Thursday, July 11, 2013

DIY Inspirational Sign

Remember when I made that Personalized Wedding Decor for my little sister for her wedding gift? Well, I also made her another sign. This one was meant to be more inspirational, more like a pick-me-up. She hadn't seen this one yet, though, so I decided to keep it off the blog until she did. I didn't want her to find out about it before I was ready. Now that she's married, though, I can share it with y'all!


 DIY Inspiration Sign via @cupcake_n_bake #homedecor #diy #crafts


I made this one almost exactly like I made the Wedding sign. I did, however, find a better way to make the stencils. This site will help you create your own stencil easy. I used a different site originally, but I literally can't find it now. This new site, though, seems better anyways. There are tons of fonts you can choose from to make it easy to paint pretty lettering. 

 DIY Inspirational Sign via @cupcake_n_bake #homedecor #diy #crafty

To get the pretty blue color, I used a light blue Acrylic paint mixed with water. I put a little more water than I actually planned, so it ended up being a slate blue after several coats of paint.

 DIY Inspirational Sign via @cupcake_n_bake #homedecor #diy #crafts

After I printed off the stencils, I used a box cutter to cut them out. Then, I taped them to the board. This way, I could see exactly how the letters would line up, and I wouldn't have to worry about them moving while I was painting.

 DIY Inspirational Sign via @cupcake_n_bake #homedecor #diy #crafty

For the letters, I mixed a little brown with white to make an off-white color. I wanted to make it light yellow, but I surprisingly have every color paint except yellow. I know, right?! So, off-white it was!

I simply painted my stencils in, and voilĂ  - easy as pie!

 DIY Inspirational Sign via @cupcake_n_bake #homedecor #crafts #diy

My sister loved the sign, and she even commented on the color. I was actually kind of surprised. I think she liked it better than she liked the other one. I hope she finds a lot of inspiration from it, too.

So, what do you think?
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10 comments :

  1. Oh I love it, great job! You are so crafty! Love the message also, Amen to that!

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    1. Thanks Pamela! Great to hear from you again!

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  2. Ok, first off... love the quote! So true, he never gives us more than we can handle! Secondly, soooo stinking cute! Definitely will have to try this at home. Pinning!

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

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    1. Krista, I'm glad you and your husband liked this! It's always great to have something to remind you of God's love and take your mind off things.

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  3. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-link-up-29/
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

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    1. Thanks for inviting me. I'll definitely stop by.

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  4. It turned out great!! I love the color! Thanks for the tips and I'll go to the stencil link. I need help with that!

    Gina @ Gina's Craft Corner

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    1. Lol, Gina! Stencils are the best thing for sign making!

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  5. I love this!! You did a fabulous job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. You are featured today at Pick of the Bunch. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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