Forget the wreath this year, and create this fun lighted Christmas canvas unwreath door decor using iron on vinyl and a painters canvas.
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Have you started thinking about Christmas decorating yet? We usually wait until Thanksgiving weekend to start the Christmas decorations, but this year, I am super excited to get a jump on crafting up some fun projects for our Christmas decorating. Well this fun Christmas craft involves one of my favorite mediums, heat transfer vinyl.
You all know that I am a huge fan of heat transfer vinyl and making shirts for my kids, but did you know you could use heat transfer/iron on vinyl, on canvas? Yes on canvas bags, but also on a stretched painters canvas? Well you can. And I thought it’d be fun to use a painters canvas to create a fun unwreath for my Christmas door decor this year.
For this Christmas door decor project you’ll need:
10 Count Christmas Crafting Lights
This project was really easy to create in design space. I used a Christmas tree image that is available in design space and created a sliced image so that I’d have the tree silhouette to put onto my canvas. Once I adjusted the image to fit onto my canvas, I put my green glitter iron on vinyl onto my light grip mat. I loaded it into my Cricut Maker, made sure to select mirror image since I was cutting iron on vinyl, selected the correct cutting material and hit the go button.
Once the Christmas tree design was weeded, I placed a book inside the center of my canvas to create a hard surface to iron the design. I used the Cricut Easy Press at 270 degrees for 40 seconds to iron the vinyl onto the canvas. I did many test with different types of iron on with canvas. The regular iron on vinyl worked and the glitter iron worked. I could not get the foil iron on to stick to the canvas. So if you’d like to make this project, I’d go with regular iron on vinyl or glitter iron on.
It turned out really cute, but I thought it could use a little something. I found these battery operated lights at the craft store and used an xacto knife to make a few slits in the canvas. On the back side of the cavas and added a dot or two of hot glue at every slit and inserted the light through the slit. I taped the battery pack to the back so it wouldn’t fall out once hung on the door. The finishing touch was a bit of hot glue and ribbon to hang it from my front door.
My kids thought it was the coolest thing when they saw it and we immediately had to take it into a dark room so they could see the lights really good.
And if you go for a more traditional holiday wreath for your front door, this would look really cute on a mantel too. 😉
I just love hanging things other than a typical wreath on my front door. And this Christmas canvas door decor goes right along with my front door gift tag and my buffalo deer head silhouette that I’ve done in years past.
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