I feel like it has been a while since I’ve shared a painted project. I’ve been sharing lots of HTV and iron-on projects lately. They are just so fun, I can’t help it! If you haven’t tried HTV or iron-on yet, you need to. It is so fun to create a design and see it come to life on whatever you’re putting it on. Anyway, one of my sisters had a birthday a couple of months ago, and I told her I wanted to make her a sign for her birthday. She recently moved into a new home and she had a couple of things in mind. She told me that she wanted a sign that said “remember” to help remember those that had come before the current generation. I thought that was a great idea! So, I came up with this Handmade Remember Sign. I finally got it done and given to her on Labor day.
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Handmade Remember Sign Supplies:
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
- Removable Vinyl or Stencil Vinyl
- Paint Brush
- Wood (Sign & Frame)
I found several different fonts that I had on my computer, created examples in Photoshop Elements and sent them to my sister so she could pick what she wanted. This is the one she chose. Once I had the design ready, I uploaded it to Design Space and sent it to the Cricut to be cut. Once cut, I weeded the word. I was using white vinyl, so the blue you see here is what I weeded, creating the stencil. I painted my board white and let it dry.
I applied paper transfer tape to the vinyl.
Then I applied it to the board.
I carefully painted “remember” with a charcoal gray color. It is perfect for this kind of sign. It is dark, but it isn’t quite black. I put two or three coats on and let it dry.
I removed the vinyl, revealing the painted board. When removing vinyl from a sign like this, you want to try and remove it at an angle and keep it as flat/close to the board as possible when peeling it.
Once I had the sign painted, I needed to add the frame. My sister wanted brown stain on the frame. I cut the frame pieces, stained them, let them dry, then attached them.
For this sign, my sister wanted the frame flush on the front. I love the look of it. I lined the frame up with the sign, and attached it with my nailer.
I really love the way this sign turned out! I can’t wait to see where my sister puts the Handmade Remember Sign in her home!
I like the way the frame looks with it being flush on the front, rather than on the back.
Seeing this makes me want to make something for my own home that is similar! 🙂 I think I even have the perfect spot for something like this!
If you could have a custom made sign for your home, what would it say?
If you’re looking for more fun wood signs, I’ve shared several before and you can find them here.