The holidays are always such fun and having family and friends over for a cup of cheer sounds even better right? I thought it would be cool to make a sign that greeted our holiday guests to our party as soon as they arrive at our door! Nothing is more welcoming then a fun wood HTV door hanger asking them to Join Us for some Christmas Cheer! It will set the mood right away! LOL
This Sign is so easy to make and does not require a lot of supplies – that’s always a bonus! Use the glasses filled with cheer or leave them off. you could even put a fun gnome on there too – in fact, I’ll include one in the FREE SVG for you to decide!
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Before I get into the ins and outs of this fun project, I wanted to let you know that this is part of the Tis the Season To Create Holiday Showcase featuring 14 Holiday Projects from MY FAVORITE Craft Bloggers!
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If you’d like to watch the entire process, I’ve created a video that shows how to get the file ready in Design Space as well as how to assemble the sign and bow! Take a look…
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Supplies for the Wood HTV Door Hanger
Here are all the supplies I used and recommend for this project:
15″ Round Wood HTV black, white, red and light blue – my favorite
Acrylic Black and Brown Paint
Ribbon of your choice
Greenery of your choice
Wired Ribbon of your choice
Floral thin wire
Brayer (My favorite tool)
Easy Press Mat
Staple Gun (optional) Hot Glue Gun or E6000
Flip Book for Project
Have you seen the flip books? They are fun and easy to use too!
If you would like to see the whole process in a flip book, you can go here. Sometimes being able to flip a page at a time is also a nice way to learn!
Instructions for Design Space and Assembly
Getting Image in Design Space
Upload the image
Find the SVG where you saved it
Click on upload
Click on Image and a green box will go around it and you’ll see the image down in the bottom ribbon. Click on Add to Canvas.
Ungroup the image
Select the top wording “join us for some” and Attach
Select the bottom wording “Christmas Cheer” and Attach
You want to grab the wine glass part and the stems and attach. You may need to use the layer panel to select them. Click each layer and hit the shift key as you select them so they are all dark grey then click Attach
Select the wine tops (rims) and attach
Click on Make it and Go through each mat and Mirror every mat
Go through each mat to see if you want to move things around to save vinyl and then click continue
On the next screen select your material. I used the Heat Transfer (non- Cricut) setting but you need to choose the material that you will be using for your sign. I leave the pressure at default. Then go ahead and cut.
I suggest using the Brayer to adhere the vinyl to your mat. I used a blue mat for my project.
Assembling the Door Hanger
Prepare the wood by using blue painter’s tape across the center
Using the black acrylic paint and foam brush, paint the bottom of your sign and let it dry completely.
Remove the painter’s tape and place it over the black (you can do either top or bottom first – same thing)
Water down the brown paint. The more water, the lighter the “stain” will look. This is really referred to as a wash. I find the vinyl sticks better to acrylic versus stain so this is what I do.
Paint the top and add more water until you achieve the look and color you want. It will dry a shade or two lighter. Let it all dry really good before you apply vinyl.
I’m using the Cricut Mini Press on Medium Setting.
Lay the top part down until it is centered and slightly above the black.
Iron the vinyl on by pressing on it (don’t go back and forth or it may move the vinyl and cause wiggles.
Then you’ll want to place the bottom words and the glasses to make sure you have enough room and know where to iron on the words.
Go ahead and iron on the Wine Glasses first
Use the parchment paper to cover and iron on the words
Add the red to the glasses and cover with parchment paper and press
Then add the blue tops, cover with parchment paper and press.
Making the Bow
Use about 4 feet of ribbon for a full bow. Fold the ribbon in 8 inch segments over and over
Find the center and cut into the center on both sides leaving about a 1/4″ in the middle.
Take about 6″ of the wire and wrap around the center and twist to secure
Fan out the bow and take one of the free edges and wrap around the center
Cut the edges in a V shape
Cut your greenery to go behind the bow and wire them together
Hot glue the bow to the greenery in a few places so it is secure
Hot glue the bow and greenery to the wood, especially in places so the bow won’t cover the words.
Hot glue under the top of the bow to the wood also. You can use a piece of wire for a hanger or add one to the back of the wood. You can also staple the bow to the wood but use the smallest staples available.
14 Projects in the Holiday Showcase
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You might like the free SVG for this sign too…
And this Christmas round up of all different kinds of Crafts: