Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Rustic Wooden Snowflake Sign

I think I have an obsession with snowflakes, since my last few projects have used them in some way. I use a lot of snowmen in my Christmas decor, so snowflakes obviously fit right in. Since I have another mantle to decorate this year in the basement, I have had to pull out all of the decor I own and get crafty as well. To compliment the snowman theme, I decided to use scrap wood, paint, and vinyl to make a Rustic Wooden Snowflake Sign.

I used scrap wood, paint, and vinyl to make a Rustic Wooden Snowflake Sign.

When we installed the cedar closet in our basement, we had a pile of scrap pieces left over that we did not want to throw away. We planned on using them in projects and I thought they would be the perfect size for a rustic sign.

I used 4 planks and put them together using the tongue and groove. I then took 2 shorter planks and glued them to the back of the sign vertically for stability and clamped it until the glue had dried. Next I painted the sign with a coat of Rust-Oleum Gold Metallic spray paint.

I used scrap wood, paint, and vinyl to make a Rustic Wooden Snowflake Sign.

While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I headed over to my Cricut and opened the Design Space on my laptop to find a snowflake pattern for a stencil. I found one that was not too intricate and copied the design in several sizes.

I used scrap wood, paint, and vinyl to make a Rustic Wooden Snowflake Sign.

After cutting and weeding the snowflakes, I used Transfer Tape to apply them to the sign in a random pattern.

I used scrap wood, paint, and vinyl to make a Rustic Wooden Snowflake Sign.

I used scrap wood, paint, and vinyl to make a Rustic Wooden Snowflake Sign.

I used scrap wood, paint, and vinyl to make a Rustic Wooden Snowflake Sign.

I intended on using a white spray paint for the top coat, but my cans were clogged. (because someone...ME...did not clean them properly before storing them) Anyhoo, on to plan B because that's what I do, so I went back to my paint closet. I found a pale blue that I used on my ombre bistro set and decided that would look pretty with the metallic. I sprayed a couple of thin coats over the entire sign and let dry for an entire day because I did not want to take the chance of messing up the paint when pulling off the vinyl stencils.

I used scrap wood, paint, and vinyl to make a Rustic Wooden Snowflake Sign.

I carefully removed the vinyl snowflake stencils with the help of my Cricut tools, then lightly sanded the entire surface to give it a little bit of a distressed look.

I used scrap wood, paint, and vinyl to make a Rustic Wooden Snowflake Sign.

I used scrap wood, paint, and vinyl to make a Rustic Wooden Snowflake Sign.

It is the perfect addition to my snowman themed mantle! What do you think?

I used scrap wood, paint, and vinyl to make a Rustic Wooden Snowflake Sign.

I used scrap wood, paint, and vinyl to make a Rustic Wooden Snowflake Sign.



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I used scrap wood, paint, and Cricut vinyl to make a Rustic Wooden Snowflake Sign.

Disclosure: I am part of the Cricut Blogger Program and may receive supplies to complete my projects, but all thoughts are 100% my own. I love my Cricut and am excited to share my projects with you!

4 comments:

  1. You always have so many great cutting machine crafts! I love how the wood is exposed where the snowflakes are! So pretty and rustic!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  2. Obsessed with the color you chose! It's one of my favorite! Also was thinking how it would be nice to use the scraps as a photo back drop :) for flatlays and such!

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    1. Yes, I love this color too! That is a great idea for backdrops! I need to do that!

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