Jun 16, 2010

Summer Sign

This week I've been needing wanting some sort of Summery decoration for my house.

Something simple.

Something cheap.
(a.k.a. - using only supplies I already had.)

First I went to my computer, typed out "Summer", blew the font up to 400, and pushed print.
(I also used a different font for each letter.)

Then I gathered a piece of scrap wood from my garage, some scissors, scrapbook paper, mod podge and sponge brush, left over white paint, sand paper, some dark stain, an old rag, and a q-tip...

and got to work...

After painting my board and cutting out my letters, I cut squares/rectangles out of scrapbook paper to lay behind each letter.
I mod podged each letter to it's designated paper and then mod podged the paper to my board.
(Piece of cake!)

After all my mod podging dried, I sanded all of the edges around my board and stained the wood, that now showed through, using some dark stain and a q-tip. 

I lightly rubbed off any excess stain with an old rag. 

Now I have a new super simple Summery decoration for the new season that I really needed wanted!

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Lanie Ree said...

That is so cute! I love the fabric and font choices you made.

Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts

Kimberly said...

Love it. And love the fact you made it with stuff you already had. :) Even better!

Stopping over from Frugal Friday.


Andrea said...

Oh...I want, strike that, need to do something like this to cheer things up at my side door. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy Lynne said...

That is so cute! Love it!

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