I am so excited to share this tutorial with you today because, well, it’s easy for one but it also turned out absolutely amazing!
For Christmas this year I knew I wanted to make at least SOME of my gifts, not like last year where I made them all, I needed to save my pregnant sanity by not cramming too many things in I couldn’t get done so I decided I’d make my mother-in-law, my Mom’s and my both my sister and my sister-in-law’s gifts, they all turned out AMAZING and this is something I made both my Mother-in-Law and my Mom.
Ok, let’s get to it!
:: What you’ll need ::
- wooden plank sign (my husband bought the raw wood and nailed together the plank for me but you can have the hardware store do this for you or whatever).
- Two rags (one to wipe ON the stain and one to wipe off)
Construct sign if not already done, this is what ours looked like in it’s raw form.
Create and cut vinyl design (or use pre made designs you can find at craft stores if you don’t have a Silhouette or other die-cutting machine). I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the vinyl for both the signs I made.
Line up and stick to your board in the exact placement you want the words to appear.
BE SURE to get out all air bubbles and that it’s stuck very well so the stain doesn’t bleed.
(I had left-over pink vinyl that I used for this, color doesn’t matter at all since you’ll just peel it off)
Use rag to wipe stain all-over board covering letters and entire sign. I used a second rag to wipe off excess stain as I went since I didn’t want some places to be darker than others, this was by-far the easiest way I found to apply the stain, brushes aren’t made to apply stain.
sorry, I didn’t take a picture before I peeled off the vinyl
Once the stain is dry (if applied correctly, it should be dry within a few minutes), peel away the vinyl letters.
This was LITERALLY one of the easiest projects I’ve ever done (except for a slight problem I had with the vinyl getting hung in my Silhouette while making the one on the left) and definitely one of my favorite things I’ve ever made too.
I’m totally going to be making myself one for our dining room, I just can’t get enough!
If you make one and blog about it, be sure to let me know, I’d love to see yours!