Make a GIANT Wall Art Sign for Winter ❄️ Cute Cardinal & Robin Crafts

Make a GIANT Wall Art Sign for Winter

Make a giant wall art sign to welcome guests into your home this winter.

The completed sign measures 20 inches wide and approx. 9.5 inches tall BUT… the cut file comes in sections so it can be cut from regular 12×12, US Letter or A4 paper on your Cricut machine!

This design is part of my Winter Mega Bundle – a huge collection of winter themed cut files for papercrafters.

Or, purchase the giant sign file individually by clicking the button below.

Buy the SVG

Video tutorial: DIY Winter welcome sign

Watch the video below to find out how to cut and assemble this winter themed papercraft project. Or, keep scrolling for a written tutorial.

Note: This video was recorded with Design Space version 7.19.179. Later versions might look a little different.

Layered winter sign craft materials

Here is a list of the materials that I used to make this project.

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Download the giant winter welcome sign

This design is available to purchase in my SVG shop.

Buy the SVG

Before you can use the file, you need to unzip the download folder that it comes in.

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_Winter_Sign_CraftWithSarah.svg into Cricut Design Space.

Design Space Upload button

This is how it should look after you have uploaded the file:

After uploading, the design will show in your “Recently Uploaded Images”. Click on it and then press “Add to Canvas” to put it onto your Project.

When you insert it onto your Project it will load in big.

It might not open at the correct size, so make sure it’s set to 20 inches wide and 9.484 inches tall.

The bottom layers are in sections, so even though it’s 20 inches wide you can still cut it from regular US letter, 12×12 or A4 card on a regular sized cutting mat.

How to add your own greeting to the DIY winter welcome sign

The photos I’ve included of my finished sign have the phrase “Season’s Greetings” 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.

To add a greeting, click “Text” and then type out your words.

To cut the words on a regular cutting mat and A4/12×12/US Letter paper, you may have to type it so that each word is a separate layer.

Change the font to one that suits the design. I used “DTC Honey Syrup” which is a Cricut Access font.

To give the text a border, click on it and press “Offset”.

Design Space Offset Icon

Choose a thin offset amount, mine was 0.12.

If the offset layer has any little gaps in that the Cricut would struggle with, click into “Contour” to remove them.

Design Space Contour Icon

In the Contour window, click the little gaps to hide them.

This is how mine looked after finishing the greeting layers:

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 winter sign SVG: Assembly Guide

The download folder contains an Assembly Guide PDF file. Have this open on your computer or print it out so that you can refer to it when sticking the design together.

I highly recommend taking the time to position all the layers in the correct order before you start sticking anything together.

Some of the pieces are quite similar in size so you don’t want to accidentally stick them in the wrong place!

Carefully move the layers away from the base of the sign, keeping the layers for each individual section together so you don’t have to work out the order again later.

When doing this, I chose to stick glue some of the smaller pieces on as I went to make things easier later, but you can follow the assembly guide exactly if you prefer.

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.

Step 2: Add the next base layers

Next, use glue to stick on the four pieces that make up the next layer of white.

Step 3: Add on the layers

Work through each of the layers, following the assembly guide.

Use a combination of foam pads and glue to stick together all the layers and attach them to the sign, following the Assembly Guide.

When using foam squares on large layers, make sure you place them in the middle as well as around the edge so that the cardstock doesn’t bend downwards in the middle.

The pages of the assembly guide are shown below.

We’ve already completed the first two steps, so start from the bottom part on the first image (adding the two pieces of grass).

Step 4: Add your wording

Glue the main letters of your wording onto the offset layers and then use foam squares to attach them to the sign.

After sticking on all of the layers, it will look like this:

I hope that you enjoy this layered wall art sign SVG!

It takes quite a while to make, but it’s definitely worth it as it’s so beautiful!

Want more giant wall art signs?

I love designing giant off-the-mat signs to cut with my Cricut.

Here are some of the other designs I have created over the past few years. 🥰.

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Happy crafting,
Sarah x