I am not even going to lie… I have been FIGHTING the urge to buy a cute Christmas Tree Farm sign for the last few years. I don’t know why, there’s no reason, I don’t need a new sign, I JUST WANTED ONE OK! So while even though I don’t need one and really don’t have the wall space when I saw this sweet little cheetah print Christmas tree resin mold I knew the fight was over… because if I can make a Christmas Tree Farm Sign with a CHEETAH PRINT RESIN TREE?
Well that’s definitely something I need in my life.
Of course, if you don’t want to add a 3-dimensional resin Christmas Tree to your sign you can cut the entire piece out of vinyl. BUT the little resin Christmas Tree is so cute I don’t understand why anyone would pick that option.
But I’m getting off topic. The sooner we cut our vinyl the sooner we can layer our resin… so let’s get started.
- Cricut Maker 3
- Cricut Roll Holder (for smart iron-on)
- Fine-Point Cutting Blade
- Cricut Standard Grip Mat (that’s the green one!)
- OR Cricut Fabric Grip Mat (that’s the one I use… it’s pink and holds everything)
- SVG Cut Files (FREE at the bottom of this post).
- Bright 360 Floor Lamp
- Weeding Tool
- Scraping Tool
- Smart Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Blank Sign
Step 1: Upload and Cut your SVG
Before we get started on our sign we need to actually upload our cut files… so start by grabbing the FREE SVG at the bottom of this post and saving it to your computer. Then you can upload it into Cricut Design Space and pop it onto a new blank canvas.
The design is fairly large but don’t be alarmed… it’s a big sign! We want our little resin Christmas Tree to be to scale after all!
So the trees on your design should be about 5.5 inches tall so that the larger 3-dimensional resin tree can overlap and not look out of place. Of course, if you’re not planning to use a resin tree you can size your SVG to whatever size you’d like… no size restrictions needed!
Since I’m cutting everything out of white smart vinyl I welded everything in two groups… my Cricut Maker can’t cut the entire design in one piece since it’s such a large design. Instead I welded the tree silhouettes and the “Fresh Cut” lettering into one layer and the entire bottom into a second layer. This way it will be super easy to transfer everything onto our sign.
Once our two halves of the sign are welded go ahead and select your machine (I’m using my Cricut Maker 3) and hit go. I selected without a mat since I’m using smart vinyl and then we’re ready to rock… no need for mirroring or any other adjustments.
I popped my smart vinyl into my machine and hit go… it cuts so quickly! Plus there’s something about not needing a cutting mat that always makes me feel fancy.
BONUS: If you need a little help uploading your SVG don’t worry! You can follow along with my How to Upload an SVG to Cricut Design Space Tutorial… it’s super easy but I’ll walk you through all the steps so that you’re good to go.
Step 2: Weed your Design
Once your entire design is cut it’s time to weed! This is a pretty big design so it may take a minute… especially since white vinyl is often super hard to weed.
It’s going to pop on that wooden sign though!
I just grabbed my Cricut Bright 360 and turned it on… the bright light makes weeding a breeze even for me.
From there I used my weeding tool to carefully remove any extra vinyl from the negative parts of the design. The inside of the o’s, the top of the e’s, around the letters. At the the end of the day we want our vinyl to look exactly like the design we’re working with in Cricut Design Space so we’ll remove any vinyl that’s not part of that design.
Step 3: Transfer the Design
Ready for the magic? Now that our vinyl is ready to go we’ll grab a big piece of transfer tape. Go ahead and cut it to fit over the top portion of your design and then place it down making sure that the guidelines are straight to your letters.
Smooth it down firmly so that everything bonds and then carefully start to peel the transfer tape back up… the vinyl decal should stick to the transfer tape and leave the white backing behind.
Like one big transfer tape, vinyl decal sandwich with only two layers.
Go slowly and if your vinyl isn’t sticking then you need to bond it some more… keep scraping until it comes up naturally.
Once your design is fully on the transfer tape you’re good to go! Place it carefully onto your sign making sure it’s straight and in the right position. Then start to smooth it down from the center towards the edges of the design.
That way you won’t have any awkward air bubbles in your vinyl!
Once the entire design is smoothed over you can remove the transfer tape and the vinyl will stay behind on your sign. Volia!
Told you it was magic!
Step 4: Enjoy!
Now we’re all done… go ahead and glue your little resin Christmas Tree in place and you have a beautiful new sign to enjoy!
I cannot wait to hang this baby up for Christmas! It’s so darn cute!
Plus these large wooden sign blanks are perfect for all kinds of projects, I used a bunch of them for signs at my best friends wedding and even a cute Schitt’s Creek based sign for my living room… it has resin hotel keys for the rosebud hotel!
Christmas is looking extra cute this year!
I mean just check out this cute vinyl and resin sign I made with the sweetest Christmas Nutcracker!!