A week or two ago, one of the bloggers I follow on Instagram posted a picture holding an adorable Christmas sign. I’m definitely one of those types that looks at many things and says to myself, “I could totally make that”, and this time, I did!!!
For this project I used:
Blank Wooden Sign
To start, you will want to paint your board. The original sign was white with red letters, so I decided to stick with that. Except I chose to do more of an off white as opposed to a pure white! When painting large surfaces like this, I really love using foam brushes! I think it makes moving the paint on the large surfaces so much easier and it gets covered pretty quickly.
While I was waiting for it to dry, I began designing the words for my sign in my Designer Edition software. Once I was happy with my design, I loaded my vinyl into my Cameo and set the design to cut.
Once it was cut, I began weeding the negative vinyl from the design. Don’t forget to get the centers of the Os and Bs and letters that have openings like that. Once everything is weeded, you will need to apply the transfer tape. If you are working with a design as large as mine was, be very careful applying the transfer tape as you don’t want it to apply unevenly. Start from one end, and slowly work your way to the other end. Once your transfer tape is applied, you will want to burnish to ensure the transfer tape properly adhered to the vinyl.
When the paint has dried, you can apply your letters. Carefully lift your transfer tape from the backing, and line the design up on your sign blank the way you would like. Burnish it, working from the center outwards. Once you have burnished, slowly start peeling back your transfer tape. I had several letters that didn’t want to stick to the paint, but I simply burnished a little more over that letter and then continued slowly peeling back my transfer tape. It also wouldn’t hurt to press down on the letters with your fingers once the transfer tape has been completely removed to ensure the vinyl has adhered.
And that is it!! It’s a pretty simple process, and in the end you’re left with an adorable little holiday sign! I actually took this one to work to put on my desk over the holidays!
Have you ever seen something in a store and then tried to recreate it?
Be sure to tell me how it turned out in the comments!