Deck The Home Wood Christmas Signs

Welcome to another week of the Deck the Home Challenge. This week our challenge was to create wood Christmas signs. Since I am all about reuse, recycle, and repurpose. I created a sign using an old wood kitchen cupboard door!

Wood Christmas Signs

Trust me, I am not very good at painting. Anything. Never mind trying to paint letters!

That is where my trusty Cricut Maker comes in. I used Cricut Design space to customize the phrase in a font I thought was fun and fitting of the holidays.

I wanted to make a sign to hang above my stove for the holidays. I usually have this sign hanging there, but thought a fun Christmas quote would be a nice change.

It is such an easy project, and if you are good at lettering, lucky you! You can skip the whole Cricut part!

How to Make Wood Christmas Signs from old Cupboard Doors.

Wood Christmas Signs

You will need:

  • old cupboard door (Habitat for Humanity is a good source)
  • Cricut cutting maching
  • Everyday vinyl in black
  • Cricut transfer tape
  • scraper
  • white paint
  • trim pain (I used red)
  • paint brushes
diy wood Christmas signs

Step One:

Open Design Space, click text and type your phrase. Change font to your liking (I used Sleigh Ride) and resize to fit your project. I used a 12 x 24 cutting make, so I was able to create a cut 22 inches long.

diy wood Christmas signs

Step 2.

Choose your material.

diy wood Christmas signs

Step 3.

Since I was using a premium vinyl in a brushed finish I change the pressure setting from default to more. I find it makes it easier to weed the vinyl after it has been cut.

DIY wood Christmas signs
Wood Christmas Signs

Step Four.

Insert cutting mat and complete cutting process. Since I was using the 24 inch mat, I moved my machine to the floor to allow it to pass through without hitting anything during the cutting process.

Wood Christmas Signs with Cricut

Step 5.

Weed image and apply transfer tape, using the scraper tool to ensure the letters are completely adhered.

Christmas signs

Step 7.

Paint the cupboard door white, and allow to dry.

Wood Christmas Signs
Wood Christmas signs
DIY Wood Christmas Signs

Step 8.

Tape off raised border and paint red (or whatever trim colour you choose). Remove tape and allow to dry completely.

DIY Wood Christmas signs

Step 9.

Sand the entire sign to distress to your liking. A little or a lot. Your choice.

DIY Wood Christmas Signs made with Cricut Maker
DIY Wood Christmas Signs

Step 10.

Remove transfer tape backing, position into place on your sign and use the scraper to ensure letters are adhered. Slow and carefully peel off transfer tape, leaving the letters in place.

I find low and slow is the way to go! This means, peel off slowly and don’t pull up on the transfer tape. Instead peel it back close to the surface.

DIY wood Christmas signs

I used On Command Velcro hanging strips to easily hang my sign without having to drill any holes!

Wood Christmas Signs

While, I have barely begun to decorate for Christmas, this little sign adds a bit of holiday spirit to my kitchen!

DIY Wood Christmas signs

Now it’s time to see all the other Deck the Home bloggers Christmas signs! Visit the link below to see all the photos and links.

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Until next time….

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