Farmhouse Style Wood Sign

8 Materials
2 Hours

Did you know you can easily make a farmhouse style wood sign using your Cricut machine? I love the look of wooden signs. They have really grown in popularity lately along with the farmhouse trend. I also like that you can make your own and customize it to say anything you want!

This particular wooden sign was made with stain and paint and I love the simplicity of the look.

First of all, cut your wooden board to the size you want. Because you are making a custom wooden sign, this is completely up to you and the space you are working with.

Once your board is cut, stain it. Of course, if you want two different color paints, you can paint the board instead of staining it. Keep in mind – whatever color you make the board will be the color of the word.

Make sure you measure your board and create your word to fit the board. If you are using a script font, you will need to reduce the spacing between the letters using the spacing tab at the top of design space. Just click the little down arrow until the letters are touching. Next, you will need to weld the letters so that the word prints as one, connected word. This video tutorial will show you exactly how to connect and weld your letters.

Next, it is time to cut. Ensure you have your Cricut machine set to vinyl and follow the instructions to cut.

Once you have your word cut, you will need to weed out all of the excess vinyl. You will be left with just the word on the vinyl backing.

Next, use transfer tape to remove the word from the vinyl backing to the board and then discard the transfer tape.

Using a paint brush or a foam brush, paint a light coat of paint over the entire board.

After the paint has dried, you can carefully peel off the vinyl to reveal your word!

You can also use sandpaper to distress the paint if you are going for a distressed, farmhouse look.

I also added a frame by using stained furring strips which I attached with a brad nailer. Now you have a custom sign for your home. I have made so many signs for friends and to give away for fundraisers. Because the materials to make this sign are inexpensive, this makes a great giveaway or auction item!

Suggested materials:
  • Pine Wood   (Lowes)
  • Cricut machine   (Amazon)
  • Stencil vinyl   (amazon)
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