Abbey shows you how to make this rustic style, distressed Thanksgiving sign using washi tape, chalk paint, and Mod Podge!
Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner this sign was a perfect fit for my house right now. One thing I try to do each day is abide by the thought . . . if you were to wake up tomorrow morning and only be left with the things you thanked God for the night before . . . what would you have?
So daily I remember to be thankful for all the things in my life I couldn’t live without and this sign is a constant reminder to be thankful for what we have. Are you ready for the tutorial? Keep reading.
DIY Thanksgiving Sign
The sign is very easy to make, here’s what you need:
- Wood Sign from Consumer Crafts
- Wood Grain Washi tape from Consumer Crafts
- Mod Podge
- Stencils (mine were from Hazel and Ruby Handmade)
- Light Blue Chalk Paint and Paint Brush
- Fabric and Felt for Rosette Flowers
The first step is to cover the sign with washi tape. I left room on either side so I could fold it nicely over the edges. Be sure not to leave any gaps in the layers.
After the sign was covered, I gently started tucking all the edges under, fully wrapping the front and sides of the sign.
Once the sign is wrapped, I then filled in any gaps and got my Mod Podge out in order to secure the tape down. This step is important because this particular washi tape doesn’t have a super strong hold and will lift over time without the Mod Podge.
After it dried, I used my stencils from Hazel and Ruby to spell out “in all things give thanks.”
I then painted over it with Light Blue Chalk Paint . . . dabbing the brush over top of the stencils to try to reduce any smudges that happen under the stencil.
After the paint dried, I pulled the stencils off to reveal my sign. From there I gently sanded the sign with sandpaper to give some texture to it and make it look a little more weathered.
I also created some fabric rosettes and posies with scrap felt and fabric I had on hand. I used hot glue to glue them down.
I love how my Thanksgiving sign turned out, and the meaning it has for me every day. It’s a great reminder to all your family to be thankful for what you have.