Making a Fall Sign Using the Cricut

Today I am joining up with a few other crafting bloggers to share some fall craft and decor ideas.  I decided to make a sign using my Cricut.  I had found this perfectly sized wooden sign at the craft store and scooped it up a few months ago for when inspiration struck.


I found this free SVG file and just knew it would be perfect. I had to tweak it a bit since the image was more square and my surface was a rectangle but with a bit of resizing and a few extra leaves and pumpkins it was just perfect. 

I rifled through my vinyl drawer and picked out 4 coordinating colors to use. In hindsight I really wish I had not picked out the lighter brown as it doesn't show up well against the wood but I didn't have anything in a nice sage green color like I really wanted.  

I cut out my images using the Cricut.


Weeded them all and cut them apart. 


I placed them where I thought I'd want them and then used transfer tape to move everything over to the sign.


I cut a slit in the vinyl whenever it went over one of the slats and pressed each sign down to  meet in the groove. 


Since I was using the sign inside I didn't bother to put any sort of sealant over it.






Comments

  1. This sign is lovely but I am also super impressed with this peek at your tidy and organised work space!

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  2. I love the sign! Making one like this has been on my to list. Yours turned out great!

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  3. Well done, Joanne. Thanks for sharing how you did it step by step.

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  4. Fall is my favorite season and I just love how your sign turned out. Thanks for sharing and wonderful crafting with you!

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  5. What a creative design sign to welcome Fall, Joanne!

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    1. Thanks! It was nice and quick and easy too.

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  6. ...a Cricut, I need a new toy! Which machine is this?

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  7. This is so cool looking! That turned out so beautifully! I couldn’t help but notice all of your other fall decor on your mantle, and I love it! Thank you so much for such a fun post!!

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  8. Love it- you make it look easy!

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  9. I've always wanted a cricut or silhouette!

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  10. What a great sign! Love the fonts and the autumnal colours.

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  11. Love your sign and the mantle looks beautiful! I have an old, old Cricut, the one that uses font cartridges. I'm looking forward to upgrading soon. Did you compare the Cricut and Silhouette models before you chose your Cricut? I need to do some research.

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    1. My husband surprised me with the Cricut Maker for Christmas. I was pretty intimidated jumping to that from my old Cricut (with the cartridges!) but after watching a few videos and just giving it a shot I did find that it wasn't nearly as intimidating as I had originally feared.

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  12. That looks gorgeous. What a fantastic idea.

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  13. Wow! This is SO pretty!!! You could make them and sell these I bet!

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  14. This turned out so beautifully and looks wonderful displayed by the fireplace!

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  15. That looks amazing. I really want to get one of those Cricets. They are pretty cool!

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    1. They are a lot of fun with all that you can do with them.

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  16. Really lovely sign! I love the font and the pumpkins!

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    1. Thanks! I'd love to take credit for the font or the pumpkins but they were part of the free SVG file.

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  17. I love that fall sign you made Joanne! It looks perfect standing by you mantel and I love the decorations.

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  18. I love how it turned out!! You have such a long mat!

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    1. I bought a larger mat on Amazon hoping to cut out some larger images without having to break them into multiple pieces. It comes in handy for cutting out more than one color too though.

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