Thu 16 May 2013
Shhh…Baby Sleeping Door Hanger
By: Tanya Alley
I have several friends getting ready to have babies soon. Since I love making handmade gifts, I thought this cute door hanger would be perfect. Having two babies myself, I know how important it was to rest when your newborn is sleeping. Simply hang it on the door so no one will ring that dreaded doorbell.
- Commercial Vectors – Baby Sleeping Word Art
- Fun with Felt – Flower Mix
- Silhouette Cameo with Silhouette Studio Software
- White Vinyl
- Transfer tape
- Weeding Tool
- Scraper (or old gift/credit card)
- Spray Paint
- Wooden Door Hanger
- White Ribbon
- White Yarn
- Hot Glue
Step 1: Spray paint the door hanger and let it completely dry.
Step 2: After cutting the vinyl out with the Silhouette Cameo, “weed” out the excess vinyl. Weeding is the process of removing extra vinyl bits around the graphic. You can use a special weeding tool to make the job easier without damaging or tearing your finished artwork.
Step 3: Apply transfer tape over your graphic.
Step 4: Using the scraper press down the tape and make sure that it is smoothed out and sticking to the vinyl.
Step 5: Once this vinyl is completely stuck to the transfer tape, apply it to your dried door hanger.
Step 6: Use the scrapper again to apply it to the hanger. Remove transfer tape.
Step 5: Embellish with button and bow.
OPTION B: Vinyl Masking with Paint
Another fun idea is to use the vinyl lettering as a mask and create your sign using paint.
Paint your sign with acrylic paint in the colour you want your letters to be. Let it dry completely and apply the vinyl letters.
Paint over the entire sign in the colour you want to sign to be. Once that has dried completely, use your weeding tool to remove the letters to reveal the yellow paint below.
Hope this post sparked some creative ideas in you.