Did you see my DIY Harvest Sign?
I liked the results enough to try another one, this time in honor of Christmas. The method was a bit different this time, according to the suggestions of my friend whose DIY signs inspired me to attempt my own.
She saw my post about the Harvest Sign and pointed out that she uses a different procedure. So, I gave it a shot and am pleased with the results!
You will need:
- a board or piece of wood
- computer & printer
- pencil or ballpoint pen
- craft paint
- small paint brush
- protective coating (if using outside)
- rope & drill (if hanging)
Here’s the procedure:
- (If you’re planning to hang the sign, you’ll need to drill holes and add the rope. I skipped this step, since I was using the back of my Harvest Sign which already had holes and rope).
- Print out your word onto regular computer paper. (I chose “NOEL” and used the Copperplate Gothic Light font, in bold).
- Position the word on your board.
- Trace the outlines of each letter, pressing firmly with your pen or pencil. This will leave an impression in the wood, which you will later use as a guide for painting.
- Carefully fill in each letter with your paint and paintbrush. I used a slightly larger brush to paint the inner parts of each letter, then used a tiny brush to fill in the edges.
- After the paint dries, apply your protective coating. We had a can of varnish on hand, and Mr. Native Texan did the honors.
- Hang–or prop–and enjoy!
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Kathleen Henderson is the yankee behind the homestead. Follow along as we grow real food and three boys while renovating a 20-acre farm in northern Virginia. Do you love homegrown food, Paleo-ish recipes, and natural living? You’re in good company! Let’s grow together…