Clemson Tigers DIY Wood Sign

I’m not sure if I have ever talked about how J, my hubs, is a huge Clemson fan.  He is. A huge one. He has a whole room  dedicated to orange and purple and he rarely misses a game. I even made him Clemson curtains and matching throw pillows to decorate his orange man room once.  I wanted to make him something for Christmas this year. Since we just moved into a new house and he is busy decorating his orange room. I knew it had to be Clemson related. So I came up with this “All In” Clemson sign to hang on his wall.

It was SO easy to make using my Silhouette machine. Here is what you will need.

  • Hobby board. I got mine at Lowe’s. It measured 7 1/2 by 24 inches long.
  • Orange and white acrylic paint with paint sponges
  • Stain – I used Dark Walnut from Varathane
  • Scrap vinyl and contact paper
  • Sandpaper

I started by staining my board. I let mine dry over night. It dries pretty fast so you could probably get away with letting it dry for a few hours.

I found a Clemson paw online and used the Silhouette Studio to trace the paw. I had to set the high pass filter to get the trace of the paw just right.
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Clemson Tigers DIY Sign

I placed my paw on the board trying to line it up in the middle.  Caught up in my quest to get everything.completely. straight I made a huge fail. I didn’t even realize until after the board was made. The Clemson paw has a slight tilt to it. My paw turned out straight. whoops. 😉

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Using orange acrylic paint I dabbed the orange on to the paw.

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Next came aligning the words. I used contact paper to transfer my vinyl stencil over to my wood. With the help of a level and a sewing ruler, I tried to align the phrase centered.

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I painted the words in a white acrylic paint. You will want to let the paint dry a few hours.

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Once the paint was dry I added “L” brackets to make my sign feel “manly”.  I used sandpaper and lightly roughed up the edges, the words, and the paw.

Clemson Tigers DIY Wood Sign

I gave him the sign and he LOVED it. He had a huge smile on his face. He then asked me to sign it and he took it up to his man cave and hung it on the wall.

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Mission accomplished.

He is all set for the big game tomorrow! Go Tigers!

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