HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Charger Plate (I found the plaid charger at Dollar Tree)
- Orange and White Vinyl (I used red adhesive glitter vinyl for the cupids and hearts)
- Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tool
- Fall Embellishments
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File – Give Thanks BA1716 (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. Look for the file called Give Thanks BA1716. It will be listed under the Thanksgiving category.
STEP 2: CUT AND TAPE VINYL DESIGN
Open the design in your software program. Resize everything to fit inside the frame. I sized mine about 6.75″ wide.
You can add registrations marks to the design to make layering easy.
Do you need help adding registration marks? Be sure to check out these tutorials.
How to add registration marks in Design Space
How to add registration marks in Silhouette Studio
Cut out the two different colors of vinyl with your cutting machine and weed away the excess vinyl.
Use your weeding tool to pull out the pieces inside of the letters.
Cut a piece of transfer tape a little large than your design and place both colors of vinyl on top.
Rub over the designs to help the vinyl stick to the transfer tape.
Then, trim off the excess transfer tape and vinyl backing.
STEP 3: APPLY VINYL TO CHARGER
Clean the charger with some rubbing alcohol and let it air dry.
Flip over the white vinyl and pull off the backing.
Position the design on the charger. You can use a ruler to make sure it’s straight and centered, but I just eyed it. I kind of used the plaid squares as guides.
I placed the design a little below center since I’ll be adding a bow later.
Rub over the design with your scraper.
Then, pull off the transfer tape.
Now, pull off the vinyl backing of the orange layer.
Then, replace the backing, but leave the registration marks exposed.
Now, place the orange vinyl over the white vinyl. Line up those registration marks and then press down on them.
Now, you can pull off the orange vinyl backing again.
Use your scraper to press the orange vinyl onto the white layer.
Rub over everything a few more times and then pull off the transfer tape.
STEP 4: ADD SOME FALL EMBELLISHMENTS
The charger plate actually looks great as is, but if you want to dress it up a bit more, you can glue on a bow.
I thought it looked cute to add some leaves, pinecones, and acorns to the bow.
And that’s it. Now you have a super cute charger plate for Thanksgiving.
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library