Custom Garden Sign made with Cricut Maker

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Simple to follow tutorial on how to create a Custom Garden Sign using your Cricut machine as a stencil.

Custom Garden Sign

Anyone else spend a LOT of time in their garden during the Summer days? Between weeding, pruning, watering, feeding, picking etc. a whole lot of my time is spent amongst these plants.

This year as we are working on the yard, I thought it would be fun to add a little personalization and fun to the garden area. I used my Cricut Maker to make a family garden sign and I am IN LOVE WITH IT!

One of the main reasons I love my Cricut Maker is because I can use it in soooo many different aspects of my life. Clothing, work, home decor, organization and more. Because of the wide range of materials the Maker can cut, the project possibilities are endless.

Some of my favorite materials to use are:

Another reason I love my Maker is because of the different blade options available. It is like having a bunch of different tools and machines in one. You can cut, score, draw, perforate, engrave and even more. It has taken on the job of cutting out some of my sewing projects, makes homemade cards easier, and vinyl projects are a simple thing to make from home now, instead of purchasing something on Etsy.

And best of all, I can quickly pull out the machine, get my project cut, and put back away without a huge interruption to my day.

My family garden sign took a total of 2 hours to make and 1 hour 45 of this was spent waiting for paint to dry!

Custom Garden Sign Materials

For this project, I used removable vinyl because I was using it more like a stencil and I didn’t want it to harm the paint below it.

Want to make this sign yourself? Just go to my project and change the “BARKER” to your own last name.

To do this, double click the BARKER and change it to your own last name.

Cutting removable vinyl with the Cricut Maker

Then click “Make It”

DO NOT turn on the mirror option when cutting.

Transferring vinyl using transfer tape

After the vinyl is cut, weed the excess off the backing paper and then transfer it to the Transfer Tape.

Painting a board for a sign

Now, paint your “letter color” across your whole board. Let it dry completely.

Move the vinyl to your board.

Now paint over the entire board (on top of the vinyl letters as well) with your board color. I ended up doing 3 total coats, letting the paint dry in between.

Barker's Garden sign to customer your garden

Once your last coat is dry, remove each of the letters, revealing the first coat of paint.

I then used some sandpaper to scuff up all around the letters and edges of the board.

To hang the sign, I used eye hooks. To attache them to the board, I pre-drilled holes into the top, 1 inch from each side. Then screwed in the eye hook until it was firmly in place.

I used S hooks to attach the sign to the fence. Just clipped one side to the fence and the other side to the eye hooks.

I love the personal feel the custom garden sign brings to the garden. I hung it by my table/chair that I have in the garden….because sometimes I just sit with the plants…it’s soothing!

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Custom Garden Sign

Simple to follow tutorial on how to create a Custom Garden Sign using your Cricut machine as a stencil.

Materials

  • 14 ×36 piece of wood
  • 2 colors of paint one for letters, one for the board
  • paint brushes
  • removable vinyl
  • Transfer Tape
  • Eye Hooks
  • S clips

Instructions

  • Want to make this sign yourself? Just go to my project and change the “BARKER” to your own last name.
  • To do this, double click the BARKER and change it to your own last name.
  • Cutting removable vinyl with the Cricut Maker
  • Then click “Make It”
  • DO NOT turn on the mirror option when cutting.
  • Transferring vinyl using transfer tape
  • After the vinyl is cut, weed the excess off the backing paper and then transfer it to the Transfer Tape.
  • Painting a board for a sign
  • Now, paint your “letter color” across your whole board. Let it dry completely.
  • Move the vinyl to your board.
  • Now paint over the entire board (on top of the vinyl letters as well) with your board color. I ended up doing 3 total coats, letting the paint dry in between.
  • Barker’s Garden sign to customer your garden
  • Once your last coat is dry, remove each of the letters, revealing the first coat of paint.
  • I then used some sandpaper to scuff up all around the letters and edges of the board.
  • To hang the sign, I used eye hooks. To attache them to the board, I pre-drilled holes into the top, 1 inch from each side. Then screwed in the eye hook until it was firmly in place.
  • I used S hooks to attach the sign to the fence. Just clipped one side to the fence and the other side to the eye hooks.

Custom Garden Sign

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