DIY Farmhouse rustic signs
Good day friends! What’s up? Want to know what’s up with me? Well sure you do, that’s why you are here:) Awesome, I am happy you are. It feels so good to get back into my creative side again. For now at least. Who knows what next week will bring. You know how that goes.
After I removed my Colorful Christmas porch decor , things were looking bland. I used to let it sit barren until Valentines day and then add a little fun, color and whimsy out there. This year, I decided to make it happy.
The first thing I did was make a diy farmhouse rustic sign. I picked up my stencil Home Sweet Home on Amazon ( I will leave the link at the end). I found the rustic board at Walmart for less than $10.00, and I already had the paint and sponge brushes needed. All affiliate links will be left at the end of my post.
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Last year when Michael’s had their clearance sales, I picked up this pretty swag with flowers and pine cones. I never knew what I was going to wind up using it for. If you have pine cones in your own backyard, you can simply add a winter touch using them in your urns, or a basket. I will show you how to make wintery pine cones HERE.
The Home sweet Home sign was a cinch to stencil. It however did not come out perfect because stenciling on wood, with grooves can be tricky. I don’t care for perfect anyhow, so this imperfection doesn’t bother me. There is a little trick to getting your letters more of a handwritten look when using stencils.
After you are finished with your stencil job, and the paint has dried, simply go in with a tooth pick dipped in your paint, and fill in the gaps. Stencils have to have those little breaks in them, and you can certainly correct that with this tip. It works like a charm. After that is all dried, I go in lightly with a sandpaper over the project, just to smooth it out and get rid of some of the little seepage that may occur when using stencils. I leave you with this tip and trick as always: DIP, DOP, DAB.
Remember LESS is more when it comes to dipping your paint. I have a little jingle I like to sing and pass along, it’s called DIP, DOP, DAB. Basically, when you DIP your spouncer, or brush, be sure to DOP out the excess paint. YOU never want it saturated. When you go to apply the paint on top the stencil, you DAB lightly, and brisk in a fast up and down motion. NOT too hard, just a simple pounce of the spouncer (dauber) or brush. Here is another little tip. You can use makeup sponges, which are soft, and work awesome when stenciling. The surface is smoother than the sponger brushes.
I scored my cotton wreath a few years ago at Kirklands. I bet most hobby shops have them now. They are quite popular.
I even added a little cotton bouquet in the old chippy urns. I told you things are looking quite rugged out there. I don’t plan on changing or replacing anytime soon. It goes with our home. Funny a few weeks ago, someone messaged me and wanted to know what year out house was built. They thought it was much older, in a good way of course. I LOVED that. Our home was built in 2005.
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DIY Farmhouse rustic signs
I hope you enjoyed my little winter diy farmhouse rustic sign idea and perhaps make one of your own. It’s fun, and simple.
You can check out my gallery of over 100 Home decor and stencil ideas HERE.
I even have a short video there on some techniques. Although, I do not have my stencil line anymore, I leave you plenty of options to choose from. The ones that are on the market today are great and easy to use.