DIY Wedding Monogram Sign

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

Two  month’s ago we attended the wedding of our good friend from high school. The day of his wedding we decided to make them a DIY Wedding Monogram Sign. I know, we are crazy like that. Nothing like last minute. We also happened to film not 1 but 2 videos that morning for our new Auto DIY series.  By using all materials we had laying around the house we created this sign for free (minus the hours of time we spent on this). Tons of our favorite products lumped into one project!

Supplies:

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

First, cut your Purebond Hardwood Plywood to the size you desire.

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

Next up, using the router and Ogee bit route the edge to give it a more finished look.

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

Then using a ruler, mark out where the center of the wood is on the back of what will become the sign.

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

Then carefully cut the keyhole (using the router) in the back of the sign, so the newlyweds can hang the sign if they desire.

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

Next up, Jon grabbed some gloves and got to staining. The key to making a good sign is to stain both front, sides, and back! Leave nothing unfinished! One quick coat was all we needed for this project!

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

Before I cut with vinyl I always like to cut out what I want using paper. I cut out everything with paper and placed it on the dried sign.

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

Then using the vinyl cutting settings, I cut out my vinyl.

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

And because I wasn’t doing a good job lining up the vinyl, Jon took over.

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

Once he had everything lined up and placed on the sign, I used the scraper and helped remove the transfer tape.

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

Last part of the vinyl almost on…

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

Next up, paint that beautiful wood sign with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Paint over the vinyl and all in one even coat. Once the paint dries (about a half hour) remove the vinyl from the sign. If you like the distressed look take a little sand paper to the edges of the sign.

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

Now place a ribbon around this and tape a card on the back and give it to the new Mr. & Mrs.

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

Seriously, so impressed with the new keyhole bit! Bumps it up–to the next level! So have you ever made a sign for a friend? If so, we’d love to read about it in the comments below.

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Comments

  1. I absolutely love it! I’m pinning, for sure. On a side note, it’s projects like this that make me so wish that I owned a Silhouette!!!!

  2. This looks so great you guys! I really love it!

  3. Love the tutorial. I am going to try this technique again with staining the wood. On my first attempt the paint bled under the vinyl, how do I stop this. I want crisp neat edges as shown in your tutorial?

    • Hi Joanna, thanks for trying our tutorial. Not sure why your paint bled. Maybe your vinyl wasn’t very sticky? I’ve never had that happen before. Maybe try a different brand of vinyl?

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