Two things I absolutely love, Valentine’s Day and farmhouse decor. With a just a few weeks until the best holiday ever, it’s time to get out all of the cute Valentine’s Day decorations. Turning my house into the cutest red and pink farmhouse ever! The best thing about farmhouse decor is the simplicity of it. You can keep the same decor and do simple additions like small burst of colors and change the entire look of your space. These adorable mini farmhouse Valentine Rolling Pins are exactly the type of items I love to add to my space.
Before you get started gather up all the supplies you need and happy crafting.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
•Cricut machine (air or maker)
•Chalk Paint or matte paint (light pink, medium pink, red)
•Ribbon (I’m using 1/4”)
•Blue light grip mat
•Transfer paper (any brand works)
•Oracle 651 vinyl (White, pink or color to your desire)
•Mini unfinished rolling pins
•Scotch or painters tape
•Scrapper tool or old credit card
Start off by taping the handles of the rolling pins with scotch tape or painters tape (my preferred) to avoid paint transfer if you want to keep the unfinished look. Some paint may get on the handles but this helps with that.
Once dry remove the tape from the handles.
The look alike Rae Dunn font can be found here: https://www.fontspace.com/craftthings/cami-rae-limited.
In design space prepare the design with any phrases you would like. One word phrases work best especially for these mini rolling pins (ex. love, kisses, XOXO etc.) In order for these for fit nicely on the pins, you will want to edit the text and adjust each phrase to be 1” height (the width will automatically adjust based on the length of the phrase chosen).
After vinyl has been cut, use your weeding tool (dentist looking tool) and remove the excess vinyl around and inside letters.
Cut off enough transfer tape and remove the carrier sheet. Lay the transfer paper onto the weeded vinyl and apply pressure with scrapper tool and old credit card rubbing it back and
forth. Flip the design face down and slowly remove the vinyl’s backing leaving the vinyl adhered to the transfer paper.
Apply the vinyl attached to the transfer paper to the surface of the rolling pin. Use the scrapper tool once again to apply pressure and friction to the vinyl. Remove the transfer paper off and
away from the pin. The vinyl will remain and adhered to the pin.
Add ribbon and tie a bow for an added touch.