DIY Bird Themed Wood Signs: A Perfect Decor for Nature Lovers
DIY Bird Themed Wood Signs are a perfect addition to your home decor, and with the help of a DIY machine, they are easy to make. These signs can be customized with different bird designs and can be painted or stained to match your home's color scheme. Hang them in your living room, kitchen, or even outside in your garden. They also make great gifts for bird lovers. Follow our step-by-step guide to create your own DIY Bird Themed Wood Signs today!
What do you need?
Wood for Signs (See step 3 for details)
Adhesive Vinyl in Spring Colors
MDF Bird Cutout
White Paint and a Brush
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Electronic cutter (Cricut Explore & Maker Machines, Silhouette Machines, or many other digital cutters)
What do you have to do?
Step 1: Create the SVG file
The first thing you’ll need to do is get the SVG file you’ll use for this project. These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others.
Step 2: Cut and weed vinyl design
Open the design in your software program and resize it to fit your piece of wood. For example, my wood measures about 5″ x 7″, so I resized the design to be about 4.75″ wide. Then, remove the vinyl from your cutting mat and trim off any unused vinyl. Weed away the excess vinyl from around the designs.
Use the weeding tool to help remove the excess vinyl from inside the letters and shapes. Make sure the registration marks stay in place. Weed all 5 colors of vinyl.
Cut a piece of transfer tape a little larger than the entire design and place it sticky-side up on your surface. Then place one of the layers on top (for this design, it doesn’t matter which layer you do first).
Rub over the design firmly with your scraper tool.
Flip over the vinyl and pull off the backing.
Then, replace the backing, but leave the registration marks exposed.
Now, place that layer of vinyl over another color of vinyl and line up the registration marks. Press the two sets of marks together.
Remove the vinyl backing from the first layer.
Use your scraper to press both layers together.
Repeat those steps until you’ve layered all the colors of vinyl.
If the backing from the last layer doesn’t cover all the vinyl, use one of your larger backing pieces to protect the vinyl until we finish the project. Cut off the registration marks.
Step 3: Paint the wood pieces
Next, we’re going to work on the wood pieces. For the vertical sign, I used a Candle Cup, a Large Finial, and a 5×7 Vertical Block with a hole. For the horizontal sign, I used a Candle Cup, a Medium Finial, and a 4×6 Horizontal Block with a hole. I also used an MDF bird to attach to the horizontal sign.
Apply some wood glue to the finial and push it in the hole at the top of the wood block. Then, glue the candle cup onto the bottom of the block and make sure it’s centered
After the glue has had plenty of time to dry, it’s time to start painting. We’re going to paint both of the signs white.
You’ll need to do at least two coats to get good coverage. You’ll also want to paint the little wooden bird blue.
Step 4: Finish the signs
Once the paint has dried completely, it’s time to add the vinyl lettering. Grab the vinyl design and pull off the vinyl backing.
Position the vinyl on the sign and center it.
Rub over the design with the scraper.
Then pull off the transfer tape.
Add some glue to the back of the wooden bird and glue it onto the sign.
To create the look of a nest, roll up some Spanish moss between your hands.
Use hot glue to attach it to the sign right under the bird.
And that’s the last step, this project is finished. Didn’t these signs turn out so cute?
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