I love adding a few new personalised decorations each year. I wanted to use my Cricut to personalise some wooden blanks I bought from Hobbycraft. A lick of paint and some black vinyl was all that was needed to make these cute personalised pumpkin decoration for kids.
Wooden blank pumpkin shapes from Hobbycraft
Cricut StandardGrip mat
Cricut Black Vinyl
Cricut Transfer Tape
Easy personalised pumpkin decoration for kids
The wooden blanks had a design on one side so I flipped them over, lightly marked a pencil line three quarters of the way up and painted the lower part of each pumpkin. The paint was a small tester pot from Wickes called Lions Mane. I set them aside to dry.
Whilst they were drying I prepared the vinyl to place on each pumpkin. I opened Cricut Design Space and created a new project. I chose a font, Cricut Sans Normal, and typed in the words I wanted. I used my children’s names, and measured the pumpkin shape to make sure the words would fit in a central position.
Then I placed the black vinyl on a StandardGrip mat and set the Cricut machine to cut the text.
I removed the vinyl from the StandardGrip mat, trimmed the vinyl and weeded the excess away before adding Transfer Tape to each name.
Then I carefully measured where I wanted each word to be placed, removed the film and pressed over the transfer tape with a scraper to make sure the vinyl would adhere to the wooden pumpkin.
Then I was able to carefully remove the transfer tape to reveal the name.
What do you think? The mustard tone is a favourite of mine and makes a great colourway for Autumnal decorations. These will go in our Halloween crate, along with some Halloween treats and a film to enjoy over Halloween.
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