diy vinyl sign
{from sew woodsy}

by @according2kelly on November 5, 2013

for the entire month of november we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season.


so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. rev up your mixers, & visit a southern fairytale for lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss.


today, our featured blogger is the uber talented katie, half of the fabulous team behind sew woodsy. if you haven’t already, check out her blog – it’s full of tutorials for renovating & decorating on a budget.

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diy vinyl sign

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Hi there! My name is Katie and I blog at Sew Woodsy with my husband, Jon. We are a husband and wife DIY team. We document our journey of homeownership one tutorial at a time. Sew Woodsy is a place where we share our love for renovating and decorating on a budget.

Jon and I have really started to love making vinyl signs over the past year. We always have family and friends asking for them, so today I want to share a super simple handmade vinyl sign. The best part about these vinyl signs is that you can customize the colors and phrases!


  • Wood
  • Metallic Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Damp Paper Towel
  • Cricut
  • Phrase from cartridge
  • Vinyl
  • Flat Spatula
  • Weeding tool
  • Vinyl Transfer
  • Plastic applicator

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Cut your piece of wood to the size you desire. Give it a light sanding, then apply the paint on to the wood. I like to paint on a little bit and with a damp cloth I then wipe it around. This allows the wood grain to show. Since I’m pregnant and I can’t use wood stain–this method has became my new favorite trick. Plus–there are so many colors to choose from. I chose a bronze that has a nice shimmer to it!

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  1. Cut your phrase on your die cutting machine. If you are using a Cricut I have a helpful tutorial on how to cut vinyl on the Cricut.
  2. Remove the excess vinyl from cutting mat (keep the phrase you want to transfer over)
  3. Weed out all the negative spaces.
  4. Place a piece of transfer tape on to the cutting mat. Use the plastic applicator to smooth out the vinyl on the transfer tape.

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  1. Carefully, remove the transfer tape from the mat.
  2. Then, place it on to the wood.
  3. Smooth with the plastic applicator.
  4. Carefully remove the transfer tape. If the vinyl begins to life, place the transfer tape back down to the wood, smooth out more with the plastic applicator, and slowly remove the transfer tape ag

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Easy as that, a custom DIY vinyl sign was made in just a few easy steps! Now, what are you waiting for… the holidays are right around the corner and I’m pretty sure you have a few signs to make!

Thanks again Kelly for having us! Make sure you visit us over at Sew Woodsy, and get social with us and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest!

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I love the lettering and how simple this could be to make. I think I have trouble with the particular color the wood ended up being, though, so I'm not completely in love. Definitely an idea that could be used with other wood colors, though!


Thanks for having us today! :)

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