Make this beautiful wedding gift using a
wooden tray from the Dollar Tree
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I Need A Wedding Gift
My son called yesterday and asked if I was still making crafts, although 95% of what I do is designing now, you know the mom in me jumped up and said, Of course! What do you need? He said, “Well, my buddy is getting married at the end of the month. Can you make him a sign that says Mr. & Mrs. Smith?” Sure can! I started designing something right away, then I thought, hey, I know where I can get a free SVG for a wedding design! I found what I needed on Design Bundles, but it wasn’t quite what I had in mind, so I changed it up a bit, and I love how it came out!
Watch the video below to see how you can create this design in Design Space! I linked the SVG I used below, and bonus, it was free at the time of this post! That goes for the script font I used for the Mr. & Mrs. too! I have fallen in love with this font! Grab it quick, because it will not be free for long!
Grab the SVG and Fonts here!
- Mr. Mrs. Smith- The Nightfall -at the time of this posting, this font was Free!
- Small heart is from the Justica Tail font *this one was not free, but it’s affordable and has great doodles!
- Wedding SVG– at the time of this posting, this SVG was Free!
Glyphs in Design Space! I’m so excited!
Do you want to use glyphs in Design Space? Let me show you how!
Here’s what I did: I have Windows on my computer. I clicked on the Microsoft store and downloaded Character Map UWP. Watch the video to see how!! I’m so excited to share this with you! I have been a Design Space user for years and could never figure out how to use the glyphs and cute little doodles that came with the fonts! Look what I can do now!
Watch the Full Project Tutorial Here!
Supplies I Used
- Wooden Tray from the Dollar Tree
- Acrylic Paint- I used DecoArt Soft Black and Light Buttermilk
- Weeding Tools
- Pin Pen– love this tool!
- Squeegee aka Vinyl Application Tool
- Transfer Tape (my favorite!)
- Silicone Suction cup for Vinyl Scraps
- Adhesive Vinyl–I used Oracal 651 Matte Black and StarCraft HD Matte Dark Red
- Vinyl Cutting Machine– I have the Cricut Explore Air 2
Step by Step Instructions
Here are step-by-step instructions on how I made this wedding keepsake gift. If you prefer to watch the video tutorial, you can find that below the pictures.
The Dollar Tree has so many new craft supplies! I found this wooden tray and knew I’d find a good use for it!
First, I painted the entire box soft black.
While the first coat of paint dried, I weeded my vinyl. Remember always to go slow, especially when you are weeding script fonts.
After the soft black has dried, use light buttermilk to paint on top. You may need to apply a second coat. Once dry, sand it to your liking. Be sure to wipe off any partials left behind from the sanding. If they are on your surface, they will show under your vinyl once it’s applied.
Apply your transfer tape to your vinyl. In the picture, you can see I added a piece of parchment paper to my desk. It’s not a necessary step. I do it because my desk is metal and my transfer tape sticks to it.
After applying your transfer tape, flip over your design and pull up the paper backing from your vinyl, leaving the vinyl sticking to the transfer tape. Remember, go slow!
I like to layer my design before I add it to my project. It’s much easier to get everything lined up first and then apply it to your surface.
Carefully line up your design over top of your project. Once you are happy with the placement, lay it down gently. Burnish with your application tool, not too hard; you don’t want to scratch your wood. When you remove the transfer tape, remember to go slow. Pull it up at an angel in a rolling motion.
I did not seal my project with anything. I don’t think it’s necessary for items like this.
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Here is the completed project!
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