Welcome to Day 12 of my 25 days of Craftmas series! Today’s project is really easy and super quick. With just a little bit of paint, glue, and vinyl, this project can be completed in under 30 minutes!  One thing I really love about this sign is that you can use any color of ornaments, so you can match the sign to your own Christmas decor. Read on for the full tutorial.This post contains affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)!  Read my full disclosure policy.

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.

 

STEP 2: ASSEMBLE THE ORNAMENT TREE

Next, you need to paint the pallet sign. I painted mine white, but it would also look pretty stained a dark brown.

Use a small paintbrush to paint in between the wood slats.

Once the paint has dried, make a mark in the middle of the bottom slat.

Add some hot glue onto one of the ornaments and glue in on your mark.  Make sure the top of the ornament (the part you hang it from) is facing up and touch the sign.

Now, glue two ornaments above the first one. Make sure they are centered and straight.

Glue on two more ornaments on that row. 

Continue up the sign. The next row should have 3, then 2, then 1.

Then, glue on your star. This star was actually made for a mini tree. I just pulled off the spiral piece and then glued it into place.

 

 

STEP 3: PREPARE THE VINYL DESIGN

Open the design in your cutting software.  Size the design to fit across your sign.  The sign I used was 12″ wide, so I made the design 10.5″  Once everything is sized correctly, cut out the design with your Cricut or Silhouette. I used red foil vinyl for this project. I thought it looked super cute with the shiny red ornaments, but you could use regular red vinyl, too.

 

Weed away the excess vinyl.

Cut a piece of transfer tape a little bigger than the design. Place the transfer tape on the vinyl and smooth it down with an application tool.

Trim off the excess transfer tape and vinyl backing.

 

STEP 4: APPLY VINYL TO THE SIGN

Firmly rub over the design to help it stick to the transfer tape. Then, flip the design over and slowly pull off the vinyl backing.

Center the design on the wood slice.

Rub over the vinyl with your scraper.

Slowly pull off the transfer tape.

And that’s it. Wasn’t it easy?

 

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