I have used the cheapo cedar fence parts before….long time ago when I made a art piece for my friend Patti. They are really affordable…possibilities are endless for small craft projects or large ones like this! I will show you the rest of the porch on Wednesday….but before I get to editing all those pics I wanted to share with you this very large Christmas sign that cost just under $10! An easy afternoon project too…would be such a nice gift to give too. I painted mine in candy cane stripes….but obviously you are only limited by your imagination. GO crazy I say! Here is how I put mine together and finished it to look a bit aged…
I got three pieces of cedar fencing from the hardware store put them together similar to the sign that I showed you last week and painted it. I used a few pieces of scrap wood I had….along with some wood screws.
Then I used some painters tape and put some diagonal stripes (no I didn’t measure…total eyeball job…) I painted them with white chalk paint…although any paint will do really… When the white was dry I removed the tape and filled in the stripes with red craft paint.
I wanted to age it a bit so I rough sanded it after it was completely dry. I traced the state of Kentucky (just printed a stencil I found online) and painted that in blue along with some holly vines with red berries with just some craft paint. I sanded the whole thing down again when it was dry….
I think it looks so sweet behind the vintage wagon wheel that I wrapped with lights:)
I’ll show you the rest on Wednesday….so be sure to grab some coffee and stop by:) Have you decorated yet? Share pics with me so that I can share with everyone:)