Written by: Renee Reiter
If you are celebrating Christmas, chances are you have started putting on that extra pot of coffee to help get through the endless to-do’s, because the week is finally here! At this point I am basically crawling out of my skin with excitement for the big day to arrive… Watching presents be opened, playing games and eating amazing food all while spending time with family is pretty much the best!
Although I don’t have any children in my home there has always been something nostalgic to me about leaving cookies for Santa. Seeing cookies be put out and then gone in the morning with only some crumbs remaining was a major part in my “believing” in the magic of Santa; and it’s something I hold dear to my heart.
If you know me even a little then you know I am always looking for ways/excuses to throw vinyl on a project since I own a vinyl business. So instead of buying a cookies for santa plate or just a cute plate I decided to make one. If you have a craft vinyl cutter of any kind then you should be able to do this project at home. If anyone would like my cut file I would be happy to send it upon request (the file would be in AI or EPS format).
I measured the inside circle of the plate and cut everything to fit in or around that inner circle. I used a rectangle for the belt so I trimmed it with a retractable blade after I applied it to the plate to fit the curves nicely.
Here is the belt full belt once applied. I wasn’t in the mood to be my usual meticulous self and I just eyed the placement of the black belt and then did the same when I applied the buckle. If I am honest I could have stopped right here and been happy…I thought it was so cute! But I had already cut the words hehe so moving forward.
I arranged the words until I thought they were in a good spot (again I just eyed it…which showed later because it wasn’t dead center..whoops) I then taped my words down the middle to create a middle hinge. That is my favorite way to apply vinyl.
I started with the left side and lifted the transfer tape and lettering from the backing paper and then cut the backing paper away using scissors. Then I laid the transfer tape and vinyl down and rubbed with my fingers to apply. I then removed the middle hinge and applied the right side the same way and did the same for the word Santa. Here it is all done!
We hope that you saw something here today to help you during your own crafting & life adventures. We encourage our readers to share their own projects in the comments as we absolutely LOVE seeing what others were inspired to create. We also kindly ask that comments be polite or constructive.
– Sincerely Renee & Jessica