How many Thanksgiving Day decorations do you have?
I realized the other day that I have 5 bins full of Christmas decorations, and not even 1 full of Thanksgiving decorations. I felt bad for neglecting this important November holiday.
I decided to do a little something about it, so after I set up all of the decorations I had…
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And decided to make something else!
‘Give Thanks’ Wooden Sign Instructions:
- Wood Board
- Wood Stain
- White adhesive vinyl lettering
- Cricut Explore Air 2 (optional if you find lettering elsewhere)
You guys, this project was so easy!
First, take a long scrap board and sand it smooth.
Stain it with dark walnut stain from Minwax. Find that here:
Minwax Stain, quart, Dark Walnut (affiliate link)
Next, design the words on your computer and cut them out using a Cricut machine.
I opted to just apply the vinyl letters to the sign, rather than making a stencil and painting it like I did with my wedding signs. The vinyl stuck perfectly.
Some people prefer paint, so if that is your preference, simply cut the vinyl the same but use the negative space of the image as a stencil.
TIP: If you do want to stencil and paint yours instead of having vinyl lettering, when you apply the stencil to the wood, do one light coat of matte ModPodge over the entire stencil and let it dry before you paint. This will prevent the paint from seeping under the stencil where the wood may be uneven. It gives it a crisp, clean line.
Add two hanging brackets on the back and called it done.
Okay, so here’s the final product!
If you don’t own a vinyl cutter and would like a stencil or word cut out, feel free to contact me for details on ordering custom vinyl designs. There is a contact box below.
Are you on Pinterest? Here’s a pin to share!
Be sure to post in the comments if you make one!
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Sheri has been creating all of her life in various ways and finds great purpose and empowerment in creating something new. When she’s not in the workshop or craft room she is making memories with her husband, four kids, perfect dog and ornery cat.