Today’s post is a simple sign made out of leftovers.
I love it when you have all the things you need to make a project! And it is FREE! Best kind of project.
I have been going through my craft room and have a ton of things to use or get rid of. There are some boards and trim leftover from various projects. Also in my stash was a transfer that I have been waiting to use. It was part of another transfer I had been using on other craft projects. Going through these boards, I found one that would work with this transfer.
I cut the board a little bigger than the transfer. Sanded it down on all sides. I painted it white (big shocker, lol). In my paint stash, I used Water Lily and Mint Chip paint from DIY by Debi’s Design. After the white paint had dried, I dry brushed the Mint Chip and the Water Lily onto the board. I then brushed on more white paint and just kept repeating this process until I got it the way I wanted it.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of this.
Once the transfer was applied, I wanted a frame to go around it. I had some trim left over, again from another project. I took the pieces and cut them down to size to fit the board with the transfer. I also painted them before I attached them to the sign. I think they call this 1×1.
No fancy cutting. Just straight cuts on all sides, sanding them on the cut sides. I didn’t glue the trim down but you could definitely do this. I used my nail gun to attach the trim all the way around.
I plan on hanging it above this bookcase but haven’t done it yet!
And you’re done! Nothing fancy and using only leftovers I had on hand.
It measures 27″ long and 7″ tall.
Very simple, very easy!
Would you make this type of sign?
Have you used transfers before?
Let me know in the comment section.
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