This post was updated on 10/21/2020
DIY Christmas Tree Farm Sign
This DIY Christmas Tree Farm Sign is a great beginner project if you are a new Silhouette Cameo user and just starting out. Below you’ll see photos of the process with instructions along the way. At the bottom of the post you’ll be able to download the FREE Christmas Tree Farm svg.
If this project isn’t for you, check out this post: 15 FREE Christmas SVGs
Christmas Tree Farm Sign Supply List
- 18×5 Wood Craft Blank
- Black Craft Paint
- White Craft Paint
- Foam Brushes
- White Oracal 651 Craft Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Sand Paper
- Weeding Tool
- Old Credit Card or Giftcard
Step One: Paint your entire sign black with your black craft paint. Allow to dry.
Step Two: I wanted the border of my sign to be white so after the black paint was dry, I applied some vaseline on the corners and edges and painted the frame part of the wood white. The vaseline allows for easy distressing.
Once the white paint was dry I lightly sanded it so that you can see some of the black paint showing through, to give it a worn look. I also sanded the face of the board a bit. I want it to give the appearance of a chalkboard.
Step Three: Next I cut out my design using vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo. Make sure you make the proper blade and material adjustments.
Step Four: Weed the excess vinyl that surrounds your cut lettering/design so that the only thing you have left on the carrier sheet is your design.
Step Five: Use your transfer tape (or clear contact paper in my case) to smooth it over your design. Take an old credit card or gift card and rub, rub, rub so that the transfer tape sticks to the design thoroughly.
Step Six: Carefully peel the transfer tape back and your design should be stuck to it. If some of your letters are still stick to the vinyl carrier sheet, lay the transfer tape back down and rub again and then try to lift again. Sometimes it takes a few tries to grab the whole design.
Step Seven: Place the transfer tape with the vinyl design onto the painted board and smooth the contact paper/design onto the board with the credit card again. Make sure to go over the design really well, especially on the edges of the design. Slowly peel the contact paper back and your design should remain on your painted board.
I absolutely adore how this came out. I put it on display in my living room and added a cute washi tape bunting above it just for fun. I tried to go with a rustic/farmhouse look with my Christmas decor this year and this little Christmas Tree Farm sign fits right in.
IMPORTANT INFO ON HOW TO GET MY FREE SVG
To download this FREE Christmas Tree Farm SVG simply complete the form below. ***Once you hit SUBSCRIBE your download will begin instantly.*** These designs are FREE for PERSONAL USE. Download includes the following files all zipped up in one download: SVG, DXF, PNG and JPG. You will need to extract the files and save them to your preferred location on your computer.
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