Hi friend! Do you decorate your home for Valentine’s Day? I always like to hang a new door sign, and I’m happy to show you how to make a sign with sublimation, so let’s get started!
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How to Make a Sign with Sublimation
I don’t usually go all out with the decorations for Valentine’s Day but I do like to hang up a cute Heart Banner or two on the mantel and a little something on my door. So when I saw these sublimation-ready signs online I knew they’d be great for holiday decor! Before we get into the tutorial, let’s go over what you will need to get started…
Heat Press (I recommend a traditional heat press for this to ensure an even press)
A cute design. (sign up for my newsletter to use this one)
Ribbon or faux leather to make a bow. (I used faux leather and sparkle HTV to make a bow with my Sizzix)
Optional Wire and Wood Beads (the sign comes with twine, so you can use that too!)
I created a quick video showing you my process, check it out below.
Let’s go over the steps…
Print the design on your sublimation printer and sublimation paper. Don’t forget to mirror! Center the print on the sublimation sign faced down, and secure with heat tape.
Set the temp on your heat-press to 356 for 120 s. Place butcher paper down, then place the sublimation sign facing up and cover it with butcher paper. Press.
Remove the paper, don’t forget the heat gloves!
Now comes the decorating! The sign comes with twine for hanging, but you can use wire like I did. I found this red floral wire at Dollar Tree and added wood beads. You can get the beads at Dollar Tree too. I put the wire through the holes of the sign and secured it by twisting the ends.
Grab your favorite wide ribbon and make a bow. Or you can make your own if you have a Sizzix machine or other cutting machine that will easily cut through faux leather. The Sizzix Big Shot is my first choice for cutting through the thick layers easily. You can also find printable templates on Etsy and hand-cut your bow. I like to add HTV to the back of my faux leather for a finished look. So first I added the HTV with my heat press, temp is 285 for 15 secs. I then removed the carrier sheet and used my bow die to cut the bow. Then I assembled the bow with craft glue. Once you have your bow constructed, attach it to the sign with craft glue.
And that’s it! The best part is you can make your sign in any color combination, style, and theme that suits your preference!
I hope this project has inspired you to craft your sign for all the holidays!
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Happy Crafting and God Bless!
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