Thank you to DecoArt & Cricut for supplying some of the supplies for this post! Affiliate links are used in this post as well.

Hello there! I am so excited to be joining up with Craft Lightning again this month! Annnnnnd it is one of my favorite themes ever ~ patriotic! I love the red, white & blue and the 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Food, family & fireworks… can’t go wrong with that! 😉 Today I’d love to show you how I made this 15 Minute 4th of July Sign. I also have links to some of my favorite 4th of July crafts at the end!

15 minute 4th of July sign at

let freedom ring

For this project you will need:
Cricut or other digital craft cutter
vinyl stencil
red & white paint
Mod Podge, matte
foam paint brushes
hand sander (optional)
wood board

4th of July supplies

First, you will paint your board white. Let dry. Apply the vinyl lettering.
Then put a layer of matte Mod Podge on top. Let that dry as well.

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Paint your board red (or blue). After the paint has dried, remove your vinyl stencil.
Aren’t those lines so crisp!? The Mod Podge prevents any paint from bleeding underneath your stencil.


This method is the only way I ever stencil! ha! I just love those crisp lines so much.

best stenciling technique

Next, I distressed my board with a hand sander. All done! 🙂


I’ll be sharing my 4th of July t-shirt tutorial very soon! Aren’t they cute?

4th of July

As most of you know I’ve been working on a Cricut Question series.
You can see question 1 here & question 2 here. Now on to question 3.

Cricut Question Series at Can I upload my own images with Cricut

Can I upload my own images with Cricut?
The answer is absolutely YES!
This “Let Freedom Ring” cut file is actually from Silhouette.

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cricut trace 6

A more detailed tutorial is coming soon! 🙂

Check out more 15 minute Patriotic Craft Ideas by clicking the button below.

Enjoy some of my favorite 4th of July crafts by clicking the pictures below.

12 Fun Ideas for the 4th of July at #4thofJuly #America #gingersnapcrafts_thumb[3]

12 Patriotic Ideas - features at #gingersnapcrafts #linkparty #4thofJuly #patriotic_thumb[1]

50  Red, White & Blue Ideas at #redwhiteblue #patriotic #usa #gingersnapcrafts_thumb

Let me know your favorite 4th of July crafts in the comments below! 🙂
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15 minute 4th of July sign at

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.


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