Simple and Easy Tiered Tray Wood Signs | Designs By Gaddis

Simple and Easy Tiered Tray Wood Signs

I bought some wood strips from Hobby Lobby and knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.

Tiered trays are such a big hit this year I wanted to create mini wood signs that could be displayed on tiered trays. I cut the wood strips down to various sizes depending on the sign I wanted to create. For this sign the measurements are 6 1/2" long x 2 1/2" wide (this is the width that I purchased, so no cutting!)

I purchased SVG files from Design Bundles and cut them out using my Cricuit Explore Air 2 to create some amazing signs.

Project Steps.

Step 1. Paint/Stain.

  • After cutting to length and sanding I applied 2 layers of chalk paint. I used 2 layers for an even coverage.
  • I have stained some of my signs using antiquing stain and they have turned out amazing also.


Step 2. Apply Vinyl.

  • I used images I purchased on Design Bundles and my Cricuit to cut out the vinyl.
  • I applied the vinyl more to one side because I knew I wanted to add something to the side.
  • I use Duck Shelf Liner for transfer paper. (This stuff is amazing, if you haven't tried it you need too!)


Step 3. My Secret To Making Vinyl Look Hand Painted.

  • If you have been following me you know my little secret but if not...
  • I use a thin piece of cloth and my iron to melt the vinyl into the cracks and crevices of the wood. I use this trick on all of my wood and vinyl projects.


Step 4. Apply Embellishments

  • I used some red and white wired ribbon I got from Dollar Tree.
  • I hot glued the strip around the sign and then created a little bow and glued it to the strip.


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