Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Whimsical Welcome

Last week I posted about a store display that my son made using fence pickets. I had a lot of left over wood where he had cut the pickets to make smaller pieces for the front and sides of the display.
I couldn't let them go to waste, so one thing 
I made was this welcome sign.

The flower is a vintage jello mold...

I cut petals using tin snips...

I painted the "flower" using a red & pink enamel paint...

I first gave it a coat of red..

While the paint was still wet, I added some pink.
This gave it a marbled look...

Once the paint was dry, I glued a yellow button to the center of the flower using E6000...
Then I glued a smaller button to the yellow button...

I painted the piece of wood using a light blue acrylic paint...

Using my Dremel, I drilled 2 holes at one end of the board 
for a place to add twine to hang my sign.

I glued the flower onto the board and 
glued on green ribbon to act as the 
stem of the flower and leaves...

I spelled out "welcome" 
using wooden discs and letters from magazines.
Once I found the letters that I needed, 
I cut them out to fit the discs.
Then, using ModPodge, I placed the letters onto the disc.
I added another coat of ModPodge to the top.

 If the letters were too small, I covered the disc with a contrasting color from the magazine and then added the letter to the top as seen here with the "L".

Once all the letters were completed,
I glued them onto the board using E6000.

Most of the items used to make this sign were recycled.

How do you welcome your guests?
If you're looking for a fun, easy project, 
then this is one you'll want to try! 

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  1. Oh what a great idea!! So inventive!! Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. What an adorable project. You are so clever!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  3. What a delightful sign. Who would not like that hanging by their door to welcome friends and family. I love that you included your step by step process in photos and words. I am a visual learner, so this was very helpful to me. You are so talented. I've learned a lot today reading your blog.
    Thank you :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie

  4. Love this, especially the different textures.

  5. Cute and clever! I would have never thought of cutting those little molds! Your sign is just plain fun!

  6. Oh this is so pretty! what a happy looking garden you have now! very inviting! Thank you so much for sharing at the Fluster Buster party! Please join us next week and share some more of your beautiful creations, Lizy party co host!

  7. Love your welcome sign. Your dimensional flower is so cute. I like how you used letters from magazines to write welcome.

  8. That is very cool. I love the 3D of the flower, what a wonderful way to welcome your guests ~ Lisa

  9. We love what you have done. Please come share it with us at http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com Craft Frenzy Friday! The party starts Thursday to 7pm cst. I won't be a party without you!

  10. That's really cute! I love the bright colors! Julia

  11. I love this sign! It has the perfect amount of color and whimsy! I pinned it to try sometime. I'd love for you to link it up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop when you get a chance!

  12. Your sign is so cute. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  13. Very cute and fun idea! I love how you recycled everything! Pinning!

  14. That is way, way cute! I love that you used a vintage jello pan because they have such great texture!

  15. Dying over how easy yet awesome this is. I have a bunch of molds I bought a while back with no particular plan..this is perfect!

  16. Such a cute idea! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-29.html

  17. How cool is that flower! I'm featuring it in this week's Power of Paint Party!

  18. What an adorable sign! So cute and love that it is from mostly recycled materials...awesome!

  19. This is so creative! I would never have thought to cut up a pan for metal art...very very brilliant!

  20. This is just adorable! I LOVE how it turned out!

  21. Coming over from Power of Paint Party. . so creative and happy. I will be on the look out for a vintage jello mold :) Love it!! Just my style.

  22. I love this. I bet you could use other things to make the flower as well. I have to try this

  23. What a great upcycle! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  24. Very cute! I especially love the use of the jello mold. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  25. Sweet Up Cycle on the tin! I would have never thought to Snip It Up ;-)

  26. You always amaze me!!!!! LOVE this touch of whimsy! But I have to tell you...I have searched high and low for those tins...wherever did you find them!!!! hugs and tfs! We are back in the am! : )

  27. Oh this is really cute!!! thank you for sharing it!!! very easy and inexpensive to make and using recycled materials too love it love it love it!!!!


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