I recently purchased new bedding for my master bedroom that I am in love with. Unfortunately, the decor on the walls of my room has been lacking since we moved in two years ago. Since I freshened up my bedding, I thought it was time to add some decor to the walls as well. One of the easiest ways to do so is to make some creative DIY signs. This way you can customize what they say, what colors are used, and you can really infuse your personality into them.
Today I’m sharing how I made two different wood DIY signs by creating my own stencils, using a bit of paint making some gorgeous DIY Paper Flowers! And I’m happy to report that my husband actually told me that he loved our new wall decor, so I call these DIY signs perfection!
Wood Decor DIY Signs Project Supplies:
- Darice 12 x 12″ Wood Wall Panel
- Darice 20 x 10.5″ Wood Pallet Sign
- Cricut Explore
- Cricut Cutting Mat
- Craft Paint
- Darice Foam Brush
- Darice Hot Glue Gun
- Wood Stain
- Darice Sandpaper
- Vinyl and Transfer Tape (Optional)
- Cricut Design Space Floral Sign Cut File
- Cricut Design Space We Still Do Cut File
While the board is drying, use a Cricut Explore to cut several flower types out of cardstock using the Cricut Design Space file I created and linked to above. I chose flowers from the Cricut Image Library. I also added a leaf. One of my favorite things about the Cricut is that I can actually design right on my iPhone and send it to the machine to cut! I would definitely recommend the Cricut Access pass so that you don’t have to pay for each image individually, which can add up!
While cutting the flowers, I also cut a stencil that read “You & Me” using vinyl, though you could use cardstock as well and just use tape to adhere the stencil to the board.
Weed the flowers, leaves and vinyl saying and remove from the mat.
Using a pencil, roll the petals around the pencil to curl them backwards. I created 9 paper flowers for my 12 x 12 inch board.
I used a 12 x 12″ sheet of paper to figure out the arraignment of my flowers and leaves, as well as determining where I wanted to place the “you & me” type. Took a photo of the arrangement so that you can copy it onto the board.
Using the Cricut Explore, open the We Still Do cut file above to create a stencil using vinyl. Using Transfer Tape, adhere the stencil to the board. (FYI: You could create a stencil out of paper as well, and tape it to the board so that it doesn’t move).
Remove the stencil, weeding out the small stencil pieces and set aside to dry.
These monogram DIY wood tags would also be a nice addition to your bedroom decor!
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Kim Conner, blogger at Inspiration Made Simple, is a graphic designer,
crafter, and full-time, outside the home, working mom of three. Inspiration Made Simple is filled with fun craft ideas, tons of free printables,
party ideas, and other inspiration. When Kim is not creating, you can
usually find her reading or playing with her children.