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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Sam, your vintage ironing board, is an absolute treat! I have never seen one of these in the wild.
I love the reindeer names sign.
Thank you, Lisa! Sure is a favourite 🙂
I love what you’ve done with your vintage ironing board!!! What a fun way to decorate for Christmas! 😀
Thank you, Sarah! Yes this is one piece best left alone but can be decorated! 🙂
Love the ironing board and love the sign. I’ll try to remember the names of Santa’s reindeer ready for those family Christmas quizzes.
Yes, me too Claire! Thank you so much for your sweet comment 🙂
I love this, it didn’t look like it was printed on craft paper until I read the details. I really have to learn how to use my cricut so I can make some fun stuff like this!
I’m sure you will have lots of fun when you do, Toni! 🙂
I love it!!! You just took stenciling to a whole new level!! What a great way to put that old ironing board to use without altering it 🙂
Thank you Susanne!! You will master this too I’m sure!! 🙂
Sam …I love this. What a great tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thank you, Denise! Nice to know that I have given you some inspiration! Best part of what I do! 🙂
Sam, this is such a great project! I really want to get a Silhouette Studio !!! You always inspire me, my friend!
You have to do it Kellie!! Worth their weight in gold!! I still haven’t figured out all it’s goodness yet but thats all part of the fun!! Thank you for your sweet words! 🙂
Your reindeer sign is so great! What a wonderful Xmas idea! Thanks for the instructions. Kim
Thank you Kim and my pleasure! I love to inspire others! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂
Great use for an ironing board!
How lovely Sam! I love the white font on the packing paper, it just looks amazing and that vintage ironing board is the hit of course! Love the look!
Thank you, Katrin! I almost went with black and then thought that the white was much more Christmassy!
Such a lovely way to preserve and display a vintage piece Sam. The scroll works so well and everything looks so pretty together.
Thank you so much Michelle! Your sweet comment means the world!! 🙂
Wow! This is so fun. I love that you were able to dress up the ironing board without touching it. The font is fabulous and it just looks so nice with all of your other items.
Thank you so much, Michelle! There are some things I just won’t alter and this is one of them for sure! Thank you for your lovely complents! They have made me smile from ear to ear! 🙂
SO SO CUTE Sam! Love the font you chose. And your ironing board is to die for! Thank you so much for joining the T2T blog hop!
Thank you, Kimm! Thank you for having me! 🙂
This is such a cute project! I definitely need one of those letting machines!
Thank you so much, Janine! They are surely a very handy tool to have!! I had mine sitting in the cupboard for ages and finally pulled it out and started using it! I love it and there are so many things that you can do with it!!
This project has a lovely vintage feel, I have seen vintage ironing boards but never one of those pretty weigh scales. sigh! Its great that you designed the reindeer names to be semi permanent. You can roll them up for next year and reuse the ironing board. Brilliant.
Thank you, Leanna! I love to be able to change things out with the seasons! My poor hubby comes home to a new house a lot!!! LOLOLOLO!!!
This is just darling! Pinned!
Thank you, Cecilia! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend 🙂
Love the ironing board Sam… I have almost the identical board except mine has a wood stand. The reindeer sign is gorgeous and I love that you used the roll of brown kraft paper as the base – brilliant!
I’m delighted to be featuring this post at Shabbilicious Friday tomorrow and I’ve pinned it too.
Hugs – Kerryanne
Oh my!! Thank you so much Kerryanne! That sure has made my weekend!! Thank you!!! 🙂 PS how cool are vintage ironing boards!! 🙂
You are so creative. This is so cute and I am glad you kept the wood as is. Sometimes it is best not to paint. Great job!
Thank you, Debra! Yes, I couldn’t agree with you more! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!
Beautiful as always Sam! I love your old ironing board and the creative way you figured out how to make it shine for the holidays!
Thank you so much, Melony! I do love to try and think outside the square! 🙂
I’m always so impressed with people who can see something beautiful in what the rest of us discard! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!
Thank you, Helen! 🙂
You are one creative person 🙂 If it were me i would have probably thrown it away..Keep it up
Thank you, Gerald!