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Simple Tis The Season Tree Sign

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Create a simple tis the season tree sign using the Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker. This sign is fun, bright, and will look great for a festive holiday home.

Welcome to Have Yourself A Very Cricut Christmas: 25 Days of Homemade Holiday Crafts!

Each day in December, I’ll be sharing a new Christmas project that you can make using your Cricut. It’s going to be a blog version of an advent calendar! Come back every day to get a new “gift.”

Today’s gift is a Tis The Season Tree Sign.

Tis the Season green Christmas tree canvas painted sign

Signs make great decorations because they, in general, are large. They can be placed in the back area of a display and act as a backdrop, or they can take center stage as a statement piece.

Around the holidays, I love to decorate with festive signs.

Did you know that you can create beautifully painted signs using the Cricut? All you need to do is create a stencil with vinyl. Then you can paint the sign any color that you want.

You’re going to love this Tis The Season Tree Sign. Here’s how to make it!

How to Make a Tis The Season Tree Sign Using The Cricut

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Materials:

Tools:

How to Cut Out The Project Using The Cricut

First, you will need to download the Tis The Season Tree Sign SVG file.


Get the Free Tis The Season Tree Sign SVG File


Start by opening Cricut Design Space and creating a new project.

Upload the SVG File

Then, upload the SVG file by selecting the Upload button and then Upload Image. Next, drag and drop or select the SVG file you want to upload.

After the SVG is uploaded, add the image to your design canvas.

If you need a little more help uploading SVG files, you can learn more in this post.

The SVG file will already be sized properly for this project.

svg design file Cricut Design Space tis to season tree sign

Make It

Now it’s time to make your project!

Click on the Make It button in the upper right of the screen.

The first screen you will see is the Mat Preview Screen. This will show you all of the different mats needed for your project. Each mat represents another piece of material.

For this project, there is only one material. You can use any piece of scrap vinyl that you have. It’s going to act like a stencil and you will be painting over it and removing it. I used a scrap piece of purple vinyl that I had in my craft closet.

mat preview screen Cricut Design Space tis to season tree sign

Click on the Continue button in the lower right of the screen.

Connect your Cricut machine. Then, adjust the settings as follows.

Material: Vinyl

Pressure: Default

Tools: Fine-Point Blade

Load the standard grip cutting mat with the vinyl material into the machine. Then, press the flashing Go button to begin the cutting process.

cutting screen Cricut Design Space tis to season tree sign

How to Assemble The Project

Once all of your pieces are cut out, it’s time to assemble the project.

purple piece of vinyl

First, you will need to weed the vinyl design to remove the extra material. The goal is to leave only the vinyl for the design image behind.

Use the weeder tool to pick up the vinyl off the backing and easily remove it. After all of the extra vinyl is removed, you should be left with just the design on the vinyl backing.

tree cutout of purple vinyl
weeding Christmas tree purple vinyl with weeder tool
Christmas tree purple vinyl with weeder tool

Next, take a piece of transfer tape and place it over the entire design. I like to use these big rolls of transfer tape and cut it to the size of my design.

purple vinyl Christmas tree design with transfer tape

Smooth down the transfer tape with your hand or using the brayer tool.

Then, flip over the design and peel the vinyl backing away from the design. If the transfer tape is stuck properly, the vinyl will be attached to the transfer tape and will peel off of the vinyl backing.

But, if you are having problems with it sticking properly, flip the design over again and try to put more pressure on the transfer tape to get the vinyl to stick.

Next, place the transfer tape with the vinyl design onto the canvas.

purple vinyl Christmas tree design with transfer tape on canvas

Use the brayer tool to transfer the vinyl from the transfer tape onto the canvas. I flipped the canvas over and also used the brayer tool on the back of the canvas to provide more pressure. Make sure to get all of the vinyl pieces pressed down so it will stick properly.

brayer tool on the back of a white canvas

Then, take one corner of the transfer tape and peel it back and away from your design. If the vinyl is stuck properly, the transfer tape will peel right off leaving the design behind.

peeling transfer tape off of purple vinyl design

If you have bubbles in your design like I did, carefully pull back the vinyl and use a scraper tool to flatten the vinyl down without the air bubbles.

peeling purple vinyl off of white canvas
hand using scraper tool on purple vinyl canvas

Now it’s time for painting. I used this spray paint from ColorShot in the color “Extra Guacamole.”

green colorshot spray paint next to white canvas with purple vinyl

Place the canvas on some kraft paper to protect the painting surface. Then, spray the entire canvas with the spray paint.

green colorshot spray paint over white canvas with purple vinyl

Once the canvas is dry, use the weeder tool to start peeling the vinyl off of the canvas.

green canvas with weeder tool removing vinyl

Once all of the vinyl has been removed, you will see your design! You might have some paint bleeding where the paint got under the vinyl stencil.

green canvas with white stenciled design

If you have this problem, you can touch up the design with some white paint and a small paint brush.

green canvas with white Christmas tree stenciled design paint touch up

Finally, let everything dry.

Now your Tis The Season Tree Sign is ready!

Tis the Season Christmas Tree Sign green canvas diy project

This is such a cute sign for layering with other Christmas signs in your home. I love the contrast of the green paint against the white canvas.

close up Tis the Season Christmas Tree Sign green canvas

If you want to make it look a little more finished, you can add some pine wood around the outside of the canvas to create a frame.

Tis the Season Christmas Tree Sign green canvas

I hope you love this Tis The Season Tree Sign.

If you decide to make this project, I would love to see!

Tag me on Instagram. Use the hashtag #25daysofcricut so that we can all see each other’s projects too!

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