If you want to make something home made to give this Christmas but you’re crafting challenged, this is the craft for you. It’s an easy craft to use to decorate your home. It’s also a great craft to make and gift.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Vinyl in any color you’d like. I get mine at Bogo Vinyl and I used red glossy. Check out all of the glossy colors they have here. If you're crafting challenged, this is the craft for you. Click To Tweet
Silhouette machine or similar. (If you didn’t have a vinyl cutting machine, you could use stencils and paint!)
Wood blocks. You can find these at most craft stores. I bought mine at Darby Smart for $6/6 blocks.
Silhouette design of your choice.
Contact paper (not seen here).
I selected a design from Silhouette that I could easily break apart and apply to blocks. They have a seemingly endless supply of designs to choose from. In the design process, it’s important to make sure you know the size of your craft surface so you can cut accordingly.
Here’s what the design looks like in the Silhouette store.
Once you cut out the vinyl with the Silhouette machine, peel off the excess around the design.
You can peel off the design and apply it directly to the craft surface (the blocks). However, I like to use contact paper to help me apply the vinyl evenly. Here is the design with the contact paper on it.
Once the backing is pulled off of the design you are left with sticky (and reversed) design elements. I cut it apart so I could apply one letter to each block. The cutting was a little tricky as the paper and design is sticky.
This is what the end result looks like…..Applying the stickers you created to the blocks is the easiest and more rewarding part. As you can see, a few of mine are a little off, but that’s part of the charm. I debated painting the blocks before putting the vinyl on. However, I really liked the natural and rustic look.
Overall this craft cost under $15 to create!