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Make Your Own Sign for Home Using A Cricut
Raise your hand if you love Target as much as me? I especially love the Target Dollar Spot the best. You know, that little spot in the front of the store. The spot that always seems to take all of my money, ALL of the time? Well, this beauty came from walking through that tiny little section.
The inspiration to create this DIY Interchangeable Sign using a Cricut came from Alexis over at Purposeful Indulgence. She is amazing. And so is this sign! This tiny piece of wood will be crafted into an adorable Spring Sign, along with the possibility to become a tender gift for Mother’s Day. Who doesn’t love the idea of a homemade Mother’s Day gift?
Using a Cricut and a few craft supplies you already have at home, you will be able to create this sign in less than an hour. Who’s ready to DIY? Let’s get started with this easy 2 in 1 project that will have you loving the possibilities that can be done while creating and crafting with your Cricut.
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE YOUR OWN SIGN USING A CRICUT:
- Target Sign
- 6×6 board
- Unbleached Duck Canvas (Walmart)
- Spring Image
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Heat Press
- Lint roller
- Self-Adhesive Velcro Circles
- Dried Flowers
- Mod Podge
- Hot Glue Gun
- Puppy Pads
1 – To begin, wipe down your cute sign from Target to remove any debris. Tip* I like it as is, but if you feel inspired to add a coat of specific paint color, do it! I am here just to inspire you.
2 – Be sure to turn on your Cricut and begin to have your Spring/Mother’s Day Images cut while you are prepping your DIY Interchangeable sign.
3 – Grab your 6×6 wooden board and your unbleached duck canvas. Place the board on top and tear/cut off a section of your canvas to completely cover your board. Tip* It doesn’t have to be perfect.
4 – Fray the edges of your cloth to add some texture by simply pulling on the ends. Tip* A drop cloth seems to tear a little easier than this duck canvas. But it is a little thicker, so you determine which you like better.
5 – Grab your Mod Podge and apply a thin layer of it to your wood. Tip* Lift it at an angle to see exactly where you have added Mod Podge to your board to ensure it is covered. You will see a sheen-like covering.
6 – Apply your frayed piece of canvas on top, so the canvas sticks directly to your 6×6 wood board. Rub it down firmly.
7 – Grab your heat press. Set your heat press to 340 degrees with a total time of 30 seconds. Tip* Go to Cricut.com and check out their heat guide to determine exactly how long you need to press on specific types of surfaces. This is a great resource for all of your Cricut projects.
8 – Begin to weed your Spring Sign from the Heat Transfer Vinyl you just made with your Cricut. Tip* Use a tool with a point to help you weed all those tiny little spots on your sign. And be patient!!!!!
9 – Grab a lint roller and go over your canvas one last time. Make sure it is clean before placing your prepped HTV Spring Sign on top.
10 – Place your Spring sign image directly on top of your canvas in the center. Apply your heat press and rest it on for 30 seconds so it adheres. Listen for the beep on your heat-press to know when to remove it.
11- Remove the film once applied.
12 – Next let’s apply your 2 sets of velcro circles. You will apply one piece on the front of your Target sign and the opposite Velcro piece on the back of your 6×6 wooden board. Play with placement so as to ensure your velcro pieces line up accurately on your boards. Tip* You can stop here and your craft will be simple, sweet, and adorable.
13 – To enhance the beauty, let’s add some pretty dried flowers. Pick out the ones you like best and trim pieces to fit. Tip* I chose to keep my flower choices neutral so I can make interchangeable signs that can last all year long. But if you like color, use color!
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14 – Hot glue your dried flowers directly to your Target sign on the outer raised edges.
15- To make your sign interchangeable, create a second, or third, or 17th 6×6 board using the same technique we just did above with the canvas and HTV. Or make it your own by painting it a solid color and applying whatever signage you want. I liked the Mother’s Day quote for my next sign.
This Cricut sign DIY is just so much fun! Can you imagine the possibilities to make this simple craft that will be able to last all year long? Play with colors, themes, sayings, and holiday phrases to make this sign a permanent spot in your home decor. All you need is a few more 6×6 wooden boards, a pack of Velcro circles, and a desire
Thanks for being here and happy crafting!
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