Here is another fun idea as we continue our series on homemade gifts for Christmas. I don't know about you - but I love all the fun signs available today! They tend to be expensive - so I've enjoyed making a few of my own.
Here are two different ideas for making your own signs. The beauty of this project is that the possibilities are endless. You can do whatever colors, saying and wood type you like or find inexpensively!
First, this one was made with a cabinet door found at the Habitat ReStore. I turned it sideways and decoupaged a piece of scrapbook paper on it with Mod Podge. This was one single sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper cut in half, I used the whole piece.
Next, I printed out what I wanted the sign to say - in this case, I made a sign to take to Crystal for her home. So, it had their last name on it and a verse that I knew was a desire for their home. I printed these out on velum paper and decoupaged on top of the scrapbook paper base.
To finish the sign off, I glued a row of buttons on in between the two rows of words. I thought this was just the touch it needed. The cabinet door was $5 - and I already had all the other supplies.
Here's another sign I made for our bedroom:
I started with a piece of aged wood also found at the Habitat ReStore for $2. I used it completely as is.
Then, I printed out the words I wanted from the computer in a very large font - I only got one word or part of a word per page it was so big.
I cut out the letters with an x-acto knife to create a stencil. Then I traced the letters onto the wood with a pencil.
Finally, I colored the letters in with a Sharpie marker and the sign was done! I attached some hangers to the back and now love having it hang in our bedroom.
Here's the sign now - hanging over our bed, not bad for a $2 board!
Here's another cabinet door:
And, a piece of rusty tin made into a layered Christmas sign:
The possibilities are endless! What sign would you create?