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
– Wood glue
– 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.
2. For the anchor, I cut out of piece of vinyl and placed it on my wood for my cutting guide.
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.
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.
4. Then, I painted it all a pretty turquoise color.
5. Once that dried, I removed the vinyl letters.
6. I sanded it all again to give it a distressed look.
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.
8. I flipped it over and glued and nailed on the anchor.
9. After it was dry, I hung it on the wall.
I love how it turned out.
Have you ever made anything large with your electronic cutter? I’d love to hear.
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!
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