Learn how to create this simple pumpkin burlap sign that’s perfect for Fall! It’s a reverse canvas that utilizes FOUR different kinds of heat transfer vinyl, including the super fun buffalo check!
Fall Pumpkin Burlap Sign with FOUR Kinds of HTV (Including Buffalo Check!)
My pals over at Expressions Vinyl (love them so much!) recently surprised me with some awesome happy mail. Inside was TONS of cool new products, including some fun and trendy buffalo check vinyl!
Since Fall is my favorite time of year and I’ve had pumpkins on the brain since right around August 1st, I couldn’t wait to try out some of these goodies!
And thus, this pumpkin burlap sign was born. Keep reading for all the details!
- 10×10 stretched burlap canvas
- Utility knife
- Black spray paint
- Painter’s pyramids
- Heat transfer vinyl (HTV)
- Silhouette Cameo
- Cricut Easy Press ironing mat
- Multi-use paper
- Hot glue
Y’all know I love me a good reverse canvas. So far I’ve made a flower truck one for spring, a funky patriotic one for summer (free cut file too!), and one with my son’s sweet handwriting.
It was only appropriate that I make one for fall, too. Right? Right.
So, if you want a full run-down on how to make one of these bad boys from start to finish, make sure you check out my complete reverse canvas tutorial!
My Design Mockup
Here’s the mockup of my design that I made in Silhouette Studio.
I’d be using my beloved Silhouette Cameo, and the pumpkins would be cut out of three different kinds of HTV, while the stems would be cut from a fourth…I’ve never used so many different types of HTV in one project before!:
- Orange pumpkins: Smooth (regular)
- White pumpkins: Glitter
- Buffalo check pumpkins: Printed patterned
- Black stems: StripFlock
Instead of using a regular wrapped canvas, I’d be trying out a stretched burlap canvas this time. So fun and so very fall, amiright?
Prepping the Frame
Now that my design was good to go, it was onto the frame!
Those painter’s pyramids were so convenient for making sure all sides got even coverage, AND ensuring the frame didn’t stick to the cardboard while drying. Cuz that would be bad.
Cutting out the HTV
While the frame was drying out in the gentle summer breeze (or really the sweltering Alabama sun), it was Silhouette time!
One by one, I started cutting out each of the four types of HTV with my Silhouette Cameo.
Here’s how all my pieces looked once cut and weeded:
Applying the HTV
After trimming up the clear transfer sheets from around all the pumpkins so there was no overlap, I eyeballed their placements on the burlap. I used my now dried-but-still-unattached black frame as a guide, and placed everything on my ironing mat.
Once my iron was heated up, the frame was set to the side and it was HTV application time!
I applied enough heat to all the pumpkins so they stuck firmly to the burlap and I could remove their transfer sheets, but not so much that they were 100% fully on there.
You’ll notice below that the texture of the burlap was just starting to appear through the orange and buffalo check pumpkins, but not quite all the way. Since I’d be adding more heat in the next step when applying all the stems, I didn’t want to end up melting the pumpkins.
Next up came the stems!
This time, I placed a sheet of multi-use paper over top my design (to protect the already applied pumpkins from the iron’s direct heat), then finished the HTV portion of this project.
Reattaching the Burlap to the Frame
The final step was reattaching the pumpkinified burlap to the back of the painted frame with a little hot glue.
My Completed Fall Pumpkin Burlap Sign!
And here’s how my completed pumpkin burlap sign looks now! Ain’t she purty?
Pumpkins + Burlap + Buffalo Check = Fall to Me :) Now if only the weather would get the memo…
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