Sunday, December 4, 2011

Winter Blessings!

I made some more signs yesterday!
These will be 'friendship' gifts to the girls at work & my other buds!
I used some scrap wood I found in my wood pile, sanded the sharp edge off the sides & corners, then painted with some green craft paint.

(Don't know about you but I have LOTS of  acrylic craft paint I've collected over the years that is starting to dry up & get goopy.  It's perfect to use as a base coat on my signs!)

After the paint dried, I sanded off the sides again to distress, then rubbed some stain on.  Let that dry.

The background is a piece of scrapbook paper I cut to size.  I stenciled the words on the paper in dark green before I glued is on the board.

I used Mod Podge to glue the paper to the board, smoothed it down with a brayer (roller) & added a thin layer of Mod Podge on the top.
Now comes a confession!  This was the first time I EVER have used Mod Podge!
(Before, I just used glue.)  What fun & how easy!!!!

After it dried, I drilled a couple of holes for the jute rope, tied on some homespun fabric, & glued on a jingle bell & wood snowflakes.
I like it hanging on a door or cabinet knob or even on a tree!
My pups voiced their opinion, too!
And...Santa came to our house early this year!
My sweet husband bought me a new Craftsman miter saw & stand for Christmas!!  
I can't wait to get my studio set up in our basement & start having fun!! 


Check out these parties:

Sew darn Crafty Party
Seasonal Sunday


  1. Lucky you! All that talent AND a new Miter saw :)
    Have a wonderful day!
    xo, misha

  2. cute sign, sweet pups and very nice saw! woohoo

  3. Really cute signs. Lucky you to have a new saw to make all kinds of great creations in the upcoming year!

  4. WOW what a nice gift! I love those kinds of gifts. My husband laughs at me because I love to go to Lowes and check out power tools too. Your signs are adorable and I'm sure your friends will just love them.

  5. I just found your blog and joined it, I LOVE T!

    Please stop by my blog, I love getting new follower's and read a few posts back.

    Your are very lucky to have a wonderful Hubby and I bet you can't wait to use your new tool!

    Christmas Blessings,

    P.S. I can't wait to see the great things you are going to make!!!!!

  6. So cute! You know I love a "use what you have" project. Glad to hear you discovered Mod Podge, it's so much fun. Most of my acrylic paint bottles have dried up also; I guess they don't last 20 years.

  7. What a fun sign! Stopping by from The Scrap Shoppe's Homemade Christmas linky party!

  8. so adorable!
    and i may just be getting myself a mitre saw after the holidays- i need one! :)


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