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Learn how to create a fun glittery flower truck sign that includes an assortment of colorful mini paper flowers AND a personalized family market decal!

This sign was created using the reverse canvas method and is the perfect decoration for spring and summer!

Glittery Flower Truck Sign with Colorful Mini Paper Flowers.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of A.C. Moore, and all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support Where The Smiles Have Been!

 

Glittery Flower Truck Sign with Colorful Mini Paper Flowers

My Crafting Challenge with A.C. Moore

The amazing folks over at A.C. Moore recently reached out to me with a fun crafting challenge: they’d send me a box FULL of fun supplies, and their only instructions were music to my ears: Be creative and make something.

Who could say no to that??

When the box of happy mail arrived on my doorstep, I could hardly wait to open that sucker up…and here’s everything they sent:

Craft supplies of scrapbook paper, vinyl, markers, and washi tape.

 

After brainstorming ideas for a potential project, I finally settled on a fun one to try: I’d give the trendy new reverse canvas sign making process a go using some of the gorgeous vinyl and Love Nicole scrapbook paper I’d just been gifted.

Keep reading to see the full tutorial as well as the finished sign…I’m so in love with how it turned out!

 

 

Flower Truck Sign Supplies

Here’s what I used for this project:

  • 9×12 canvas
  • Utility knife
  • Yellow craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Cricut blue glitter iron-on heat transfer vinyl (HTV)
  • Cricut pink vinyl
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Transfer tape
  • Iron
  • Hot glue
  • Various Love Nicole scrapbook paper sheets
    • Prismatic (6×6)
    • Over The Rainbow (8×8)
    • Lemonade (8×8)
    • Paradise (8×8)
    • Paisley Pop (12×12)

 

My Glittery Flower Truck Sign Mockup

The first thing I did was create my mockup.

Since I’d be cutting out the vinyl and paper flowers with my Silhouette Cameo, I created my design to scale in Silhouette Studio.

I wanted a new sign for my craft room that was FULL of color and bright and just all around happy.

Here’s what I came up with:

Silhouette Studio flower truck mockup.

 

Cutting Out the Vinyl

Now it was time to cut out the vinyl pieces, and the flower truck was up first.

This element was going to be in some Cricut blue glitter iron-on vinyl, and I’ve mentioned before that glitter HTV is one of my all-time favorite craft supplies to work with.

It is SO easy to cut, weed, apply, and looks so darn pretty with all those sparkles. I just love the stuff.

Here are the cut settings I used with my Silhouette…and kudos to me for actually remembering to mirror my image before sending to cut!

Silhouette Studio cut settings for glitter heat transfer vinyl.

 

Once my cut settings were finalized, I loaded up the Cricut glitter HTV onto my cutting mat and into my Silhouette Cameo, then let it do its thing.

Cutting a glitter heat transfer vinyl decal out with a Silhouette Cameo.

 

Once the truck design was cut and trimmed off the larger roll, I got to weeding (or removing) the excess vinyl.

Just look at those pretty blue sparkles!

Glittery Flower Truck heat transfer vinyl decal.

 

Next, it was time to cut out the personalization element in the Cricut pink vinyl.

This was going to be a little banner featuring our made-up family flower market.

The same process as above was followed, however, I didn’t need to mirror the design this time since it’s regular vinyl and not HTV, and I adjusted the cut settings a bit.

Heat transfer vinyl cut settings in Silhouette Studio Cutting heat transfer vinyl with a Silhouette Cameo.

 

Prepping the Frame & Reattaching the Canvas

Now that my vinyl elements were cut and ready to go, I got to prepping the reverse canvas.

I’ve been anxious to give this process a try, and this was the perfect opportunity. Make sure you check out my FULL reverse canvas tutorial!

How to Make a Reverse Canvas.

 

Basically, with a reverse canvas, you’re converting a wrapped canvas into a framed canvas by reversing the canvas’ placement.

I first used a utility knife and cut the wrapped canvas off of its frame…

How to make a reverse canvas.

 

…then set it aside.

I then grabbed some bright yellow craft paint and gave the frame a couple coats.

Painting a bare canvas frame with yellow craft paint.

 

While the freshly-painted frame was drying, I applied the blue glitter flower truck decal to the canvas.

This was done by laying the canvas on a cookie sheet, centering the HTV decal on top of it, placing a multi-use application sheet on top, then running my preheated iron across the HTV until all of it was securely adhered (my iron was set to the Cotton setting with no steam).

Using an iron to apply glitter heat transfer vinyl to a reverse canvas.

 

I knew the HTV was stuck on there good when it remained completely on the canvas and did not pull up when removing the clear transfer sheet.

Once again, this stuff is SO easy to use.

Peeling away the transfer sheet from glitter heat transfer vinyl.

 

Next, I trimmed up the canvas’ edges and then reattached it to the back of the now dried frame with some hot glue.

The sign was starting to come together!

Reattaching a decorated canvas to the back of a frame while making a reverse canvas.

 

Cutting & Assembling the Mini Paper Flowers

Now it was time for the flowers!

After perusing all of the amazing Love Nicole scrapbook paper pads that I was sent, I decided to combine some solid color sheets with some of the fun, bright patterned ones.

