*Surface of choice-I picked this sign up from the Dollar Tree
*Decor Art “Green Lagoon” paint
*Apple Barrel “Snow White” paint
*Wooden hearts-Dollar Tree
*Scrapbook paper-Hobby Lobby
First, I turned my sign over and painted the back with my green lagoon paint. Once that had dried I took my white paint and dry brushed over my base color to get my desired look.
Next, I traced my hearts on to my scrap book paper, cut them out and used mod podge to adhere the paper to the hearts.
Now, its time to put the project together. I found this buffalo check ribbon at Hobby Lobby and thought it would be cute to use for the “X”. Then obviously I used the hearts for the “O”. Looking cute already but of course we have to add a bow and why not a little jute twine. For the bow I just used a few different patterns/textures of ribbon and simply crisscrossed them to make my bow.
I started off by mixing my two paint colors together. I used Anita’s “Pumpkin Orange”, and Apple Barrel “Tuscan Red” for my paint colors. Next, I painted my pumpkin, leaving the eyes, nose, and mouth unpainted as we will be covering them with scrapbook paper next.
Next I took my scrapbook paper and traced over the eyes, nose, and mouth and then cut the pieces out.
Once I had that done, I took my mod podge and adhered the scrapbook paper to my pumpkin. If you pieces of paper don’t fit the shapes on the pumpkin just right, don’t worry. You can always go back and use a sanding block to sand off the excess paper on the edges.
Next, I used a piece of jute twine to add a hanger to my pumpkin.
To finish off this cutie I simply made a cute little bow by criss-crossing a few different patterns of ribbon and adding some raffia to finish it off.
*Apple Barrel Paint-I mixed Kelley Green and White
For those of you who love to decorate your porch for the holidays…you can never have too much porch decor can you? I absolutely LOVE how this porch sign turned out!
The board I used for this project came from Menards. It was a 10 ft. board that we cut in half to get two 5ft. boards. Once my board was cut to my desired length I then painted it. I mixed “Kelley Green” and “White” Apple Barrel paint together to get a sage green color.
While my board was drying I began tracing my letters and using mod podge to adhere my scrapbook paper and wrapping paper to my letters. The scrapbook paper I used came from Hobby Lobby and the teal plaid is Pioneer Woman wrapping paper that I got at Wal-mart. Both worked great for this project.
Once I had my paper mod podged on the letters I also went over the top of the paper again to seal the letters.
Once my board and letters were dry I used E6000 to adhere the letters to my board. If you plan to use this sign inside you could also use hot glue for this step. You will want to be sure and let your E6000 set up for the recommended time to ensure your letters stay put.
I used my staple gun to wrap some jute twine around the top and bottom of my sign and added a cute home made bow to the top and voila! Stinkin’ cute, right? So excited to add this to my porch! If you wanted to spruce it up even more it would be super cute to add some lights around it.
If you plan to put your sign outside you will want to spray it with a clear coat to seal it from the weather!
I’m sure you all think my scrap wood pile is never ending! HaHa! I wish that was the case! I just happened to score big last time I was at my parents place so I am taking full advantage of it and figured why not make a Christmas tree since I just happened to have the perfect pieces to do so.
I started off by painting my pieces as shown in the picture. My longest piece is 11.5 inches, my second piece is 9 inches, third piece is 7.5 inches, and my top piece is 4 inches. Now, like I said this is just what I had laying around so don’t feel like you have to have these exact lengths to make this work! Remember it’s a “scrap wood” project so it does not have to be perfect!
Next I took my bottom board and my third board and traced them on my scrapbook paper. I then cut my paper pieces out and mod podged them on my pieces of wood.
I put one layer of mod lodge on my board and the layer on top of my scrapbook paper. The mod podge will dry clear so don’t worry about that.
Once all of your paint and your mod podge is dry you can take your sanding block and distress your wood if you desire. I of course distressed mine!
Next I hit glued all my pieces together and added my wood star at the top. I found these stars at Walmart in the craft section and knew I had to buy them! They come in a bag of 4 or 5.
It’s cute just like this but I thought it was still missing something…so I added a bow of course! I just used some buffalo check ribbon and burlap I had on hand and made a quick little bow to finish it off! Love how this turned out! I think I’m officially ready to decorate for Christmas! HaHa!
You can never have enough red, white, and blue can you? Do you have extra scrap wood laying around your not sure what to do with? This is the perfect way to use it up. If you don’t have this exact size of boards don’t worry, you can use anything you have on hand. Pallet boards would also work great for this. You can usually always find pallets for free from businesses if you check around.
*Scrap wood -I used 1x2x15 boards that I had laying around
*White Paint-I used Apple Barrel from Wal-Mart
*Red Paint-I used Crimson Waverly Chalk Paint from Wal-Mart
The first thing I did was hot glue my boards together. I used 5 boards but if you wanted a bigger flag you would just add more.
After I had all of the boards glued together I painted the stripes on. You could also paint the boards before gluing them together if you wanted too. I used foam brushes to paint the stripes. I didn’t worry about getting it perfect as I knew Iwas going to distress it. Once the paint was dry I took my sanding block and added some distressing. This step is optional so if you don’t care for the distressed look you can skip this.
Next you will cut a rectangle out of the scrapbook paper to use for the stars on the flag. The size of rectangle will vary depending on the size of flag you are making.
Once you have your desired size for the stars you will then brush some mod podge on the back of the paper and stick it down. I also brushed over the top of my paper with the mod podge to make sure it was sealed down good.
Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect! I love the vintage look of this flag and will definitely enjoy decorating with it for many years to come! To finish it off I bunched up some red and natural colored raffia to make a cute little bow!