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After making a cute welcome wreath for our back door (the one we actually use for getting in and out of the apartment :-p) I worried that the front door was feeling a bit neglected. So I put up a vinyl “hello” sign to greet anyone who walks by our front door!
Isn’t it cute?! It was a quick and easy project and it only took about five minutes to get the “hello” door vinyl cut out and installed!
Plus I used removable vinyl, so when we move out of this apartment we can take the letters off and it will be like they were never there!
DIY Hello Door Vinyl
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the vinyl, but you can easily do it with an Xacto knife or a sharp pair of scissors if you want to do it by hand.
You only need three things to make your own vinyl “hello” door sign:
- removable vinyl
- cutting machine, Xacto knife, or scissors
- washi tape or transfer paper (optional)
I started by choosing a font (I chose Grand Hotel) and designing your “hello”. I used my Studio software and set up the letters so that they were 3.5″ tall, but if you’re going to cut it out by hand, just type it out in a word processing program and print it out. Then just lay the paper over the vinyl and use the printed word as a guide while you cut through both layers.
After my Cameo cut the vinyl, I put two strips of washi tape over the front of the word to help keep the upper halves of the letters lined up as I positioned it on my door. Once I had the “hello” in position, I just pressed it onto the door, being careful to avoid air bubbles and wrinkles as I went.
Then I gently pulled the washi tape off while making sure the vinyl stayed stuck to the door, and voila!
It’s hard to tell in the pictures, but the vinyl is actually a really pretty mustard brown yellow; it’s not nearly as bright and primary color-looking as it appears in the photos. 🙂
Now our door greets anyone who walks past it!
Have you dressed up your front door or entryway somehow? I have plans for a welcome mat, but I haven’t quite gotten around to it yet!
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