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Weekends Are For Gaming: Computer Gaming Room Sign Cricut Project

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Decorate your computer gaming room with fun DIY signs. This is an easy Cricut project to make and you’ll want to create more once you finish the first sign!

For this project, I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut vinyl to use on a blank wooden sign and found the perfect spot in our computer room to hang it when done.

Love gaming? Be sure to check out our DIY Headphone Station project and these Dragons & Dice custom hoodies I made for our gaming group using the Cricut Explore Air 2 and EasyPress 2.

White text with black outline on bright cyan background reads DIY Gaming Room Wooden Sign. Below is picture of a wood sign painted white with black lettering and a red heart that says Weekends are for Gaming.

DIY Computer Gaming Room Wooden Sign

Part of our computer room has geeky decor – such as gaming posters and our Pops collection, but there isn’t a lot around the computer desks.

There’s this little bit of wall along the ceiling above the family computer where my children do schoolwork and play video games. I’ve never quite known what to do with that space and decided it’d be the perfect spot for a homemade sign.

I browsed the available designs in Cricut Access and decided to make a text based sign with a gaming theme.

My kids look forward to the weekends because it means extra screen time (after they finish chores, of course). So, I wanted it to say, weekends are for gaming.

Handpainted sign that says Weekends are for Gaming hung on a light blue wall.

This project works with either removable vinyl or permanent vinyl. You can either paint a blank wood sign and apply permanent vinyl onto it or use removeable vinyl like a stencil for crisper text when hand painting it.

I decided to use the vinyl like reversible stencil and love the way my handmade gaming sign turned out!

Gaming Room Sign Craft Supplies:

Blue Cricut machinemat, blank wooden canvas, roll of black vinyl, and roll of Transfer tape on table.

How to Make a Computer Gaming Room Sign:

First, start by deciding where you want to hang your sign and determine what size you want it to be. My wooden sign is 6 inches by 12 inches.

You can create your own design or use my Weekends Are For Gaming design for your DIY game room sign. Click customize to resize it or alter the text as needed, such as using different fonts.

Screenshot of Weekends are for Gaming design within Cricut Design Space.

Once you are done tweaking it, select the entire design and click “attach” so everything cuts in place how you’ve arranged it.

Machine mat with black vinyl loaded into Cricut cutting machine.

When you are ready to cut the design, click “Make It.” Place your choice of vinyl with the color side up on a machine mat. Follow the directions to load your mat and begin cutting the design.

White woman's hand peeling back excess black vinyl from design cut with Cricut machine.

After unloading the mat, remove the excess vinyl from around the design. Starting at the corner, gently pull it away from the liner at about a 45 degree angle. I kind of pull it back while also gently rocking my hand side to side.

Use care when pulling off excess vinyl around thinner letters and designs.

White woman's hand using Cricut weeding tool to remove pieces of vinyl from design.

Then use your weeding tool to remove the small inner pieces in the text and the heart.

Measure and cut your transfer tape (use StrongGrip Transfer Tape if you use glitter vinyl) and place it over the weeded design. Use a scraper tool to remove air bubbles and go over the design to make it stick to the transfer tape.

Black vinyl design with transfer tape over it. Design says Weekends are for (are for is inside a heart) Gaming. Design is laying at an angle over the top of a blank wooden sign.

Check the positioning on the sign and mark any places you may want to paint different colors.

Since I wanted to reveal a red heart when removing the vinyl after painting, I marked off the area around where the heart would be positioned.

White woman's hand painting wooden sign black and red.

Then paint your base coat. I knew I wanted my letters to be black and the heart red, so I painted the blank wood sign black and red.

Now, carefully peel back the transfer tape to lift the vinyl design from liner.

White woman's hand using scraper tool to apply vinyl to black and red painted wood sign.

Position the transfer tape where you want the vinyl words to go and apply it to the sign. Press the transfer tape down in the center and smooth it outwards, then use the scraper tool to go over it really well. Gently peel away the transfer tape.

If you are making your sign with permanent vinyl applied to the painted wood sign, then you can hang it up at this point. Otherwise, it is time to paint over the removable vinyl design!

White paint over vinyl and all of wood sign.

Paint using the final color you want on your sign. I painted mine white.

Removing vinyl design pieces from white painted sign revealing the black paint underneath the letters.

Once the entire sign has been painted, use a weeding tool and tweezers to carefully lift and remove the vinyl design.

Finished wooden sign project with black painted words Weekend and Gaming. Red painted heart with white words inside "are and for" with white covering the rest of the sign. Weekends are for Gaming hand painted sign.

It works as a nice reverse stencil, revealing the base coat underneath the vinyl design.

Finally, hang your Weekends Are For Gaming sign up in your computer gaming room and enjoy!

Completed sign hanging on light blue wall above computer desk in computer gaming room.

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Weekends Are For Gaming Sign Cricut Project

Weekends Are For Gaming Sign Cricut Project

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to use your Cricut to make your own DIY Weekends Are For Gaming sign to hang in your computer gaming room.

Materials

Tools

  • Cricut Machine (I used the Cricut Explore Air 2)
  • Machine Mats
  • Weeding tool
  • Paint brushes

Instructions

First, start by deciding where you want to hang your sign and determine what size you want it to be.

You can create your own design or use my Weekends Are For Gaming design for your DIY game room sign. Click customize to resize it or alter the text as needed, such as using different fonts.

Once you are done tweaking it, select the entire design and click “attach” so everything cuts in place how you've arranged it.

When you are ready to cut the design, click "Make It." Place your choice of vinyl with the color side up on a machine mat. Follow the directions to load your mat and begin cutting the design.

After unloading the mat, remove the excess vinyl from around the design. Starting at the corner, gently pull it away from the liner at about a 45 degree angle. I kind of pull it back while also gently rocking my hand side to side.

Use care when pulling off excess vinyl around thinner letters and designs.

Then use your weeding tool to remove the small inner pieces in the text and the heart.

Measure and cut your transfer tape (use StrongGrip Transfer Tape if you use glitter vinyl) and place it over the weeded design. Use a scraper tool to remove air bubbles and go over the design to make it stick to the transfer tape.

Check the positioning on the sign and mark any places you may want to paint different colors.

Since I wanted to reveal a red heart when removing the vinyl after painting, I marked off the area around where the heart would be positioned.

Then paint your base coat. I knew I wanted my letters to be black and the heart red, so I painted the blank wood sign black and red.

Now, carefully peel back the transfer tape to lift the vinyl design from liner.

Position the transfer tape where you want the vinyl words to go and apply it to the sign. Press the transfer tape down in the center and smooth it outwards, then use the scraper tool to go over it really well. Gently peel away the transfer tape.

If you are making your sign with permanent vinyl applied to the painted wood sign, then you can hang it up at this point. Otherwise, it is time to paint over the removable vinyl design!

Paint using the final color you want on your sign. I painted mine white. Once the entire sign has been painted, use a weeding tool and tweezers to carefully lift and remove the vinyl design.

It works as a nice reverse stencil, revealing the base coat underneath the vinyl design.

Hang your Weekends Are For Gaming sign up in your computer gaming room and enjoy!

Did you make this project?

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Top picture of Weekends are for Gaming sign after finished painting. Bottom picture shows black vinyl design laying across blank wood sign. White text on black background in between the pictures says DIY Sign Easy Cricut Project.

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