If you want to make a pallet wood sign with Cricut, here’s an easy how to guide, using a pallet sign, chipboard, and the knife blade.
I recently made this new home decor sign as a housewarming gift for my sister in law, who had just purchased her first house. I knew I wanted to keep it fairly simple, with mostly neutral colours, but with a touch of turquoise or blue.
This patterned vinyl from Natalie Malan made the whole piece come together. It’s part of a sampler pack called “Tidepool“, which has three shades of watercolour patterned vinyl – navy, green, and this turquoise.
Supply and Tool List
Here is a full supply list so you can create your own:
- blank pallet style wood sign
- chipboard (I have had the best success with Cricut brand)
- Natalie Malan patterned vinyl, tidepool (turquoise)
- white iron on vinyl
- adhesive foam dots
How to Make a Wood Sign with Cricut
The first step is to cut the word HOME from chipboard. I used the font Cricut Sans, and set it to 22″ wide. Remember to follow all the tips on cutting chipboard with the knife blade – you can find them here if you need a refresher.
Once that is cut, you will need to cut the same word, but from the watercolour vinyl this time. Remember to change your blade to the fine tipped blade!
After both are cut, line the vinyl up with the chipboard, and roll with a brayer to make sure it adheres well.
Next, cut out the script portion that says “there’s no place like”. I used the font Harvest, which is not a Cricut font. (If you love this font as much as I do, you can grab it here. It’s by one of my favourite font designers, KA Designs.)
Line everything up on your board, and tape down the iron on vinyl. Use your iron or EasyPress to adhere the iron on. You will need a bit of patience with this if your boards aren’t level.
Place foam dots on the back of the letters for HOME, which will create added dimension. Use a ruler to space them out, and stick them onto your pallet sign.
All that’s left to do now is find a spot to hang it. I just love how it turned out. It has so much texture and dimension! If you create one like this, be sure to tag me on instagram, because I would love to see how it turns out. I’m @simplycraftedlife.