An Easier Way to Make Signs

signs with no cutting machine

I had some gaps in the arrangement I was working on for one of our living room walls. I wanted to make some signs, but I was never good with the Silhouette. If you don’t have a cutting machine, or you don’t like using it, you could make your handmade signs the same way I do. I chose to do a take on 1 Thessalonians 4:11 which instructs us to aspire to live a quiet life, mind our own business and work with our hands.

handmade signs with no cutting machine

You will need some carbon paper. I’ve linked the product I used for you.

Print the words or image you want to use for your sign. I printed mine in outline form in Word 2013. The font is Elephant.

IMG_2405Place a piece of carbon paper, black side down, over your wood. Fold the edges under the wood so you can see the shape of the wood- it will just make it easier to line up your image properly. Cut out the image, leaving a border, and tape it down where you want it.

IMG_2407Trace it like you mean it with a pencil.

IMG_2408And then fill in with your medium of choice. I used a Sharpie because it’s easy.

handmade signs with no cutting machine

Give it a quick sanding- lightly- and hang. Done!

handmade signs with no cutting machineThanks for visiting me today. If it’s raining where you are, I hope you’re enjoying relaxing with your favorite drink and blogs. See you soon!

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About jennifer@contentmentathome.com

♥ Christian wife, momma and keeper of the home. Blogging favorite recipes, home decorating, crafting and snippets of family life at contentmentathome.com, where we believe home should be your favorite place in the world. ♥
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One Response to An Easier Way to Make Signs

  1. Gina says:

    Love this wall.

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