DIY: Christmas Subway Art

Originally posted on Sugar Bee Crafts on December 6th, 2012

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Hi Sugar Bee Crafts readers! I’m Sarah, the creative mind behind Alderberry Hill.

I am super thrilled to be here today. A {BIG} thanks to Mandy for having me!

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Today I have an easy tutorial for making your own Christmas Subway Art.

I have provided the cutting file for all you loyal readers too!

Materials needed:

9 1/2” x 5 1/2” piece of wood.


Paint Brush.

Vinyl for cutting, I used black.

Click here for the cutting file.

Here is my piece of wood all painted.

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Here is what my Silhouette screen looked like when I have the file open.

Simply load your cutting mat with a 9 1/2” x 5 1/2” piece of vinyl, set your blade to the proper setting (Vinyl is 2 for the Silhouette) and cut.

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The next part is a little time consuming but not too bad.

I removed my vinyl letters one by one and placed on my painted wood.

Be mindful of spacing. I judged by placing my vinyl below the word I was working on.

Mine did not come out perfect, I eyeballed it for the most part but you could draw lines with a pencil & ruler for more accuracy.

You can distress your wood for added texture but I really liked mine clean & plain.

Here are a few pics.

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If you prefer the stencil look, give your piece a coat of contrasting paint now that you have the vinyl letters on and then remove the letters before the paint is dry. As well your left over vinyl also doubles as a stencil, place on top of your surface and stencil your paint on!

Thanks again Mandy for having me, I am so happy visit with you and your readers!

Be sure to pop on over to Alderberry Hill, (or visit my Facebook page) I have a ton of Christmas crafts going on right now.

As well I`d love for you to link your latest projects to Make the Scene Monday – it`s live every Sunday evening!

In the meantime, check out a couple of my popular Christmas Crafts from last year.

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Glass Christmas Trees

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Matchbox Advent Calendar

Happy Christmas Crafting Everyone!


  1. Love it! :) I wish I had a Circuit or Silhouette. Makes making subway a lot easier. I did a Christmas songs subway art a couple of weeks ago. I will have to go to Kinkos to get it printed in a larger size.

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  2. You subway are turned out great! I so need a Silhouette! Someday :-)
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  3. That is beautiful! I love subway art that has been created to fit your life and taste!
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  4. thank you xo
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  5. I really like the mantel set up with the subway art. Very creative.

    I’m stopping by from Katherine’s Corner blog hop.

    Happy Favorite Things Thursday!
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  6. Super super cute! i love your subway art! :) I might need one just like this! Thanks for the great inspiration!
    ps thanks for linking up!!!
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  7. I need to make this for my daughter…she sings all day and it always asking me for a new song – she would have her own list!
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  8. I love that! Would you sell the vinyl to make this? I don’t have a Silhouette either and I’d love to make it!
    Thanks so much!

  9. Love this fun subway art. I don’t have a Silhouette so it would be a bit more time consuming for me. Great job with yours.
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  10. I LOVE this finished product! I love all signs and monograms. Sadly I do not have a vinyl cutting machine. I am your new follower via Bloglovin’. I found you on the blog hop!

  11. your subway art is fantastic! thanks for sharing how you made it :)

  12. Love it and love how you made it. It Turned out wonderful!
    Merry Christmas,
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  13. I love this subway art. I have a Cricut and know I can make projects like this with the Design Studio Software, just need the time to figure it out! Your sign turned out beautifully!
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  14. Very nice – great for your mantel with the contrasting black and white!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  15. Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up today!

  16. I LOVE THIS!! It turned out beautiful!! I so love your blog!!
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  17. I love it Sarah! You are always creating so many fun things. Thanks so much for sharing with ‘Creating Christmas’.
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  18. Great idea! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party.
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    and exposure! Keep up the very good works guys I’ve included you guys to our blogroll.
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