A personalized welcome sign is the perfect gift idea for any occasion! These can be great for weddings, housewarming gifts, hostess gifts, Christmas gifts and so much more! Personalized welcome signs can be used indoors and outdoors for custom decor!

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I used a premade sign I picked up at my local craft store but my friend Kim has a great tutorial for making your own sign from scratch here.

Ways to create a personalized welcome sign

There are many different ways you can finish this sign. You can cut a stencil and use that to paint the design.

You can use iron-on, yep I said iron-on, like my friend Heidi, does for this wood sign.

Today I am going to use adhesive vinyl from Expressions Vinyl to complete my sign! If you are new to vinyl you can check out my Vinyl 101 – Vinyl Basics post and more on my Adhesive Craft Vinyl page!

I love the patterned vinyl in combination with the solid for this sign and there are so many fun patterns to choose from at EV! I love their selection! It is easy to customize this personalized welcome sign to any season, decor or holiday!

DIY welcome sign with adhesive vinyl and a personalized monogram

Personalized Welcome Sign Supplies

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Today I am using my Cricut Maker (you can also use a Cricut Explore Air 2) and Cricut Design Space (free to download) to make this sign. You can easily make this in Silhouette Studio also following the same technique!

Cricut Explore Air & Cricut Maker Machines can both be used for this project

NOTE: You can use your system fonts with Cricut Design Space! When you select your font from the drop down, be sure “System” is selected and you can see all the fonts on your computer!

Showing where to select system fonts in Cricut Design Space

How to Make a Personalized Welcome Sign

Time needed: 30 minutes.

Make a personalized welcome sign using a premade sign and patterned and solid adhesive vinyl.

  1. Prepare your sign

    If you are using a pre-painted sign you are good to go. If your premade sign is naked, paint the inside and the frame as you wish with paint or stain and let completely dry before moving on.

  2. Prepare your Design

    I chose basic Times New Roman for the last name initial and then a more scripted font (Raustila font) for the welcome. I sized both appropriately to my sign and then clicked Make It in the upper right corner of Design Space. screenshot of completed design in Cricut design space software

  3. Cut the Adhesive Vinyl

    I selected to continue through the Mat Screen and then connected my machine, selected my material and cut my designs. You may find detailed instructions (+ video) on cutting adhesive vinyl on a Cricut here. Cricut Maker cutting white and black buffalo check patterned adhesive vinyl

  4. Weed the Vinyl

    Using a weeding hook, remove the excess vinyl from your design leaving only your design on the paper carrier sheet. Weeding excess patterned vinyl from design using weeding hook

  5. Use transfer tape to apply the vinyl design

    Using transfer tape, apply each layer of vinyl to the sign.
    Detailed tutorials:
    Applying Adhesive Vinyl
    Best tips for Layering Adhesive VinylTransfer tape on patterned vinyl to show layering and application

  6. Add optional ribbon embellishment

    If you would like, add a bow or more decorative ribbon to your personalized welcome sign. Now your sign is ready to hang or to gift!

You can find a huge selection of personalized gift ideas at Expression Vinyl as well as some of my favorites: