August 2018 VIP Crafters Club
Hey VIPs!! I’m so SO excited you’re here! I have put together some beautiful cut files for you this month that I think you’re all going to LOVE. And the project that we will be doing for our crafting is something that you will be able to proudly display in your home, sell it, or give it away as a lovely gift to a dear friend.
This is a “Home” (or “Love”, if you want) sign with a beautiful wreath for the “O” — that can be changed out depending on the season! So cool! The wreath is hanging on a hook, and you can easily make several wreaths to switch out as you like.
The details for the crafting party and the materials needed are below. Please let me know if you have any questions at all. I will also be updating this page throughout the month, as well as the Facebook page – and important updates will also be emailed to you.
Thank you so much for being here! I’m so excited to get to know you all better, and I can’t WAIT to craft with you!
When: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 5:00pm PST
Project: Home Sign with Interchangeable Wreath
Please bring your favorite drink, a snack or appetizer and be ready to
participate on video (not required, but encouraged)!
(Note: a replay will be made available for those who cannot attend live)
Crafting Party Replay
If you’re like me, there’s a good chance you have a lot of these materials already lying around! I’ve outlined below what you’ll need to create this project with me. Not all of it is required, and I’ve listed which ones are optional below. Feel free to customize your project as you like – remember, this is your project! This list shows what I’ve used (or very similar items, since not everything can be found online). Looking forward to our Crafting Party!! (Note: this list contains affiliate links)
- 22″ x 9″ x 5/8″ Wood panel
You can use a soft wood like pine; make sure to sand the wood also. You can usually go to a hardware store and request to have a piece cut to size for you if you do not have the means to cut your own wood.
- Wood for frame
1.5” x 5/8” x 8 feet, cut down to two 22” pieces and two 10.25” – there will be leftover wood, then sand and paint. Keep in mind that adding a frame is totally optional, so you can skip this step if you want or just save it for later!
- Small 1” Finishing Nails
These are for the frame, so this is also optional
- 2” Brass Screw Hook
If you don’t care about the wreath being replaceable, you can also use twine and staple to the back of the sign
- Cardstock for wreath leaves, I found a Craft Smith pad of 12″ x 12″ textured paper seafoam green (see photo on the left of the one I purchased from Michaels – or this one is the closest thing I could find online, however it is not textured)
Please note you’ll need a light grip cutting mat or else your paper will tear when you pull it off. Another tip here – use a small spatula or the edge of a ruler to help gently pull the cut pieces up off the cutting mat
- Oramask 813 Stencil Vinyl
With your cutting machine (cut settings same as “vinyl”) please cut the below items found in the project cut files:
– “H ME” or “L VE” (letters should be cut to 4.3” tall)
– Wreath Leaves (cut to 4.5” a piece, 90 pieces total)
I used varying shades of green and cut 6 sheets of the card stock which nicely fit 15 leaves per sheet (6 x 15 = 90)
- Transfer Tape
- One 4” craft ring
If you choose to use something thicker than this, you may need to adjust your hook size and increase the number of leaves
- Green Floral Wire
- Wire cutters or scissors to cut the wire
- Chalk Paint (2-3 colors)
I used Waverly chalk paint found at Walmart but any chalk paint will do! I used lavender for the background, white for the letters and elephant grey for the frame. Next time, I might use black or white as the background so that it will go with any season!
- Foam brush or makeup sponge
- Matte Mod Podge (optional but prevents bleeding)
- Super Fine Grit Sand Paper 400 or Fine Grit sand paper
- Tack cloth (optional but helps to remove dust after sanding)
- Mod Podge Sealer Spray (optional)