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Easy to Make Thanksgiving Decor

Oct 31, 2016 By Beckie Farrant
Easy to Make Thanksgiving Decor

One of my favorite craft projects is to make custom signs for my home as well as gifts for other people’s houses. When you have a digital cutting machine like a Silhouette Cameo 3 or a Cricut Air they make sign making a snap. This sign is appropriate for Thanksgiving but also has a great message year round.

Hi, I’m Beckie Farrant from Infarrantly Creative, here to show you this beautiful sign just in time for Thanksgiving.

thanksgiving wall decor

Supplies:
• Wood board
Stain
Gray paint
White paint
• Chop saw
• Nail gun
Clear spray paint
• Digital cutting machine (Silhouette Cameo 3 or a Cricut Air)
• Vinyl (Silhouette or Cricut)
Transfer tape
Silhouette thanks and giving cut file

1. I found a piece of scrap wood in my garage and used that for my sign. It was 19” wide x 22” tall x 3/4” thick

2. I started by painting the sign with a medium tone gray paint. I let that dry overnight.

3. Using my Silhouette machine I cut the letters out. Click here for the free file. Since the Silhouette machine only cuts 12” wide I had to divide it up into 2 separate cuts. Once cut, I removed the vinyl background of the letters.

thanksgiving wall decor

4. Using my transfer tape I transferred the vinyl letters to the sign.

thanksgiving wall decor

thanksgiving wall decor

5. To get a good adhesion I burnished the letters down and then gave it a quick spray of clear spray paint. This step helps seal the letters so the paint doesn’t bleed as much.

6. Once that is dry you can add the background color over the letters. Once you have good coverage, use a stick pin to peel the letters off. If there is any bleed through use a small paint brush and touch it up.

thanksgiving wall decor

thanksgiving wall decor

thanksgiving wall decor

7. Meanwhile, cut some wood for the frame. I used 1 x 2 pieces of stock lumber. Stain them with your choice of color.

thanksgiving wall decor

8. Once dry nail the frame in place.

thanksgiving wall decor

Optional: If you want to hang it on the wall use some D-rings screwed into the back. You can also sand the sign to give it a distressed look.

thanksgiving wall decor

thanksgiving wall decor

thanksgiving wall decor

thanksgiving wall decor

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