Kit Instructions and How to video!

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Step 1

Select Paper for your cutouts         5-10 minutes

(if you are skipping paper move on to step 3)

Start by selecting one sheet of paper for each piece of your kit. Which piece you choose is up to you! You can also skip paper on some or all of your pieces and paint them a solid color. We want you to make your craft unique.

 

 

 

 

Step 2

Trace kit on to paper         5-10 minutes

Turn your paper facedown, trace your kit onto the backside of your paper. It’s helpful if you pencil a small x on the front side of your letter cutout so you can remember which side is the front.

Step 3

Paint         10-15 minutes

If applying paper: paint sides and the backside of your wood craft. But do not paint the front.

 

If not applying paper: paint entire wood craft.

 

Painting tip: Paint THIN layers. Then apply a second layer if you want more coverage. DO NOT PAINT THICK LAYERS OF PAINT. APPLYING ANY PAPER TO CRAFT WILL FAIL. Thick layers will not adhere well to the wood and will bubble or peel up, even if craft feels completely dry. 

Step 4

Let your paint dry. While waiting, cut out the paper you traced in step 2.

Let it dry and cut out the cardstock  15 minutes at least

Let your paint dry. While waiting, cut out the paper you traced in step 2.

If paint on your craft feels cool to the touch your paint is NOT dry, applying paper before paint is completely dry will cause the paper to bubble up. Wait an additional five minutes, then check paint again, before continuing.

 

Step 5

Mod Podge       10-15 minutes

if you are skipping paper move on to step 7)

USE THE MOD PODGE™ included in your kit. Paint the front of your craft with a thin layer of Mod Podge™ and lay your paper on your craft. Use the squeegee included in your kit to burnish the paper down onto your wood. Not too hard as you do not want to tear your wet paper, but enough to smooth out any bubbles.

 

 

 

Step 6

Let it dry       15 minutes at least

Let your Mod Podge dry. If your craft feels cool to the touch your Mod Podge is NOT dry, applying vinyl before craft is completely dry will cause the vinyl to fail. Wait an additional five minutes, then check paint again, before continuing.

Step 7

Apply Vinyl   15 min at least

 (if applicable, not all kits include vinyl)

Remove white paper backing, apply vinyl to craft. Once vinyl is applied to craft, burnish the vinyl well by scrapping with the squeegee included in your kit. Then very slowly peel transfer tape back at a sharp angle. Sometimes (especially for intricate vinyl) you may need to burnish vinyl back into place as you peel up transfer tape.

Step 8

Decorate    15 min

Now add your bling and ribbon any way you like.  We also recommend antiquing the edges of your craft with chalk  or chalk ink (found out your local craft store) .

Step 9

Hardware 15    min at least

 (if applicable, not all kits include hardware)

To install hanging hardware it is easiest if you pre-drill your hardware holes. You will need a hammer and a small nail. Hammer the nail in only enough to start the hole to screw in hanging or mounting hardware.

Jump rings are best installed with a pair of jewelry needle nose pliers available at any craft store.

Check out this video!

Watch a video tutorial of our Unicorn Kit