Showing posts with label summer decoration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer decoration. Show all posts

Jul 26, 2019

DIY Camping Sign EAT Sleep CAMP Repeat


Eat Sleep Camp Repeat Sign from Booth555.com

I saw an idea for this cute type of sign on Pinterest. Although, it was a cute, smaller hanging sign.
I loved the lettering and design but
I wanted something large that you could sit out and people would see it immediately. 
Kinda like a focus to get you in the outdoorsy mood.

So I went looking around in our garage and sheds until I found this old, solid board.

It was a large wood shelf from a wardrobe that I eventually used for a quilting cabinet.
It was large, like huge, had more shelves than I needed. I needed the room to stack quilts! So I had removed this shelf and saved it in case I ever wanted to put it back.
The years in the old dusty shed have really gotten to it. But thankfully it was easily washed away and ready to paint white.

This was a first coat.
First coat
I loved it kinda streaky, but want it completely covered so it would last for years.
I used an exterior enamel by Rustoleum.
I didn't bother with much of a neat thing. It's going to stay outside.
I just used rocks laying around to keep it off the ground while I painted, lol.
The board is way heavier than you think.
It was from a very old cabinet. It was solid.

After drying for a day, I used a black marker to write out the words.
I just looked at the Pinterest, smaller sign and kinda freehanded what I saw.
Arrows and all.
Eat Sleep Camp Repeat Sign from Booth555.com

And here it is standing up.
Lots of error here and there but I don't want it to be perfect, it's just for an outdoor camping and fire pit area outback.
Eat Sleep Camp Repeat Sign from Booth555.com

I ended up sealing it with some spray on clear coat. I hope that is enough to protect the marker lettering.  If I see it running or so, I will follow up with a brush on polyurethane stain.
As for now, it's still fine.

Eat Sleep Camp Repeat Sign from Booth555.com

As for now it's just a leaning sign. I think I will make a hinged leg for the back to lean it up on it's own soon.

And that's it. It's going to hopefully be used for many summers to come.
I am going to store it away each fall.

See ya'll next time!
-Lisa

Feb 5, 2018

WATERMELON SLICE DECORATION


Super easy and cute decoration craft here.  
WATERMELON SLICES 
from wood hunks.

I simply had the idea one day when looking at a stack of wood we have out back.
Here's some of how we stack it.


Well, a couple of the little end pieces were laying on the ground and it looked like a few hunks of watermelon to me.  


So I grabbed it, cleaned it off and painted it up like so.

I just used acrylic craft paint in the craft section of Walmart. And I just used any red and green I had on hand.



And after painting on some red like that, I took a sponge brush and dabbed on the green to the "rime" and had to water it down a it to get it to soak in good enough.




And in the pic, you can see I dabbed on some blackish brown for the seeds and came back in with a touch of white to make them stand out.






As you see, any shape of little hunks of wood will basically do.
Just paint'em up and sit'em on your porch in a cute tray!

Happy Crafting, see ya'll next time,
~Lisa