Hello friends! It’s Marie from Blooming Homestead and I am excited to be here at Live Laugh Rowe to share this pretty DIY Woodland Sign. I adore cozy winter decor and I love decorating for the holidays. Sometimes it feels as though I am rushing to decorate from one holiday to another so I love when I can find fun pieces that work for a whole season.
- 1 piece 1 x 3 x 6 ft common wood cut into 3 pieces of 17.5″ lengths each
- 2 pieces 1 x 1.5 x 10 common wood (for back bracing pieces)
- hammer and nails or nailgun
- sandpaper or sander
- dark walnut stain
- white acrylic craft paint
- paint brush
- poly or sealer
- 2 yards jute
To start you’ll want to create your board. I wanted a pieced together look so I chose to nail some boards together. You could also just use a solid piece of wood 30″ wide 17.5″ in length. For the piecing, you’ll take a 1 x 3 x 6ft common board cut into 3 lengths of 17.5″. You’ll also want to have 2 pieces of 1 x 1.5 x 10 to brace as backing.
After the stain is cured, you’re ready to paint. I am not talented with freehand so I created a (messy) stencil with my craft cutter and self adhesive vinyl. If you don’t have a cutting machine you can try the freezer method for stenciling.
When you have your stencil placed you can start painting. To avoid a lot of paint bleeding it helps to use a paint dauber with a blotting method using a minimum of paint. You can layer it if you need it more opaque.
UPDATE 11/22/15: A sign similiar to this can be purchased on Etsy: http://rstyle.me/n/berx3sp8s6