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