Today I’m sharing a custom DIY Valentine’s Day sign project using a vintage farmhouse-inspired pickup truck theme I designed on Cricut Design Space!
Creating this Valentine’s Day sign was so easy, and the whole project cost under $10!
For this DIY Valentine’s Day décor, I had the idea to use a vintage, farmhouse-inspired design. I love the look of the Hobby Lobby farmhouse truck décor, and wanted to create my own design inspired by metal farm truck décor using my Cricut.
I started with the pumpkin patch sign design file I made this past fall, and updated my design in Cricut Design Space to add a Valentine’s Day twist. I love how it turned out!
I really love the versatility and functionality of Cricut Design Space as I can easily use an existing design and update it for a new season or holiday. This project is a perfect example of how you can build off your existing portfolio and easily modify it to fit almost any project.
My design is built around the creation of a stencil that I can use to paint my design onto the wood sign. It’s so easy and gives the project a clean finish and professional look.
If you would like to create your own Valentine’s Day vintage truck sign, I’m sharing the Cricut Design Space file below.
Gather the following supplies to make your Valentine’s Day vintage truck Sign:
STEP 1: Download the Vintage Valentine’s Day Truck SVG files found below. Unzip the file and upload the SVG to Cricut Design Space.
STEP 2: Once opened in Cricut Design Space, measure the item you’ll be placing your design on (e.g. the wood portion of the metal sign), and adjust the size of the design in Cricut Design Space accordingly. I scaled my design’s width to be 1″ less than the width of the wood.
STEP 3: Reverse weed the cut vinyl design to create a stencil. Reverse weeding is removing all of the vinyl pieces that you would like to be painted (e.g. letters), leaving the pieces that you would not like to be painted (e.g. outline). This function is the method I use to create a stencil.
STEP 5: To temporarily attach your vinyl stencil to your project for painting, position the transfer tape onto your project’s surface. Smooth out any folds or bubbles, and slowly peel back the transfer tape.
For an added pop, before transferring the stencil, I painted the wood sign white, and used rough brush strokes for a vintage look.
STEP 6: Paint your design onto your project with the colors of your choice using acrylic paint.
STEP 7: While the paint is still tacky, remove your vinyl stencil and allow your project to dry. Removing your stencil while the acrylic paint is still wet will prevent the paint from peeling off the surface.
BOUNUS STEP: Add decorative ribbon to finish off your design.
Please share your Valentine’s Day Vintage Truck sign – I’d love to see how they come out!
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For more free SVG’s, printables and favor ideas, visit my Free Printables Page!