Up here in the great white north, we are finished with thanksgiving and have snow on the ground already. I think that grants me permission to start posting Christmas projects, don’t you?! I’ve been dreaming this sign up since last Christmas. I was just singing Little Drummer Boy with my daughters and thought it would make an adorable holiday sign! Here I am one year later, finally making all of my sign dreams come true with this simple DIY modern Christmas sign, thanks to The Happy Housie and her Seasonal Simplicity series!
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I love the look of long sleek signs, which is why I bought a 12″ x 24″ canvas for this guy. With just a few supplies, you can easily make your own modern holiday sign.
Here’s what you need:
- Cricut Maker Machine
- Black Paint
- White Iron-On Vinyl
- 12″ x 24″ Mat
- Cricut EasyPress
- EasyPress Mat
- Link to the design space file, which you can download here:
How to Make Your Own Modern Christmas Sign:
I started by painting my canvas black. Obviously you can use any colour you love for the season!
Next, I opened the Cricut Design Space file (linked above) and clicked “make it now”. Don’t forget to hit that “reverse image” button. In the Cricut Design Space, select “Iron-On Vinyl”, and stick the white vinyl (shiny side down) onto your 12″ x 24″ Cricut Mat. Then select make it.
You can adhere the iron-on vinyl to your canvas using an iron, but I prefer the Cricut EasyPress. I started by sliding the mat into the corner of my canvas and then flipped over the canvas to get the vinyl in place.
Place your vinyl on top of your canvas, with the shiny protective layer up.
I used a ruler to ensure that the spaces between my words and the edges of the canvas were all uniform.
The Cricut EasyPress is like a large iron that heats the surface evenly. Follow the directions to adhere your vinyl to the canvas. I used 350 degrees at 30 seconds.
After the canvas cools down, slowly peel back the protective layer and the vinyl should be fully adhered to the canvas.
I dare you to not sing Little Drummer Boy in your head right now, lol. Impossible right? Everyone who comes to our Christmas party this holiday season will suffer the same fate!
I hope you’re dreaming up a ton of beautiful uses for these canvases now!
Find a whole lot more beautiful holiday inspiration below!
How to Flock a Christmas Tree at The Happy Housie
DIY Asymmetrical Wreath at Rooms FOR Rent
DIY Christmas Countdown at Lolly Jane
Christmas Gingerbread Cookie Wreath at Sincerely Marie, Designs
Clock turned Holiday Shadow Box at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
How to Make a Fleece Cone Christmas Tree at Happy Happy Nester
How to Make a Holiday Scrabble Letter Board at Tatertots & Jello
Simple & Natural Wire Hanger Christmas Wreath at Jenna Kate at Home
Kringle’s Cookie Co Christmas Kitchen Sign at Tauni Everett
Easy Advent Countdown Calendar at Jamie Costiglio
French Country Christmas Wreath Printables at Designthusiasm
Copper And Gold Mason Jars DIY at Shabbyfufu
DIY Christmas Crackers at So Much Better With Age
Star Christmas Tree Garland at On Sutton Place
Easy Fringe Napkins for Your Holiday Table at Satori Design for Living
DIY Real Christmas Wreath at Clean and Scentsible
Birch Candle Holders at Finding Silver Pennies
Homemade Dry Holiday Potpourri at TIDBITS
Modern Traditional Christmas Countdown Calendar at Rambling Renovators
Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreaths at Town and Country Living
Quick & Easy Floating Candles for Your Christmas Centerpiece at Home.Made.Lovely
Glass Filled Ornaments at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Ombré Bottle Brush Tree DIY at Modern Glam
Modern Boho Christmas Wreath at Life is a Party
How To Easily Make A DIY Eucalyptus Wreath at Inspiration for Moms
String Art Christmas Stocking Holders at The Turquoise Home
DIY Holiday Pennant- Two Ways at Lemon Thistle
Vintage Christmas Bell Garland at Willow Street Interiors
DIY Modern Christmas Sign at Love Create Celebrate
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