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Make a Giant Spring Sign with Paper Flowers!

I am addicted to making giant signs. And they are so inexpensive to make – only about $5 for the wood.

giant sign with paper flowers tutorial at tatertots and jello

I wanted to put a spin on the project for Spring. I thought adding paper flowers to the sign would be fun. And I was excited to use my new Cricut Explore cutting machine. It was such a fun project to make!

choose happy sign with flowers at tatertots and jello

Here’s how I made the sign:

I cut a board to 48-inches in length. It’s just a plain, cheap wood board from the hardware store.

Then I spray painted the sign grey – which is the color I wanted to letters to be.

making the sign 1

While the sign was drying, I cut out the words “CHOOSE HAPPY” with the Cricut Explore on vinyl and put it on transfer paper.

Then I laid the words out on the painted sign and attached the vinyl to the board.

the sign before the paper flowers

The next thing I did was I spray painted the sign white, making sure there were no gaps in the edges of the vinyl.

Once the paint dried, I peeled off the vinyl, exposing the grey words.

cricut for the paper flower project

Here’s how I made the flowers:

I selected some flower files on the Cricut Website. They are called “Giant Flowers“. And Cricut has a handy online guide that shows how to put them all together.

I basically made two types of flowers. One is a circular one that you wrap up. The second is a daisy flower. I cut them out in two different sizes.

how to make paper flowers how to make paper flowers at tatertots and jello

To make the wrap up flowers, all I did was I started at the end without the circle and wrapped it around a pencil. When it came to the end and the circle, I hot glued the rolled up flower onto the circle. Then I just bent the outer leaves out to make it look like it was blooming.

I added some vintage buttons to the center of some of the flowers for a little extra bling.

Then I laid them all out on the board and hot glued them onto the board.

choose happy giant sign with flowers at Tatertots and Jello

I just love seeing that happy sign! 

 

PS – here are a few of the other giant signs I’ve made:

giant-love-sign-at-tatertots-and-jello-valentines-day

Giant Love Sign

easy-typography-sign-at-tatertots-and-jello

Giant Typography Sign

gold wood sign for the holidays

Giant Holiday Sign

 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day! 

xoxo

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! I think I need to officially get a Cricut. This is amazing. Those paper flowers make my heart go pitter patter :) Pinning and sharing!
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  2. ….and there you go.

    Now I’m coveting a Cricut.

    I thought I could only make small things with it! Hmmmm…you’ve got me thinking.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Allison Burke says:

    You are absolutely the most creative and talented blogger out there! I adore every project you do. Wow. Have a great wknd!

  4. You always amaze me!
    Love it Jen!

  5. I love the sign and paper flowers. It’s so springlike!!! Love, love, love it!! Pinned :)

  6. This is my favorite sign yet! LOVE LOVE LOVE the addition of the paper flowers!
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  7. So bright and happy, Jen. LOVE it! :D

  8. ohmygoodness! that sign is fabulous, Jen!!! I bet it was so fun to make too!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the flowers.

  9. Gorgeous!
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  10. I love your signs and love the flowers. Such pretty paper. Can you tell me what paper line you used?

  11. I love the sign and the flowers are so pretty!

    Rona
    http://threepinkcats.blogspot.de/

  12. WOW i am in love with those flowers. I’m going to have to start saving up now for the cricut explore!
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  13. Love the flowers
    L x
    http://workingmumy.blogspot.com
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  14. I loved you “choose happy” sign. What size letters did you you for it?

  15. I loved your “choose happy” sign. I was wondering how tall each of your letters are.

  16. Adorable sign! Love the paper flowers!

  17. So darling Jen!
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  18. I just want to make signs all the time as well, my question though, does a Circuit machine cut letters out that big ? Sorry I know nothing about them ? should I buy a big one ? what kind do you have so I could have the same size letters ? Sorry any help would be so grateful :) Thank you so much :) Have a great day.

  19. Ahh I love love love it!!! now I just need to get me a cricut machine!! ;) Thank you for a wonderful and pretty tutorial! I’m thinking this would be a great way to do my shop banner!! xx

  20. LOVE it Jen- certainly happy & so pretty!!
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