Make a simple piece of DIY Fall Decor Using Cricut. I love the look of small seasonal signs that I see at every home goods store. I don’t always love the prices though. Using an inexpensive thrift store find, making my own is easy.
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This month’s theme for Bring on the Crafts Blog Hop is using cutting machines for a project. Now that we’re in August, it’s time to create some fall decor. I’ve combined the use of my Cricut Air Explore 2 with my love of thrift store find makeovers for this simple fall decor sign.
DIY Fall Decor Sign
A few years ago, I decided to mix in coastal colors with my fall decor and I loved it. I’ve been incorporating blues and greens into my fall look each year. Last year I used turquoise for a simple breakfast nook tablescape. This year, I’ll be using lots of teal. I made this sign to use on the wine rack that’s in the breakfast nook area that I love to decorated with seasonal decor.
Supplies Used for making a DIY Fall Decor Sign Using Cricut Air Explore 2
- Thrift Store Sign
- Paints – Brown, White, and Teal
- Painter’s Tape
- Cricut Air Explore 2 and Weeding Tools
- Transfer Paper Tape
- Floral Stems
- Floral Wire Cutter
- Hot Glue
I’m always on the look out for signs at my local Goodwill that I can use for projects. This one was only $1.99 and it’s been waiting in my craft stash for a makeover for a while.
The first step was to give the sign a coat of brown paint. It needed to be a dark color to fully cover the bold flower pattern of the sign.
To lighten it up a bit after the dark brown paint, I used a stiff bristled brush to dry brush white paint onto the surface.
Painting the grooves between the planks of the sign was an easy way to add a pop of color. I used Frog Tape to cover the sign, leaving only the grooves exposed for painting.
Using Design Space for Cricut, I found a simple pumpkin design that I liked for the sign.
How to add vinyl pumpkins to fall decor sign
- Insert the pumpkin image into a new project
- Resize and duplicate it
- Align them in a row and use the attach tool to ensure they are cut in a row
- After cutting, use the weeding tool to remove the excess vinyl
- Use transfer tape to place the pumpkins on the sign
I’ve found that I prefer transfer paper tape over clear transfer tape. I have better luck with it. I’ve also found that the paper is less expensive than the tape, plus it’s more re-usable than tape.
Now that I have the basic design for the sign, it’s time to add some embellishments. I found these fall floral stems in my faux flower bin.
Using floral stem cutters, I snipped off the stems and then twisted two of them together and curved it into a circle. I repeated that for two more of the stems. Before adding the stems to the sign, I finished off the pumpkins by adding a letter to each one. The font is Magnolia Sky. I measured the pumpkins and sized the letters to fit each one in Design Space. I followed the same method for attaching the letters as I did for the pumpkins.
The floral stem circles are hot glued in place. I was careful not to use too much glue. A couple of small dots will hold them in place. I also added a piece of the stem to the top of the sign with glue.
I love using my Cricut for easy projects like this. It makes creating seasonal decor signs very budget friendly!
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DIY Fall Decor Using Cricut
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Bring on the Crafts — A Craft & DIY Blog Hop
On the first Friday through Sunday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces to create a fun craft or DIY project to share that follows a monthly materials theme. Together, with hosts Marie from Elle Marie Home and Habiba from Craftify My Love, they share the #BringontheCrafts blog hop with you. August’s theme is Cutting Machines! Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as they love it and it uses a Cutting Machine for the project.
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