Thursday, April 2, 2015

easter vinyl/wood craft

i love holidays! i love the crafts, the food, the decorations, and the celebration. i try not to go overboard adding decorations each year because i have so much already, but i do like to add one or two things for each holiday. after my glitter shamrock project, i wanted to make something similar for easter, and i still want to...
i saw this sign at the wood craft store (wood connection). it was the perfect simple addition to my decor this year.
this project is a little different than vinyl projects i've done before. the vinyl is more of a stencil.
1. paint the board the color of choice for the words/pictures (i chose gray)
2. allow plenty of time for paint to dry
3. apply vinyl (i bought the vinyl at wood connection, but you could also use your silhouette/cricut to cut it yourself)
4. paint over the vinyl in color of choice (i chose teal). i needed 2 coats to completely cover the gray)
5. again allow plenty of time for paint to dry
6. carefully peel off vinyl
7. touch up with small paintbrush


my decor is pretty simple this year. the holiday is so early. i have a few more crafts to make throughout the year to be all ready for next year. sometimes i like crafting on opposite seasons. do you ever do that? try it. it's kind of nice.
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8 comments:

  1. So cute!!! Hopefully I can find time to make something cute like these! :) You are so crafty!
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  2. I love this so much! I recently got a silhouette and have been trying to find all the inside tricks to making cute stuff like this! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. I've never thought to paint over the vinyl and do it that way! That's a great idea :) :) :) I still need to fix my botched project :P But I think I'm just sanding off the words, repainting the purple and going with vinyl lettering this time. :P

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  4. This is so stinkin cute! I need to make this. Pinned for later :)

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  5. I love using vinyl as a stencil, I do that more often then I use the actual vinyl, lol. And I love the color you picked! So bright and pretty!

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  6. Very cute! I love the colors you used too!

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  7. That being so, how can you possibly use this stuff to make a fine piece of furniture? Or a fine birdhouse, for that matter? To work wood -- and have it work for you --you must understand three of its unique properties:
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