Monday, March 12, 2012

Wood Crafts

Happy Monday!
I hope everyone had a great weekend!
The weather here was fantastic!
The kids were outside all weekend!
I am trying to get a few things done inside the house before we move outside to start our landscaping.
So instead of papercrafts, you get a view of some wood art!

I was inspired by this sentiment that I found on Pinterest....Sentiment Idea
Here are my steps:
I gathered some wood, glued and nailed it together, then stained it in a dark walnut. 
I sanded the edges and spots on the top and worked in some Martha Stewart metallic paint.
While the stain dried, I cut out some stenciled letters with my cricut.
I used several different fonts.  This took some time to figure out what would work!
Next I taped my stencils down and used a cream and teal acrylic paint.
Before the paint was completely dried, I pulled the stencil off to make sure no paint leaking underneath!
I had a few spots where the paint leaked, so I quickly removed it while it was still wet.
Once the paint was dried overnight, I took my sand paper and sanded over the paint to distress it.
You can do this as much or as little as you want!
Once everything was completely dried and how I wanted it, I sprayed it with a coat of clear acrylic.
Lastly, I added a twine flower, I found the tutorial on Pinterest, and teal button.
Here is my finished product hanging in my mud room!


  1. I think it must be the season change and getting out of the winter blahs or something, because I had the urge to do something not paper-crafty too. I have it all out and sitting on my craft table to tackle. New weather, new season, new vigor! And this is really cool - cheap and personal home decor; fabulous!

  2. I love it!!! What a fun project, I like all the different fonts you used. And it's been amazing weather here as well. Feels like summer is right around the corner!

  3. What a GREAT wood project! Thanks for sharing how to make it. Happy you enjoying some nice weather too, we will be getting some welcomed rain here. I love what it says too.

  4. Wow Anna what a really cool project! I love it! I really need to branch out and try some other things besides cards!!!

  5. Anna I LOVE it!! You did a GREAT job on it!! and YEAH for doing a pin..not just repinning like me! :)
    Have a GREAT day!!!

  6. Great job! It has a "pub look" if that makes sense. Kinda like a specials board or something :)

  7. cute cute cute! You did a great job!