Cricut Crafty Friday by The Covered Chipboard
This weeks Cricut Crafty Friday features a quick and easy way to create a sign for use in your home. When I first saw these on Pinterest I fell in love with them for our guest bath and knew I had to have them.
The beauty of the Cricut Maker is that we can make justs about anything our hearts desire as long as we have the materials!
Materials . . .
- Board as the base
- White or Black Cricut Vinyl
- Transfer Vinyl (I get mine from Amazon in a large roll)
- A few sprigs of flowers
- Jute style twine
You can use all kinds of materials for the board/base of this project. I watch for flooring planks to go on close-out at the local lumber yard for lots of my signs. They are super easy to cut to lenght – just score a straight line several times then bend the plank slowly till it snaps in half! They come in tons of color options and are light-weight for hanging.
If you are using the same flooring material and it’s a “click-n-lock” board, trim all locking edges off the sides. This is normally easy to do with a good pair of scissors.
Grab my free SVG files using the link above and cut them out of vinyl. Note that these are ready sized for my boards which measure: 5.75″ w by 23.5″ long. Because you are using an SVG file you can easily size the letters/words to whatever size you need.
Weed out the excess vinyl leaving the letters on the backing and on your mat.
Now you need to cut a piece of the transfer vinyl that is large enough to cover all of the letters. Peel the backing off and place it sticky side down while covering the letters. Use a bone folder or some other flat tool to burnish the transfer tape to the letters.
Remove the entire sheet of letters off the mat then cut around each letter so you can work with them one at a time.
Now lay the letters onto the board to get an idea of placement.
Starting from the bottom letter, remove the transfer paper backing and place the letter onto the board. Burnish the letter. Now peel away the transfer tape leaving the letter stuck to the board.
When you are finished with your letters, add some jute or twine around the bottom and top of the board as seen below. Use a glue gun to secure the twine on the back of the board.
If you like, add a flower sprig!
And here we have the finished project!
I hope that you enjoyed today’s project and that I’ve inspired you to create your own signage!!!