Take a Seat: DIY Wood Sign + Free SVG. Create an easy and cute wood sign for your bathroom with this hand-lettered free SVG cut file!
Take a Seat: DIY Wood Sign + Free SVG
I’m in the midst of giving our master bathroom water closet a simple but dramatic makeover. (Reveal coming super soon! The photo above is a mockup to show the design in use and is not my actual bathroom.)
A while back, I’d purchased a “Take a Seat” wood sign at Hobby Lobby for crazy cheap on clearance because I liked the phrase, but I wasn’t thrilled with the font. So, I hand-lettered my own version and created a DIY sign.
You can grab it later in this post as a free SVG Cut File download. I’m also sharing it as a free printable for those of you who don’t have a cutting machine such as a Silhouette CAMEO or Cricut.
DIY Wood Sign Supplies
- Wood Sign. You can use a blank one, or you can also make one from scratch or using my “hack” below.
- Black Matte Permanent Vinyl. I use this one by Oracal 651.
- Transfer Tape. I strongly prefer this one with the alignment grid.
- Cutting Machine. I use the Silhouette CAMEO.
- Vinyl Tools. I used the hook tool for weeding the vinyl and the scraper for applying the vinyl.
- Take a Seat Cut File. Download buttons are near the end of the blog post.
DIY Wood sIGNS: THE BASICS
If you’re a total newbie to the CAMEO and need more detailed instructions, check out this beginner tutorial for Cutting Vinyl with the Silhouette CAMEO.
BASIC VINYL SIGN STEPS:
- Use your Silhouette CAMEO (or another cutting machine) to cut the design on vinyl.
- Apply the vinyl to the sign using the transfer tape.
- Hang and enjoy!
DIY Wood Sign “HACK”
I often head to Hobby Lobby and TJ Maxx to get cheap signs like these. Just paint over whatever is on them with white chalk paint and then add your design(s) with vinyl. I got this one for $4 at Hobby Lobby in the clearance aisle.
It will likely take a few coats of paint to fully cover the original design or artwork if you use this “hack.”
DIY Wood Sign: Step One
First, measure your wood sign and determine the best size for the “Take a Seat” design. Then, adjust the overall size of the SVG in your cutting machine software.
Using permanent vinyl and your cutting machine (I’m using a Silhouette CAMEO), cut the design.
Next, use the transfer tape and scraper tool to apply the design to your sign.
Next, carefully peel off the transfer tape. You’re all done!
FREE DOWNLOADS: Take a SeaT CUT FILES + PRINT
HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE PRINTABLE
The 8×10 printable is in a PDF format. Simply click the download button, print, and frame.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD ZIPPED CUT FILES
The Cut Files are in a zip format. You just need to unzip the file to access your chose file format type.
- On a computer: Save the zipped file to your desktop and uncompress it.
- On your phone/iPad: If you are downloading directly to a mobile device or tablet, you will need to install an app (such as FileExplorer Free) onto your iPad/phone FIRST. Then you will be able to open the zipped file.
This free design is ©2020 by Dawn Nicole Designs®. It is for personal use only. It may not be used on items you sell.
If you would like to share this design with a friend, thank you! Please do so only by sharing a link to this blog post.
SVG CUT FILE FAQS
I’m getting an error message when I click the Studio3 (Silhouette) file, and it won’t open.
Yep, that’s because your computer doesn’t know what program to use to open it.
- To open it, you need to open Silhouette Studio first.
- Then go to File>Open and select the file from your desktop (or wherever you saved the cut file).
- Voilá! It should work now.
How Do I Use the SVGs?
How Do I Get the Designs into My Silhouette Studio?
Unless you’re buying from the Silhouette Design Store, designs won’t automatically download to Silhouette Studio. Whomp, Whomp. But don’t worry, it’s still easy to save them to your library!
- First, save the downloads to a folder on your desktop.
- Then, open Silhouette Studio.
- From within the software, Go to File>Open and select the design(s) you want to use.
- Once you have them open, you can go to File>Save>Save to Library to save them in Silhouette Studio.
I hope you enjoy this Hand-Lettered Take a Seat Cut File and Printable!