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Here is another Baby Announcement sign I made.  This one is for the Wilson’s.  Their babies nursery reminds me of a tree house.  They painted a beautiful mural on the wall of a big tree with a couple owls perched on a branch.  I really wanted this sign to look like it belonged in that room.

So Pretty in Paint Baby Announcement Sign - Henry Lee

It is on a 9×12 board.  Fun and totally personal!  Love it!

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I saw a sign similar to this on Pinterest and wanted to try my hand at creating one.  For more signs available, please check out the Etsy Shop.

 

So Pretty in Paint: Welcome Friends & Family

Since posting it on Facebook last night, I’ve already had two requests to make similar ones but adding “The ___ Family Welcomes our Friends & Family.”  So excited to create something for someone else!  Stay tuned for those pictures!

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There are so many chalkboard signs out there… and mine isn’t much different but I thought I’d share it anyways.

My husband turned 30 right before our wedding and all of our extra money went towards the wedding, so I had to get creative.  I threw him a surprise BBQ party and invited all his friends and made him a little sign to hang up outside.

This sign was incredibly easy to make and did not cost me a thing.

Supplies Needed:

  • Piece of wood
  • 4 wooden dowels
  • Hot glue gun
  • Spray paint
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Foam paint brush
  • piece of chalk
  • Two small screws
  • Two soda pop tops
  • Twine
  • Plant hook

Here’s what I did:

First:  Once I found the piece of wood I wanted to use, I used 4 wooden dowels (had on hand) and the hot glue gun to create a frame on the piece of wood.

Second: Once the glue was dry, I took it outside and covered in a couple coats of orange spray paint.  We are OSU Beavers in this house 🙂 And let this sit overnight to totally dry.

Third: I painted the chalkboard paint inside the frame and let that dry overnight.

Fourth: Screwed the screws into part of the soda pop top and ran a piece of twine through both tops and tied a big bow.

Fifth:  Found the spot outside I wanted to hang it, screwed in the plant hook and hung it up.

I finished it off with a Happy Birthday note and it was done.  Voilà !


Here is another very easy and very inexpensive tutorial.  This one was actually a gift that I made for our entire wedding party.  So I made 19 of these and used a lot of wine corks!

Supplies Needed:

  • 64 wine corks (per frame)
  • Picture frame
  • Hot glue gun & glue

Here’s what I did:

First: I glued corks together in sets of two.

Second: Once I had my corks glued in sets of two, I started gluing them together to frame the picture frame.

Third: Glued the corks to the frame and that’s it.

This project was incredibly easy but making 19 of them was incredibly time consuming and I did manage to burn myself a few times 🙂



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