Friday, February 6, 2015

~how to paint a sign if you don't have a steady hand~

This is by far the easiest way to create a custom sign without having to use a skinny paintbrush, and you are allowed to have coffee while you do this project! No steady hands required!

Here is how I made this sign.

I started off with a $16 shadow box from Target.
I love the color of it and thought it would be perfect for this.
This is the exact one I used.

When you get the shadow box home, take it apart so you are just left with the frame.
Using the glass as a guide, cut a piece of mdf the same size.

The secret to the perfect lettering in this sign is these little re positionable letters from the office supply store. If you've been reading my blog a long time, you know that I use these letters for EVERYTHING.

Paint the piece of mdf {medium density fiberboard} black.
 If you want your wording to be a different color, use that color instead of black.
Let dry completely before moving on.

Decide what you want your sign to say.
I made 2, one says "our nest" and the other "home"
Before you start sticking them down you will want to lay them out and make sure the letters will fit on the piece of wood.

I measured and drew on some guidelines with a ruler and pencil just to make sure everything was centered before I put the stickers down.
Once your stickers are in place press down firmly to make sure there are no air bubbles.

Then put on 2 coats {letting each coat dry in between}
of cream colored paint on in thin layers.
Go right over the letters.

After the 2 coats are completely dry, use a sharp knife or razor blade to carefully peel off the stickers.
Pop it back into the shadow box frame and you are done.

These are so easy to make that you could make a whole stack of signs with different wording and just pop them in and out of the frame for different occasions!



Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Absolutely brilliant! Such a clever idea. Jane

nancy john said...

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