HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Pallet Wood Sign – 12″ x 16″ (I found mine here)
- White Paint and Brush
- Vinyl (I used red foil)
- Ornaments (You’ll need 11)
- Star for top of tree
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tool
- Application Tool
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File (available for free in my resource 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.
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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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library