Sunday, 6 January 2013



Okay, so these are the crafts that I have been doing over the Christmas holidays. Majority of these crafts are signs, which I made for Christmas presents and for holiday decorating. All these signs consist of the same steps just different fonts and paint colors.

Things you’ll need:
  • Board/piece of wood
  • Paint/woodstain
  • Paintbrush
  • Sander
  • Varnish
  • Hanging hooks 

Step 1: Find a piece of wood that you would like to paint a quote onto. Sand the sign down making it look and feel smooth.

Step 2: Now paint or stain the background of your sign. Choose a color or stain that will best fit the theme of your sign.

Step 3: Once the background paint has completely dried, it’s quote time. How to paint on the quote is to first print the quote out. I use Microsoft word to design quotes at the exact font and size that I would like the quote to be on my sign. Once the font is printed out, tape the quote where you want it to be on my sign. Then use tracing paper that can be bought at any craft store, and put the tracing paper under the quote and use a pencil to trace the quote on. The tracing paper allows the quote to transfer onto the sign! Once the quote is on, use a thin paintbrush and which ever paint color and start painting on the quote. Usually do three coats of paint until the quote looks bold. 

Step 4: Once your sign is completely finished, paint or spray varnish your sign. The varnish makes sure that the paint is completely sealed onto the board.

Step 5: Lastly, use a hammer and some nails and hooks to hammer the hooks onto the back of your sign so that the sign can be hung.

Thanks guys, hope you’re able and that you enjoy making your own signs! 

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