You’ve seen painted wood signs everywhere but you don’t really know what to use and how to make your stencil with your Cricut? I’ll show you the best trick and you’ll see how easy it is!
I made this sign for my patio. This is really where I’m going to spend my vacations this summer (in case you’re reading this later, it’s 2020 and we’re in the middle of Covid-19). But it’s ok. I try to put this in perspective and it could be much worse. I feel good in my home. So this is where I’ll be this year.
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I’m really glad how this wood sign turned out. I wasn’t sure the paint wasn’t going to leak everywhere considering the wood I use was very grainy and rough. But I had a trick up my sleeve: Mod Podge!
Material and tools required to build the wood sign
Of course, you don’t need to do exactly as I did, but if you are curious, here’s what I used to build the wood sign:
- Recycled pallet wood
- Kreg jig (I have the K5 and it’s the best purchase I have ever made!)
- 1-1/4 Kreg screws
- Americana Decor Chalky finish chalk acrylic (colour: primitive)
Note that I could add an outdoor sealer since I’m hanging it outside but it probably won’t get any bad weather where it will be so I chose to leave it like that (and also, I like a vintage look! 😉)
Material and tools required to make the stencil
- A cutting machine (I have the Cricut Maker, but the Explore could also do or even the Cricut Joy if you scale down the design)
- Stencil vinyl (or any adhesive vinyl you don’t mind using. Like a colour you don’t like would do great!) Or use the new Cricut Stencil film. Check out this post to know everything about it
- Weeding tools
- Transfer tape
- Foam brush and Matte Mod Podge
- Acrylic paint and ideally a stencil paintbrush
How to paint a wood sign with a Cricut stencil
You can see all the details in this video, from building the wood sign to painting it.
2022 update: You can also check out my post on the new Cricut Stencil film and why it is better than the original stencil vinyl.
Wondering how I hung my wood sign?
This is the best trick I have to hang anything on vinyl siding without damaging it.
First, I simply added a wire (that you can usually find in picture hanging kits like this one) using two small screws.
Then, I use these vinyl siding hooks. They are easy to install and you won’t need to make holes in your siding. Cool right?
I’m sooooo happy with how this painted wood sign turned out.
Some subscribers have told me they were going to make this sign with vinyl on their patio door. That’s a great idea!
Where would you put it? Leave me a comment below!