I am easing back into 20 Minute Tuesday with a fun & easy project. It may take you longer than 20 minutes but it’s still pretty quick.
We’ve been invited to spend the upcoming holiday weekend at the lake house of a friend and we’re very excited! Along with some food and patriotic sweet treats I wanted to bring a little thank you gift. A hostess gift if you will. Since I don’t really have the time to make a ribbon wreath I thought I would use up some more of my husband’s wood pile in the garage to make a little personalized FREE art!
The steps to make your own personalized sign are pretty easy.
You’ll need a piece of wood. This one is 24″ x 12″. This time I used a pieced of stained wood instead of nekkid wood like I used in my Free Wall Art tutorial. Make sure it’s nice and smoothly sanded.
Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut out my design in outdoor (permanent) vinyl. The indoor vinyl doesn’t stick as well and leaves paint leaks under the vinyl. Apply your vinyl to the wood.
Paint your board, giving it 2 good coats of whatever color you’d like. I would not recommend acrylic paint (those little bottles you buy in the craft store) it tends to get sticky before you can finish. I had Home Depot mix me a sample size of wall paint, the paint is better quality, you can get whatever color you want, and you can’t beat the price!
You can see that the vinyl doesn’t really like the paint. Before your second coat dries you need to remove your vinyl. I used my hook tool to help me peel up the vinyl, the little letters were a bit tricky.
Once your board is dry you can sand the edges to distress it a bit or leave it as is. Turn the board over and attach a saw hook in the middle for hanging.