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DIY Spring Sign + Free Cut File!


KatieG

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This week marked the official start of Spring, and boy are we ready! While we patiently wait for the warmer weather, we’ve been watching tons of fun spring crafting ideas pop up all over the web and wanted to get in on the fun!

Today we’re sharing a quick tutorial on a simple DIY spring sign. Enjoy!

You’ll need:

  • A blank sign (we used a blank chalkboard frame we picked up at the Target Dollar Spot, but any blank sign or even a plain wood plank would work!)
  • Cutting machine (we used a Cricut Maker for this project)
  • Permanent adhesive vinyl – we choose Oracal 651 in white
  • Transfer tape
  • Weeding tool
  • Scraper
  • Here Comes the Sun SVG cut file (download here: Craftey-HereComesSun-SpringSign.svg)

Step 1: Design

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Upload your SVG file to Design Space or Silhouette Studio and resize it to fit your sign.  Our sign was about 9” x 7”, so we sized our file approximately 8.25” x 6.5”.  

Step 2: Cutting

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 Stick your vinyl to your mat (color side up) and press the GO button on your machine to begin cutting. We opted for a light grip mat for this project.

Step 3: Weeding

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Once your machine is done cutting, remove the sheet of vinyl from your mat and cut away the area with your design. Use your weeding tool to weed away the negative areas.

Step 4: Transfer your Design

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Cut a piece of transfer tape to fit over the weeded design and use your scraper to burnish over the design until it has completely adhered to the transfer tape. Peel the transfer tape off of the vinyl backing and apply the design to your sign. Burnish over the design a few more times to ensure it sticks strongly to the sign.

Step 5: Enjoy!

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Carefully peel away your transfer tape and that’s it – you’re done!

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Looking for more free spring themed cut files? You can find some here!

If you give this DIY a try be sure to share a picture in the comments below, we’d love to see your projects!

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