Can you make wood signs with a Cricut?
Cutting wood is one of my favorite things to do with my Cricut Maker and I love to make custom wood signs. There are countless DIY Cricut wood sign projects you can make with a Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore using paint, custom stencils, ironing on to wood or with adhesive vinyl.
Does Cricut vinyl stick to wood?
Yes, Cricut vinyl will stick to stained wood but there is one tip that may make your project a bit easier. Stain can leave an oily residue that will make your vinyl lift from the surface. Seal with a waterbased Polycrylic then wait 24 hours. Your vinyl will stick better and stay on longer!
Which Cricut is best for making wood signs?
Make Your Own DIY Wood Signs
- Cricut Explore Air 2.
- Cricut 12″ x 24″ mat.
- Cricut Martha Stewart Premium Vinyl (any color is fine)
- Cricut Transfer Tape.
- Weeding tool.
- Black and white chalk paint or acrylic craft paint.
- Sheet of plywood.
What vinyl will stick to wood?
You can use either HTV or adhesive vinyl for your wood project. Which one you use usually depends on the look you’re going for and the type of wood. HTV will look more like paint once applied with heat, while adhesive vinyl will have more of a sticker-like, glossy finish.
Will permanent vinyl stick to wood?
Vinyl should stick decently to unfinished wood, but if you sand and coat it with either paint or a clear coat, it will adhere much easier. As you can see, it’s going to have a little bit harder time sticking to the undercoated, unpainted wood, but you can get it to stick down.
Can you put permanent vinyl on wood?
Your permanent vinyl should well adhere to wood that’s treated with a base coat so long as your project is kept inside. If you want to try a topcoat, I would let the vinyl adhesive cure for 24-48 hours before adding a topcoat so the adhesives don’t mix and cause the vinyl to peel.