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This year I’ve become obsessed with making signs. I wasn’t always this way though; I use to be terrified of them.
Then I realized that this was a craft that I had to conquer if I wanted to make the best of my cutting machines … yes, that’s plural, because I have a 2 Silhouette Cameos and a Cricut Maker too ;).
Sign projects are wonderful to make for yourself, as gifts and as products for your craft business too.
This holiday season I’ve created some simple, yet beautiful and trendy designs that will go perfect on wood signs and even reverse canvas signs. I just know that you will love them.
As you can see I’ve gone with a plaid theme. This has been trendy for a while now, but it doesn’t seem to be going out of style any time soon and so I know that these will perfect.
The first design you see is a Happy Halloween quote with a plaid pumpkin. I think this would look beautiful on a mantle as a sign, or even on a garden flag if you like to decorate outside your home.
The second design is a Happy Thanksgiving quote with a plaid turkey. This one would be a great addition to your kitchen or dinning room decor. It would also be lovely on a kitchen towel to hang on your stove or bring over as a gift for your Thanksgiving host.
You may be asking yourself just how hard these plaid designs would be to make and I can already see you hesitating making something that requires layering and especially, paint layering if you’re going to be using paint for your signs.
Not to worry, that I’m going to tell you exactly what my secrets are to end up with perfect signs. Here we go.
If you’ll be using paint, the secret is to let the first layer dry. So you will paint the turkey, and possibly the wording underneath, but wait until this layer dries before attempting the plaid pattern. Once your first layer is dry, align the plaid pattern stencil above your shape and paint it on.
If you’re using heat transfer / iron on vinyl, you will want to first iron on the first layer, for example the turkey shape. Then you will give that a few minutes to cool off, and then you will iron on the second layer which will be the plaid pattern. This will ensure that you get a perfect plaid turkey.
QUICK NOTE: You can use these designs for personal and commercial use. If you’d like to share them with your friends (I’d LOVE THIS!), I do ask that you just link them to this post and help support my website. Also, please don’t upload this to a print on demand (POD) website, or send them for mass production.
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P.S. These designs are made to work with your cutting machines like Cricut and Silhouette, but the file types that you need may vary.
If you’re using Cricut, you will want to use the SVG file for Design Space. If you’re using Silhouette though, you could need the DXF file or the SVG file, depending on which version of Silhouette Studio (the software that came with your machine) you have installed. For the free version of Studio, you will use the DXF file. For the Designer Edition, which is MUCH better and totally worth it, you can use the SVG file.
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE HAPPY HALLOWEEN SVG AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING SVG CUT FILES HERE