HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Wood for Sign (Mine measured approx. 7″ x 9″)
- White Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Acrylic Paint & Brushes (I used White, Tuscan Red, & Deep Midnight Blue)
- Jute Twine
- Hot Glue Gun
- Unfinished Wood Stars (I used the 2.25″ stars)
- Weeding Tool
- Scrapper Tool
- Sawtooth Hanger (Optional for Hanging)
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File (available for free in my resource library)
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE
The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project. I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library. These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others. This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here. Look for the file called Sweet Land of Liberty. It will either be listed under the most recent projects/cut files or under the Patriotic category.
STEP 2: PREPARE THE WOOD PIECES
Cut your wood to size and lightly sand it. I used MDF and cut it to 7″ x 9″. Really, you can use any type of wood you have.
Paint the sign a dark blue color. I used Deep Midnight Blue for my sign.
STEP 3: PREPARE THE VINYL DESIGN
While the paint is drying, open the design in your software program. Resize the design to fit on your sign. My wood is about 7″ x 9″, so I sized my design to about 6.5″ tall and 6″ wide.
When everything is sized correctly, you can cut the vinyl with your Cricut or Silhouette. Once it has finished cutting, weed away the excess vinyl.
Use a weeding tool to pull out the center of the letters.
Cut a piece of transfer tape a little larger than the design. Place the transfer tape over the vinyl.
Use an application tool to rub over the design. Then, trim off the excess transfer tape and vinyl backing.
Flip the design over and then pull off the vinyl backing.
STEP 3: APPLY VINYL TO THE WOOD SIGN
Once the sign is completely dry, place the vinyl on it. Keep the design on the left hand side of the sign.
Once it’s in place, use a scraper and rub over the entire design.
Carefully pull off the transfer tape.
STEP 4: ADD FINISHING TOUCHES
Flip the sign over and glue down the end of a piece of jute.
Wrap it around the sign 3 times. Cut the jute and glue down the end on the back of the sign.
Flip the sign back over. Add some hot glue to the back of the wooden stars.
Then, press the stars into place.
That’s it! Your sign is finished! Mine will be going on a shelf. But, if you want to hang it, you can add a sawtooth hanger on the back.
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library