Cricut,  DIY

DIY Wooden Nativity Sign

Wooden Decorative signs are so easy to create! I love that I can make and customize my own home decor (and porch decor of course) with a board, little bit of paint, and my Cricut.  I had already made a vertical Wooden Christmas sign that I loved but I really wanted to create a horizontal one for the home too! I made this one super simple, but feel free to create your own painted effect on the board when you are painting! PLUS once again I have teamed up with those amazing bloggers from the Deck the Home Blog Hop!  Be sure to check out all their amazing projects at the end!

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How to make a Painted Nativity Scene on Woodwooden nativity sign

Horizontal Wooden Nativity Sign

 Here is everything you will need with clickable links so you can find it! 

7” Board (or whatever you have on hand)

White paint

Dark blue paint

Cricut

Cricut light mat

Transfer Paper

Non permanent vinyl

Your favorite paintbrush

Sanding block

 

Let’s get started!

Prep Board and Begin Painting DIY Wooden Sign

My board was left over from another project and was already pretty smooth but I gave it a quick once over with my sanding block.  Paint your board with 1-2 coats of base paint, I chose a clean warm white because I wanted a lot of contrast with this sign. 

Painting DIY Wood Nativity sign

How to Create the Nativity Scene for your Sign

Next the fun part, designing on Cricut Design Space. I couldn’t find a longer Nativity scene like I had in mind on there so I just did a Google search for free nativity scene silhouette and found one I liked. Be sure to measure your board before making the design, for my 7” board I knew I didn’t want to go over 6 ½” with my image.  

I opened it in Design space and chose “moderate”, now all you need to do is tap in all the white spaces to turn your image into a transparent cuttable design.  Be sure you hit each of the white spaces so you don’t miss any of the parts you need to cut, you can enlarge it up top with the magnifying glass if you need to to make them bigger. 

cricut nativity scene

I sized my image to about 6” x 15” . Now, I only had 12” x 12” mats on hand and wanted my image to be longer than the mat allowed so I just taped two mats together and cut longer designs with no problem.

Place your temporary vinyl on the mat and feed it into your machine.

cutting nativity scene on cricut for diy wooden nativity sign

Next it will ask if you want to print or cut image, you want to choose cut.  

Cricut nativity scene sign

I found a font that  I loved and cut out the words Oh Come Let Us Adore Him.

weeding stencil nativity wood sign

Weed all your excess vinyl away and use transfer tape to place your vinyl where you would like it on the board. After playing around I decided to split up the words rather than just have them run straight across the board.

diy nativity sign transfer tape

I rubbed all the vinyl on firmly with my tool so that the lines would be sharp, you can use a credit card too if you don’t have a scraper tool.

DIY wood nativity sign

Paint a solid coat of your contrasting color over the entire sign, be sure your vinyl is not coming up anywhere.

painting diy wood nativity sign

Then I let it dry while I cleaned up my tools, vinyl scraps,etc..

I get excited everytime i peel away the vinyl and the edges are crisp and clean!

painted wood nativity sign

 And just that easy, we have a wooden nativity sign that we love! 

I usually like to have them propped on a table or something but you could easily add hangers or cording to make it hangable! …maybe even a pretty bow!

diy wooden nativity signNow once again I’ve teamed up with lots of other amazing bloggers to bring you some TERRIFIC Decorative Wooden pieces, in the Deck the Home Blog Hop! Take a little peak below at them! I don’t think I can even pick a favorite!

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