Learn how to make a DIY first day of school sign with Caitlin from The Mrs. Everything using adhesive vinyl and a sign blank! For more project ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out the Craftey Community!
When August rolls around, one thing comes to mind: SCHOOL! Preparing to head back to school is always both exciting and nerve-racking. I think one of the best ways to ease the first day jitters is to let your kiddos join in on the fun of personalizing their school supplies and of course, making a fun back to school sign for pictures!
Today, I am going to show you how quick and easy it is to make a first day of school sign.
What You'll Need:
- Easel Chalkboard from the Target Dollar Spot ($3!!!)
- Adhesive Vinyl from Craftey (y'all, the color choices are amazing)
- Design ID #213688 (or any of the "It's My First Day" designs from Amanda Arneill)
- Silhouette CAMEO (or similar machine)
- Transfer Tape
The first thing you will do it open your design in the Silhouette Studio. The number for the grade is already separate from the rest of the design, so you can fill in whatever number you need there. I found a font that I liked to fill in "10th" and sized it to fit within the design.
Once you have your design as you need it, highlight the whole thing, right click, and group. Now it is time to cut! Load your vinyl on your cutting mat and feed it into your machine. Make sure that you select the correct material, which in my case was glossy vinyl, and then click send!
Weed your design, cover with transfer tape and place that bad boy on your easel chalkboard. Take the cutest pictures ever and have a wonderful first day of school!
One thing that I wish I had done was purchase two of the easel chalkboards so that I could have made a first and last day sign. I have the last day sign on my list for future projects though!
Happy crafting and have a wonderful school year.