Last weekend was my big boutique with the ladies from Reclaim-ologists and Other Crafty Chicks! It was so awesome and so fun! This was my biggest seller. I sold out in the first hour and then had people asking about them for the rest of the show.
Here's how I made it:
I made my sign board like most of my other signs, three 1x6's cut at 17" and put together with pocket holes. And the edges sanded off.
On the first one I made, I wanted to try giving it a beat up look. I got out an old chain and started beating it. My son was playing outside while I was crafting. When he saw me doing that he ran over because it looked pretty fun to a two year old. So I let him help!
I liked it beat up but it didn't make that much of a difference. So I didn't end up spending time doing it on the others that I have made.
Be sure to come check out my tutorial on easily taping off a perfect chevron pattern!
At this point I really didn't know what my sign was going to turn out like. All I knew was that I wanted to do yellow chevron on stained wood.
Once I got to this point I came up with what I would put over the chevron.
For my stencils: I had this glitter scrapbook paper that I hated for scrapbooking. But it was thick and worked PERFECT for cutting out stencils. I used the cricut. I wanted the "my" to be stretched but the cricut didn't have any letters like that. I painted half way down the letter and then just kept moving my stencil down until it was as long as I wanted it.
Then I stained it. And put a coat of polyuerethane over it.
I loved the first one I made, but I wanted the words to show up better. Here is what I did the second time around!
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