Wednesday, November 24, 2010

25 Days of {homemade} Christmas Gifts-Day 9 wooden sign

This project was not planned for today or even on my list of 25 gifts. But I was cleaning up my old scrap area and found this little wooden sign. I bought it about a year ago and started a project with it, but never finished it. After seeing it laying on my desk this morning, I thought about making one of the these signs with it. I think for a twenty minute project, it turned out cute!

Here are the supplies that I used for this project:
(sorry I forgot to take pictures of the supplies before I started!)

a wooden sign- I found this one at the Dollar Tree, but they do have them at Michaels and Hobby Lobby
Scrapbook paper
Modge Podge
craft knife
Acrylic craft paint
I also used my Cricut for this one.

I started by coating the top of the sign with Modge Podge and then adding the scrapbook paper to the top. Make sure you smooth out all the wrinkles and if you get bubbles that you can't work out, use a pin to make a small hole and work from the outside of the bubble in to get it flat. Use the kraft knife to cut the excess paper off and then sand smooth with a finish sandpaper. Poke holes in the paper where the ribbons go.

Add your lettering. I used my Cricut to cut out these letters, but you could use stickers too. I laid my ruler over the sign so I could get the placement right and to keep it straight.

After your finished with the top, use a piece of a kitchen sponge to paint the sides and a little bit on the top to hide the edge of the paper.

Once the sides are dry, add a coat of Modge Podge to the top to seal it. Use a couple of thin coats. Add your ribbon and you are all done!

I will be taking tomorrow off from posting. I plan on enjoying the day with my family and friends. But I will be back on Friday. I hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday! Take plenty of pictures and write your journaling down as soon as you can!

Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a Michael's gift card! Happy holiday crafting!


Anonymous said...

Love this one! And I hadn't thought of sponging to hide edges, for sure stealing that!
-Lindsay B

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Love it! I made some of the EST signs but put them in long frames, this would have been WAY easier! LOL!

Lucy said...

I can see I should be putting one of those vinyl cutting machines on my Christmas list. I love these personalized gift ideas.