One of the things I enjoy most about fall is decorating with all the pumpkins, plaid and fall colors. A friend shared this wreath idea with me and immediately I knew I needed to screen print one for my front door!
Imagine the possibilities with this project! You can screen print a personalized message or maybe even your logo for the front door of your business. I chose this “so very thankful” file in Cricut Design Space (#M84980A9) because I can keep it up from now until it’s time to decorate for Christmas. (I’m already planning for a Christmas version of this wreath!)
What’s even better? This is an inexpensive project. You can find a piece of fabric for a couple bucks and a wooden embroidery hoop for under $4. With one vinyl cut, you can screen print the same design multiple times. This is where screen printing becomes more cost effective over heat transfer vinyl (HTV). These would be perfect to sell in bulk at fall festival booths or holiday craft fairs.
If you are new to screen printing, this is a great first project! You can purchase cheap material and practice screen printing without risking messing up a t-shirt. And when the print turns out perfectly, you can make a wreath with it!
- Cut a piece of fabric a few inches larger than your embroidery loop.
- Screen print your design on the fabric piece. To learn how to screen print with your Cricut or vinyl machine, start here.
- Allow your screen printed design to dry completely.
- Heat set the ink to make it permanent. I used my Cricut Easy Press 2 set to 320 degrees for 40 seconds. You can heat set the ink with your heat press or iron too. Here’s another tutorial on heat setting fabric ink.
- Assemble the material inside the embroidery hoop. Unscrew the top ring until you can remove the inner ring. Place the inner ring under the fabric and tighten the top ring on top, keeping the fabric tight.
- Cut off the excess fabric.
- Add your floral stems and a bow.
- Hang your wreath and enjoy!
SUPPLIES USED IN THIS TUTORIAL
- Embroidery Hoop (I used the 14″ size)
- Floral stems
Screen Printing Supplies
- Cricut Maker
- Oracal 651 Vinyl
- Transfer Tape (this stuff is the best for getting your vinyl to stick to the screen!)
- Speedball 10×14 frame
- Speedball Squeegee
- Speedball Fabric Ink
- Painter’s Tape
- Exacto Knife
- Cricut Easy Press 2