Learn how to make a 4th of July Sign using a Cricut cutting machine! Cricut crafts are easy and fun! It makes it an easy Fourth of July craft!
You will need:
Tray: I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, but there are a bunch of great alternatives available:
Silver paint: https://amzn.to/2YfaFK3
Gold paint: https://amzn.to/2NgEt8i
Blue paint: https://amzn.to/2FyRTGo
Black paint: https://amzn.to/2RGsCPs
Red paint: https://amzn.to/2XzixZH
Cricut on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GV6zki
Cricut from Cricut: http://shrsl.com/1kzdi
Removable vinyl: https://amzn.to/2Tf4p1A
Transfer tape: https://amzn.to/2Y49FJ9
Fireworks image (royalty free): http://www.clker.com/clipart-black-and-white-fireworks.html
Here is a video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it!
I had an unfinished tray and turned it into a 4th of July sign!
1. I painted the tray silver – it took two coats.
2. I cut a firework out of vinyl, with my Cricut machine. You can find the firework image HERE. I also cut out the words “4th of July”.
3. I peeled the excess vinyl off.
4. I placed it on the tray, just to get an idea of placement.
5. I put my finger in the middle of the firework…
…and put a piece of paper in the spot, so I could remember where it was.
6. I used a stencil brush and painted some gold where I had the paper marking it.
7. I added transfer tape to my images.
8. I placed the firework image, with the gold in the middle of the image.
9. I placed it down and burnished it with my scraper tool.
10. I peeled the transfer tape off.
11. I then burnished the vinyl down again, to make sure all of the edges are well adhered.
12. I painted over the vinyl, with the silver paint. I painted in all directions, to make sure the edges were sealed with the silver paint and the final color would not seep through.
13. Once dry, I decided on a placement for the 4th of July words and painted it red, where they would be.
14. Once dry, place the “4th of July” words onto the red.
15. I burnished it down.
16. I removed the transfer tape.
17. I went over it with the red paint.
18. Once dry, I painted everything with a combination of black and blue acrylic paint. It took two coats.
19. Once dry, I removed the vinyl.
That’s it! Now you have a cool sign for the 4th of July! If you want to put it outside, you can seal it with an outdoor sealer.
Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!