See just how easy it is to make a custom wood sign with a Cricut Maker. It’s simple to switch out the design for the seasons or just to suit your mood!
Cutting wood is one of my favorite things to do with my Cricut Maker and I love to make custom wood signs. It never ceases to amaze me how it can cut even small, intricate shapes and words. My knife blade is arguably the hardest working tool in my craft room! There are countless DIY Cricut wood sign projects you can make with a Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore using paint, custom stencils, ironing on to wood or with adhesive vinyl.
How to Make a Wood Sign with a Cricut Maker
- Cricut Maker
- Hello wood sign cut file
- Knife blade
- Orchard Patterned Vinyl
- Masking tape
- Mini glue dots
Open the Hello image in Design Space. Customize the size to your liking. Click make it and select Basswood as the cutting material.
You can reposition your image before cutting so that you can control exactly what part of your material is cut… especially useful for when you’re using patterned vinyl or iron-on!
Position pattered vinyl onto Basswood. Load the knife blade and make sure that the star wheels are pushed all the way to the right. Cut.
Since this design is very detailed and minute, it’s best to stick close by your machine while it cuts so that you can sweep off any wood chips or debris that pops up.
Tip: Switch up where you place your materials to cut on your mats so that they last longer! When cutting a thicker material with the knife blade, just make sure that you don’t place the material all the way to the right so that it doesn’t get damaged by the star wheels rolling over it.
Once the cut is done and before unloading the mat, gently push down on the wood around the design to make sure it’s cut all the way through. If the wood doesn’t seem to be cut all the way through, you can press the go button on the machine to cut another pass.
After the mat is unloaded, gently push on the design to release it from the rest of the wood. I love this Natalie Malan Orchard patterned vinyl, it’s so perfect for spring, don’t you think?
Make your Cricut wood sign interchangeable for every season/holiday!
I created this DIY Shiplap Frame for my sign, you can find that tutorial here. Attach the wood hello to the sign using mini glue dots to the shiplap frame. You could also use hot glue to attach it but I like the idea of switching up the hello design and the glue dots make it easy to switch out. I went ahead and cut out a bunch of “hello”s with different patterns so I’m ready to go for the rest of the year!
And this is the Valentine’s version that I made with some super cute heart vinyl.
Where do you think you would display your simple wood sign? You could easily follow the same steps to make personalized wood signs as well… they make great gifts!
Have you tried cutting wood with the Cricut Maker yet? Let me know if you have any questions about it at all and I’d love to see your projects! Tag me on social (@lydioutloud) or shoot me pics in an email, I love hearing from you.