If you are a newsletter subscriber or follow me on Instagram, you already know my husband and I purchased a new toy hauler trailer this summer. We have already been camping three times this summer and it has been wonderful. A lot of times when we go camping we are also doing other activities, like archery or fishing. I thought it would be cut to make a Gone Fishin’ sign for the trailer.

DIY Gone Fishin' Art Sign - made using Cricut Explore and vinyl

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Supplies needed:

I started by creating a design in Cricut Design Spaceā„¢. My plan was to layer vinyl on a the glass of the frame. All of the images are from the Outdoor Man cartridge.

Gone Fishin' sign - Cricut Design Space

Design Space File: Gone Fishin’ Sign

I cut all the vinyl out using my Cricut Explore

Use Sync Panel in Cricut Design Space to easily match color layers

Note: When using Design Space, if you want to easily match colors for your design, use the ‘Sync’ tool on your layers panel. You can simply drag any of the layers to a different color. When I started out with my design it had 6 colors. I was able to narrow the design down to three colors to match the vinyl I had picked out.

After the vinyl is cut with the Cricut, cut out each design and weed all the excess vinyl. The weeding tool works really well to get the small pieces out.

Use weeding tool to remove excess vinyl from design

Weed all the excess vinyl from the designs

Clean the glass of the 8″ x 10″ frame really well. I found my frame at Walmart for less than $2.00.

8 x 10 Mainstays Walmart Frame

Add your pieces, starting from the center and working your way out. I used the 5″ x 7″ mat that came with the frame underneath the glass to help me line up the center of the design.

Add vinyl to glass

I found it was helpful to use transfer tape to transfer the base layer of vinyl. Then, I added each individual piece by hand on top. 

Add top layer vinyl by hand

Note: Cricut came out with a NEW transfer tape that is clear! I don’t have it yet, but for a project like this, it would be so helpful!

I played around with adding a cardstock or patterned paper behind the glass, and found a really pretty blue paper from Amy Tangerine. It reminds me of water. I trimmed it to 8″ x 10″ with my paper trimmer and added it behind the glass.

DIY Gone Fishin' sign

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