Do you know how to apply iron on vinyl to wood? It’s one of the best kept secrets in crafting and it will save you so much time and headache!
I love the farmhouse look. My entire house is decorated with that rustic, cozy decor style. I have wood signs all over the place. When I first began decorating that way, I would create a stencil out of adhesive vinyl and carefully stencil the lettering or design on wood. But there is an easier way, ladies and gentlemen. Iron on vinyl can be used on wood too! No more bleeding edges of paint. No more pulling up wood with the adhesive vinyl.
Simply put, iron on vinyl is glue that is heat activated. Once you heat up the vinyl, the glue will adhere to almost anything.
How to apply iron on vinyl to wood
Follow the normal steps for working with iron on vinyl. Upload your design or wording into Design Space. Mirror your image and cut. After the image has been successfully cut, weed out the excess vinyl.
Lay the vinyl image over the wood piece to which you will be applying.
Set your EasyPress to 300 degrees and the timer to 40 seconds. Apply the EasyPress to the image and start timer.
Burnish with a cloth and carefully remove liner.
Once liner removed, burnish the vinyl to the wood again using a cloth.
This helps attach the vinyl to the uneven surface. (As an extra reference, check out how I made my DIY Beach Hat using the same method.)
That’s it! So much less hassle than creating a stencil. Although there are times when you want it to look more distressed and I get that. But this is definitely an alternative that turns out just as good!
I love how this sign turned out! I placed it in our little alcove with the Faux Pallet Wood Wall!