There is something really special about getting together with girlfriends and having a craft night. I have been to a few painting classes where you drink wine and follow an instructor while painting a canvas and it is always shocking how good the pictures can turn out with very little artistic skill! And lately I’ve seen tons of wood sign painting classes pop up on my social media feed, but I haven’t actually attended a class yet. The signs I see vary from personalized signs or just something special for the Holidays.
I really wanted a personalized wood sign to add to a decorative shelf so I started to search for an upcoming class and that is when I discovered Sawdust Savvy. Sawdust Savvy offers a lot of workshops that you can attend by yourself or with a group, which would be perfect for a bachelorette party or just a girl’s night out. As fun as these workshops sound, I don’t live close enough to be able to attend one in the near future. But Sawdust Savvy has an online shop where you can order a DIY kit and have it mailed to your house, which was the perfect solution for me. The DIY kit comes with a stained piece of wood ready to go and everything you’d need to make the sign. Making my sign was a fun little project and easy to complete.
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DIY Wood Sign
A huge thanks to Sawdust Savvy for providing my DIY Kit! All opinions are my own.
I ordered the Last Name DIY Kit online and selected the wood stain color, paint color, and what I wanted my sign to say. Everything was shipped to my house in one package.
First I had to prepare (weed) the vinyl before applying it to the sign. Basically the words are already pre-cut in the vinyl and I just had to pull the words off.
After I finished weeding the vinyl it looked like this. You can see I pulled the entire word off and even the small “established” words at the bottom.
Next I placed the vinyl on the board so I could see where I wanted it placed. I decided I wanted to move the “established” up a little, so I just cut that area out with a scissors so I could place it a little higher.
Next I pulled the backing of the vinyl off and started sticking it on the piece of wood. I started from the top and moved my way down, pressing it down as I went. I tried to make sure to go back over all of the edges of the word to make sure it was really stuck down. You can see from the photo that all of the insides of the letters still need to be placed on the board. For example, the middle of the “e” and the loop on the “S” are missing. So next I placed those small vinyl pieces in their respective places.
This is what the vinyl looked like after I added in all of the separate little pieces inside of the letters. Next I added the smaller “established” vinyl and once that was attached to the board I was ready to paint!
The DIY Kit came with a small container of paint and a sponge to apply it. You definitely will want to dab the paint on, because if you try to slide the sponge I’m guessing the vinyl would lift up and you would get paint outside of where the letters are. I did two coats of the white paint and removed the vinyl right away instead of letting it dry first.
I absolutely love how my sign turned out! It adds such a personal touch to my decorative shelf in my house!
My DIY Kit did come with hooks and twine to hang it on the wall, but leaning it against my decorative window and wreath works perfect.
I recommend checking out Sawdust Savvy if you want to create your own DIY wood sign. It is something fun you can do by yourself or it would be a perfect project to do with some girlfriends!
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