Monday, November 11, 2019

DIY Thankful Sign

It's November, the month of Thanksgiving.
This DIY Thankful Sign is the perfect addition to your Fall decor.
And, it's super easy!

I used my Cricut Maker to cut out the word, thankful, in vinyl. If you don't have a Cricut you can buy vinyl letters at craft & office supply stores.
I added the vinyl to a wood sign board from Michael's.
 To help prevent the paint from seeping under the vinyl, I painted over it with the sealer Gator Hide from The Dixie Belle Paint Company. This creates a barrier over the edge of the vinyl so you will get crisp, perfect letters when you peel up the vinyl.
 Once the Gator Hide was dry, I used a makeup sponge to pounce over the vinyl using the Dixie Belle paint color, Fluff. Using a makeup sponge also helps prevent the paint from bleeding under the vinyl.
 I used a brush to paint the rest of the board.
 Once I had painted two coats of Fluff, I pulled off the vinyl.

 I added Mod Podge to a corner section of the board...
 then I placed a napkin with pretty pumpkins over the wet ModPodge. The pumpkins are perfect for Fall, but you could use other napkins to keep the sign up year round. The layers of the napkin need to be separated or the paper won't stick properly.
 I tore off the extra napkin that came over the edge of the board and added more ModPodge on top of the napkin.
 I glued a mini clothespin to the opposite corner of the board.
 I added a family photo from my recent trip to Italy.
 The clothespin makes it easy to change out the photo.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Really nice and informative blog, keep it up buddy…

  2. How clever, and nicely written tutorial. Visiting from Vintage charm.

  3. Very unique and creative, well done. Pinbed

  4. Love those pumpkins and Fluff is my favorite! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Kathleen


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