I needed an easy farmhouse garland for Christmas to gift to a friend, so I made this quick and easy Christmas Cricut craft to make it picture-perfect!
Farmhouse Garland for Christmas
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are all about crafting and decorating. But, I have a friend who is decidedly not. But she expressed a kind of puppy-love for my mantle decor this holiday season and even told me she was jealous of my reindeer gnome garland I made a couple of years ago. Given that she’s not as gnome-enamoured as I am, I thought I’d make her a quick gift she can decorate with. And this beautiful farmhouse Christmas garland is now making me jealous!
Super quick to come together, this easy farmhouse garland for Christmas is going to work with a lot of different decorating styles, because you don’t even have to use the antique farmhouse fabric I went with – you can use anything! If you’re ready to make a farmhouse Christmas garland, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Farmhouse Christmas Garland
- Decide which font you’re going to use for your farmhouse Christmas garland. I chose to use Baskerville, but Times New Roman is super similar. After I got done, though I thought about how cute it would be to make a faux embroidery set with this fun knitted font I found. Could be insanely cute.
- Make sure you leave plenty of room on either end of your garland to hang it from. You’re not going to like it if you have to add twine, although you can certainly do it by looping two ends together, you’re just not going to like how it looks.
- If you decide to stain your wood like I did, you need to definitely put a nice coat of Mod Podge on the surface area where you anticipate the vinyl being applied. If you don’t, the oils in the wood stain will actually eat-up the adhesive on the vinyl and it won’t stick.
How Do I Make this Farmhouse Garland for Christmas?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Cricut or cutting machine
- Transfer tape
- Small paint brush or sponge brush
- Blue or green cutting mat
- Weeding tool
- Scrapper tool
- Start by staining the wood rounds. Allow the stain to dry completely before moving on.
- Place a coat of mod podge on the front of each of the stained wood rounds. Allow this to dry completely.
- Open Design Space and prepare your design. I used Baskerville font, but Times New Roman is close. Adjust each of the letters to be 1 1/2 inches tall.
- Load the permanent vinyl into the Cricut machine and select washi tape as the material, as this will help the design cut more cleanly. Tell the cutting machine to make.
- When the cuts are completed, weed the excess vinyl from the design and discard.
- Cut a piece of transfer tape, large enough to cover the design. Using a scraper tool, press the transfer tape onto the design, then gently pull the carrier sheet off the back, leaving jus the vinyl on the transfer tape.
- Lay the vinyl design onto the front of a wood round and, using the scraper tool, firmly affix the vinyl to the wood round. Gently remove the transfer tape and discard. Repeat until each design is placed on each wood round, as desired.
- Place the wood rounds face-down in order and about 4-5 inches apart, or as desired. Hot glue each of the wood rounds to the twine, at the top of the wood round on the back.
- Cut 20 to 30 5-6-inch long strips of fabric about 1/2 inch wide. Tie each of these ribbons to the twine, with 5-6 between each wood round.
- Hang your garland onto your mantle and enjoy!
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More Christmas Cricut Crafts You Might Like
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- DIY Scandinavian Christmas Trees – These easy and fast DIY Scandinavian Christmas trees are so cute, I think I might make a tiny forest of them.
- Home for the Holidays Sign – One of the most understated Christmas signs I’ve made this year, but so powerful in it’s comforting message.
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