I didn’t overthink the inspiration for this quickie craft. Some things are self-explanatory. Home is where you hang your home sign. This craft is great because the ready made signs from Dollar Tree provide the focal point and it’s really easy to put your own little flare on them to really make it pop. The background color that makes up the letters can even be swapped out for each season if you want to give your space an instant little seasonal personality.
Here are the materials you’ll need…
- Home sign from Dollar Tree (they also have ‘Peace’ ‘Love’ and ‘Heart’)
- Scrapbook paper
- Wooden Beads wooden beads from Amazon
- Garland with a small leaf
- Jute rope
- White acrylic paint
- Mod Podge
- Hot glue gun and sticks
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Here is how you do it…
It really couldn’t get much simpler to put together this cute little sign. I chose the Home sign but they had other words available too so get one that speaks to you or heck get all of them. You can’t have too much Heart, Love, and Peace in your Home.
First start by hot gluing the wooden half beads all around the perimeter of the sign. I got a whole bunch of these wooden beads from Amazon because they are useful for all sorts of applications. The size of these are 15 mm but any size works just be mindful of how big your sign is. If you use smaller beads its going to take a lot more beads and more gluing.
Once you have glued the beads all the way around you are going to paint the entire sign white. Make sure to use a brush with big enough bristles that you can just dab between each bead and really get those nooks and crannies. It may take a few coats depending on your paint and how thick your initial coat is.
After you have painted the entire sign you want to wait for it to dry. For the video I used a heat gun which I will use when I want to really make a project move along but it is not necessary.
Once it is dry you can flip it over and line up the contact paper to fill in the letters. Don’t worry if the paper you have doesn’t cover the whole sign as long as it is wide enough to cover the letter from side to side. You can always just cut a new piece or use the scrap from the sides to fill in what you need.
Use Mod Podge to affix the scrapbok paper by lightly applying it to the back of the sign and carefully placing the paper so that the pattern lines up how you want it.
Mod Podge down the edges to really make it stick.
I also had some garland on hand that really makes this sign pop. Just use enough to make one or two passes just slightly larger than the size of the O.
After getting to this stage I thought that you kind of lose the plaid pattern behind the mini-wreath so I decided to cut out a little more of the plaid scrapbook paper and cover the wooden middle part of the O.
I finished off the wreath with a little jute ribbon and hot glued a little jute ribbon on the back to use as a hanger.
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