Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thanksgiving Sign

I have had a few 2x4 scraps laying around from my headboard project and finally decided what I want to do with them: Holiday Signs!
Money is tight right now and so I vowed to complete this project with only what I already had on hand (and this was TOUGH because my friend text me this morning to tell me our local craft place, Porter's, was having a SALE today! Gah!)
I started by painting the edges of my wood with some green paint (because I was planning on distressing it and wanted some color to show through) Next I spray painted the entire thing brown, because it is Fall, after all.
*SIDE NOTE #1* I keep a stack of cardboard outside our apartment for painting projects and someone took them(!) so I had to use newspaper to spray paint on. Well Rexburg is especially windy this time of year and the newspaper flew up on my wet paint and stuck to the board. It was not pretty! I switched from newspaper to wax paper after that.
*SIDE NOTE #2* Paint takes so long to dry in the cold, I had no idea! Does anyone have any solutions to this? I don't want to give up painting until Spring, but I don't want to risk painting in the apartment...
Anywho, while my brown paint was drying I cut out letters out of scrapbook paper. I just printed them first and then used it as a stencil while I cut.
I mod podged the letters on the 2x4, distressed the edges of the board, and added a fun orange ribbon (leftover from my wedding!).
What do you think?




6 comments:

The Darringtons said...

Tara this is the cutest stinkin holiday sign ever!!! And way to use all of the stuff you already had!

Dan said...

You did an AMAZING job. Sorry for tempting you :) You are so good at that stuff.

Camille and Luke said...

That is sooo cute! I love the sign!!!

Sandra said...

Fun sign and so cute...I love to make things out of scrapbook paper too!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

That is adorable! I love that you used different paper with the letters... too cute!

Rachel said...

I like the ribbon detail; haven't seen that on signs before. You're an inspiration my dear!