Add a little sweetness to your summer decor with this DIY lemonade stand sign, made using your Cricut and iron on vinyl! Hang it as decor or use it to make a cute neighborhood lemonade stand!
Welcome to Day 13 of the 15 Days of Cricut Summer Fun!
We’ve been experiencing an epic heat wave here in the Pacific Northwest this summer, and without AC, all I want to do is sit in front of our fan and drink ice cold lemonade.
It’s basically my only goal each day. Fan. Lemonade. That’s it.
If you’re also trying to stay cool this summer, lemonade is the way to go! Today we’re crafting a sweet Lemonade Stand Sign. I’m using regular adhesive vinyl. Because I painted a raw wood sign, I chose adhesive vinyl because sometimes using iron on vinyl and heat can cause the paint to bubble if it hasn’t cured (which can take weeks). And since I’m an impatient person, vinyl was the best choice here!
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Use this sign as part of the summer decor in your home, or set up a cute lemonade stand for your kids!
Love the fonts I used for this sign? Grab the fonts Bright and Margin!
If you make a smaller sign, you can use your Cricut Joy and Smart Vinyl. Of course you can also make this sign with your Cricut Maker 3, Cricut Explore 3, Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air 2, or other Cricut Explore machine. Need help using your Cricut? Check out my Cricut Basics eBook!
Lemonade Sign Supplies
- Cricut Maker or Maker 3, Cricut Explore or Explore 3, or Cricut Joy
- Smart Vinyl (see material note below) or
- 12″ x 24″ Blue LightGrip mat and
- Adhesive vinyl
- Fine Point Blade
- Weeding tool
- Transfer tape
- Wood sign
- Craft paint and paint brush
- Lemonade Sign SVG file
Material Note: You can cut this on your Cricut Maker 3 or Explore 3 using Smart Vinyl. For this project, I’m using regular vinyl because I wanted to use colors that aren’t available in Smart Vinyl.
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Grab the SVG for this Project
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Lemonade Sign Instructions
Paint Your Sign
Paint your wooden sign and let it dry for at least 24 hours before adding vinyl. I used white for the backing board and yellow for the frame.
Upload the Lemonade Sign File to Cricut Design Space
We will start by uploading the SVG file to Cricut Design Space (see Uploading SVG Files to Cricut Design Space if you need help).
Resize the decal to fit your sign.
Note that if you don’t have two colors of yellow vinyl, you can also cut that lemon wedge piece in white!
That’s it! You’re ready to make your lemonade stand sign. Click Make It in the upper right.
Cut Your Adhesive Vinyl
If you have a Cricut Maker 3 or Cricut Explore 3, you’ll see a Mat Selection window. I chose On Mat because I’m cutting regular adhesive vinyl, but choose Without Mat if you’re using Smart Vinyl. If you do not have one of these newer machines, you won’t see this screen.
On the next Prepare Screen, you’ll see your image laid out on the mat (or just on the vinyl if using Smart Vinyl).
On the Make Screen, you’ll set your material to vinyl. Make sure you have your fine point blade in your machine, insert your mat, and your Cricut will cut your project!
Weed Your Adhesive Vinyl
Next we’re going to “weed” the negative space from around each image. I have an extensive post about Weeding Adhesive Vinyl, which you’ll want to read—tons of tips and tricks to making it easier.
Use Transfer Tape to Adhere Your Vinyl
Once all of your decals are weeded, it’s time to use transfer tape to adhere it to your sign. You can see an in-depth tutorial about Using Transfer Tape if you need it (plus troubleshooting tips if you’re struggling!).
Cut a piece of transfer tape the same size as your decals, except for the green stripes and the lemon leaves—those you can place by hand.. Peel the backing sheet off the transfer tape and place the sticky side of the transfer tape down on your decal.
You can use your hands or a scraper to burnish the transfer tape down on top of the vinyl.
Then flip it over, and peel the backing sheet away from the transfer tape. Your decal should stick to the transfer tape—you can use your fingernail to catch anything that isn’t sticking cleanly.
Then flip it over and press it onto your sign! I used a little piece of tape on the frame to help me know where the center of the frame is. Use the scraper to burnish the vinyl into the frame.
Then carefully peel back the transfer tape and the vinyl should stick to your sign! Repeat with the other layers—the black text and the lemon slice.
Place the green stripes and lemon leaves by hand.
You’re done! Have a lemonade sale or just hang this in your home as part of your summer decor!
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