This Cricut welcome sign is a great weekend project. It’s not too complicated and a DIY plant hanger makes a lovely addition to the front yard, porch, or give it as a gift!
I’m going to break this down into two parts so that you can see the process of making the DIY plant hanger and then I’ve also included some step by step screen shots for the Cricut Design Space tutorial for the Cricut welcome sign portion.
The vinyl needs to be added at the very end anyway so that you avoid pulling up the paint on your DIY plant hanger! Let’s get started!
DIY Plant Hanger
I like to make all my cuts first so we’re going to go through all of that now. This is also a great list if you are getting your wood precut at Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc.
- Cut 2 pieces of 2×4 that are 43 inches long
- Cut 2 pieces of 2×4 that are 12 inches long
- Cut 2 pieces of 2×4 that are 28 inches long
- Cut 2 pieces of 1×6 that are 28 inches long
- Cut 1 piece of 1×6 that is 32 inches long
Take the 2 pieces of 2×4 that are 28 inches long and the 2 pieces of 2×4 that are 12 inches long and create the box for the bottom of your DIY welcome sign.
Next take the 2 pieces of 2×4 that are 43 inches long and attach them inside the box, measure so they are in the middle of the 12 inches side pieces of the box.
Now we will make the top. Attach 1 piece of 28 inch long 1×6 to the front and one to the back of the top of your side posts.
This will secure them together, make sure they are flush on the ends and the top!
Add the top. This should be your remaining piece of 1×6 that is 32 inches long. You should have 2 inches of overhang on either side for reference!
Finally, we attached a garden hook to a block of leftover 2×4 and attached this with one screw in the middle of the top board. It fits just up between the front and back pieces of 1×6. After paint you don’t notice the screw and it helps to drop the hook down lower so it’s easily accessible (kind of the point of a DIY plant hanger after all)!
The last step is paint! I used leftover indoor house paint for mine. It was paint and primer in one, semi-gloss finish, and it’s holding up just fine during the rain, humidity, etc.
Cricut Welcome Sign
Start in Design Space with a blank document.
Add the word “Welcome” in whatever font you love. I used Magnolia Sky because it’s beautifully cursive but easy to read.
Take out any extra letter spacing.
Connect letters and weld.
After you weld, size to fit your DIY plant hanger face. For this Cricut welcome sign you will have about 5.5 inches of visible height and 28 inches of width.
Attach your vinyl and load your mat into your Cricut machine.
Start the cut.
Weed and apply transfer tape.
Once your DIY plant hanger is completely dry you can affix your Cricut welcome sign.
Make sure to press hard with the scraper but also use your fingers. You’ll need to squash the vinyl into the ridges of the wood and the little extra heat from your hands will help with this process.
Once you remove the contact paper go over the design again with your fingers to press it down firmly and make sure it’s adhered properly.
Keep it dry for 72 hours so the adhesive can set!
If you love making Cricut projects check out some of these other great designs available here at My Crazy Good Life: