Welcome to Day 1 of my 25 days of Craftmas series! I’m so excited to be doing this series again. If you missed last year’s craftmas, be sure to check it our here.
During the next month, I’ll be sharing 25 Christmas projects you can make with your Silhouette or Cricut machine.
Just like last year, I’m starting off the series with a variety of countdown calendars and signs. Today, I’m showing how to make this cute magnetic countdown sign. It’s quick and easy to make and is the perfect way to kick off the 25 days of craftmas! Read on for the full tutorial.

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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: CUT AND TAPE VINYL STENCIL

Open the design in your software program and size it to fit on your sign. I sized mine to about 9.5″

I used Black Oracal 651, but you can also use Oracal 631.

When everything is sized correctly, cut the design with your Cricut or Silhouette.  Once everything is cut, weed away the excess vinyl.

Cut a piece of transfer tape a little bigger than the design. Place the transfer tape on vinyl and smooth it down. Trim off the excess vinyl and transfer tape.

Place the vinyl so it’s facing down, and then pull off the vinyl backing. I like to do it this way so the vinyl doesn’t curl.

Now, place the vinyl backing back on the vinyl, but leave about an inch of vinyl exposed at the bottom.

 

STEP 3: APPLY VINYL TO MAGNETIC SIGN

Center the design on the magnetic sign.

Place something with a straight edge (like cardstock) along the bottom of the sign. Since it’s hard to measure along a scalloped edge, this will give you a better edge to measure along. Use a ruler to measure from the bottom of the numbers to the top of the straight edge.  Once both sides are equal, the design should be straight. Now rub along the bottom of the design to help it stick to the magnet board.

Carefully remove the vinyl backing.

Then, use a scraper to press the rest of the vinyl onto the sign.

Now, you can remove the transfer tape.

 

STEP 4: ADD A CHRISTMAS MAGNET

You can buy or make your own Christmas magnet. You can use all kinds of things to make your own magnets. Erasers, small toys, or a little wreath would all make great magnets. Just use some E6000 glue to attach the magnet. I found a cute grapevine star in my stash and thought it was perfect for this sign.

And that’s it! So cute and so easy! Such a fun way to count down the days until Christmas!

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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the Resource Library.

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