Welcome to Day 18 of my 25 days of Craftmas series!  Today, I’m showing you how to make this Round Christmas door hanger.  I love the combination of the paint, stain, and vinyl.  I’m really happy with how it turned out and I’m excited to show you how to make it! Read on for the full tutorial.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

 

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE

The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project.  I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library.  These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others.  This library is open to everyone and is free!  You can access the library here. Look for the file called HAPPY HOLIDAYS.  It will be listed under the category-Craftmas 2020 – Day 18.

STEP 2: PREPARE THE VINYL DESIGN

Open the design in your software program and size it to fit on your wooden circle. If you’re using a 12″ circle, you can make the design 9.8″ wide and leave the height proportional.

When everything is sized correctly, you can cut the vinyl with your Cricut or Silhouette. Cut the word happy out of white vinyl and holidays out of red.

Once everything is cut, weed away the excess vinyl.

Cut a piece of transfer tape a little larger than the designs. Place the designs onto the transfer tape and smooth them down.

Then, trim off the excess transfer tape.

Rub over the designs with your scraper.

STEP 3: PREPARE WOODEN CIRCLE

Now that the vinyl is ready to go, lets work on the wooden circle. Start by apply some stain to the front of the circle.

Then, use a paper towel to wipe off the stain.  Repeat with the sides and the back of the circle. Let the stain dry for up to 24 hours.

Place a piece of painter’s tape across the circle about 4″ up from the bottom.

Paint the bottom portion white.  You’ll need to do several coats to cover up the stain.  I think chalk paint works well for the project.

Once the white paint is dry, pull off the painter’s tape.  Reposition the tape so it covers the top of the white section.

Now, place two more pieces above the first piece.  You want to make sure they are straight and there aren’t any gaps between them.

Remove the piece of tape that is 2nd to the bottom and place it above the top piece.

Repeat this with the next piece of tape.

Finally, remove the piece of tape that is 2nd from the top.  Now you should have an evenly spaced section to paint red.

Now, grab your red paint and fill in the middle section.  Once again, you’ll need several coats.

When the red paint is dry, pull off both pieces of tape.

STEP 4: APPLY VINYL LETTERING

Flip the white vinyl over and pull off the vinyl backing.

Then, position it in the center of the red section of the sign.

Rub over the vinyl with your scraper.

Remove the transfer tape. Repeat these steps with the red lettering.

 

STEP 5: ADD FINISHING TOUCHES TO THE CIRCLE

Flip the sign over and staple or glue on a piece of rope for hanging the sign.

Glue on a pretty Christmas bow.

Then, glue in a couple of Christmas picks.

And that’s it. Now you have a beautiful decoration to welcome family and friends to your home.

 

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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library

 

 

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