This time of year my idea bucket is overflowing with Christmas craft projects. Today’s craft, DIY Christmas signs, are my favorite project so far this holiday season! Just last week you all went nuts for my Hallmark Christmas Movie blanket SVG and I can’t wait to see what you will do today!
I decided to apply the novel concept of vinyl wood signs as a Christmas craft/gift this year. New to Cricut? Check out my help section here.
I absolutely love how these DIY Christmas signs, made from my favorite holiday recipes, turned out (this could also be a year-round gift for treasured family recipes too).
You can easily plug and play your own recipes in or use mine! For this project, I am giving you FOUR FREE SVG recipe cut files to use for your own DIY Christmas sign projects! Download below.
These sweet holiday cookie recipes pretty much get made every year in my house:
- Gingerbread men and women
- Snowball cookies
- Sugar cookies
Because we are making a sign that will hang in the kitchen during the holidays, it’s important to make it visually appealing, so I created some super adorable graphics.
Most of you will likely use your own recipes but the SVG graphics can add a lot of fun to any vinyl sign you create. Not sure the best place to buy vinyl? I can help with that here!
Scroll down to the supply section for my free templates.
- Wood sign (depending on your chosen recipe and its length make sure you sign is a decent size)
- Vinyl in choice colors. I recommend white for most of the wording and complementary colors as well. You will also want to vinyl for the graphics like the mixer, desserts, utensils, etc..I love to use glitter vinyl for the details!
- Transfer tape
- Cricut scraper
- Cricut cutting machine (or any cutting machine that works with SVG files)
- SVG recipe templates – download all four of mine below via the red button.
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DIY Christmas Sign Directions
- Download your templates (via the red button above) and load the SVG cut files into your cut software.
- Measure your sign and adjust the size of your overall graphic
- Attach together any text or images that can be grouped for easier cutting and weeding.
- Load your vinyl and cut all your pieces out.
- Weed your vinyl (Cricut Brightpad can help you weed with ease!)
- Use your transfer tape to burnish (rub) your vinyl and lift it off the plastic backing.
- Make sure you have the image of the whole recipe SVG on your computer screen while doing the next step.
- Start at the top and add your vinyl piece by piece. To keep things straight, work from the top down, not by color, or you may run out of room on the sign.
- When you finish adding all your pieces fill in any unwanted spaces with small snowflake designs (included in the snowball recipe SVG)
This project only took me about 3 hours from start to finish. What I love most is not only can this make a last-minute Christmas gift but also a very unique and one-of-a-kind present that your loved one is guaranteed not to receive from anyone else! Or you can just make some for yourself to deck your halls, which is what I did!
I’d LOVE to see how your DIY Christmas signs turns out. Join my Facebook group here and so off your skills!
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