If you make wreaths, at some point you’ve probably added a sign to your design. Have you ever tried making your own DIY wreath sign? We’re showing you how to take a piece of vinyl and make unique wreath signs to create one-of-a-kind designs.
Hey, y’all! You know how much I love making wreaths for any and all occasions throughout the year! It doesn’t matter how many wreaths I’ve made or how much I’ve expanded my skills. I’m always working to learn new techniques so I can continue to offer interesting new designs that customers will love.
What better way to add variety and uniqueness to your wreaths than by learning how to make DIY wreath signs with vinyl? Buying signs can quickly become a budget-buster (here’s where you can get the most affordable signs), but making them doesn’t take long and is an easy way to create something you can’t find anywhere else.
While you’re here, make sure to check out some of our other clever DIY hacks! We just know you’ll love learning how to Attach Wreath Signs, Make A Wreath Frame, and Make A Wreath Bow With The Pro Bow.
How To Make A DIY Wreath Sign Using A Vinyl Sticker
A while back, I found some round vinyl stickers that were super cute. I wanted to use them in some new wreath designs, but they were only stickers.
I needed to find a way to turn them into signs so that they would be sturdy enough to be used in wreath designs. After some brainstorming and problem-solving, I finally came up with a great way to do it!
Today, I’m sharing how to make your own DIY wreath sign from a vinyl sticker!
Here’s everything you’ll need to complete this project. I have included links to some items to make them easier to find.
- Circle wooden planks
- Vinyl decal stickers
- Xacto Knife
- Matte Mod Podge(optional)
- Mounting squares
- Pipe cleaners
Check Out The Video Tutorial
Follow along with this video in its entirety so you can see the complete process for making a DIY wreath sign from a vinyl decal.
The great part about this technique is that you can use it to create unique signs that make an amazing addition to your wreaths! Here’s your step-by-step guide on how to do it.
Take your wood cutout and make sure it’s clean and free of debris (anything left on there will show through your sticker). Set it down (out of the way) on your workspace.
Take your vinyl decal and carefully remove the paper backing. Lay your decal down with the image on your workspace and the sticky side up.
Carefully line up your wood cutout to your decal and center it the best that you can. Place it on top of your decal with your plank centered and press down firmly.
Flip your plank over and use your fingers to smooth your decal image out across your plank.
NOTE: Even though the circle decals and circle planks are labeled as being 10”, they are almost never the same size. The planks are often a little smaller, and sometimes not true circle shape. This step gets your vinyl decal to match the size and shape of your circle plank exactly so that it looks like a true sign.
Flip your new sign back over. From the back, use your Xacto knife to trim the overhanging vinyl edge so that it’s the same size as the circle plank.
This is optional!
If you want to seal your sign, go over the back and sides with Mod Podge. You don’t need to seal the decal side of your plank since the vinyl seals it up already.
Attach mounting squares as needed to the back of your plank. Insert one pipe cleaner into each mounting square you attach.
Now your DIY wreath sign is ready to attach to your wreath!
Try Making A DIY Wreath Sign Yourself!
Y’all, this process is so easy and fun! Plus, it’s rewarding to make your own signs that you can use in your wreath designs. Whether you plan to keep your wreaths or sell them, give this technique a try.
Don’t forget to check out these wreath designs that use signs:
- Cheeky Sloth Sign Wreath
- DIY Bumble Bee Wreath (Video Tutorial)
- DIY Bless Your Heart Lemon Wreath
- How To Make A Proud Wife Military Wreath
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How To Make A DIY Wreath Sign With A Vinyl Decal
- Make sure your wood cutout is clean and free of debris. Set it down on your workspace.
- Carefully remove the paper backing from your vinyl decal. Lay your decal down with the image on your workspace and the sticky side up.
- Carefully center your wood cutout over your decal and place it on top of your decal. Press down firmly.Flip your sign over and use your fingers to smooth your decal image out across your circle plank.
- Flip your sign over again so the image is down on your workspace. From the back, use your Xacto knife to trim the overhanging vinyl edge to the same size as the circle plank.
- (optional) If you want to seal your sign, apply Mod Podge over the back and sides. You don’t need to seal the decal side of your plank.
- Attach mounting squares as needed to the back of your plank. Insert one pipe cleaner into each mounting square you attach.
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