Hand painted wood signs have been all the craze since the wood pallet movement. You all know I’ve fallen victim to it too. I’ve shared a few of my own pallet creations like the Lucky sign and Irish sign.
If you’ve ever tackled a pallet sign project you know how much work it is, ripping, cutting, hammering… I had to find a quicker solution, especially one that could be done with leaving the tools in the cabinet. When I stumbled upon a $3 cutting board at the dollar store I knew my prayer had been answered!
Last month when I was in Utah I had the opportunity to visit the home of Hazel and Ruby (a craft company that offers a variety of products to help you easily create awesome DIY projects, with a sweet vintage touch). The folks there were so nice they sent me home with a few supplies to try out, including two packs of stencil masks (Greeting Words, and Boutique Alpha) which are now available at Michaels.
I wanted to create a totally unique project and these stencils made it SO easy. You could make 50 wooden signs in a snap with these stencils, you can wipe them clean and use over and over again!
Follow this Painted Wood Sign Tutorial to make your own
Simply peel the letters or shape from the plastic backing, arrange your letters on the cutting board as desired (I didn’t press them in place until I knew they were centred and evenly spaced), press in place, paint overtop using acrylic paint (I used a sample pot of County Chic Paint), peel the letters from the cutting board, I used a pointed craft knife to lift the edge. Wipe the letters clean with a damp cloth and return to the plastic backing.
You can see the letters lift of with almost no bleeding!
Can you believe how easy you can make this wood sign?!
This hand painted wood sign can seriously be made in 10 minutes!
I added some We R Memory Keepers Enamel Dots to the middle of the cutting board sign to break up the phrase, the cool coral coordinates perfect.
I love how this wooden sign turned out, you can hardly tell it was a cutting board in its former life.
Wouldn’t it be a fun sign for a shop? But my family is kinda awesome so we’re displaying it proudly.
Have you tried these new stencil masks? I’d love to see what you create. Hazel and Ruby has loads of great ideas, see them and more on my Pinterest Wall Decor Board