Slowly, but surely, I am working on decorating each room of our new house.  This week, I decided to make something for the master bedroom.  I wanted to make something large to go over the dresser. The comforter has colors that remind me of the beach, so I decided to make something that would go with a beach/coastal theme.  Today, I’d like to show you how I made this large wood anchor wall art.
Large Wood Anchor Wall Art with a Silhouette or Cricut
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Here’s what I used:

– Wood for background (mine are approx.  30″ x 2.5″)
– Wood for anchor (I used this from Home Depot)
– Wood strip for back support (I used this from Home Depot)
Vinyl for stencil
– Paint
– Wood glue
Jigsaw
Brad nailer or hammer and nails
– Hardware for hanging
– Electronic cutter (cricut explore, silhouette or other cutter)
– Cut File (see link below)

Here is what I did:

1. I was lucky enough to have some wood left from a bunk bed we got rid of, so that’s what I used for the background.  The pieces were about 36″, but had holes where it screwed into the bed.  So, I just cut the hole off each end and painted each piece.  After they were dry, I lightly sanded the paint off of the edges.

Large Wood Anchor Wall Art with a Silhouette or Cricut

2. For the anchor, I cut out of piece of vinyl and placed it on my wood for my cutting guide.Large Wood Anchor Wall Art with a Silhouette or Cricut

3.  Then I used my jigsaw to cut it out and sanded down the edges.  It was not perfect, but when my husband asked if I bought it somewhere, I figured it was good enough.Large Wood Anchor Wall Art with a Silhouette or Cricut

4. Next, I painted the anchor white.  After that had completely dried, I added my vinyl letters. I made sure to press them down nice and good so the paint wouldn’t leak underneath them.Large Wood Anchor Wall Art with a Silhouette or Cricut

4. Then, I painted it all a pretty turquoise color.Large Wood Anchor Wall Art with a Silhouette or Cricut

5.  Once that dried, I removed the vinyl letters.Large Wood Anchor Wall Art with a Silhouette or Cricut

6.  I sanded it all again to give it a distressed look.Large Wood Anchor Wall Art with a Silhouette or Cricut

7.  I flipped my background boards over and lined them all up.  Then, I cut my wood strip down to fit the back, added some glue, and used my cordless brad nailer (one of my favorite tools) to nail it all together. I also added some hardware for hanging.Large Wood Anchor Wall Art with a Silhouette or Cricut

8. I flipped it over and glued and nailed on the anchor.Large Wood Anchor Wall Art with a Silhouette or Cricut

9. After it was dry, I hung it on the wall.
Large Wood Anchor Wall Art with a Silhouette or Cricut

I love how it turned out.Large Wood Anchor Wall Art with a Silhouette or Cricut

Have you ever made anything large with your electronic cutter? I’d love to hear.Large Wood Anchor Wall Art with a Silhouette or Cricut

 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but will earn a small percentage for sales as an affiliate. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

In case you’re new here…

I’ve been learning how to make my digital cutter files available in different file formats, so I can share them with you! Each Friday, I will post a link for a free file for your digital cutter! Downloads will be available through 4/14/17 and are for personal use only. You can purchase the file with a Commercial License from my shop. Here is this week’s freebie. Enjoy!

Seek Adventure Anchor Free SVG Cut File for Silhouette and Cricut

Sorry, this free download has expired.  This file is now available for purchase in my shop.

 Enjoy my free files? I’d really love for you to share this post.  Thanks and come back soon!

1 comment on “DIY Large Wood Anchor Wall Art”

  1. What a cute sign!! I have always wondered how folks make two-toned planks and appreciate your tutorial for making this sign.
    Thank you for all you time you give to making these files and tutorials.

    Angie, Your designs were gorgeous the first quarter and look forward to seeing what you create in the second quarter of this year!! 🙂

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