Hello! It’s been crazy busy around here with all the fun things that come with the holiday season. How are you doing? Good, I hope!
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I have a quick project to share with you today for our Monthly DIY Challenge. This month our challenge item was felt, and I have to admit I struggled with this one. I was having such a hard time coming up with a felt project that didn’t look like my kids made it.
I had a stash of random boards and cabinet doors in my basement and decided to make an easy wood sign. Signs sell really well in our booth so it’s always an easy go-to project when I’m not sure what to make.
I started by painting the board with a coat of Annie Sloan’s “French Linen” chalk paint.
To paint the letters, I created a word doc with the word HOME on it, then printed it onto transparency paper. The I used my overhead projector to project the image onto the wood, and traced it out with a white water color pencil. I use this method a lot when making signs. It’s maybe not the easiest way, but I enjoy painting in the letters by hand. You can read more about how I use an overhead projector to paint graphics on furniture and signs here.
I used Annie Sloan’s “Pure White” chalk paint to paint in the letters, then I used a sanding block to distress the sign. Oh, and I should mention, I didn’t trace or paint the letter “O”. I just put an x where the center of the O was with my watercolor pencil so I knew where to put the heart.
My mom made the felt flowers for me one afternoon while she was babysitting Max. I don’t have any pictures of the process but she simply Googled felt flower tutorials and made a handful of them.
I used a hot glue gun to adhere the felt flowers to the sign.
Want to see what the other girls came up with for their felt projects? Check them out below. To see the full tutorial for any project just click the picture.
If I don’t have a chance to chat with you before Christmas I hope you and your family have the best Christmas and holiday season!
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