Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Important Date!

I have always wanted to create a "Family Rules" sign like I saw on the blog "Between You and Me". I still want to create my own family rules sign, but in the meantime, I used the same process to create some wedding gifts for some friends. I love the way they turned out so much that I am going to make one for Nate and I!

Here is how I did it....
Step 1: Take a board or wood canvas (I was able to find this premade wood canvas at Michaels) and stain it with wood stain.
 Step 2: Paint the front of the wood canvas with a shade of white (I used "Antique White")
Step 3: Use a stencil or a cutout to trace your design (this is where my Cricut comes in handy!).
 Step 4: Paint the design with black acrylic paint.

Step 5: With fine sand paper, sand the entire area until you have your desired look. :) Tada!

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  1. it looks awesome...thanks for letting me know to come over and check it out!!!

  2. Thanks! Your tutorial was a huge help! I think I am addicted to making these now :)

  3. I love these! Such a good idea - love them! What a good wedding gift! nice job!

  4. Thanks for the tutorial! This is such a gorgeous idea for a wedding, wish I'd thought of this two years earlier lol ;-) The photos make it so easy to understand, definitely my new project for a few signs around the house! :-D

  5. Tracy, you're welcome. They are so much fun to make. I am going to try some with a saying on it today. Send pictures of the ones you make, if you can. :)

  6. What a great idea. I love how it turned out!

  7. I LOVE this it! I pinned it too!!!! I found you through the shabby chic cottage linky party and I just gotta check out your blog some more. I am your newest follower. Come and say hi and please follow back :)

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  8. what a great gift idea!! thanks for sharing!