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Do you love to drink hot chocolate during the holidays? Then you need this FREE Hot Cocoa Bar SVG File to help you create a really cute sign for your kitchen.
Just think about how cute all of your hot cocoa supplies would look in a little corner of your kitchen, with this sign right by it … adorable right?
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You’re probably wondering what exactly it takes to make a Hot Cocoa Bar, and I’m going to share all the things with you.
But to start you will need all of the hot chocolate supplies such as:
- Your Holiday Mugs
- Hot Cocoa Powder
- Candy Canes
- Whipped Cream
- And of course some decor, which is where this Hot Cocoa Bar Sign Comes In!
I’m going to share with you exactly how I like to make my signs, and even share some tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way.
What Do I Need To Make This FREE Hot Cocoa Bar Sign?
Here are all the things I used to make my Hot Cocoa Bar sign.
- A Blank Wood Sign (I’m Using a Wood Panel that I ordered on Amazon, but you can find wood panels at Michaels and at the Dollar Tree as well.)
- White Chalk Paint & A Brush (I always use foam brushes to apply my paint on wood signs.)
- Wood Stain And A Rag To Apply It. (In any color you’d like to use.)
- Permanent Vinyl & Transfer Tape (You will need Red, White, and Brown.)
- Your Cricut Cutting Machine With Design Space Readily Available
- This FREE Hot Cocoa Bar SVG File (Download at the bottom of this post.)
Before you begin cutting your design, you’ll want to make sure to measure just how wide and tall you’ll want it to be on the sign.
To measure I like to use a measuring tape to figure out how many inches tall and wide my design should be.
Make sure to leave an inch to an inch and a half of room, so that the sign doesn’t go all the way to the edges.
Let’s Make A Hot Cocoa Bar Sign!
STEP 1: Stain The Framing And Back Side Of The Wood Panel, Then Let It Dry. Make sure to not apply any stain to the actual sign part of the panel. You can avoid any mistakes by just going slow when applying the stain and having good lighting.
STEP 2: Paint Your Wood Sign Using White Paint, Then Let It Dry. This can take up to 24 hours depending on the paint you use for your sign, but don’t skip this step.
To ensure full coverage, you might want to give your sign a second coat of paint a few hours after the first go around.
STEP 3: Upload the FREE Hot Cocoa Bar SVG File to Design Space and size it according to the measurement you want it to be.
Remember to make sure the little lock icon is closed when you go to size your design to make sure it doesn’t get distorted and retains the correct size proportions.
What I like to do for wood signs is to place a square shape in my Design Space Canvas, the same size as my sign, and then align my design within that square shape to get a good sense of how big it will be once I go to apply it.
STEP 4: Cut, Weed & Apply Transfer Tape To Your Design.
Since you’re working with vinyl, you do not need to worry about mirroring your design. Just let it cut as is. Once you’ve cut the design, weed it.
This means that you will need to remove all of the excess vinyl from your vinyl sheet, leaving just the design itself on the paper.
Since you’ll be cutting this design in multiple colors, you’ll need to do this for each of the elements.
After you’ve weeded the design elements, cut a piece of transfer tape as big as your entire design and apply it to it, one element at a time.
Take your time with this part, and keep the design in view to try to mimic the same alignment and placement for your own.
I suggest using a scraper tool to secure the vinyl to the transfer tape without leaving any air bubbles.
Lastly, if possible, trim a nice square around your design to help you with aligning it straight on the sign when you go to apply it.
STEP 5: Clean The Sign Surface.
To clean the sign, I would just take a clean rag and run it over the design to ensure that no dust or debris is on it.
This will help your vinyl stick and last for a long time on it.
STEP 6: Align & Apply Design.
This is where you will benefit from having created the square shape with your design in it within Design Space.
If you did this, then you can easily see where your design needs to be applied to make sure that its placement is even and pleasing to the eye.
If you did not do this, and want to ensure that your design is aligned properly on your wood round, it’s not too late to go back and do that step.
It’s just a good visual aid to help you out.
Once you know exactly where to place your design, apply it from the top downwards using a scraper tool to make sure it applies nicely to the sign.
Super easy right?
And that’s it! You did it.
You’re done, and I hope you love it!
You can use this design for personal use. If you’d like to share it with your friends (I’d LOVE THIS!), I do ask that you just link them to this post and help support my website. Also, please don’t upload it to a print on demand (POD) website, or send it for mass production.
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