I don’t know about you but I have pinned dozens of signs that I love for wall decor on Pinterest.
Some friends of mine are getting married soon and I new that I wanted to create something extra special to give them as a wedding gift.
This was just the push I needed to try my hand at making some of these signs myself.
Today I will show you 3 different options for creating unique and rustic decor for yourself or to bless someone else with.
Up first is the gift I made. I asked my friend to find out for me what his bride-to-be’s favorite verse was. Once I found out I went to picmonkey and played around with fonts to see which one I wanted to use.
Then I went to my ever-growing pile of scrap wood and found 4 boards I wanted to use and I trimmed them down to make sure they were somewhat even. Remember if you’re going for a rustic look perfection IS NOT key here.
Then I used some smaller pieces to brace the 4 boards together.
Once I had the pieces screwed together I started on the stain. I used the color ebony. I didn’t want it solid black but I did want to have an older, weathered look to the wood.
With gloves and an old t-shirt I applied the stain in less than 5 minutes. Left it outside to dry overnight.
Once the piece was dry it was time to put the text on the board. One thing I did was lay out all the words for how I wanted them to appear on the sign.
Then I marked the spots.
By rubbing chalk on the back of the paper with the letter or word(s) you are able to “transfer” it onto the wood.
Taking a pointed pen I proceeded to “trace” the text onto the wood.
After I had all the letters traced onto the board I used a chalk marker to fill everything in.
I LOVE the way it turned out. Now you could choose to seal this if you wanted to for added protection. But I liked the rustic look provided by not sealing it.
If you follow me on Pinterest you might have seen my FREE PRINTABLES! board.
There is a gal I found who has some awesome vintage butcher cuts you can download for absolutely FREE!
So I went to walmart and was looking for something else and happened to walk down the photo frame aisle. I discovered certificate frames for $.98 and I thought, “What a DEAL!” I grabbed 4 and headed home to spray paint them white and put my printables in the frames!
I was very satisfied with the cost effectiveness of this little project and I think you will be too!
Next I made a simple ‘EAT’ sign. Using the same technique as the first sign. I created the font I wanted to trace and with scrap 2X10 pieces of wood I made an ADORABLE sign which I place in between my butcher pictures.
The outcome from all three signs is awesome and I’m so glad I decided to finally try making one. My husband and I recently went to a local hobby store and we walked around looking for ideas so I could make a few more for the house.
I already have 2 I’m in the process of creating! 🙂
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