Are you ready for the easiest project ever? I have another decorating cheat to share and it will make you look like a DIY superstar!
I'm going to show you how to make a spectacular seasonal sign in less than 30 minutes! Whether you are an expert at handmade signage looking for the occasional shortcut or a total beginner, intimidated by the prospect of lettering, I've got the answer for you.
I was at the craft store and this cute little Autumn Splendor wall art sticker caught my eye...probably because it was under a big tag that had it listed for $1.99. Yup, $1.99. Right away, I thought it would made a great sign...just paint and stick and I would be done, and honestly, it was just that easy.
Of course, these vinyl stickers are available in any craft store and I have seen them in the dollar stores, as well. They are plentiful around the holidays and come in a variety of pithy sayings.
To start, I cut a pine board to 28 inches long, since my sticker was 24 inches, I figured that would give it a nice border. If you are not handy, the people at Home Depot are more than happy to cut wood for you!
Next, I painted the board with ordinary craft paint and I did not prime it. I wanted a more finished look, so I did not distress the board in any way, but hitting it with a chain or hammer to dent it up and round out the corners would give it a weathered look. A little sanding after the paint dried would also age the piece.
I let the board dry while I emptied the dishwasher and then I literally peeled the sticker off its backing and stuck it on the board. That was it. There was no stenciling, stamping, measuring or planning. I didn't need a fancy machine either. Super easy, super cheap and super cute!
Here are a few other examples of my cheating ways!
Some Quick Tips:
- Wall art stickers of this type are sold everywhere and for every occasion. I have seen them for holidays and also in patterns and sayings appropriate for general décor. There are some really cute ones out there for kids' rooms!
- I could've gone over the sticker with decoupage gel to keep it sealed on the board, but I did not. I would like the option of peeling it off and repainting the board to add a new sticker in the future. For $1.99 I can afford to be a little frivolous! However, I don't plan to be totally wasteful, I'm already set to use the back of the board for Christmas!
- My sign is currently a shelf sitter, but add a simple picture hanger and it would be ready for the wall. If I want to flip the sign, I can remove the hanger and those tiny nail holes will just add character!
What do you think of my splendid sticker sign?
Would you cheat?
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