Use this Hand Lettered FREE Christmas SVG File to create home decor, t-shirts, ornaments, and more! This tutorial will also show you how to use the EasyPress on wood!
Being a blogger has it’s perks…obviously, it’s a job and I do it almost full-time, but I actually really love it. BUT Holidays are absolute insanity. I mean…I had my Christmas tree up before Halloween and I’m busy getting it decorated with handmade ornaments. That’s when I’m grateful for super easy crafts like this wood sign made with a Hand Lettered FREE Christmas SVG File. I used my EasyPress and iron-on to make it, and I’m not sure if I can ever go back to vinyl, guys. It’s SO easy (pun not intended).
What you’ll need to make this Foiled Christmas Artwork:
- Hand Lettered FREE Christmas SVG File, for personal use only (download at the bottom of this post)
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air (read more about the Maker here and check out my comparison between the two Cricut Machines)
- Cricut EasyPress or Iron (I highly recommend the EasyPress)
- Red Foil Iron-on
- Walnut Hollow Wood Plank
- LightGrip Adhesive Cutting Mat
- Weeding Tool Kit
- Wipe off the Wood Plank off with a dry rag.
- Upload the file to Cricut Design Space (see this post if you need help), size it to fit on the Plank, then click MAKE IT.
- Place the Red Foil Iron-on FACE DOWN (or color side down) on a LightGrip Adhesive Cutting Mat.
- Click the MIRROR image option in Cricut Design Space, connect your machine and choose Foil Iron-On as your material, then cut it out.
- Weed the image, then turn it over and center it on the Wood Plank.
- Heat your Cricut EasyPress to 300 degrees. If you’re using an iron, use the cotton setting.
- Once it is warmed up, place it over the image on the wood plank (I didn’t need to use any protective coating besides, the coating on the iron-on).
- Keep pressure over one part of the image for 40 seconds, then go over another area of the vinyl. Tip: Foil does not like too much heat, so try not to overlap too much. See all the EasyPress settings HERE.
- Let it cool before you CAREFULLY peel off the protective coating from the Iron-on. If certain parts of the image aren’t adhering, go over it again on less heat. Tip: I used some parchment paper to cover up those parts and it worked fabulously.
I just got some Dr. Suess pictures from Hobby Lobby that have red and gold foil effects, and about 90% of the decorations on my Christmas tree will be shimmery or glittery, so this wood plank will look lovely with the rest of my Christmas decor. And yes, I also have used this foil iron-on on fabric and it works great!
Christmas is usually not my favorite holiday, but I try to make it magical for the kids. This may be my daughter’s last year of being into Santa. Last year she asked why Santa always bought her Mint colored everything and I think she’s getting suspicious 😆 The Easter bunny likes mint, too…so I may have to switch things up a bit!
Download the Hand Lettered FREE Christmas SVG File
If you liked this, check out these other Christmas posts:
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- FREE Christmas Hand Lettering Practice Sheets
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