files are downloaded as zip files. To gain access to the files, you will need to extract/unzip the downloaded folder.

Last but Not Least

This design is not to be distributed outside of this blog post.  You are welcome to use this design for personal use only. You can create the craft to gift to your kiddos, nieces, nephews, etc but you may not sell or make profit off your creation. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Are you looking for more Candy Dome Designs?

In addition to the design above, check out this Candy Dome SVG Cut File available in my Etsy shop! Click the picture.

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