I am so excited to share this post with you today! This is the post that I shared over at A Little Tipsy last week for my very first contributor post. This is my DIY Stenciled Easter Sign. It is very simple to make, but does take a little bit of time, for letting the paint dry.
I got this board from my favorite store, The Wood Connection, it was actually an extra I had from a class I recently taught. So, you start with your board, and paint all of the edges blue. Once the blue paint is dry, you can start painting your layers of white on. If you are using MDF, then it will take a few coats of paint. Once you are finished painting the white on, using some fine sandpaper, distress your edges to reveal the blue. Next, using some vinyl and your Cricut, you will cut out your vinyl stencil and stick it on. Because of the large size of the vinyl, it was kind of tricky to line up straight, but I got it. Next you are ready to paint! I chose pastels, and some of the colors I had to mix with white paint to get just the right shade.
Once you’ve painted all of your words the desired colors, peel up your stencil. Now you can distress it with some fine sandpaper if you would like. I sanded the top of my sign, then I wiped it down with a wet wipe to get the dust off.
Once I was finished with the distressing, I wrapped some twine around the board in a few different places. Twine makes everything better, doesn’t it?!
That’s it, you are finished! Now you just need to find the perfect place to put it in your home.
My St. Patrick’s Day decor may or may not have come down a little bit early because I was so darn excited to put this up!