I love working on DIY signs for the house. I have a Silhouette cutting machine and it really makes it easy for me, but you can always find great stencils at the craft store if you don’t have a cutting machine.
I decided I wanted to make a new Fall sign for the house. I made a scrapbook paper Fall sign last year and was really pleased with how it turned out. So I decided on making a new give thanks sign for this year, but adding a touch of glitter! Gotta LOVE some glitter, right??!
Gather These Supplies
- Mod Podge Matte
Step 1 – Cut and Sand Wood
With most of my wood projects, I get a piece of wood at Lowes ($7.00) and have it cut into 3 perfect 12×12 pieces. With this project, I decided to sand and round out the edges first. Took about 10 minutes.
Step 2 – Stain Wood
Next, I stained the wood. I found the PERFECT stain color (you might be seeing a lot of projects using this now). I went over the wood twice with a sponge brush. It really did dry within an hour.
Step 3 – Cut Stencil
This step is optional. You can use vinyl and cut your stencil or you can use an already purchased stencil from a craft store. If you do decide to cut in vinyl I purchased this pre-made “Give Thanks” off the Silhouette library for .99 cents.
Step 4 – Fill in Stencil
I added my stencil to the wood (I will answer any questions you have about adding the vinyl). Then I filled in the “Give Thanks” with a sponge brush using chalk paint, I did a total of two coats. I personally feel chalk paint works the best when doing my signs.
Here is a very detailed post I did about adding the vinyl for another sign I did.
Step 5 – Add Glitter Detail
Now let’s add some glitter!!
I used my “trusty” Mod Podge and sponge brush and went over the whole area. Then I sprinkled my glitter on top. Make sure not to miss any areas.
Once you think your Mod Podge has dried, which shouldn’t be more than 10 minutes. Then you can pull all your vinyl off.
Now you have a perfect give thanks sign made in no time!! Plus it’s super cheap to make, which I love!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope this give thanks sign inspires you to make one of your own. I doesn’t have to be a Fall sign, it can be any kind of sign. I just wanted to show how easy it is to make your own and not have to spend a lot of money at a store.
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