How to Make a DIY Noel Holiday Sign

DIY Wooden Noel Christmas Sign

This elegant Noel holiday sign brings sophistication to your holiday decor using faux leather and heat transfer vinyl. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make your own Noel sign this holiday season.

DIY Wooden Noel Holiday Sign

Tis the season for glitz and glamour.  This beautifully designed and boldly elegant Noel sign will bring sophistication to your holiday decor.

Signs are a great way to decorate for the holidays and are really easy to make.  This sign was made using my Holiday Layered Alphabet, a piece of wood, Metallic Leather, and Heat Transfer Vinyl.

While black and gold aren’t typical holiday colors, this color combination creates a stunning and glamorous style for the holidays.  This unique color combination is sure to impress.  However, this project is completely customizable to the colors that fit your style.

Using leather as the base material for the letters added dimension and class to this sign.  You can use genuine leather or faux leather for this project.  Layering heat transfer vinyl to leather is a technique I’m sure you’ll love once you see how easy it is.

Let me show you how to make a Happy Holidays Banner in Cricut Design Space.

This can also be made using a Silhouette, Brother Scan n Cut, or another cutting machine.  Just choose the file type that works for your machine.  You can reference the ‘How to use cut files’ document included in the zip file to learn which file type is needed for your cutting machine.

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Materials & Supplies to Make the Noel Holiday Sign




You can make any size sign you want but I used a 6″ x 24″ piece of wood for my sign.  You can either go to the hardware store and get a piece of wood.  Most hardware stores will cut the wood for you which I love!  Or some already have cut pieces of pine or birch you can buy.

Or you can also purchase the wood sign already cut on Amazon, Etsy, or even at a craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

  Paint or Stain the Sign

I wanted an elegant sign for our home and used black spray paint to paint my wood sign.  You can paint it any color you want or create a rustic look with a nice stain.

Paint or stain the wood sign




Upload the Layered Letter Cut Files to Cricut Design Space

Insert Holiday Layered Letters into Cricut Design Space



Resize the Holiday Layered Letters to fit your wood sign

Resize the remaining holiday layered letters

Since I’m using faux leather as my base I want to change the color of my bottom layer so that all of those letters cut on their own mat.

To do this, highlight the bottom layer from each of the letters in the Layers Panel while holding down the Shift button on your keyboard.  Then go up to the Edit Toolbar and select a new color.

Change the color of the bottom layer using the Edit Toolbar


Mirror each of the mats on the Prepare Screen

Select the correct setting for each material you use

For both the faux leather and the vinyl, place the pretty side down on the cutting mat.  Use the painter’s tape to tape the sides of the faux leather so it doesn’t shift as you cut.

Place the pretty side down on the mat and tape the faux leather to secure.

After you cut the design on the vinyl, weed the letters using a weeding tool.  

Once you have all of the letters weeded use scissors to cut out each individual letter so you can layer them.

Use scissors to cut out each individual letter so you can layer them.

Layer the letters from the bottom up with the faux leather as the base and adding the 4th layer (bottom foil layer) to the top.

Start layering from the bottom up with the foil layer on top of the faux leather

If you’re using an EasyPress, check out their heat guide to see the recommended temperature and time for the materials you’re using.

Since we’re layering the vinyl cut the recommended time in half.  Place the Teflon sheet over the letters before adding the heat press.

Make sure to take note of whether it’s a warm or cool peel, meaning whether you take the clear sheet off when it’s still warm or slightly cool.

Use Cricut's heat press guide to find the recommended temperature and time.

Repeat until you've assembled all of the layers.



Now find the perfect place to display the sign in your home.

Now display your sign in your home for the holidays!

This sign is the perfect finishing touch to your holiday home decor.

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