When we moved into our new home, we wanted to try to keep our carpets as clean as possible, so we got in the habit of removing our shoes when we came in the house. Now that we have a toddler running around, it is even more important to us that our floors stay clean, so I wanted a way to ask people to remove their shoes at the door without having to audibly ask them.
I found inspiration online for a sign like this from several different pins on Pinterest. I used PicMonkey to create the text I wanted and exported the file (you can download it for free by clicking below). I then uploaded it to Cricut Design Space as a cut file and adjusted it to fit on the sign that I wanted to use.
I found this sign at Hobby Lobby a while back. I painted it with blue chalkboard paint because we have a lot of blue throughout our house. I chose to use chalkboard paint because I have found that it covers really well with just a few coats.
Using my Cricut Explore Air, I cut out my file on a piece of white vinyl. I then used scissors to trim around the edge of the words so I wouldn’t waste any extra vinyl. I carefully peeled off the vinyl around the words and weeded out the pieces between the letters.
I then used transfer tape to maintain the positioning of the letters when removing the letters from the backing. I have had some issues with transfer tape sticking too well in the past, so I stuck the transfer tape to a clean cloth first to remove a little bit of the stickiness. This helped quite a bit.
I then laid the letters onto the painted sign how I wanted them. I used a hard card that I had to firmly press down the letters. Then I very carefully and slowly removed the transfer tape. As I removed it, I cut away what had been removed so it wouldn’t re-stick to the surface as I was trying to remove it.
The transfer tape stuck a little too well at some places and pulled up a little bit of paint. I did some quick touch ups that made it completely unnoticeable. I then cut off about 17 inches of white satin ribbon and hot glued it to the back of the sign to make a hanger.
I used a removable hook that I purchased at the Dollar Tree to hang up the sign on our coat closet door in our foyer. This can be seen immediately when you walk into our house, so hopefully people will read it.
I hope you enjoyed reading about how to make this sign. If you make one of your own, I’d love to see your finished projects! Tag me on Facebook or Instagram using @onecraftatatime so I can see what you made! Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or suggestions!
~ Candace 🙂