Hey y’all, hey! This is a quick project that would be great in a mountain cabin, a boy’s room, or just anywhere you’d like to add some rustic decor.
Supplies I used:
Dollar Tree: Rectangle sign, Christmas tissue paper, Tumbling Tower Game blocks (like Jenga), craft sticks and a sanding sponge.
Walmart: Waverly antique wax
Hobby Lobby: Tree ornaments (there were 3 or 4 to the pack), Mod Podge
Debi’s Design Diary DIY paint: Aviary (green)
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Ready? Let’s make it!
I’ll start by making a frame.
I hot glued the blocks to make a rustic frame. I also glued ribbon to the back to give it more “security”. Y’all know we all need some extra security!
Then I prepped my sign. That cute car had to come off, so heat gun to the rescue! The heat gun reactivated the glue so I was able to pry it off easily. Once that step was done, I just sanded away the glittery parts.
Have y’all used Debi’s Design Diary DIY paints yet? Girl, it’s time! You can get it by clicking here. The Aviary was the perfect color for this project because it was almost exactly the same as my tissue paper.
It is a clay-based paint that is similar to chalk paint and it dries quickly! You can use a heat tool or set yours aside to dry. It won’t take long, y’all!
Next, I trimmed some of the tissue paper, a bit larger than the size of my surface. Then I sanded the surface just a bit, painted on my Mod Podge, and then I placed the tissue paper onto the project.
The next step was to sand off the extra edges of the paper.
There were a few ripples in the paper, so I used my heat gun to reactivate the Mod Podge, and then smoothed it down with my hand.
There are still a few ripples, but it’s rustic, y’all!
Now that the surface is done, it’s time to finish the frame.
I painted the top and sides of all the pieces with Waverly antique wax.
Then I came in with my Watergirl continuous spray bottle and spritzed a paper towel, then used it to wipe away some of the antique wax. This creates a stained, rather than a painted, finish.
Adding the frame is simple: I just hot glued the pieces to the edges of the surface and added craft sticks to the back for support.
Here are the little tree ornaments I got from Hobby Lobby. There were three or four to the pack.
I simply hot glued them to the project, y’all! Did anyone notice that the wood trees are shaped a lot like the little green trees in the tissue paper? That element ties everything together!
TIP: Add stars, tiny ornaments, wood words, whatever you like!
We need a hanger! I just doubled some twine and glued it on. The project isn’t heavy, so this will work just fine.
And here we are! A simple, rustic decor piece that you can make yourself!
I hope you will comment below and let me know what you think of our project! I read your comments and I appreciate each one.
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