DIY Wood Sign

We love creating fun pieces of art throughout the year to customize our home decor! We made this rustic DIY Wood Sign for Fall, and we love how it turned out!

DIY Signs are so much fun to make and they are an easy way to personalize your space! Some people use stencils, but we love using our Cricut cutting machine to make the project so much easier!

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DIY Sign for Fall

Cricut Cutting Machine

We used our Cricut Explore Air to create this sign. You can find it HERE on their website! We have both owned multiple Cricut machines and they are all so user friendly! We love the Cricut Design Space program which is the platform you will use to make all of your designs. Today we made a sign, but we have made SO many other things using the machines as well… Clothing, jewelry, throw pillows, coffee mugs, coasters just to name a few.

How to make a DIY Wood Sign

We started making this DIY wood sign with a project panel for this project. You can find them at the hardware store. They are typically close to the plywood section. The panel we purchased was 16 inches wide by 6 feet long.  We painted one side of the panel with white latex paint and allowed it to dry.  While that was drying, we cut one by two boards to frame out the outside of the sign. We stained these boards with a light wood stain before attaching them. To attach them, we used wood glue and 1 1/4 inch Brad nails through the trim pieces and into the project panel.

Create the design on the Cricut Machine

While the sign was drying, we used Cricut Design Space to design our letters. This is so simple! The software itself comes with hundreds of fonts, but you can also download any font from your computer to use. Once you lay out your letters, the program makes it super simple to click and drag to get your design the size that needs to be. Once you have the design made, cutting is just a click of a button.

Cricut Materials we used

Here is a list of the Cricut materials we used to create the sign.

Cardstock Sampler

Faux Suede

Kraft Board

Hot Glue the design to the DIY Wood Sign

Once the designs were cut out, we used a hot glue gun to attach all the pieces to our sign. So simple!

Cricut Made it easy!

This was such a fun, simple and cute way to get our houses ready for fall and customize our home decor. The Cricut machine made it so simple. It is one of our very favorite tools for customizing our projects and adding character! Cricut sponsored this project, but all opinions and words were entirely our own.


  1. Kylie on October 14, 2021 at 9:48 am

    This is a cute project! What fonts did you use?

    • Mike Devor on November 26, 2021 at 6:47 am

      There was another wood sign on your site that had similar dimensions but had ‘JOY’ on one side and ‘HOME’ or ‘WELCOME’ on the other side for use the rest of the year. I couldn’t find it. Is it still on your site?

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