I have had my Vintage Ironing Board for about 20 something-something years now! It is one of those pieces that I point blank refuse to touch with paint because the wood and its overall structure are still in really good nick! So when the very sweet Kimm from Reinvented but together a Trash to Treasure Holiday Decor Blog Hop my creative juices started to flow! I really wanted to add some Christmas love to my old ironing board. It normally sits by itself all lonely next to our hutch! This is where my Vintage Ironing Board Reindeer Names Sign project began.
Vintage Ironing Board Reindeer Names Sign
As you can see there are a few scuff marks on the wood. First of all, I gave the entire wooden surface a nice wax to seal it for another few years. This also eliminated the scuff marks. Got to LOVE wax!!
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- Vintage Ironing Board – I still see them at my local thrift store and also around at Garage Sales
- Silhouette Cameo OR Pre-made Stencil – If you don’t have a Silhouette Cameo I found some pre-made stencils on Amazon which can be adjusted to size.
- 12 x 12 Cutting Matt
- White Vinyl
- Transfer Paper
- Nightstar Font
- Craft Cutter
- Brown Kraft Paper with Plastic Shiny Backing – It’s important to use this as this will stop the transfer paper ripping the paper when transferring the Reindeer Names. I grabbed mine at my local Newsagency.
- Double Sided Scrapbook Tape
From the Raggedy Bits Project Barn
You can grab your FREE Chalkboard Reindeer Names Printable here! There’s TWO to choose from 🙂
Step 1– In your Silhouette Studio type out the names of the reindeer’s using the night star font. Make sure that the font size is about 3″ smaller than the width of your Ironing Board because your words won’t fit. Also, make sure you weld each of the reindeer names before you send it to cut so you get one continuous word. Load up your cutting mat with 12 x 12 inch of white vinyl. Then load your cutting mat and send the project to cut in your Silhouette. Repeat the second time for the rest of the reindeer names.
Step 2 – Remove any of the excess vinyl. Then your craft cutter to weed out any of the smaller pieces of vinyl. Apply a sheet of transfer paper of the words and then an old store card rub over the entire lettering to make sure the words adhere to the transfer tape. Then using your scissors cut each of the reindeer names out.
Step 3– Lay out the names of the reindeer’s down the brown paper making sure to leave enough paper at the top of the sign to make a scroll. Do the same for the bottom as well. Measure the width of your ironing board. Then cut a strip of the brown kraft paper a couple of millimetres smaller than the actual size of the board because you will want the wood to show either side of the sign. If you’re not a straight cutter fold the paper where it needs to be cut and cut along that line
Handy Hint: Put something heavy at the top of the roll of paper and the bottom so that it doesn’t keep rolling back on itself while you are positioning the names.
Step 4 – Remove the backing from the transfer paper ensuring that the vinyl words come along with it. Then on the SHINEY side of the Kraft Paper position the Reindeer name and rub your store card over the entire word. Carefully remove the transfer paper making sure that the vinyl stats on the kraft paper. Repeat until all of the reindeer names are been transferred.
Step 5 – Add some Vinyl Snowflakes if you wish. I found these snowflakes in the Silhouette Studio library for free. Roll up the top and the bottom to create a scroll effect fastened with some double sided tape at either side. Thread through some jute through the scroll at the top and make tie a knot.
In closing from the Raggedy Bits Project Barn
And there you have a Vintage Ironing Board Reindeer Names Sign all ready to add some Vintage charm to your Christmas decorating. This way it can be changed throughout the seasons.
I can never remember the names of all the reindeer’s!! At least now I will have a nice reminder now 🙂
The actual shininess of the paper is not this bad in real life. It was just the way the sun was shining through our dining room window!
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