Thursday, December 17, 2015

DIY Christmas Sign - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I made a DIY Christmas Sign for my mantel holiday decor and I would like to share it with you today. 

Here are the supplies that I used.  

We had this board in our garage so I just had my husband cut it down to size to fit on my faux gate fireplace cover

I also used the Silhouette Stencil material for the first time along with some paint and daubers from my stash. 

The first thing that I did was paint my board white. 

Next I had to decide on a red paint. I sampled each one and then took the board to my fireplace to see which color best matched my other decor. 

The red paint that I chose is Napthol Crimson. I added two coats of this paint over the white paint. 

The next step was to cut my sign sentiment using the stencil material. 

(Stencil Tip: On your Silhouette Screen, hit the down arrow and select "load media" and move the right white roller over a notch accordingly so that it can grip the stencil material.)

Once cut, I placed it on the board and used the white paint and sponge daubers to start stenciling the words and snowflakes.  The stencil material has a removable adhesive, so it will stick to your board just enough so that you don't have to worry about it moving on you. 

Here is the entire stencil covered in the white paint. 

I carefully removed the stencil and everything looked great. 

I recommend you clean your stencil immediately and then you can save it for future use. 

Here is the sign right after I pulled off the stencil material. 

I love how the stenciling turned out on my rough and textured board.

I had enough room on each side of the sign to include some trees. 

I cut these trees on my Silhouette cameo using American Crafts white cardstock and used the negative image as a stencil. 

I used some washi tape to help hold down the cardstock and used my white paint and sponge daubers. 

The final step was just doing some light sanding on the edge of the board. 

This is why I painted the board white first. I wanted it to show through when I sanded it. 

I absolutely love how this turned out! 

It sits perfectly on my faux gate.  

Here is a look at my mantel and fireplace for the holiday season. 

I can't wait to make more signs for my home decor!!

Thanks for reading my blog today. 

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Hugs, Shelly

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