Hi! I’m Dawn. I’m an Air Force wife and busy mom of three kids four and under. I love sewing, crafting, cooking and (obviously) blogging about it all over at Designed by Dawn Nicole. I’m thrilled to be over here at the CSI Project sharing a fun little Thanksgiving sign tutorial with you.
This was a fun and easy project that I plan to eventually try to coordinate into my Thanksgiving Mantle. We’re hosting Thanksgiving this year and we’ll have somewhere between 20-30 people so I really want the house to be nice and festive.
Here’s how you can make your own.
What You’ll Need:
- 4 Decorative Wood Signs (2 small, 2 large). I got mine from PickYourPlum a while back but you can find these or something similar in the raw wood section of craft stores.
- Mod Podge
- Fabric or Acrylic Paint
- Stencils (Heart and Letters. I used Martha Stewart Crafts Adhesive Stencils for the text and one of her cardboard stencils for the heart. You could easily make your own with contact paper though.)
- Foam Brush, small spouncer, small paintbrush
- Craft Sticks
- Hot Glue Gun
- Picture hanging hardware
I started by tracing my 4 wood signs onto the burlap with a marker and carefully cutting them out with small detail scissors.
Then I painted each wood piece with a layer of Mod Podge and applied the fabric to them. I placed them on top of various bottles/rolls of tape to let them dry overnight so they wouldn’t stick to anything.
Then I stenciled the text and hearts onto the pieces as shown in the below pics:
After it dried thoroughly, I applied a coat of Mod Podge over the top. Then I used 4 craft sticks between each sign to hot glue the pieces together. I also glued a stick horizontally to the top and bottom of the hanging so it will lay nicely on the wall. Finally, I hot glued a triangular picture hanger at the top center on the back.
The hardest part was finding a good spot to hang it up. I really love how it turned out!
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