Today I bring you another installment in the Craft Lightning challenge, I have joined up with some amazing bloggers to bring you craft projects that can be done in 15 minutes or less. The theme of this craft lightning challenge is Cricut machines, we have each used one of our Cricut machines to bring you these quick crafts projects that are holiday based. The craft that I created was a DIY Christmas countdown sign out of a piece of wood and two sorts of vinyls.
Disclosure: I am part of the Cricut Blogger Program and I receive products/compensation in exchange for craft ideas. But all opinions are 100% my own. Some of the links used here are affiliate read my full disclosure HERE. The supplies I used for this project are as follows:
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut EasyPress 2
- Cricut Red Iron On Vinyl
- Cricut Chalkboard Vinyl
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Cricut Iron On Protective Sheet
- Cricut Weeder
- Blank Wood Sign
The first thing to do after gathering your supplies is to open up the design in Cricut Design Space. You can adjust the image to the size of your blank wood piece and then cut out your image. I cut out the star onto chalkboard vinyl because that is where I will write the countdown numbers and the words were cut out on red iron on vinyl.
After I cut out my image I weeded out the vinyl that I did not need in order to reveal my design.Now that I have my design weeded out I start by positioning the iron on to the wood board.Next I place the Cricut iron on protective sheet over it and use my EasyPress 2 to iron on the vinyl to the board.Once the machine let’s me know that the time is up I put the EasyPress 2 back on its base and I remove the iron on protective sheet. I let the iron on vinyl cool slightly and I take off the clear protective film while it is still warm.Next, I use some Cricut transfer tape to help me transfer the chalkboard vinyl star.Once the star is on the transfer tape I position it onto the wooden board. I then use the scraper to smooth out any bubbles, once it is smooth I can remove the transfer tape and the chalkboard star will be adhered to the board. That is all your have to do to have your very own DIY Christmas countdown sign. Super easy steps and all in all it takes less than 15 minutes to create.I hope this project inspires you to create your very own Christmas countdown sign. And make sure to check out the rest of the projects the other bloggers have created.