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How to Make a Farmhouse-Style Holiday Wood Banner

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In this post: I’m showing you how to make a farmhouse-style holiday wood banner with your Cricut cutting machine!


If you follow along with us on Instagram, you may have noticed that I finally got my hand’s on a Cricut Explore Air 2. And I’m so excited to start sharing some BEAUTIFUL home decor crafts that I make with it. Like this fun farmhouse-style holiday wood banner. 

Farmhouse-style holiday wood banner Cricut craft

How to Make a Farmhouse-Style Holiday Wood Banner

Farmhouse-style holiday wood banner Cricut craft

 

rustic farmhouse wood round merry banner supplies

Supplies

Farmhouse-Style Holiday Wood Banner

Instructions

1. Paint or stain your wood rounds, based on the instructions below.

If painting wood rounds:

Begin to apply paint or stain to the wood rounds. If painting it is best to use a matte paint. However, this may require 2-3 coats. If staining, be sure to stain in a well ventilated area. Allow 24-48 hours for stain to completely dry and soak into the wood.

If staining wood rounds:

This step is for the staining option. Once stain is dry, add a layer of mod podge as a sealant to the front of the wood rounds where vinyl will later be applied. If there is no barrier between stain and vinyl, the oils in the stain will break down the adhesive on the vinyl.

stain the wood rounds

cover stain in mod podge

2. In Design Space being to prepare your design by using the text tool. Start off by creating each individual letter of the phrase that will be spelled out on the banner. I used the font Baskerville. Times New Roman is very similar.

Cricut Design Space Screenshot 1

Design Space Screenshot 2

3.  In order for the letters to fit properly, adjust the height of each letter to 1.5” tall.

Cricut Design Space Screenshot 3

4.  Once sized accordingly, select make it in design space. Adjust the machines setting or material dial to custom, washi sheet with more pressure. The svgs have small, thin and delicate cuts as this setting will help it cut smoothly. Load the permanent vinyl to your machine on the blue light grip mat or green standard grip map and hit “go”.

Design Space screenshot 4

Cricut Design Space screenshot 5

Design Space screenshot 6

loading the cutting mat into Cricut

5. When the cuts are complete begin to weed the vinyl off and away from the design using your weeding tool (looks like a dentist pick). Don’t forget to weed around the outside of the letters and small parts inside any letter that are enclosed (ex. a,e,o ).

weed each letter

6. After the designs are completely weeded, cut off a piece of transfer tape the size of the vinyl layers and apply the transfer tape using pressure with the scraper tool. This is done in order to get the vinyl off its carrier sheet and onto the projects surface.

apply transfer tape to letter

7. Turn the entire design face down and begin to gently apply pressure and pull the vinyl’s carrier sheet off and away from the transfer tape.

8. Place the vinyl on the transfer tape to the middle of the small wood round. Once enough pressure had been applied slowly remove the transfer tape and very carefully and slowly rolling it away and off the board. The vinyl will remain on your project.

apply transfer tape and all to wood round

9. Repeat steps above for rest of the letters that will be applied to the wood rounds to spell the chosen phrase.

10. After all vinyl letters have been applied to the wood rounds, flip wood rounds over spacing them approximately 4-5” apart or to your liking. Using a high temperature hot glue gun, begin to glue the back, top of round to the twine leaving enough on the ends to be able to attach to a wall, tree, fireplace or mantle.

hot glue rounds to jute twine

11.  Lastly, tie ribbon or strips of fabric (about 5-6 inches long and 1/2 an inch wide) around and in-between each letter. I used about 5-6 strips in between each letter multiplied by the amount of letters.

add ribbon between wood rounds

**NOTE: to make the ribbon or fabric lay properly, create a loop under the twine then grab the ends of the fabric and pull tightly through the loop to secure onto the twine.

make loop with fabric

rustic wood rounds merry banner

How to Make a Farmhouse-Style Holiday Wood Banner Printable Instructions

How to Make a Farmhouse-Style Holiday Wood Banner Printable Instructions

Yield: 1 banner

Materials

  • Permanent vinyl (white or color of your choice)
  • Transfer tape
  • 2 packs of small wood rounds (3 inches)
  • Paint or stain
  • Mod podge
  • Twine
  • Scrap fabric (1/4 yard)

Tools

  • Cricut or cutting machine
  • Blue or green cutting mat
  • Weeding tool
  • Scrapper tool
  • Small paint brush or sponge brush

Instructions

  1. Paint or stain your wood rounds, based on the instructions below.

    If painting wood rounds:
    Begin to apply paint or stain to the wood rounds. If painting it is best to use a matte paint. However, this may require 2-3 coats. If staining, be sure to stain in a well ventilated area. Allow 24-48 hours for stain to completely dry and soak into the wood.

    If staining wood rounds:
    This step is for the staining option. Once stain is dry, add a layer of mod podge as a sealant to the front of the wood rounds where vinyl will later be applied. If there is no barrier between stain and vinyl, the oils in the stain will break down the adhesive on the vinyl.
  2. In design space being to prepare your design by using the text tool. Start off by creating each individual letter of the phrase that will be spelled out on the banner. I used the font Baskerville. Times New Roman is very similar.
  3. In order for the letters to fit properly, adjust the height of each letter to 1.5” tall.
  4. Once sized accordingly, select make it in design space. Adjust the machines setting or material dial to custom, washi sheet with more pressure. The svgs have small, thin and delicate cuts as this setting will help it cut smoothly. Load the permanent vinyl to your machine on the blue light grip mat or green standard grip map and hit “go”.
  5. When the cuts are complete begin to weed the vinyl off and away from the design using your weeding tool (looks like a dentist pick). Don’t forget to weed around the outside of the letters and small parts inside any letter that are enclosed (ex. a,e,o ).
  6. After the designs are completely weeded, cut off a piece of transfer tape the size of the vinyl layers and apply the transfer tape using pressure with the scrapper tool. This is done in order to get the vinyl off its carrier sheet and onto the projects surface.
  7. Turn the entire design face down and begin to gently apply pressure and pull the vinyl’s carrier sheet off and away from the transfer tape.
  8. Place the vinyl on the transfer tape to the middle of the small wood round. Once enough pressure had been applied slowly remove the transfer tape and very carefully and slowly rolling it away and off the board. The vinyl will remain on your project.
  9. Repeat steps above for rest of the letters that will be applied to the wood rounds to spell the chosen phrase.
  10. After all vinyl letters have been applied to the wood rounds, flip wood rounds over spacing them approximately 4-5” apart or to your liking. Using a high temperature hot glue gun, begin to glue the back, top of round to the twine leaving enough on the ends to be able to attach to a wall, tree, fireplace or mantle.
  11. Lastly, tie ribbon or strips of fabric (about 5-6 inches long and 1/2 an inch wide) around and in-between each letter. I used about 5-6 strips in between each letter multiplied by the amount of letters.

Notes

**NOTE: to make the ribbon or fabric lay properly, create a loop under the twine then grab the ends of the fabric and pull tightly through the loop to secure onto the twine.

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DIY Orange Hoop Wreath at Cassie Bustamante

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Farmhouse-style holiday wood banner Cricut craft

What do you think of the farmhouse-style Holiday wood banner? It’s pretty easy to make, yes?

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