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Learn how to make a multi-colored heat transfer vinyl “Believe in the Magic of Christmas” banner sign plus 20 more awesome vinyl crafts! (Oh, and you can also enter to win an awesome Silhouette CAMEO 3 prize package as well as the Crafty class “Silhouette Savvy: Venture into Vinyl!)

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Today I am joining in with 20+ other talented bloggers to share some amazing vinyl projects to celebrate the launch of Alexis of Persia Lou‘s new Craftsy Class – Silhouette Savvy: Venture into Vinyl. The course is a brand new online video class that will teach you everything you need to get started cutting vinyl with your Silhouette. In the course, Alexis (who just so happens to be one of my favorite friends!) will walk you through creating eleven different vinyl projects. You will get all the cut files you need as well as video guidance for each step, and you will learn techniques such as layering adhesive vinyl, cutting large-scale decals, using the print and cut feature with printable heat transfer material, creating vinyl stencils for screen printing, and more. It’s going to be awesome!

(Psst…there’s also an amazing giveaway at the end of this post that you won’t want to miss!)

believe in the magic of christmas sign Christmas is just around the corner, so today I wanted to show you how to create a multi-colored banner that’s perfect for the holidays!

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Supplies Used for the Christmas Magic Banner:

how to make a heat transfer vinyl christmas banner

I started by cutting the heat transfer vinyl with my electronic cutting machine – I have both a Silhouette CAMEO and a Cricut Explore Air machine, but I used the Silhouette this time because it was already out and ready on my work table (plus, it fits with the theme of the Silhouette Savvy class, yo!). I cut the entire phrase out of the black vinyl and cut the words “Believe, Magic, and Christmas” from gold glitter vinyl. I used red vinyl to cut the curlicue design, and then weeded the excess vinyl from the sheets. (Note: for the black vinyl, I didn’t weed the words that I also cut from gold)

peeling heat transfer vinyl off of diy christmas sign

I cut the entire phrase from the black vinyl to use as my base design because I happened to have a lot of black HTV on hand. You can see that the blade makes a slight impression into the plastic backing film, and I used those lines as guidelines for placing the gold glitter text.

iron on christmas vinyl banner sign made with cricut

If you look closely, you can see where I pieced together the different vinyl layers onto the larger black vinyl backing sheet. Next, I covered everything with a thin cloth (I used a white tea towel) and ironed using firm pressure until all of the different colors and layers adhered to the canvas banner.

easy christmas banner sign made with vinyl

I used a hot glue gun to attach red pom pom trim to the bottom of the banner.

pom pom trim on cute diy christmas banner

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Then I attached a bit of green lace tape to the top of the banner. The lace tape already has the adhesive attached to the back side, so it goes on easy peasy!

htv christmas banner sign

heat transfer vinyl christmas banner

I added a dowel and a bit of shiny gold ribbon for hanging, and my banner was completed in under 30 minutes! I’m totally loving the way that it turned out, and these photos really don’t do any justice to how sparkly and shimmery the gold glitter vinyl really is – it’s gorgeous!


Thank you to Expressions Vinyl for providing awesome vinyl to our awesome bloggers, and thanks to Persia Lou, Silhouette, and Craftsy for sponsoring our giveaway below!

Don’t miss all of these amazing vinyl crafts – so much inspiration!

twenty plus vinyl projects

Hand Lettered Elf Food Groups T-Shirt – Pitter and Glink
Monogramed Hairbrush – The Craft Patch
Bring Wine Winter Socks – Tried & True
Hello My Name Is Personalized Newborn Onesie – Where the Smiles Have Been
Hakuna Moscato Wine Glass Decal – That’s What Che Said
Vinyl Christmas Countdown – Sugar Bee Crafts

Made with Love Vinyl Gift – A Girl and a Glue Gun
Merry Christmas Door Hanger – Minted Strawberry
Get Your Write On Pencil Holder – Delineate Your Dwelling
Thankful Jar – Kiki & Company
Gimme Some Sugar Hand-Lettered Dish Cloth – Persia Lou
DIY Elf Quote Christmas Pillows – A Kailo Chic Life
Giant Hello Sign Tutorial – Ginger Snap Crafts
DIY Diamond Trinket Dish – Maritza Alisa
DIY Baby Mobile – Sew What Alicia
DIY Framed Clipboard – Sisters What
Believe in Magic Christmas Banner – Happiness is Homemade
Chalk Style Snowflake Ornaments – Flamingo Toes
Merry Plate – One Artsy Mama
Feast Mode Thanksgiving T-Shirt – Dream a Little Bigger
DIY Christmas Star – Cutesy Crafts
O Holy Night Christmas Star – A Pumpkin and a Princess
Tis The Season Shadow Box – Practically Functional

Now, time for our giveaway! One of you lucky folks will win everything you need to start making your own amazing vinyl projects! The prize includes a brand new Cameo 3 (yay!), a collection of vinyl, and the Silhouette Savvy: Venture into Vinyl Craftsy Class. The giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only (sorry, international friends!) age 18 or older and will close midnight Monday 11/21 PST.

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