I’m so excited to share this DIY Wooden Farmhouse Sign Tutorial – and it’s SO easy to make with your Cricut! If you’ve been wanting to make your own Farmhouse Style sign, I’ve got the easy steps by using Cricut and your vinyl! AND, I’m sharing a FREE SVG File that you can use to get started. This Fixer Upper inspired sign will make PERFECT Mother’s Day Wall Decor or as a DIY Mother’s Day Gift! I’ve teamed up with a fabulous group of DIY bloggers, and we are all sharing our Mother’s Day Crafts with you! At the bottom of the post, you can see what everyone else is making!
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DIY Wooden Farmhouse Sign
I’ve been wanting to make a Fixer Upper style Farmhouse Sign basically since I’ve had my Cricut. And when my blogger friends all teamed up to make Mother’s Day projects with our Cricut, I immediately knew that I wanted to make my own DIY Sign! I had a TON of ideas, though! But, since it’s for my Mother’s Day Decor, I decided to make a sign that says the exact words my kids hear about 100 times a day – Because I Said So!
Making a DIY Farmhouse Sign isn’t as hard as you might think, especially when you use Iron On Vinyl! By cutting a design out of Iron On and pressing it directly onto the wood, you can make a sign in just a few minutes. And don’t feel intimidated to make your own sign. You can definitely by a pre-made wood plank sign and add this design with your Cricut!
What Do You Need to Make a DIY Farmhouse Sign?
Here are the supplies you need to make your DIY Sign – just like you see on Fixer Upper!
-Plywood (1/4″ to 1/2″ will work, just make sure it’s smooth!), cut to 12 x24″
-White Chalk Paint or Exterior Paint
-1×2″ Furring Strips
-Stain (color of your choice)
-FREE SVG Design (Download below!)
–Cricut EasyPress 2 – the large size works well for this project!
How to Make a DIY Wooden Farmhouse Sign Tutorial
First, you need to prep your wooden sign. Cut your plywood to your desired size and paint it white. You can paint it to look more rustic, or you can make it more white with a couple extra coats of paint (my house isn’t so rustic, so I went more white). Set it aside to dry completely.
Next, cut your frame pieces. I decided to use a picture framed 45 degree corner. To make it really easy – just do a box frame. To make a simple box frame, cut two pieces of the furring strips to the size of the long edge of your plywood. Then measure the short edge PLUS add in the dimensions of the two strips you’ve already cut to size. That’s the length of the other two pieces you need to cut. Stain all of the frame pieces using the directions on whatever stain you choose. Set them aside to dry.
Now it’s time for the vinyl! Using your Cricut is an easy way to make this DIY Sign!
First, upload the “Because I Said So” design into Cricut Design Space (or design your own!). Resize the design to fit your sign, if necessary. The design for my Mother’s Day Farmhouse Sign is just shy of 19″ long.
Make sure when you cut it, you MIRROR the image if you’re going to use Iron On Vinyl like I did!
Design Space will prompt you to make sure you’re using a 24″ long mat.
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When your design is finished cutting, weed away all of the extra vinyl.
I’ve found that it’s easier to weed a large piece of Iron On by keeping the design on the mat while weeding.
When your wooden sign pieces are dry, the next step is to press your Iron On design onto your board!
Make sure you measure to center your design! I like to find the center but also measure the space on all sides of the design after placing the vinyl.
Preheat your Cricut EasyPress 2 to 300 degrees. (Don’t have a Cricut EasyPress 2? Definitely look into getting one! It makes this project SO easy!)
If you want more information about the recommended settings for the Cricut EasyPress, check out the Cricut Recommended Settings page.
Press the design onto the wood for 40 seconds.
I waited to peel the backing sheet when the vinyl was cooled. Peel the backing sheet off carefully and you’re done!
The last step is to attach your frame pieces – there are many recommended ways for this. I used wood glue to start and then finished with small nails. Attached a wall hanger to the back if you’re hanging your DIY Farmhouse Sign on the wall!
That’s it! With the exception of drying time, you can make this Easy Wooden Farmhouse Sign in less in an hour!
Download a Farmhouse Sign FREE SVG – “Because I Said So” Mother’s Day Cut File
Because I Said So SVG File
PLEASE USE THIS FREE SVG CUT FILE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY.
I also love this cute DIY farmhouse sign from Burlap and Blue – go check it out!