Hello Spring and Happy Easter! Did someone say Hello Spring Round?? Oh…that’s right I did! Today I have 2 files for you. They are both Hello Spring, however, one has flowers on it and the other has a cute heart. In my video tutorial I am actually going to do both on a 12″ round that is ⅛” thick. The reason I am doing both sides is my front door is glass and I want to see a pretty side too!
- Cutting Machine and software
- Hello Spring Cutting Files from the Libray (click on the link)
- Vinyl– I used Starcraft for the solid and the pretty glitter pattern vinyl is from Expressions Vinyl Mystery box
- Weeding tools, scissors, cutting knife, and transfer tape
- Wood Round – I used 12″ rounds from Amazon
- Sand paper, paint brush, sponges and glue gun (to glue the bow on)
- Paint – I used Waverly White chalk paint
- Wood beads for the hanger – I used some raw beads I painted and then strung on jute. I show this in the video.
- Items to finish it off sign – I used jute, ribbon and floral picks
Hello Spring Video Tutorial
Here are some Hello Spring images for you!
Step 1 – Take your wood round and sand it. Because I am doing both sides I sanded both. Once you have that done apply your paint. I ended up having to do 2 coats on one side and the other side only needed 1 coat. Set aside too dry. Preferable over night. However, I can be impatient and will use a heat gun to make sure it is nice and dry.
Step 2 – Next open the SVG file in your cutting software (note: if you have the free version of Silhouette studio you will need the DFX files). I did save the designs as 12×12. However, if you are using a larger round you will need to size accordingly. Once that is done cut out your vinyl. Make sure to test your vinyl cuts before ejecting your mat out of your machine.
Step 3 – Now that everything is cut lets weed and apply our vinyl. In the video you will see I have a special helping me out. His name is Lumiere and LOVES to weed and apply vinyl. He especially loves the shiney and glitter ones (don’t we all). He will even pick those when I ask him for help! I left him in the video because he is after all 4 of the 12 Paws!!! Now, back to weeding vinyl. I did do a reverse weed on my one of my spring word pieces. I tested my first mat but not my second because I forgot it was a new file. Oooopsie. That is the great part about crafting there is always a way to fix something.
When I was laying my vinyl down on my round I used the grid side of my mat. I then laid the strips down first. Using the markings on the mat to help me eye ball it. For the floral file I put the tulip down first, then the leave and the the other 2 flowers can go where you want them too. For the heart side put the dots down and the place the heart where you like. Then i put the words on, again eyeballing it. When I flipped the board over to do the second side i just made sure the strip of of vinyl was on one of the horizontal lines. Then laid my vinyl down.
Step 4 – Now let us finish the round. I made a messy bow. I show the steps in the video where I cut strips of ribbon and jute and lay them down criss cross and alternating. Then I tied it off with a piece of jute. I repeated the process for the second bow.
Step 5 – Putting the floral stems on. I cut eucalypts leaves from Walmart and floral picks from Dollar Tree. I cut the leaves down to size. Put some glue at the center top of the round and put them in the glue. I then add more glue over the top. I did 4 total stem leaves, 2 on each side. Then with the glue still hot I added a little more and placed my bow down. Press and hold for a few seconds. I then add my flowers in. I just placed them to fill in empty spots. I also add a few into the bow. Once the one side was down I flipped it over and did the same thing to the other side.
Step 6 – Bead Hanger. I made a strand of beads for my hanger. You can purchase already painted beads or you can take plain beads and paint them. I like to put some in a cheap zip sandwich bag. Add a a little paint, zip shut with air in in and move them around in your hands to paint. You stay clean and you get really good coverage. I then dump them out onto parchment to dry. I do find that i need to do 2 coats. So after I dump them i zip the bag shut so any paint doesnt dry out and i can reuse the bag. Once they are dry I put them back in the bag for a second coat and then again back to the parchment paper. Once they are dry I string them onto just with a piece of floral wire as my threader. Tie a knot in both ends when done. I then glued the beads to the top of my round hiding the ends under the floral and bow. I even pushed a leave down on the glue to help hide and hold it.
Step 7 – Admire what an amazing job you did!!! Take a picture and share it with me!!!!
How to get your FREE Files
To get your FREE file please go to my Freebie Library, sign in (don’t worry if you are not a member yet, sign up and the password will be emailed to you!!!) and download Number 23 and or 24 Hello Spring. The downloaded file will have multiple file options SVG, PNG, DXF (If you have the free version of Silhouette Studio you will need this file) and EPS.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and thank you again for stopping by and being part of my dream and 12 Paw Designs! Happy Easter to you and your family. Enjoy every minute!! Remember a ? Pintrest pin would be so appreciated! I can’t wait to see what you create. Please share with me. You can come back here and add a comment or add one to Facebook too!
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