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DIY Christmas Sign

Dec 18 2018 Liz Call

This DIY Christmas Sign would make a great last minute Christmas gift or Christmas decoration for your home.

This DIY Christmas sign would make a great last minute Christmas gift or Christmas decoration for your home. #christmassign

This post contains affiliate links which mean I make a little something when you purchase through the link with no extra cost to you.

I tend to wait until the last minute to do things.   I don’t know if it’s because I get my inspiration or motivation last minute, or if I just really like the pressure of waiting til the end.  At any rate, I had an urge to fit in one last Christmas craft, and I just love how cute it turned out!

To make this project you will need:

Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2

Cutting Mats

Vinyl – Red, Green and Black

Transfer Tape

Paint and Paint Brush

Wood Sign

Joy Cut File – Part of the Christmas Word Art Cut Files

This DIY Christmas sign would make a great last minute Christmas gift or Christmas decoration for your home.

First thing, paint the wood board.  This will allow the paint time to dry as you cut out the vinyl to make the DIY Christmas sign.

This DIY Christmas sign would make a great last minute Christmas gift or Christmas decoration for your home.

How to Cut a Multi Layer Cut File

Download the Christmas word art file to your computer.  To cut the Joy file, upload the Joy with wreath svg file into Cricut Design Space.  Open it onto the canvas.  And while all the layers are selected, size the design to fit your wood board.  Use the layers panel on the right, and turn off the colored layers and the bow outline so all that is left is the outline of the wreath, the J and the Y.  Select those layers and click attach on the bottom of the layers panel.  This will ensure that the main cut out will all be together and cut exactly as you want.

Turn all the other layers back on, and click make it in the top right corner.  The design layers will appear on seperate cutting mats.  According to the color of vinyl to use.  You will note, that since the JOY were attached, they will be cut together, making it easier to place on your wood board.

This DIY Christmas sign would make a great last minute Christmas gift or Christmas decoration for your home.

Click continue on Cricut Design Space to connect your machine and select vinyl as the material to cut.  Place the vinyl on the cutting mat, and load into the machine.  Click the blinking go button on the Cricut Maker to cut the vinyl.  Make sure to cut the correct layer with the correct color of vinyl.  Repeat the steps here until all the layers and colors are cut.

This DIY Christmas sign would make a great last minute Christmas gift or Christmas decoration for your home.

Weed the vinyl by removing all the unwanted vinyl, and leaving just the pieces of the DIY Christmas Sign.

This DIY Christmas sign would make a great last minute Christmas gift or Christmas decoration for your home.

How to Make a DIY Christmas Sign

Use the transfer tape to cover the Joy layer of the vinyl.  Place it directly over the design, and use a credit card or scraper tool over the entire design to make sure it sticks to the transfer tape.  Carefully remove the paper backing from and place the design onto the green vinyl layer.  I love that this design doesn’t have to match up perfectly.  It’s designed for the layers to be a little off centered.  Peel off the paper backing of the green layer.

Do the same technique with the bow outline and red bow layer.  Place the transfer tape over the bow outline, remove the paper backing and then place it on top of the red layer.

This DIY Christmas sign would make a great last minute Christmas gift or Christmas decoration for your home.

Using the transfer tape, place the Joy wreath part of the design onto the wood board.  Smooth it out with a credit card or scraper tool.  Carefully remove the transfer tape, leaving the vinyl on the board.  Place the bow vinyl on the wreath, smooth it out, and carefully remove the transfer tape.

This DIY Christmas sign would make a great last minute Christmas gift or Christmas decoration for your home.

This last minute DIY Christmas sign fits right in with my Christmas decor.  And I love adding a bit of DIY to my home.  Check out the other hand lettered Christmas Word Art cut files that come with this JOY design.

Happy Crafting!

Liz

This DIY Christmas sign would make a great last minute Christmas gift or Christmas decoration for your home.

This DIY Christmas sign would make a great last minute Christmas gift or Christmas decoration for your home. #christmassign #joy

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