Glitter Plank Board Sign Tutorial

Sep 3, 2015 | Crafts, Decorating

I am so glad to be back at the crafting again after our month-long organization challenge.  It was so much fun getting the house organized for back-to-school, but I am ready to get my hands dirty (and glittery) with more crafts!  Today I am sharing an easy way to create a plank board sign for your home.

To start, I grabbed my supplies.  There are a few ways in which you can create a planked board sign.  One is to use some 1 x 6 boards, stain them, and attach them together using 1 x 2 boards.  Then, staple gun the twine to the ends.  Here’s a tutorial on how to make one that is quick and easy!

Glitter Plank Board Sign Tutorial - Materials Plank Sign

Glitter Plank Board Sign Tutorial – Materials Plank Sign

Another way, is to buy a wood pallet plaque at Michaels, along with some glitter, Mod Podge, a sponge brush and Rust-Oelum Wood Spray.

Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out vinyl letters that read HOME.  I measured the lettering to be 5 inches by 3.5 inches, so that I made sure that I would have room for the glitter to be sprinkled around the letters.

Glitter Plank Board Sign Tutorial - Vinyl Sign

Glitter Plank Board Sign Tutorial – Vinyl Sign

I attached the vinyl letters to the plank board, making sure everything was spaced out nicely.

Glitter Plank Board Sign Tutorial - Mod Podge

Glitter Plank Board Sign Tutorial – Mod Podge

I took the sponge brush and Mod Podged all around the vinyl lettering.  I wanted to make it look like it was in a little bubble, so I made sure to get all the corners rounded.

Glitter Plank Board Sign Tutorial - Glitter Sign

Glitter Plank Board Sign Tutorial – Glitter Sign

Then I got to glitter!  Can I just tell you how much I love to glitter?  I don’t think I’ve said it enough.  Yes, it’s messy, so I do all the glittering in the garage.  It’s always so cheery in there now with glitter covering the garage floor.

So, back to the project at hand, I covered all the Mod Podge with glitter and let it dry in the sun for a few hours.  I wanted to make sure everything was fully dry before I started to remove the vinyl.  Before I let the sign just sit there, I took a Q-Tip, and removed some glitter from a few spots on the vinyl.  I wanted to made sure I could find where the vinyl started and stopped, so I could take it off easily.

Glitter Plank Board Sign Tutorial - Glitter HOME Board

Glitter Plank Board Sign Tutorial – Glitter HOME Board

Once the entire sign was dry, I slowly started to remove the vinyl letters.  Make sure you take your time as you remove the letters so that some of the glitter doesn’t rip off.

Using the Rust-Oelum Wood Spray, I gave the entire plank sign a good spray to make sure that the glitter stays in place.  I let it sit and dry in the sun for a few hours, mostly because I forgot about it outside, but also wanted to make sure everything was fully dry.

Glitter Plank Board Sign Tutorial - Glitter HOME Board

Glitter Plank Board Sign Tutorial – Glitter HOME Board

Now I have a beautiful wall hanging sign to decorate our home!  I have made a ton more signs as I am super into glitter and plank signs right now.  I am even selling a few in my Etsy Shop!  Go check them out and let me know what you think!!

Happy crafting, my friends!

The Organized Mama

The Organized Mama

The Organized Mama

The Organized Mama

My name is Jessica and I am the founder and editor of The Organized Mama. I was born and raised in Minnesota and currently live in Illinois. I graduated Indiana University with a degree in elementary education. I decided to share my tips and tricks to keeping things organized in hopes of helping people stay organized with little ones. I am in the process of becoming a professional organizer to help assist families in keeping households organized. At The Organized Mama, you will find ways to keep organized, stay crafty and, most of all, enjoy motherhood!

2 Comments

  1. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    Thank you for sharing this at The Creative Corner! I am going to feature it tomorrow evening. I just got a Silhouette machine last Christmas and I am always looking for new ways to use it. This glitter sign is too cute! You need to start an Etsy store!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    • The Organized Mama

      Thanks so much Carrie!! You are just too sweet! I can’t wait to see all the fun features tomorrow! It’s always so fun looking at your features on the Creative Corner. Makes my Mondays!

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