Yesterday evening I shared a post about how to make a rustic sign out of paint sticks and a few other inexpensive supplies. Over the next few days, I am going to be sharing some signs I have made using this method that are perfect for holiday decorating.
The first sign I am sharing made me fall in love with the paint stick sign base because I was so happy with how it turned out. I had some snowflake supplies left over from other projects I have made in the past, so I decided to make a winter-themed “Let it Snow” sign.
I then created an image file using PicMonkey and uploaded it into Cricut Design Space. You can download the image I used below. I used my Cricut Explore Air to cut out the phrase on white contact paper. I cut around the outside of the phrase and removed the letters to create a stencil.
I then used vinyl transfer tape to apply the stencil to the sign. There were a few spaces where the stencil did not stick completely, but that ended up working out okay in the end.
To paint the letters, I mixed white acrylic paint with light blue acrylic paint and applied the mixture with a sponge brush. I dabbed the sponge up and down to apply the paint to try to prevent too much paint getting underneath the stencil.
Because the stencil was not firmly applied, a little bit of paint seeped out around the edge of the letters, but I think it added a really cool, rustic effect. I would definitely recommend using the method that I used, as I think the imperfection in the paint adds a lot of character to the sign.
To finish decorating the sign, I added some plastic snowflake ornaments and some small plastic snowflake embellishments using my hot glue gun. The snowflake ornaments have glitter on them, which adds even more texture to the sign.
I am extremely happy with how the sign came out, and I can’t wait to use it to decorate my home this winter. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below! Also, if you have any sign suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
If you decide to make a sign like this, I would love to see it! Be sure to tag me on Facebook or Instagram using @onecraftatatime so I can see what you made!
~ Candace 🙂