Hey there! I can’t believe we’re over halfway through the month of November already! Anyone else? Just crazy how fast time flies sometimes! Today I wanted to pop in and talk to you how to create a DIY porch sign using your Cricut machine!
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This summer my husband encouraged me to open my own online shop. We launched This Full Life Co. in August. But sometimes you bite off more than you can chew and we found ourselves in over our heads with not enough time to devote to it. We made the decision at the end of October to suspend the online shop and only sell locally.
But, one of the things we invested in to start the shop was a Cricut. My hubby did the research and felt with the direction we were wanting to take the shop, this was the best option. It will still serve us well moving forward!
Cricut Explore Air 2 and Maker Series
This really is the coolest machine! If you’re crafty, the Cricut is for you! The number of projects you can make are almost limitless. There are different models and each one does a little more. The Cricut Explore Air 2 is a very popular choice because you can almost anything you could want on it and it’s a cheaper option than the Maker.
The Maker has a few more options. It will cut through thin sheets of wood and will also cut out fabric patterns if you like to sew, just to name a couple. Both come in some really fun colors!
We chose the Maker because we wanted to be able to cut wood letters and designs for our signs. But we recently made a porch sign that can be made using either machine! If you don’t have a Cricut, you could still always purchase stenciled letters from a craft store and do the same design!
Double-Sided Porch Sign
I wanted to design a fall sign for the porch. I thought it would be fun if I could flip it around after fall and have a Christmas design on the other side.
I decided on dark letters with a cream background. I stained the board first to give the color for the letters.
We set up our Cricut Maker to cut out “hello” in cursive and “FALL” in all caps, replacing the “A” with a fall leaf. We used adhesive vinyl and I measured and placed the letters on the board. When the letters were in place, I painted the whole board off-white, including the letters. I allowed it to dry and gave it another coat.
After the paint was dry, I carefully peeled the letters off. Then, using our Cricut, we cut the stencil for the leaf and I painted it on.
Once that side was completely dry, we flipped it over to make the Christmas sign. We followed the same steps as the first side, replacing the “A’ with a tree.
Here’s the final product!
How fun is that?!
For the final step, I added a topcoat to protect the sign from the elements. I was thrilled with my sign and now I can use it several months out of the year!
If you’ve been thinking about a Cricut, I highly recommend it! You can find all kinds of projects on Cricut’s Design Space which you can try for free! After the trial it’s only $9.99 per month. You can also find tons of freebie designs on Pinterest!
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