I recently made a vinyl sign from an old wood sled! I almost always use my Silhouette Cameo to make stencils when making signs but this technique is so simple and and added bonus, no worries about paint bleeding!
Supplies I Used
- Wood sign of your choice: I found one at Hobby Lobby and removed the decorative bead hanger.
- Vinyl decal of your choice: I made mine with my Silhouette Cameo 3 and pink glitter vinyl
- Duck brand clear contact paper is used as transfer tape
- Mini Christmas Trees: I found mine in the Mini Christmas Decor section at Hobby Lobby. I also had a pick of miniature pine cones and red berries for extra embellishments.
- Paint: I used paint I had on hand. I grabbed a white, black and Folk Art Extreme Glitter, and paint brush.
- Dixie Belle’s Flat sealer
- 2 Disposable cup or bowl
- Hot glue and glue gun
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Prepping for my vinyl sign
I bought this unfinished wood sign from Hobby Lobby a few months ago, it came with a wood bead hanger.
They were removed at the time for another project and then I never got back to it!
So, I started out by grabbing my black paint and squirted a little bit into the bowl and watered it down a little.
I then started brushing this on the the wood following the grain, I added more black paint to my water/paint mixture to get a darker look and then “stained” the entire sign.
While this was drying, I decided to flock my mini Christmas trees.
I grabbed my white paint and Extreme glitter paint and mixed a small amount in another bowl.
Next I grabbed a clean paint brush and painted the snow on the branches.
I went back a few times and adding more for a more flocked look.
As soon as my sign was dry, it was time to add my vinyl decal!
Assembling my vinyl sign
Using a vinyl decal to make my sign was so easy, I wish I had done this sooner!
I love stenciling, but if your surface is not smooth, there is a good chance the paint will bleed under the stencil.
Once I had my design measured, I gabbed my pink glitter vinyl and cut the design with my Silhouette Cameo 3 cutter.
The next step, I grabbed my clear contact paper, applied it over the decal and once I had the backing of the vinyl design removed, I placed it over the sign and applied the decal.
Take your time removing the clear contact paper, but once it’s off and the vinyl decal is secured on the wood, I then applied a coat a sealer.
embellishing my vinyl sign
The final step is adding my flocked trees!
I applied hot glue to the bottom of the trees and arranged them on the ledge of the sign.
Then I remembered I had a pick of miniature pinecones and grabbed my wire cutter and started snipping a few off and gluing them here and there in-between the Christmas trees.
And that is it!
I can alway go back and add the string of wooden beads or leave this sign as is!
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