It has been way too long since we were able to get to the Orlando Wizarding World Parks! There I said it, but we are going soon. I can’t take it anymore, I missed Sept 1st due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian and that’s enough. I will be going in the next week or so.
In the meantime I’ve made a few more wizarding world signs for our collection. This time I chose Flourish and Blotts, Honeydukes, and Ollivanders.
I located an image of each sign online and converted it to an SVG that suited the look I was going for.
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This time around it was much simpler than before because I wasn’t recreating anything but the original sign, and luckily there were many images online already that made conversion a snap. I use the program Inkscape for the conversion to a SVG file, then I upload it to my Cricut Design Space™ and it’s as simple as a click of a button. Then the only thing left to do is the weeding! UGG this was the hardest part really.
You can find the SVG files below.
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They follow the same basic steps as my previous signs.
Collect the wooden sign blanks and prep them by sanding and painting them as you like.
- Wooden Signs
Glossy acrylic paint and a place to paint
mini-foam roller (makes for a smooth finish)
paint cleaning supplies
removable vinyl (using Cricut) OR card stock (using printer)
scissors and Cricut Weeding tools OR X-acto knife (printer)
picture hanger clip things
Modpodge or gloss clear Sealer if desired
Sand the sign blanks and decide on the color paint you want to use.
To apply main background paint to the signs, I suggest using a mini foam roller. It makes the strokes smooth and gives a nice finish.
Size the files to fit your signs. NOTE– each sign is different.
Print vinyl/card stock stencil.
Weed out all the bits you don’t need and apply the stencil to the sign. Be sure to firmly smooth down all the edges to avoid naughty paint from leaching away. Gently apply paint.
Allow to dry, THEN remove vinyl and attach sign hangers.
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