Hot Glue Gun Plate with Strips of Cricut Vinyl
I have always wanted to try taking strips of vinyl and see what would happen when trying to cut it with one image. I never really had a good excuse to do it till I found this glass cutting board. I thought it would be perfect for my hot glue gun to sit on while it is hot. When I found the image of the hot glue gun in Design Space I knew it was meant to be!
I started with measuring the cutting board.
I made a square in Design Space that was the same size and placed my design inside that square. Keep in mind the placements of the little knobs/feet that the cutting board rests on.
Then, I grabbed some vinyl scraps that I had from a different project.
I cut them into half an inch strips.
Carefully, I placed them right up against each other on my standard grip mat. I made sure that the vinyl was really pressed down hard. I didn’t want the stirps to move around.
Then I cut the design with my Cricut. I am placing my image on the underside of a glass cutting board so I mirrored my image.
Taking my time I sat and weeded each strip. I kept it all on the mat to weed.
I then cut a piece of transfer tape that was the size of my image. And laid it over the image.
Using a scraper I burnished it really well.
I flipped the mat over and carefully took the entire thing off the mat.
Then, I removed the backing of each strip.
With the Transfer Tape I placed the image on the underside of the cutting board.
After pressing down really hard and using my scraper again to burnish I took the Transfer Tape off.
Then I flipped it over and had an awesome little plate for my hot glue gun to sit on.
It worked perfectly! I love it. And the strips of different colors make it so unique.
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