Create a festive Vintage-Style Pie Sign that will work for the whole season or even the whole year depending on your home décor style!
I’ll also show you how easy it is to type text on a path (to create the curved “BAKED FRESH” text) which is an easy way to add more design interest to your signs.
First, let’s gather up supplies:
- Silhouette CAMEO
- 12 by 12 cutting mat
- Adhesive Vinyl
- Silhouette Hook and Scraper
- Transfer Paper
- 12-inch by 12-inch piece of wood
- Acrylic or Chalky Finish Paints
- Sponge or Foam Spouncer
- Designs: Ampersand Circle and Thanksgiving Pie
How to make the sign:
- Start by creating the sign design in Silhouette Studio.
- I used just the pie part of the Thanksgiving Pie design.
- Create a duplicate of the top of the pie using copy and paste.
- In a separate text box, type out “FRESH BAKED” (Font: Arial).
- Double click the text box until a green box appears around it and you get that little circle you see in the bottom left corner near the “F”.
- Click and hold that circle and drag the text box to the pie top. It’s snaps to the top of the shape.
- You can adjust the font size to get it to layout how you want it.
Now just finish up the design. I like to search vintage sign ideas online when I do a sign like this for some inspiration. The “PUMPKIN PIE” font is Impact. Adding little details like the thin rectangle lines on either side of the 25¢ adds more visual interest as well.
- This was my final design layout:
- Next, get your wood ready. I buy sheets of 48-inch by 12-inch pine at the hardware store and cut them down to four 12-inch square signs.
- This one I painted with an antique white paint. After it dries, I sand the edges and top to wear away the paint in places to make it appear aged.
- Then, I cut my design on adhesive vinyl, weeded, and applied it with transfer paper.
- Next, I used a sponge to lightly apply a coat of brown paint.
- While the paint is still wet, I carefully remove the stencil and letter/number centers (the hook tool is really handy for this step!).
- After the sign dries overnight, I lightly sand again to add to the aged look.
A simple and inexpensive way to add some festivity to your kitchen!