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Weeding Vinyl Hacks You Probably Didn’t Know

Hey everyone! Today on the blog we are teaching you some great Weeding Vinyl Hacks You Probably Didn’t Know. These hacks have made me a better vinyl weeder and I hope that they do the same for you. If you love making die cutting projects, you know how much time you spend weeding! These tips are sure to make the process so much easier for you.

Let’s get start ed!

First, it’s very important to have good tools. If you have good tools, you will have a successful project. We love to get our Cricut tools from our local craft store or you can buy them on the Cricut website. Our favorite tool ever is this weeder tool. It is our go-to! We love it for a ton of stuff but definitely having good quality tools is going to change your weeding game!

The next tip I have for you is the next time you unload your mat, before you start weeding, take your Cricut scraper tool and scrape right across where you cut. The importance of this is that it keeps all your letters, numbers, quotes, and whatever down onto the mat. So when you peel up your negative vinyl, it doesn’t want to pull it up with it. It’s a great little tip and we love doing it.

Another tip is to weed on your mat. I promise you will love it if you’re on the fence about it or if you’ve never tried it before. This is a crafting game-changer! This method is well adhered and secured down on your mat and all you have to do is weed it up.

Next is to use a good transfer paper. Always have a good brand on hand. Don’t use any off-brand transfer papers and make sure that you’re using a good one that’s supposed to be used with the vinyl. Some models do require a little stronger of a grip transfer paper but most final projects you’ll be using is fine with the normal stuff. We love Cricut’s brand of transfer paper (we always use it!) and you can even reuse it for a few projects. That makes it a really really good deal. If you don’t use a good brand of transfer paper, it will be a lot harder getting it to stick to your material and then on the surfaces you’re trying to apply it on.

The last tip I have for you is to try reverse weeding for very intricate projects or intricate fonts or letters that you’re using. Reverse weeding is when you apply transfer paper before you weed your project. You then remove the backing of your transfer paper and you are basically weeding backwards. For little intricate designs and letters, it’s actually the preferred way to weed. If you want to see how exactly step-by-step to reverse weed check this video out.

I hope that you enjoy all of these Weeding Vinyl Hacks You Probably Didn’t Know. I know that some of them have changed my crafting game. Hope you guys will give this a try! Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below.