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 similar to this can be purchased on Etsy: http://rstyle.me/n/berx3sp8s6
*PLEASE NOTE: Due to this being a guest post, I’m unable to answer many of your questions. I apologize. Marie graciously shared this tutorial with us, but did not keep the cut file, so providing specifics about the stencil isn’t possible. Please read the directions carefully as many of your questions are within the post. Thanks for your understanding.