Hey guys! Today is Valentine’s Day so I’m making some sweet decor pieces!
This “Welcome” sign sure looks like one you’d see in a store, but y’all, it cost next to nothing to make! And those plaid accessories would be so cute as shelf sitters or even tiered tray decor!
Check out the video here!
Here’s what I used:
Free wood slats from Lowes (more on that later!)
Canvas from happy mail
Hobby Lobby: the “Welcome” sentiment is from another sign I found on clearance
Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint: White Swan
Dollar Tree: wood shapes (house and cutting board), chalkboard paint, stickers, twine.
Stash: plaid Christmas napkins, Waverly Antique Wax (your Walmart may have this)
Let’s get started!
First, I used my heat tool to remove the stickers from the wood shapes.
Then I sanded down the edges just to make them super smooth.
Using napkins for crafting is so much fun, y’all. Just separate the layers. Some napkins have two, others have three ply. You’ll want just one ply if you’re using Mod Podge or any other type glue.
I put Mod Podge on the wood, then laid the napkin down. I pressed the napkin flat to get any wrinkles out.
Once the napkin was adhered, I sanded the edges to remove the excess napkin.
Then I selected some stickers from Dollar Tree and hot glued them on.
I wrapped twine around the top and tied a bow. I put a spot of hot glue on the back to secure my twine.
TIP: You may want to paint your wood surface to match the background of your stickers. I’m thinking I might have painted mine white, but I still like the way they turned out!
Let’s work on that canvas.
I used an Xacto knife to cut around the edges of the frame. The idea is to remove the canvas and use the wood frame. Look at the detail, y’all!
Once I got the edges cut, I just tore the canvas away along with the stapled parts.
TIP: A friend suggested using the otherwise discarded canvas to create tags! That’s a great idea.
Next, I used Waverly Antique Wax to stain the wood, then I came back to dry brush with Debi’s Design Diary White Swan DIY Paint to give the frame that farmhouse look.
TIP: Be sure to paint the inside and outside edges.
What about those free wood slats?
Y’all, I saw some wood pieces in the back of the store and discovered that they were free! I made sure when I checked out, and yep, free! You can’t get more thrifty than that, right?
I could have used my mini saw, but these tin snips worked well to cut the wood.
Once they were all cut, I just sanded down the edges then painted them with White Swan. I used my heat tool to dry them.
Adding them to the frame was interesting! I used my staple gun but soon decided to hot glue first (for a temporary hold), then staple. That process worked well!
This “Welcome” was part of another item I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. It was originally green, and glued to a sign. I just peeled it up, painted it black and saved it for another day. That day is today!
With the frame and slats all painted, I glued the word onto the newly crafted surface.
Here it is, y’all! A sweet welcome sign to enjoy!
Mr. Erin is making his famous lasagna for our family dinner tonight. We usually do steaks for Valentine’s Day, but I’m looking forward to the lasagna!
What do you think of our crafts today? Let me know in the comments below! I read all of your comments and appreciate your stopping by!