Being a woodworker/DIYER , I find it so hard to spend $20 or more on wood wall signs for the holidays. So let me tell you how I easily DIY my own using some paint, plywood, and vinyl from my cricut.
Easy DIY Christmas Signs Using Vinyl Cutter
First thing I do is cut a piece of plywood [you can buy small project panels at the hardware store].
I cut this one to 15 inches long and left the width of 8 inches using my United saw.
& for the framing of the sign I purchase 3/4 inch dowels from Home Depot and I cut them to the size I need at home. You could have them cut right at the store though.
I measure the length of the sign[15 inches] and cut two pieces and then to get the length of the butt joint I measure the space in between.
Next step is sanding the plywood and framing. I use my orbital sander at a base of 120 grit. Usually a quick pass does the job just right. Then it's time to paint or stain. For this project, I decided to paint the sign background white and leave the framing unstained.
Once the paint is all dry I assemble the framing to the base with wood glue and clamps. I let it dry for a few hours.
While that's drying , I went inside and purchased an premade SVG file on Etsy because I really liked the design.
I then uploaded it to the cricut design space and had it cut on permanent black vinyl. After I weed it, I just use my clear transfer tape to easily apply it to my sign.
& BOOM.. for less than $10 I made a sign that I was going to purchase for $25! I even have scraps leftover for a future sign project.
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