Are you ready for spring? Start the season out right with this super, easy DIY flowers quote wood sign to help combat those winter blues. Learn how to create this beauty today!
There are soooo many great flowers quotes that it’s hard for me to narrow it down to exactly which one is my favorite. For instance, another fan-favorite of mine is, “There are flowers everywhere, for those that bother to look” by Henri Matisse.
I’ve mean wanting to create another gorgeous flowers quote sign for a few months now mainly because of the gloomy, cold that the winter season tends to be. I find that during these dreary months of the year I tend to create a lot of warmth-inspired pieces.
Plus, don’t you think flowers correlate into a symbol of happiness? Maybe not for everyone, but when I see flowers (whether they are indoors, outdoors, artificial, real, etc.) I always seem to get a big smile on my face! They come in various shades of colors for any holiday or season and can truly transform a room.
Have you noticed, I tend to create a lot of spring and summer related posts? I love sharing my three favorite things here on the blog: DIY, Design, and Decor projects. For instance, you’ll find everything from How to Force Flower Bulbs to my DIY Fresh Flowers Vinyl Decal as well as my hand-drawn vectors for all of your crafting needs.
But enough about me. Let’s get this project started!
How to make your own DIY Wood Sign
What you’ll need:
- Pre-made wood sign
- Black paint (furniture paint, latex, or acrylic)
- Paint brushes
- Silhouette CAMEO and Mat
- Transfer Tape
- Squeegee (or a Credit Card)
- Flower quote template download
1. Download the flowers quote template.
First things first, purchase and download the flowers quote template download. It’s supercost efficient, AND you can always use the same design on a variety of other projects. Think: cards, bags, and gifts!
2. Cut out the template.
Using your Silhouette CAMEO (or whatever machine you prefer!) cut out the template with the vinyl on your mat. Check out these tutorials if you need help cutting out the template!
3. Remove your vinyl from your mat.
Once the design has been cut out remove the vinyl from your mat, and apply your transfer tape to the vinyl side. This is when your squeegee will come in handy! Not to mention, it’ll help smooth out any air bubbles if your transfer tape doesn’t go on as cleanly as you’d like.
Then, remove the backing from your vinyl and the interior vinyl pieces so you are left with a stencil. See below.
4. Apply the template to your sign.
Now, you’ll want to line up your vinyl on your wood sign so it will be applied evenly and in the center. You’ll then want to firmly push the template with your squeegee. Last, remove the transfer tape.
NOTE: One of my favorite reasons for creating my own DIY wood signs is that I can make them as big or small as I need for my home. Plus, you can even make your sign from scratch! Check out this step-by-step DIY sign tutorial for this option.
5. Paint your sign.
This next part can be accomplished in a variety of ways. I love using my air brush (with black lacquer paint), but you can use any of the following options: spray paint, acrylic paint, or latex paint. Whatever floats your boat!
6. Remove your vinyl.
Once your paint has completely dried remove your vinyl and all the interior pieces of the design on your sign.
7. Hang up your DIY Wood Sign!
Wasn’t that easy? You now have a beautiful, handmade sign and you’re ready for spring!
Now, go get your craft on! I can’t wait to see you again next time :)
Looking for more crafty projects?
Psst… check out a few of these spring inspired ideas too!