Everybody who knows me knows that I love my wall of quotes. There is just something about waking up in the morning and walking down stairs and the first thing I see is my wall of quotes.
There are times when I need a little inspiration to get my day started or even times when I just need to smile.
Even though I’ve had most of my inspirational signs for a couple of years, I still catch myself stopping to read every single one.
Yeah, I know it sounds crazy but it makes me happy.
What doesn’t make me happy is the price some of my quotes cost. Luckily, I bought most of them on sale.
I still don’t want to pay for something I know for sure I can do myself.
I needed to learn how to make wooden signs with sayings.
That’s where this little crafty project came in. The wooden cutout was only 97¢, the scrapbook paper was only 17¢, and the stencil was $3.
Everything else I had on hand, so this craft is definitely a money saver!
It’s my first go at stenciling, so please don’t be too harsh if you see some mistakes.
Practice makes perfect, right?
I have a few more that I will practice on this week and I will share once they are complete.
I hope you like my diy inspirational sign craft. Enjoy!
DIY Wood Sign Supplies
How To Make a Wooden Signs with Sayings
Trace the outline of the wooden shape onto the back of the scrapbook paper then cut out the shape.
Apply two coats of paint to the edges and part of the front of the wooden shape with a color that coordinates with the scrapbook paper. Let completely dry.
Using the same color of paint and the sponge brush, stencil the letters onto the front of the scrapbook paper cutout. Let completely dry.
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Apply one coat of Mod Podge to the front of the wooden cutout and then place the scrapbook cutout onto the front of the wooden cutout.
Turn cutout front side down, so that the scrapbook paper can dry flat.
Once dry, in a well-ventilated area, apply two coats of spray sealer and let completely dry.
Using ruler and pencil, draw a horizontal line on the top back of the cutout where you would like the wall mount positioned.
Apply hot glue to holes on wall mount where screws would be (this wood was too thin to use the screws) and glue mount along horizontal line.
Let glue dry and hang sign using a nail.
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