Saturday, November 8, 2014

{ Making your own custom DIY Holiday sign }

Happy weekend guys! It's been one heck of a last three days being sick & what not...One thing that always gets me feeling better is crafting & DIY projects especially if they have to do with Christmas!! I mentioned on a few social media sites that I was working on some whimsical & country wood signs for both inside the house and outside,well they're complete & I'm ready to share{ indoor sign } this practical DIY with you!!!

 Start with a rectangular piece of rustic wood  { Ours was a free garbage find}  & be sure to dust off any debris with a clean dry cloth! 

 You'll need a few household supplies & some paint from Hobby Lobby ,or your local craft supply store. I picked up this white  Basic Brand paint at Hobby Lobby! I liked the bright white & thickness of the paint along with it being water resistant too!  Then grab some chalk for outlining your letters first, a Brillo pad for indoor distressing & a sponge brush ! 

Use the chalk to outline your letters then go over them with the sponge brush with minimal paint on the brush. I like using this type of brush, because it's great for catching on the wood to give it that vintage or rustic appeal. I kinda dab the paint on & maneuver it around curves & corners , almost like spreading the paint ,but with very little on the sponge.

After the paint dries { 45 minutes } use the Brillo pad & lightly go over the areas where the paint is thick or bright & go back & forth with the Brillo pad with light force. After you're done distressing wipe with a dry cloth & stage!!

I ended up adding some simple cinnamon stick { Dollar Tree } with a plain red ribbon as an accent! 

I love the way it fits perfectly in the window & is simple & festive with the other holiday decor! Hope you all enjoyed & be sure to stick around for the outdoor display with the larger holiday sign reveal coming soon :) !!!

Have a great rest of the weekend guys!!

30 Handmade Days

11 Magnolia Lane


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