Tuesday, July 8, 2014

EASY PRIMITIVE WELCOME SIGN

Here's a plain old board that I picked up at a yard sale for only a quarter. Being plain wood, I knew I could make it into something cute for my Booth #555 .  And here's what I came up with.

First, I painted it in two cute colors, maroon and black, both flat.
Really simple and one coat of paint did the trick.

Then I rounded up a cute stencil that I keep a stack of in a cardboard box. They are really endless in life, as long as you wash them up a bit after each use. Here's the one I picked out.
It was a simple "Welcome" wording with a house also on it. I thought it would fit perfectly as a welcome sign outside of someone's front door.

Here it is all stenciled on. I used an off white mixed with a touch of yellow for the word WELCOME and the house and stars. I also run a line of checkerboard pattern along the bottom to add a little something.


I think it turned out okay just for a 25cent piece of wood that I found. What about you?

Happy Crafting! And don't forget to "like" Booth #555 on Facebook if you enjoyed any of these posts! :-)




3 comments:

  1. Very cute and creative!!! Can't believe something so adorable came from just some simple wood! Idk if you've mentioned this before, but where did you get your stencils from?

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    1. Hi Michelle and thank you so much! Most all of my stencils come from eBay. I look in the buy it nows. Sometimes you can find "lots" that have a few different types in one buy it now auction. And cheap! Even the ones that have been previously used are good for a long time still. thanks again for your comment! I appreciate it!

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  2. You're very welcome! And thanks for the response! I'll have to look into eBay!!!

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