HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Christmas Fabric (I got mine here)
- White HTV (I got mine here)
- Embroidery Hoop (I got mine here)
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
- Christmas Embellishments
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore or maker, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File – Peace on Earth BA2112 (click here to get the SVG file for free from my free SVG Library)
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 Peace on Earth BA2112. It will be listed under the Craftmas 2022 Category-Day 12.
STEP 2: PREPARE THE VINYL DESIGN
Open the design in your software program and size it to fit on your door hanger. I used a 14″ embroidery hoop, so I sized everything to fit within that space. Before you send the designs to your machine to cut, be sure to mirror everything.
When everything is sized correctly, you can cut the stencil with your Cricut or Silhouette. Once it has finished cutting, weed away the excess vinyl. Remember the design should be mirrored, so it will look backward as you’re weeding.
Use a weeding tool to remove the small pieces inside the letters.
STEP 3: APPLY VINYL TO FABRIC
You’ll need some fabric that is several inches larger than the hoop. You can use any type of fabric that can be ironed.
I found this cute buffalo plaid fabric at Walmart. It was actually a fat quarter and was the perfect size for this project.
Place the vinyl design on the fabric.
Press the design according to the manufacturer’s directions. I pressed each section of the design for 15 seconds at 315 degrees.
Once the entire design has been pressed, you can pull off the clear carrier sheet.
STEP 4: ASSEMBLE THE DOOR HANGER
Separate the embroidery hoop and place the fabric over the inside hoop. I centered the design from right to left. I usually center from top to bottom, too, but I shifted the design more toward the bottom of the hoop so the embellishments I add at the top won’t cover the design. Place the outside hoop over the top.
If the design shifted and isn’t centered, you can gently pull at the fabric to put it back in place. Once the design is centered, tighten the hoop.
Flip the hoop over and trim off all but about 1/2″ – 1″ of the excess fabric.
Glue the remaining fabric to the back of the embroidery hoop.
STEP 5: ADD EMBELLISHMENTS AND JUTE
Thread some jute through the opening at the top. Tie a knot in the jute so you can hang the hoop.
The branches I’m adding to the door hanger are kind of big and I wasn’t sure if hot glue alone would keep them in place. So, I threaded a piece of wire around the opening at the top to help secure the branches in place.
Then, I added hot glue to the top of the hoop
and glued on the branches.
Once the glue was cool, I twisted the wire tightly around the branches to secure them in place.
I then added some pinecones to finish off the door hanger.
And that’s it! This Christmas door hanger is finished!
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