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screen printing canvas banner tutorial cricut speedball thanksgiving craft

It’s time to get the Thanksgiving decorations out and prepare for the upcoming holidays! Today, I’m screen printing using my Speedball hinge frame to make a DIY canvas turkey banner.  This hinge frame is perfect for screen printing on flat items like these pennant flags and also works well for koozies, cardstock, and napkins.

After applying my vinyl to the center of the Speedball hinge frame, I placed one of the pennants under the screen.  I adjusted it until it was lined up perfectly, then traced an outline on the paper below.  This will be my guide for placing each of the pennants I screen print.  Watch the video below to see how this looks in action!

I cut the vinyl on my Cricut Maker (Silhouette will work too). Using Speedball fabric ink, I was able to screen print the turkey on each of the 9 pennants. After screen printing, the ink needs time to dry.  I recommending waiting overnight but you can speed up the drying process with a heat gun. Once the ink is dry, you need to heat set fabric ink.  This makes the ink permanent on the fabric.  While I don’t plan to wash this banner, I heat set it just in case we spill gravy on it and need to clean it off!

This turkey design can be found in Cricut’s Design Space library of images (search #MEFB19).  If you don’t have the Cricut Access membership yet, I highly recommend it!  The have so many pre-made images and designs – making it easy to get right to crafting!

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Supplies Used in this Tutorial

Watch the Process Video

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Interested in learning more about screen printing with craft vinyl and your Cricut or Silhouette machine?

Learn more about how to start screen printing with your Cricut or Silhouette using craft vinyl here.  Whether you are a beginner or avid vinyl crafter, screen printing is a great way to make personalized projects using less vinyl and more permanent application process. If you have any questions about screen printing with vinyl, you can reach me here or on Instagram.

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