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I’m super excited because today marks one of my favorite yearly Tried & True moments…the first Halloween project of the year! Seriously, I LOOOOOVE everything about Halloween and even though it’s only August, I’ve been thinking about pumpkins and skeletons for weeks. That’s why when Expressions Vinyl asked if I wanted to participate in their Vinyl Competition, I knew right away what I would make. I hope you guys enjoy this Vinyl Halloween Family Sign just as much as I enjoyed making it!
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Vinyl Halloween Family Sign
- Blank Chalkboard Shape
- Expressions Vinyl (Caterpillar, Carrot, Sugar Plum)
- Paper Transfer Tape
- Silhouette Cutting Machine
- “Halloween Family Sign” Free File
Step 1. Depending on the size and shape of your chalkboard, you may need to make a pattern to alter the file. The easiest way I’ve found to do this is to trace out the pattern on a piece of paper (I could only fit half of my shape) and then scan/email it to myself. Pull it into the Silhouette editing program and trace to create the shape. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, you just need a basic outline so that you can size the words appropriately.
Step 2. Using the appropriate settings (vinyl), cut the “Halloween Family Sign” file from vinyl. I went with white, green, purple and orange but you’re more than welcome to use any colors you like!
Step 3. Working one color at a time, use the paper tape to transfer the design to the sign. Almost there…
Step 4. I decided to remove the plain white ribbon the sign hung from and replace it with three coordinating grosgrain ribbons. Time to hang!
Bring It On
And there you have it, my first Halloween project of the year! I’m thinking of adding a Fall-themed saying to the back so that I can keep the sign up longer on my front porch. Hmm, going to have to think about what to do with the colorful ribbons…we’ll see. Hope you enjoyed this project and let me know if you have any issues with the Silhouette file!
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