Christmas is coming up fast and we’re still putting the finishing touches on the big day! We have a few pieces left of our wood cutouts after our last boutique and decided to turn them into signs. We had one joy left and were anxious to apply some pretty holiday paper to the top of it to dress it up. With the help of Fiskars, I was able to easily outline my wood cutout from this gorgeous, thin wallpaper. I love how it turned out!
We love the new Easy Change Detail Knife because it makes switching between cutting tasks simple. The easy blade change lock lets you switch blades in seconds and it’s compatible with standard blades including #10, #11, #16 and #17! It also comes with a safety cap that protects the blades (and yourself!) when you’re not using the tool.
To make your own diy wood cutout, you’ll need:
- Pine wood (from a home improvement store)
- Cutout phrase
- A roll of paper (leftover wrapping, wallpaper, scraps, etc.)
- Pine furring strips
- Acrylic paint
- Braid nailers + nails or wood glue and a Fiskars Easy Change Detail Knife.
Start by cutting your wood to size. Our joy letters are a whopping 18″ x 26″ so our sign is pretty large!
Paint your wood white, we used chalk paint.
Cut your strips to size (we used a miter saw), sand and paint red.
Gather your paper and lay flat.
Flip your wood cutout upside down and place it on the backside of the paper. Trace around it with a pencil.
Gently trace the pencil outline with your Fiskars Easy Change Detail Knife. It slices like butter. So smooth. This new tool is ideal for precisely cutting a wide variety of materials including paper, cardstock, canvas and more. No tearing or fraying!
Using decoupage or spray adhesive, press your paper onto your wood cutout.
Look how pretty it turned out!
I love the untraditional navy paper with the classic red and green Christmas colors.
Big thanks to Fiskars for sponsoring today’s post. You know we’re in charge around here and only partner with like-minded companies. Everyone has Fiskars iconic Original Orange-handled Scissors in their drawer.
DIY Wood Cutout Sign Tutorial
- Pine wood
- Cutout Phrase
- Roll of Paper leftover wrapping, wallpaper, scraps, etc.
- Pine Furring Strips
- Acrylic Paint any color, we used red & white
- Braid nailers + nails or wood glue and a Fiskars Easy Change Detail Knife
- Start by cutting your wood to size.
- Paint your wood white.
- Cut your strips to size, sand and paint red.
- Gather your paper and lay flat.
- Flip your wood cutout upside down and place it on the backside of the paper. Trace around it with a pencil.
- Gently trace the pencil outline with your Fiskars Easy Change Detail Knife.
- Using decoupage or spray adhesive, press your paper onto your wood cutout.
- Ta da! You're done! Hang your new sign somewhere festive!