I really love helping people, and I have a friend that is a teacher that wanted to do a Disney themed classroom. I was so happy to help her with this, since it also allowed me to create some new tutorials to teach other Cricut owners how they could create a Disney classroom. Today is the Disney classroom birthday board project.
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- Sewing machine
- HTV/Iron On vinyl (see links at the end of this post)
- Heat Press
I have seen other people making these out of wood and typically the words are applied with vinyl or painted on to the wood. Since I needed to ship this I wanted to keep it very light weight. I had some light colored fabric I decided to use that to make a banner and then iron on the words with my Siser vinyl.
In Cricut Design Space, I found two different fonts that I liked and used one for the main Classroom Birthdays part of the sign. Then I used a thin font to type up all of the months of the year. Once I had everything designed I hit Make It to start to cut all of the pieces out. Remember to hit Mirror when doing a project with iron on vinyl, otherwise your words will all come out backwards.
When pressing the words on to this banner, I did have to work in sections since it was longer than the size of my Heat Press. I tried to keep everything in a straight line but I think the titles for August and September moved slightly. Looking back, I should have used a heat resistant tape to hold things in place while pressing.
This whole banner was then attached to a bulletin board. I also cut Mickey Mouse head icons. The teacher will write each child’s name on a Mickey Mouse head and then hang that under the corresponding month for their birthday.
I prefer to use Siser brand vinyl for my iron on projects. I feel that is the best quality brand of iron on vinyl out there, and it weeds the easiest.
Over the years I have gotten Siser vinyl from a variety of places, including My Craft Source. When you shop at My Craft Source be sure to use code ShawnMosch to get 5% off your order!
I have also ordered from Expression Vinyl and Heat Transfer Warehouse. All of these stores carry Siser brand vinyl and I love that I can order large rolls or small sheets. This can give you a larger variety of choices and allow to to save money on larger orders.