Fall is Booked Bookish Fall Sign

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If you love to curl up with a good book and cozy blanket on cool Fall days, this Fall is Booked Bookish Fall Sign is the perfect Fall craft for you to make!

Fall leaves falling down around a stack of books with an orange pumpkin sitting on top of the books. On the bottom of the books there are words that read "Fall is all booked up"

I’m always looking for things to decorate my bookshelf with and I love homemade signs.

There are three different ways you can make signs like these: painting a sign with stencil vinyl, using adhesive vinyl or using heat transfer vinyl.

The easiest way is to use adhesive vinyl on wood and it’s the way I suggest you do it if you’re a beginner.

Using stencil vinyl on wood is a more complicated way to do it but I love the final result. It does take some trial and error though to figure out how much paint is too much and how to stop paint from bleeding through the stencil.

Using heat transfer vinyl on wood is similar to using adhesive vinyl, expect that you’re using heat to adhere the vinyl to the wood. I really like this method too because once you heat up the vinyl it melts into the wood and looks similar to paint.

Fall leaves falling down around a stack of books with an orange pumpkin sitting on top of the books. On the bottom of the books there are words that read "Fall is all booked up"

For this sign I decided to use adhesive vinyl, solely because I had all the colors I needed. I didn’t want to have to go to the store and shop for vinyl or paint!

I also didn’t want to have to use stencil vinyl on my wood sign. Signs from Hobby Lobby don’t do well with stencil vinyl in my experience, the vinyl always pulls up the paint.

I’ve found that if you’re using a sign you’ve painted…chalk paint is less likely to come up with your vinyl/transfer tape. Acrylic paint also works, but chalk paint is my personal preference.

Fall leaves falling down around a stack of books with an orange pumpkin sitting on top of the books. On the bottom of the books there are words that read "Fall is all booked up"

Materials

Everything you need to make this Fall is booked bookish Fall sign:

Fall is Booked Cut File

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    COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT USING ADHESIVE VINYL ON WOOD!

    What type of adhesive vinyl can you use on wood?

    There are two types of adhesive vinyl: permanent (oracal 651) and removable (oracal 631). Always use permanent vinyl on any type of wood sign.

    Permanent vinyl can last up to 6 years if it is well taken care of so this is definitely what you want to use on a wood sign!

    What type of transfer tape do you use with adhesive vinyl?

    I typically use gridlined transfer tape, the clear kind!

    I like it because it’s easier to see where you’re putting your vinyl decal and lining it up on your material is a breeze.

    But any kind will work. The best thing to do is use all different kinds to see which one you like working with best.

    Fall leaves falling down around a stack of books with an orange pumpkin sitting on top of the books. On the bottom of the books there are words that read "Fall is all booked up"

    Can transfer tape pull up the paint on your wood piece?

    I have only found a problem with this if I am using a pre-finished Hobby Lobby sign.

    If you’re painting your own you shouldn’t have this issue, at least, I never have!

    If you’re worried, you can unstick your transfer tape a bit by putting it on a cotton t-shirt. It’ll still be sticky but it won’t be too sticky to where it’ll pull off paint.

    I suggest taking a small piece of transfer tape and putting it on the wood first. Rub it down like you’re putting vinyl on the wood. If you pull it up and the tape doesn’t come with it you should be safe to transfer the entire vinyl design to your wood piece!

    Do you need to seal the wood after putting the vinyl on it?

    I never do.

    Sometimes the sealant can cause the vinyl to yellow (especially if you’re using white vinyl) after a time so it’s not worth it to me.

    Unless you’re putting your sign outside where it’ll be exposed to the elements you do not need to seal it.

    Fall leaves falling down around a stack of books with an orange pumpkin sitting on top of the books. On the bottom of the books there are words that read "Fall is all booked up"

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    Fall leaves falling down around a stack of books with an orange pumpkin sitting on top of the books. On the bottom of the books there are words that read "Fall is all booked up"

    GRAB 20 FREE FALL CUT FILES!

    Every month I team up with a group of amazingly talented crafters to bring you a bundle of free svg cut files! This month’s theme was Fall and there 20 free files for you to use! Download all of these awesome files by visiting the blog posts (links are underneath the image). All svg cut files are free to use for personal use only and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram (#svgdesignsquad) if you make one of our projects and share it!

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    Fall is Booked Bookish Fall Sign

    Yield: 1
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Active Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes
    Difficulty: Easy
    Estimated Cost: $15

    Use adhesive vinyl to make this Fall is booked bookish Fall sign with your Silhouette Cameo.

    Materials

    Instructions

    1. Download your free Fall is booked svg cut file here.
    2. Open the file in your cutting machines software (we use the Silhouette Studio).
    3. Resize your design and cut by color.
    4. Weed your design.
    5. Pick up each color one by one, leaving the black outline of the pumpkin for last, with transfer tape.
    6. Transfer the design onto your wood sign.

    Notes

    1. The best way to line up adhesive vinyl is to use boxes to line your design up. You can see how we did that here!

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