“Summer of Love” Vinyl Sign

"Summer of Love" Vinyl Sign from SewWoodsy.com

I know to most people it’s not considered summer any more, but to us living in Florida the weather still very much feels like summer. Did you know the first day of autumn isn’t until September 22? Last month, I shared this sign over at Cherished Bliss. Today, I’m sharing it with our Sew Woodsy readers! I love creating vinyl signs for any occasion and especially seasonal signs. We always have scrap wood laying around and since I’m a pretty lucky gal and have a well supplied craft room I can make these signs for little to no cost with all the supplies I have on hand!

Supplies:

"Summer of Love" Vinyl Sign from SewWoodsy.com

First up, paint your sign. I laid out a drop cloth and applied a thin coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to the scrap wood. Make sure you paint the sides since you will see the sides and you don’t want it to look unfinished.

"Summer of Love" Vinyl Sign from SewWoodsy.comUsing Cricut Craft Room, select the image of your choice. I chose the “Summer of Love” image from the “Life is a Beach” cartridge. Since my wood was 11 x 6 I made sure to keep my graphic smaller than my wood.

"Summer of Love" Vinyl Sign from SewWoodsy.com

Cut out the image on vinyl. I used a blade setting of 2, pressure 2, and high speed.

"Summer of Love" Vinyl Sign from SewWoodsy.com

Peel off all the excess vinyl leaving just the design.

"Summer of Love" Vinyl Sign from SewWoodsy.com

Then apply the transfer tape on top of the image. Smooth it out using a card spatula.

"Summer of Love" Vinyl Sign from SewWoodsy.com

Carefully pull the transfer tape (with the vinyl sticking to it) on to the wood sign.

"Summer of Love" Vinyl Sign from SewWoodsy.com

Apply the transfer tape with vinyl on to the wood sign. Smooth out all bubbles with card spatula.

"Summer of Love" Vinyl Sign from SewWoodsy.com

Carefully begin pulling back the transfer tape. I like to use the card spatula to help smooth the vinyl down as I pull the tape off the wood sign.

"Summer of Love" Vinyl Sign from SewWoodsy.com

If you would like to give the sign a little more character run a little 220 grit sand paper on the edges.

"Summer of Love" Vinyl Sign from SewWoodsy.com

"Summer of Love" Vinyl Sign from SewWoodsy.com

"Summer of Love" Vinyl Sign from SewWoodsy.com

 I made this summer sign for my neighbor. She has a beautiful nautical inspired room and I knew she would love adding the sign to her room. Just as I suspected she loved it, and looks fabulous in her front room.

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Comments

  1. 92 degree days? Yes, it’s most DEFINITELY still summer here in Florida! (I’m still not used to the unbearable heat.) But this project turned out great…I love me some nautical art. I’m sure your neighbor loved this gift!

  2. I’m with ya! I’m so glad to see a summer project. I’m tired of everyone pushing fall already when we are still enjoying our warm air and summer flowers. Thank you so much for inspiring with this vinyl project. I haven’t been brave enough to do it, just thought a lot about it. Looks like I need to just make the jump!!

    • Awe I’m glad I could keep summer alive a little longer! Normally I jump into the fall bandwagon too! Yes–vinyl is easy to work with. Key is to cut it on paper first then make your final cut on vinyl! Feel free to email me if you have any other vinyl questions. You can do it!!!

  3. Super cute Katie! Can’t wait to get my vinyl cutter out of storage. This gives me so many ideas!

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