Tuesday, October 8, 2013

~pumpkin carving sign tutorial~

This DIY is so easy, trust me, anyone can do this!
Here is how you can make this sign:

You will need a piece of wood. I found a large grey weathered piece at a salvage shop this weekend
in the free pile. You will also need letter stickers. I get mine at places like Office Max or Staples.
Clean off your piece of wood so it is free of dust and debris.
Next, pick a saying you want. In this case I chose
Cut out each letter from the sheets of stickers and position on your wood, but don't stick
them down yet. Right now you are just trying to figure out overall spacing.
It's helpful to use blue painters tape to ensure your letters end up in an even line.

After you have figured out the approximate spacing, you can stick your letters to the piece of wood. As you
can see in the photo, I added a piece of blue tape too either end to get an equal distance.

Press down on the letters to make sure they are sticking really well. Then using a small roller and
any paint leftover from other projects, paint a light coat over the entire piece.
Let dry.

When it's dry, peel off the letters. You will probably have a little paint bleed, but perfection is not the look
we are going for here. Use some sandpaper to rough it up, dust it off, then hang it up or put it on a shelf.

And just for fun, here's a few more dining room pictures:

I just got the slate blue jug from Joss and Main.
The wine barrel server was another DIY, and the instructions can be found here.

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Momma G. said...

Did you leave out a step to the sign project? How did the lettering end up black? Am I missing something here?

Momma G. said...

Did you leave out a step to the sign project? How did the lettering end up black? Am I missing something here?

Melaine Thompson said...

Hi Momma G! When you peel away the stickers you are left with the raw wood underneath. That is the brown color you are seeing! Does that make sense? Melaine

Blondie's Journal said...

Yes, I was wondering also why the letters looked so dark, much darker than the wood piece in the previous pictures. Different lighting?


AntiqueChase said...

How is it possible that I love everything you do?? Love this sign and tutorial and your dining room looks amazing and fresh!!

Between You and Me said...

this is probably my favorite picture ever of your dining room. so warm and inviting. great job on your sign!

Unknown said...

Pumpkin carving is one of the most favorite part of the Halloween, besides costumes, so it's really nice to see activities such as this. Have fun guys!

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Unknown said...

Hahaha I enjoyed browsing for these awesome Pumpkin Carving Ideas. I hope it’s fine with you that I could pin them on my Pinterest board. I’m so sure my followers would be happy to see these interesting photos. Keep sharing! :D

Gwen said...

So cute with the setting below it too. Thanks.

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