I’d then randomly layer them together to create unique floral elements.

I just love crafting without plan.

Once again, my Silhouette Cameo did all the dirty work with cutting out the colorful flower petal pieces, as well as the solid green leaves.

Cutting flowers out of scrapbook paper using a Silhouette Cameo.

 

Here are the Silhouette cut settings I used for this Love Nicole scrapbook paper:

Paper cut settings in Silhouette Studio.

 

And here’s a quick animation showing the Silhouette getting its cutting on…it’s such an incredible machine.

Animation showing a Silhouette Cameo cutting out flowers from colorful scrapbook paper.

 

Everything cut out beautifully, even the super skinny and delicate pieces!

Colorful paper flowers cut by a Silhouette Cameo.

 

I knew in advance that I would end up with WAAAAY more flower pieces than I would ever need for this project.

However, I like having options, and they’re just more goodies for future projects.

A collection of colorful paper flowers awaiting assembly.

 

All it took were dabs of hot glue and the flowers were assembled in no time!

Gluing paper flower pieces together with hot glue.

 

Once I was pleased with the number and look of the flowers I’d just created, they were attached to the bed of the truck with some more hot glue.

I then randomly glued in some of the bright green leaves and stems around the flowers…and folks, we’re almost finished!

Gluing paper flowers to a reverse canvas sign.

 

Applying the Personalized Pink Vinyl

The last step in making this sign was adding the pink vinyl decal to the canvas.

Now, I know I could have added this earlier when I applied the truck decal.

However, I am a slight perfectionist, and since at that point I didn’t know how many flowers I would be using, I decided to hold off on this part until the end. Everything needed to be centered and balanced, after all.

Therefore, I waited until AFTER the flowers were added to apply the pink personalization.

Yes, I’m crazy.

But it all worked out perfectly so my out of order steps were no biggie…whatever works, y’all!

Applying a vinyl decal to a reverse canvas sign.

 

The Finished Glittery Flower Truck Reverse Canvas Sign with Colorful Mini Paper Flowers!

And here’s my finished flower truck reverse canvas sign in all its colorful, personalized, floral glory!

I just LOVE this thing.

It’s so bright and cheery, and those 3D flowers really (as in literally) POP off the canvas. And let’s not forget to mention that gorgeous blue glitter.

Gahhh, did I mention I love sparkly things?

This is definitely one of my most favorite signs that I’ve ever created, and the reverse canvas process is the neatest way to quickly (and inexpensively) make framed art.

I’ll surely be making more of them in the future!

UPDATE: I have made more reverse canvas signs, and you can find them below!

Glittery Flower Truck Sign with Colorful Mini Paper Flowers.

Glittery Flower Truck Sign with Colorful Mini Paper Flowers.

Glittery Flower Truck Sign with Colorful Mini Paper Flowers.

Glittery Flower Truck Sign with Colorful Mini Paper Flowers.

 

And don’t forget to check out my reverse canvas tutorial too!

 

More Reverse Canvas Fun!

Here are some other reverse canvas signs I’ve made!

 

Also, don’t forget to peruse my Project Gallery for all of my other crafty creations, tips, and freebies, including lots of other signs and HTV/vinyl tutorials!

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Robin Nichter

Friday 19th of July 2019

I was wondering what kind or brand of canvas you used. None of the canvases I've ever seen have the "reverse bevel edge" like the one you used. The wood has always been just plain square. This looks like you actually did use an old picture frame.

Christine

Friday 19th of July 2019

This canvas came from Michaels (Artist's Loft brand, I believe). And it is NOT a picture frame. Why would I lie about a simple craft, lol?? Did you check out my How to Make a Reverse Canvas post that shows the complete step-by-step (check out the comments there too for more explanations from myself and others about the frame) or any of my other reverse canvas posts? Those canvas frames are just like this. There are also LOTS of other tutorials on Pinterest from other bloggers that use this same method (and don't lie either). Have a good one!

Shirl

Sunday 2nd of June 2019

Love this! I am new to the crafty cutting machine world. Got a cricut maker. This reverse canvas project was explained so good, thank you! I'm off to figuring out how to get a truck like like yours onto design space! Plus those adorable little flowers!

Christine

Friday 19th of July 2019

Yay! Congrats on entering the wonderful world of cutting machines! :) I have a Cricut Maker too but it's still in the box...seven months later. ;) I'm so happy to hear you found this helpful!

Lynn

Thursday 14th of February 2019

Can you tell me where you found the cut file for the truck and flowers. I would love to make something similar for my mother for Mothers Day. TIA Lynn

Christine

Saturday 16th of February 2019

Hi Lynn! I found the truck file for free here, and the flowers all came from different files over at the Silhouette Design Store. I think this would make a very cute Mother's Day gift!

Erin

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

Do you have the svg files?

Thnanks!

Christine

Friday 19th of July 2019

Nope, sorry Erin.

Michelle James

Monday 18th of June 2018

Hi,

I just wanted to let you know I featured this great DIY project at Merry Monday this week! I hope you will stop by to check it out when you have a chance and please link up with us again! Michelle

https://ourcraftymom.com/15-creative-summer-diy-projects-for-your-home/

Christine

Friday 19th of July 2019

Thanks so much, Michelle!

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