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 either be under the most recent projects/cut files or under the Christmas category-25 Days of Craftmas 2019 – Day 19.
STEP 2: PREPARE THE VINYL DESIGN
Open the design in your software program and size it to fit on your cutting board. Then, add a rectangle around your design to make it a stencil.
My cutting board measured 9″ across and so I made my design 5″ .
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.
Cut a piece of transfer tape a little larger than the design and place it over the vinyl design.
Rub over the top of the design with a scraper.
Then, trim off the excess transfer tape.
Flip the design over and pull off the vinyl backing.
STEP 3: APPLY THE STENCIL TO THE CUTTING BOARD
Center the design on the cutting board. Use the straight edge of the stencil and line it up with the straight edge of the cutting board.
Use a ruler to center the design from right to left.
Rub over the design again to help it stick to the board.
Then, pull off the transfer tape.
Next, trace over the stencil with a pen or marker. You just need to use something that won’t smear.
Then, remove the vinyl stencil.
STEP 3: LET’S BURN SOME WOOD
There are several tips in the package. I used the round tip with a round pointed end for this project. I first burned around the outside of the letters and then went back and burned the inside of the letter, kind of like coloring a picture.
Touch up any spots that need fixing.
Doesn’t it look amazing? I just love how it turned out!
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