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If you’re someone who absolutely loves to decorate with all things “Grinch”, then adding this sign to your collection will bring you so much joy.
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The best thing about making signs with your Cricut, with quotes like this, is that they can be used year after year.
The Grinch will never go out of style.
Let’s get started!
I’m going to share with you exactly how I like to make my door hanger signs, and even share some tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way.
What Do I Need To Make This Merry Grinchmas Door Hanger Sign?
Here are all the things I used to make my Grinch door hanger sign.
- A Blank Wood Round Sign (I got mine from Amazon, but the Dollar Tree has wood rounds like this one, and so do Home Depot and Lowes.)
- White Paint & A Brush (I like to use a flat white paint for these kinds of signs.)
- Permanent Vinyl & Transfer Tape (You will need Black, Red, White, and 2 shades of Green.)
- Your Cricut Cutting Machine With Design Space Readily Available
- This FREE Merry Grinchmas SVG File (Download at the bottom of this post.)
Before you begin cutting your design, you’ll want to make sure to measure just how wide and tall you’ll want your design to be.
To measure I like to use a measuring tape to figure out how many inches tall and wide my design should be.
Let’s Make A Grinch Door Hanger Sign!
STEP 1: Paint Your Wood Sign Using White Paint, Then Let It Dry. This can take up to 24 hours depending on the paint you use for your sign, but don’t skip this step.
To ensure full coverage, you might want to give your sign a second coat of paint a few hours after the first go around.
STEP 2: Upload the FREE Merry Grinchmas SVG File to Design Space and size it according to the measurement you want your design to be.
Remember to make sure the little lock icon is closed when you go to size your design to make sure it doesn’t get distorted and retains the correct size proportions.
What I like to do for round signs is to place a circle shape onto Design Space, the same size as my sign, and then align my design within that circle to get a good sense of how big it will be once I go to apply it.
STEP 3: Cut, Weed & Apply Transfer Tape To Your Design.
Since you’re working with vinyl, you do not need to worry about mirroring your design. Just let it cut as is. Once you’ve cut the design, weed it.
This means that you will need to remove all of the excess vinyl from your vinyl sheet, leaving just the design itself on the paper.
Since you’ll be cutting this design in multiple colors, you’ll need to do this for each of the elements.
After you’ve weeded the design elements, cut a piece of transfer tape as big as your entire design and apply it to it, one element at a time.
Take your time with this part, and keep the design in view to try to mimic the same alignment and placement for your own.
I suggest using a scraper tool to secure the vinyl to the transfer tape without leaving any air bubbles.
Lastly, if possible, trim a nice circle around your design to help you with aligning it straight on the sign when you go to apply it.
STEP 4: Clean The Sign Surface.
To clean the sign, I would just take a clean rag and run it over the design to ensure that no dust or debris is on it.
This will help your vinyl stick and last for a long time on it.
STEP 5: Align & Apply Design.
This is where you will benefit from having created the circle shape with your design in it within Design Space.
If you did this, then you can easily see where your design needs to be applied to make sure that its placement is even and pleasing to the eye.
If you did not do this, and want to ensure that your design is aligned properly on your wood round, it’s not too late to go back and do that step.
It’s just a good visual aid to help you out.
Once you know exactly where to place your design, apply it from the top downwards using a scraper tool to make sure it applies nicely to the sign.
Super easy right?
STEP 6: Now Let’s Hang It!
At this point if your sign did not come with a door hanger cord attached to the back of it, you can take some rope, ribbon, or even a hanging clip and attach it to the back.
I like to use robe and depending on the weight of my sign, I might apply it using my glue gun or a wood staper.
You can skip this step if you plan to just display it on a table or on your fireplace.
You did it. You’re done, and I hope you love it!
More Tips & Tricks
1. Apply A Spray Sealer If You Plan To Have Your Sign Outdoors To Make It Long Lasting. – If you plan to display your sign outdoors, then I recommend applying a sealer to your sign to prevent the vinyl from pealing up, or the paint from turning yellow.
This is the spray sealer I like to use; it’s by the brand Rust-Oleum. I usually order it on Amazon, but you might be able to find this at Walmart or your local hardware store as well.
2. The Lighter The Sign, The Easier It Will Be To Hang It. – If you plan to hang your sign from a wreath that you place on your door I suggest you pick up the lightest, most thinest wood round you can find.
As opposed to, if you plan to just lean your sign on a table or fireplace, I would go for a heavier sign, like one from the hardware store.
These things are just something to keep in mind as you shop for wood rounds. You will find they come in many sizes and weights.
3. To Avoid Paint Pealing, De-Sticky Your Transfer Tape. – Before you go to apply your design to your wood round, do yourself a favor and de-sticky your transfer tape.
I always hear about people who apply vinyl to signs and the paint ends up pealing on them when they remove the transfer tape.
This tends to happen because the paint is either not fully dry, or because the transfer tape is too sticky that it picks it up.
To de-sticky your transfer tape just apply it to a towel or your shirt a few times before you actually place your design onto it and transfer it to your sign.
This is a super quick and easy way to ensure you don’t end up having issues with the paint lifting.
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