Make this Giant Autumn Sign for DIY Fall Decor [HCC Day 3]
Will you take up my craft challenge to make this giant off-the-mat DIY fall decor sign?
It measures almost 21 inches in width and 10.53 inches high. BUT… the design comes in sections so it can be cut from regular 12×12 or A4 paper on your Cricut machine!
Day 3 of last year’s Halloween Craft Countdown was when I released one of my most popular freebies to date – this giant Halloween sign:
So this year, I knew I had to make another giant off-the-mat sign!
This year’s sign is filled with sunflowers, leaves, pumpkins and foliage for the ultimate Autumn home decor sign!
This project was part of 2021's Halloween Craft Countdown.
Video tutorial: DIY Fall Sign SVG
Watch the video below to find out how to cut and assemble this fall themed papercraft project. Or, keep scrolling for a written tutorial.
The link to download the free SVG is a little further down this page. Look for the pale green box 🙂
Note: This video was recorded with Design Space version 6.12.227. Later versions might look a little different.
Layered autumn sign craft materials
Here is a list of the materials that I used to make this project.
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- Cricut Maker
- Light blue Cricut cutting mat
- Coloured Card (I used 160gsm weight of card)
- Collall All Purpose Glue
- Needle Tip Applicator Bottle
- 3D foam pads
Add your own greeting to the DIY Fall Sign
The photos I’ve included of my finished sign have the phrase “Autumn Blessings” on it, but that isn’t included as part of the SVG.
I decided to leave it blank so that you can add your own message. That way, you could add whatever greeting you want, or perhaps personalize the sign by adding your family’s surname.
Before we start thinking about cutting out the layers of the sign, we need to add the greeting.
Download the free SVG using the box below and open it in Design Space.
Download the Free Cutting File
Please note that due to the complexity of this design, it only comes in SVG format and not DXF or PNG.
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Before you can use the files, you need to unzip the download folder that it comes in.
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IMPORTANT – if you open the SVG file in a program that is NOT Design Space then it might appear “cut off” and you won’t see the whole image. Don’t worry – when you open it Design Space, it will show correctly.
Upload the file called SVG_Fall_Sign_CraftWithSarah.svg into Cricut Design Space.
When you insert it onto your Project it will load in big.
The correct size it should open at is 20.831 inches wide and 10.53 inches tall. The bottom layers are in sections, so even though it’s almost 21 inches wide you can still cut it from regular 12×12 or A4 paper, on a regular sized cutting mat.
To add a greeting, click “Text” and then type out your words.
Change the font to one that suits the design. I used “DTC Lemonade Script” which is a Cricut Access font.
To cut the words on a regular cutting mat and A4/12×12/US Letter paper, you may have to change it so that each word is a separate layer.
I had to to this for mine – so each word was written as a separate text layer.
Once you’re happy with the greeting, go ahead and cut everything out.
Fair warning, it might take a while! I think it took me about an hour to get all the different pieces cut.
Giant Fall Sign SVG: Assembly Guide
I highly recommend taking the time to position all the layers in the correct order before you start sticking anything together.
Some of the leaves and flowers are quite similar in size so you don’t want to accidentally stick them in the wrong place!
Larger, better quality versions of all the below images are included in the file called “Assembly Instructions.pdf” which is in the zip folder that contains the SVG file.
Step 1: Stick the base together
Glue the four base piece together. To line them up, place the triangles on top of each other. Each piece will overlap slightly to give a more secure base.
After gluing them together, turn it upside down and add sticky tape down all of the join lines to help make them more stable.
Next, use glue to stick on the two white pieces that make up the bottom of the “sign” part of the design.
Line each of the pieces up using the edge of the base. They will overlap slightly in the middle.
Then, use foam pads to stick the two orange “frame” pieces on top.
Step 2: Attach the orange leaves
Your giant wall art sign should look like the picture below.
There is one part left of these larger which is to add the overlapping leaves.
Step 3: Top left sunflower and leaves
As I said earlier, this design is assembled in “sections”.
The first sunflower section is the one which goes on the top left of the sign.
Step 4: Sunflower and pumpkin section
As we are working left-to-right, the next section to make is the one with the smaller sunflower and the pumpkin.
Step 5: Third sunflower section
Next we are working on the other “large” sunflower section.
Step 6: Pumpkin & leaves, plus bottom-right sunflower
You’re nearly done! Next, make the final section of the pumpkin and autumn leaves.
Stick this to the right side of the design and then add the final sunflower to the bottom-right.
Step 7: Add your greeting
Finally, use either glue or foam to add your greeting to the white part of the sign.
I used glue because the font I chose was quite narrow.
I hope that you enjoy this free layered wall art sign SVG!
Love layered SVGs? Check out my other free layered SVG files