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. To make sure you are getting the best price for your vinyl, make sure to check out my Vinyl Buyers Guide.