We all have a little #BossLady in us, am I right? I decided to take this journey to stay home after working almost 10 years in the corporate world. It has been a big adjustment but one that feels rewarding. I get to spend more time with the people I love, something that was limited because of my hour long commute to and from work. I’ve been blogging for some time but it seemed that I was never getting ahead. I was either sacrificing family time or blog time. Now I get to enjoy both! We downsized to live on one income thus I lost my office. I decided to make the best of it and made a work area in our bedroom. I know it isn’t good for Fung Shui but so far it has worked out perfectly. My desk area needed something special so I used some scrap wood I had from a previous project to make the #BossLady sign.
The mini wood sign is a great beginner project for those that just got the Silhouette Cameo (or Portrait). If you are not familiar with the Silhouette brand, they offer a variety of die cutting machines. The machine can cut designs right from your computer. You can also cut vinyl and iron-on vinyl to put on mugs, t-shirts, or anything else your heart desires. It is one of my favorite crafting tools! It is also great for birthday party decorations!
I’m going to keep it real and tell you all the errors I made. Learn from my mistakes. Let’s get started! This post contains affiliate links. It just means I make a small commission if you make a purchase through any of my links.
Easy Wood #BossLady Sign
- Silhouette Cameo (or Portrait)
- Oracal 631 vinyl (I think any vinyl/contact paper will do)
- White spray paint (or whatever color you want)
- 8×2.5 inch Scrap wood (Did you know Amazon sells scrap wood?!)
- Wood stain of choice
- #BossLady studio file (Click link to Download file)
1. Cut your wood piece to 8 inches x 2.5 inches. Be sure to stain using your favorite stain. I use this one.
2. Download the studio cut file and cut using vinyl or even contact paper (you only need it for a stencil). Just be sure there is no bleeding by securing the vinyl cut out well on your wood piece. Add any painter’s tape to any exposed areas. We only want the spray paint on the #BossLady stencil.
3. Using your choice of spray paint (I used Rustoleum White Satin) carefully spray paint the wood sign. Let dry and admire your cute sign!
I’m addicted to making these little signs now! They are so easy and I always have a piece of scrap wood laying around the garage.
Ok, so I wanted to share the first mistake I made. I wanted to use acrylic paint so I found the white satin acrylic paint I had lying around but for some reason when I went to remove the stencil the entire paint came up with it. It did not stick well to the wood for some reason. Maybe because it was satin and the wood is very smooth? Not sure but the spray paint worked so well. I only did one coat as my spray paint just stopped working. Everything was going wrong! In the end, I persevered!
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I would love to see your finished sign if you do use my cut file. All I ask is that you tag me on Instagram (@fmoncada), @casaMoncada on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Please do not share/distribute my cut file with others. If they would like to download it, just have them come here.