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:
Free Cricut File “Valentine’s Day Vintage Truck” | Cricut Mat | Vinyl Sheet | Acrylic Paint
Sponge Paint Brushes | Wooden Sign (from Hobby Lobby) | Transfer Tape
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 4: Apply transfer tape to your cut vinyl sheet stencil, and and peel back the vinyl backing paper. Your vinyl will now be attached to the transfer tape.
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!
Follow me @sprinkledwithpaper on Instagram and use the hashtag #sprinkledwithpaper when sharing your sign!
For more free SVG’s, printables and favor ideas, visit my Free Printables Page!
jill italiano says
I can”t open the valentine Day vintage truck cricut file it is a private file
Julie Swansen says
Hi Jill! No, the Cricut file is public. Here is a direct link…
Please let me know if you have any issues.
jill italiano says
I tried using the link you provided. It takes me to cricut. I’m asked to download a plugin. I do that and then it says “Project Not Available Project saved as private.”
Do I need to try it with a different browser?
Julie Swansen says
Hi! I just updated this post so you can now just download the SVG file and just upload it to Cricut Design Space. Just scroll to the bottom of the post and click the download button. I will also send you an email with the file!