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 We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas BA1800. It will be listed under the Craftmas 2021 Category-Day 22.
STEP 2: CUT AND TAPE VINYL DESIGN
Open the design in your software program. I resized the design to about 7.5″ wide and left the height proportional.
When everything is sized correctly, you can cut the vinyl with your Cricut or Silhouette. Once it has finished cutting, weed away the excess vinyl.
Use a weeding tool to pull out the small pieces left inside the letters.
Cut a piece of transfer tape and place it sticky side up on your surface. Then place the vinyl on top of the transfer tape and smooth it down.
Rub over the design firmly with your scraper tool.
Then, trim off the excess transfer tape and vinyl backing.
Now that the vinyl is ready to go, let’s work on the cookie sheet.
STEP 3: PREPARE THE PIZZA PAN
Grab your pizza pan and give it a nice light sanding. You don’t want to press too hard or you’ll scratch it. We just want to roughen up the finish, so the spray paint has something to stick to. The pizza pan I’m using is from Dollar Tree. I’m sure the finish isn’t great, so it was easy to sand it off. If you’re using a higher-quality pan, you might need to sand it a little more so the paint will stick.
Once you’re finished sanding, brush off the dust and then spray it with some red spray paint. You’ll need to do 2-3 coats.
While the paint is drying, I’m going to show you how I made the bow for this project.
STEP 4: MAKE THE BOW
This is a really easy bow to make!
I used three different types of ribbon, one 2.5″ wide and two 1.5″ wide.
I cut 2 – 8.5″ strips from the 2.5″ ribbon and then 2 – 6.5″ strips from each of the 1.5″ ribbons.
Start with the widest ribbon and lay it criss-cross on your work surface.
Then, place the smaller ribbons on top, alternating the designs and following the criss-cross pattern.
Once you are done layering your ribbons, take a piece of twine and tie all the ribbon pieces together on the back. You’ll want to tie it tight so it gathers the ribbons in the center.
Finally, I threaded some twine through a rusty bell and tied that around the center of the bow. Flip the bow over and trim off the ends. And, that’s all there is to making this super cute bow.
STEP 5: FINISH THE SIGN
Once the paint on the pizza pan is completely dry, it’s time to add the vinyl lettering.
We’re going to be using the hinge method to do this. So, place the vinyl design on the pan and then place a piece of painter’s tape over the top.
Adjust the design so it’s straight and centered.
Once it’s in place, press the tape onto the pan.
Next, you’re going to separate the vinyl and the backing from the right half of the design.
Pull the vinyl over the tape.
Then, cut off and remove the backing.
Use a scraper to press the design down. You’ll want to start at the tape and push to the right.
Now, remove the painter’s tape and the rest of the vinyl backing.
Use a scraper to press the rest of the design down.
Now, you can carefully pull off the transfer tape.
STEP 6: ADD FINISHING TOUCHES
Next, we’re going to glue some rope. Add some hot glue on the inside edge and then press the rope onto it. You’ll want to start on the upper left-hand side.
Go all the way around the pan until you meet the other end. When you get back to where you started, trim off the excess rope and glue the end down. Make sure to remove any hot glue strings.
To finish the sign, glue a bow on the upper left-hand corner. Make sure the bow covers the area where the two ends of the rope meet.
And that’s it, this project is finished.
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library