DIY Valentine Wood Sign with Cricut

Did you know that you can decorate your own wood signs using your Cricut? By using your Cricut to cut out a stencil and letters, you can easily put together this DIY Valentine Wood Sign.

DIY Valentine Wood Sign with Hello Valentine SVG

If you want to learn how to make a Valentine welcome sign using your Cricut, then you are in the right place. You’re also going to learn a lot of cool things about your Cricut. Like how to use iron on vinyl on wood (which I prefer over adhesive vinyl) and how to create stencils which we will use to paint the bottom part of this sign.

I Have a lot of other Valentine’s Day crafts that you can easily make, like this exploding Valentine box or these Valentine shaker cards. And now, I’m sharing my new Hello Valentine Wood Sign Template!

Download The Valentine Wood Sign Template

You can download this free Hello Valentine SVG Template from my members only free library (design #1 under Wood Crafts or search “Hello Valentine Wood Sign”).

Don’t have a password? Unlock my free members library by entering your name and email in the form below or click here.

If you want more, here are 20 easy and adorable Valentine Crafts!

This Valentine wood sign can be used for either indoor or outdoors. It’s also great to hang on the front door. I place mine on the shutters next to the front door and it holds up outside. But, if you want to make sure your wood sign lasts for many years, use an acrylic sealer to seal and protect it. You can find my preferred sealer here.

Valentine Wood Sign made with Cricut with Hello Valentine SVG

Supplies for a Valentine Wood Sign

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Valentine Wood Sign Tutorial

Valentine Wood Sign Instructions

Step 1: Paint the Wood Round White

You can either leave the wood round it’s natural color or paint it white. If you want to paint the wood, apply at least 2 coats of an outdoor acrylic paint and then let it fully dry.

Step 2: Cut Stencil & Vinyl

Upload the SVG file to Cricut Design Space. If you need help with uploading SVG files, check out my tutorial here. You will cut out the red hearts and black “Hello Valentine” using iron on vinyl. But, make sure to mirror your image and place your vinyl shiny side down on the mat. Cut the other hearts out using stencil or adhesive vinyl.

Note: If your wood round is a different size than 16″x16″, then you will need to resize the design first. To do this, add a circle to your canvas and change the size to the size of your wood round. Send the circle layer to the back. Then, resize the design until it fits and delete the circle before cutting.

Step 3: Apply Stencil & Tape

Weed your stencil and then transfer the hearts to your transfer tape. Use the transfer tape to transfer the hearts to the bottom of your wood round. Make sure to press them down really well using your scraper tool because you don’t want paint to seep through. Then, apply painters or masking tape slightly above the hearts (like the image below) and press down firmly on the tape.

Apply stencil onto the wood round

Step 4: Paint the Bottom

Paint the bottom part of the wood round, painting over the heart stencils. But, make sure that you don’t go above the tape. I’m also painting the sides so it all blends together. Apply at least 2 coats and then let it dry.

Paint the bottom part of the wood sign pink stopping at the tape.

Step 5: Remove Tape & Heart Stencils

Once the paint has had time to dry, remove the tape and the heart stencils. You can use a weeding tool to pull up the hearts which makes them easier to remove. If any of your paint seeps through, you can touch up the spots using the white paint. But if you press the tape and stencil down well, you shouldn’t need to.

Remove the tape and the heart stencils.

Step 6: Weed the Iron on Vinyl

Weed the red and black iron on vinyl by removing the pieces that you do not need. The pieces that you need, should remain on the clear backing. After you are done, cut away the extra parts around the words and hearts. You want a very close cut so that you can lay all of your designs out on the wood round and press them together.

Weed and place the iron on vinyl on top of the wood sign in place.

Step 7: Press on your Vinyl

Add parchment paper on top of your design and adhere the vinyl using a heat press. Use the cricut heat guide settings to apply this which are:

  • 300 degress
  • press for 40 seconds
  • cool peel

Press each section for 40 seconds. Wait for the vinyl to cool before removing the carrier sheet. If you notice that some of the viny isn’t sticking, press the carrier sheet back down and add more heat until it adheres.

Step 8: Make the Ribbon

Using decorative ribbon, create a bow and attach it to the top of your sign using hot glue. If you need help creating a bow, then watch my step-by-step video tutorial to see how easily I assembled this bow.

Note: Before adding the ribbon, spray your wood with an acrylic sealer to get more life out of your Valentine outdoor sign. You can find my preferred sealer here.

Step 9: Add Twine & Hang

All that’s left is to add twine or string through the holes and hang your sign. The wood rounds that I purchased came with pre-drilled holes. If yours do not have this, you will need to drill 2 holes and then add your string.

Finished Valentine Wood Sign hanging outside

When you’re done, make sure to post these in my crafting group here or tag me if you post them on social media. I absolutely love seeing your crafts and can’t wait to see your Valentine wood signs!

Video Tutorial For Valentine Wood Sign

Watch the step-by-step video tutorial to learn how to make this Valentine’s Day wood sign here:

YouTube video