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

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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

  1. Buy wood. Learn the ins and outs of buying wood for sign making in this post: FAQ About Buying Wood for Silhouette Cameo Projects by cuttingforbusiness.com
  2. Cut the wood. Find out what power tools you’ll need: FAQ: Power Tools in Your Silhouette or Cricut Business - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  3. Sand your wood. Don’t just sand it, sand it wellHow to Properly Sand Wood for Painted Wooden Signs - A must read for Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore or Maker Crafters - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  4. Cut your stencil and paint your wood. I prefer to use Oramask 813 stencil film and GreenStar transfer tape. If you are having problems, troubleshoot in these posts.Handmade Wood Signs: How to Prevent Your Vinyl Stencil from Peeling Your Paint Up - Silhouette Portrait or Cameo and Cricut Explore or Maker - by cuttingforbusiness.com
    Why do vinyl stencils bleed - and how to fix it - no Mod Podge needed! A great article for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut crafters who make wooden signs. By cuttingforbusiness.com
  5. Consider adding a frame: Tutorial: How to Add Frames to Wood Signs - Great for Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore Crafters - by cuttingforbusiness.com
    Tutorial: Faux Wood Frames on Wooden Signs with Your Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  6. Selling your sign? Brand your sign with a stamp on the back with your Silhouette Mint. See the photo below for an example and read more about buying a Silhouette Mint hereWood Sign Making 101 - Everything You Need to Perfectly Paint Signs with Your Silhouette Portrait or Cameo and Cricut Explore or Maker - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  7. Finally, package your sign to mail: How to Ship Extra Large Signs made with your Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore - by cuttingforbusiness.com

Once you get the hang of making wood signs, here’s some advanced tutorials:

  1. Get fancy with shaped wood blanks: Scroll Saw + Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore Wood Shape Tutorial - Mason jar project - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  2. Get in touch with your rustic side with barnwood: How to Use a Vinyl Stencil on Barnwood or Reclaimed Wood with your Silhouette Cameo or Cricut - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  3. Or host a party with friends: Step by Step Guide to Hosting a Paint Your Own Sign Party with your Silhouette Cameo or Cricut - by cuttingforbusiness.com

I promise, if you sand your wood well, use only a tiny amount of paint on your signs, and dab your brush up and down – you will be successful making signs with your Silhouette or Cricut.

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Wood Sign Making 101 - Everything You Need to Perfectly Paint Signs with Your Silhouette Portrait or Cameo and Cricut Explore or Maker - by cuttingforbusiness.com

2 thoughts on “Wood Sign Making 101 – Everything You Need to Perfectly Paint Signs”

  1. This is excellent. Everything in one spot. I don’t have trouble with signs but I plane my wood then sand we’ll. I also us Oramask. It’s not cheaper to use vinyl if it’s not working for you.

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