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How To Make a Rustic Inspired Mason Jar Sign

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Grab the free mason jar SVG design and make your own rustic inspired mason jar sing!

Have you ever gone back to a craft project you made years ago and thought, I could’ve done this better? Especially knowing what you know now?

That’s exactly how I feel about this mason jar sign.

Knowing what I know now I could’ve saved myself a lot of headache and stress. And I want to teach you how to rock your wood signs so you don’t have the steep learning curve I did!

This rustic fall sign can be an easy beginner craft for those who are just starting out. Especially if you buy the right kind of wood and use the right kind of vinyl.

It can also be a huge headache if you skip steps or cut corners.

So let’s talk about what you need and answer some common questions about this rustic inspired mason jar sign!

What materials do you need to make this mason jar sign?

  • Adhesive vinyl from Expressions Vinyl
  • A wood sign from Hobby Lobby
  • Flowers from Hobby Lobby
  • Wood stain (if your sign isn’t pre painted like the one linked above)
  • White chalk paint (again, you only need this if your sign isn’t pre painted)

Can you use Silhouette or Cricut Brand vinyl for this sign?

I would recommend that you don’t use it because (in my experience) the vinyl doesn’t hold up as well.

I like to invest in good, premium vinyl which is why I almost always buy from Expressions Vinyl. Their shipping is super fast and you can usually find a sale going on to get even better prices.

What type of wood sign should you look for?

Your wood should be smooth if you are going to make a sign.

The wood I used was rough and no amount of sanding would’ve fixed it. That was the way the wood was and vinyl does not stick to something that is rough. You need a smooth surface.

If you don’t want to make your own sign, Hobby Lobby has a wide range of unfinished wood signs that you can use. The one linked here comes in 3 sizes and is smooth so there is no prep work.

However, if you want to make your own sign from start to finish you should get unfinished wood from Home Depot or Lowes. And you must sand your wood before you apply the vinyl!

What if my vinyl isn’t sticking to the wood?

Usually this happens if the vinyl isn’t on a smooth surface.

If you cannot sand your wood (or you choose not to, even though I advise against that), try painting a light layer of mod podge on the wood and then apply the vinyl.

Could you use stencil vinyl instead of adhesive vinyl?

Of course! It really is personal preference in how you want your piece to look once it is finished.

You will still need to sand your wood if you’re using unfinished wood though!

Do you love a good mason jar sign and want to make your own? Let’s do it!

Celebrate Fall in Southern-style using my FREE Fall silhouette file and make your very own mason jar sign! So cute if you love rustic decor!

Rustic Inspired Mason Jar Sign

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Active Time: 2 days
Total Time: 2 days 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Learn how to get your vinyl to stick to wood and make this mason jar sign!

Materials

  • Wood Sign from Hobby Lobby
  • Wood Stain if using unfinished wood (I used Driftwood)
  • Pre-stain wood conditioner
  • Polycrylic
  • White chalk paint and water 
  • Adhesive vinyl
  • Transfer Tape
  • Faux flowers

Instructions

Download your FREE mason jar SVG file!

If you are using unfinished wood....start here!

  1. Grab your wood sign, wood stain, pre-stain wood conditioner, and sand paper. Celebrate Fall in Southern-style using my FREE Fall silhouette file and make your very own mason jar sign! So cute if you love rustic decor!
  2. Sand your wood sign until it's smooth. I highly suggest using a sander and starting with 220 grip sandpaper.
  3. Follow the directions on the pre-stain wood conditioner. Once dry, use the wood stain. Celebrate Fall in Southern-style using my FREE Fall silhouette file and make your very own mason jar sign! So cute if you love rustic decor!
  4. Let the stain sit for 24 hours (per instructions on the container). Celebrate Fall in Southern-style using my FREE Fall silhouette file and make your very own mason jar sign! So cute if you love rustic decor!
  5. Next, water down your chalk paint. Do 1 part water to 1 part chalk paint.
  6. Paint a light layer of the chalk paint mixture on your sign. If you get too much paint on your wood, wipe it away with a cloth!


If you are using pre-stained/painted wood....start here!

  1. Cut out the vinyl design and weed it.
  2. Place your transfer tape on top of your vinyl and pick it up.
  3. Then put it on your wood sign and rub the design down with the application tool.
  4. Peel up the transfer tape slowly. If your vinyl design comes up with it, place the transfer tape back down and use the application tool again. Continue to do this until your vinyl sticks to your wood!


How to apply the flowers

  1. Use wire cutters to cut off the stems on all of the flowers.
  2. Then use hot glue to put the flowers on your wood! Celebrate Fall in Southern-style using my FREE Fall silhouette file and make your very own mason jar sign! So cute if you love rustic decor!

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15 Comments

  1. I went to download the mason jar file and it was’t found. I would love to make this for my daughter, she pinned it on a Pinterest board and now I’m secretly stalking her for Christmas ideas 🙂

  2. Is there anyway that we can have this image as a jpeg or png? That way those who use Circuts instead can still enjoy this awesome design! Thank you!

    1. Hi Sierra! I will definitely go ahead and make the jpeg/png file and update the post. Is there an email you’d like me to send the file to once it’s done.

    1. Hi Jenn! I will definitely go ahead and make the jpeg/png file so that you can use it for the cricut as well. Is there an email you’d like me to send the file to once it’s done?

  3. HI, Is there anyway that we can have this image a png? I have a Circut and i would like to make your design, it’s beautiful Thank you! This is just for me to make for my house 🙂

    1. Hi Mickayla! I just updated the download link to include the PNG file for you to use. 🙂
      Thank you so much for the sweet words about the file. It’s one of my favorite Fall decorations. I hope that if you make it you’ll tag me on instagram so I can see it!

    1. Hi Darlene. Unfortunately you cannot download files straight to your Silhouette. You can download the file onto your computer here (http://simplymadefun.com/HappyFallSVG) and then click FILE → OPEN and then click on the file to open it in your software. 🙂

      After that you can SAVE the file to your Silhouette Library and then open it up within the software any time you like!

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