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Coir Doormats – A Profitable Spring Silhouette or Cricut Product

Spring will be here soon and it is time for everyone to clean out their houses and spruce them up. I’ve seen several crafters selling doormats. There’s a good reason for trying out doormats – they are fast to make and profitable! DIY Coir Doormat Supplies and Costs Coir doormat – $10 and up. I …

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Wood Sign Making 101 – Everything You Need to Perfectly Paint Signs

I get emails all the time with questions from Cutting for Business readers about making wood signs using their Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore or Maker. Let’s take a step-by-step walk through making a sign with your Silhouette or Cricut. How to Perfectly Paint Signs with Your Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore or Maker Buy …

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Tutorial: Print and Cut Wedding Wine Bottle Labels with Silhouette

Yesterday, we talked wedding sayings. Today, I’m sharing a simple Print and Cut Silhouette project I made for a wedding I’m attending tonight: Printable wine bottle labels. We are gifting the happy couple four different milestone bottles of wine. One for their first house purchase, one for their first baby, one for their first fight, …

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Tutorial: How to Cut Out Wood Words & Shapes Using a Scroll Saw

Last year, I shared a tutorial on using your Silhouette or Cricut and a scroll saw to cut out shaped blanks that you could paint or stain. (Missed it? Read it here.) I’ve been meaning to add another, and today I finally got around to it! In the first tutorial, I kept the scroll saw …

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Wood Signs: How to Prevent Your Vinyl Stencil from Peeling Your Paint Up

Hey Silhouette and Cricut wood sign makers, are you having problems with your vinyl stencil peeling up the paint on your wooden sign? You know the struggle: you’ve cut your wood, sanded your wood, painted the background, applied your vinyl stencil, stenciled the sign, and you when you pull off the stencil little bits of …

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Product Idea: Glass Etched Men’s Monogram Valet or Jewelry Box

While everyone is thinking Christmas, I’m starting to think ahead to Valentine’s Day. Why? First, it’s not too early to start planning. Second, after Christmas, it’s the next big money making holiday for Silhouette and Cricut small business owners. If you’re like me, gift giving to men can be difficult. Coincidentally, I was browsing online …

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Tutorial: How to Make Wood Sign Christmas Ornaments

When I share tips for selling at craft shows, I always remind small business owners to bring a variety of products in all price ranges. However, if you sell painted wooden signs made with your Silhouette or Cricut, it isn’t always easy to bring products in the under $5 range. It certainly doesn’t make sense …

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How to Properly Sand Wood for Painted Wooden Signs

This post is a bit of a followup to a popular post on Cutting for Business: Why Does Paint Bleed when Using a Vinyl Stencil. I’ve had some readers read that post and email me stating that they are still experiencing bleeding – even after following my tips. Through a little detective work, I emailed …

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