Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall Nesting: DIY Thanksgiving Sign {Day 24} [Thanksgiving Craft]

I hardly have any Thanksgiving decorations. It's such an underrated holiday. So I wanted to make a Thanksgiving sign. We had plenty of leftover wood from the trough project.

I sanded the wood down a bit, but not much because I didn't want it "perfect". We still had paint leftover from the hallway makeover, so white it became!

After I painted the three boards, Josh screwed another smaller piece behind to connect the all boards together.

If you're lucky enough to have a Silhouette - making something like this would be easy. More power to you. However, this is how I'm not so lucky, so this is how I did the lettering:

I found a font that I liked and printed it out rather large. I think it was 550 pt. or close to that.

Then I cut out each letter and traced it onto the boards with pencil. I wouldn't suggest pen as the color can bleed through some paints.

Using a small paint brush, I filled in each letter with acrylic craft paint.

I decided to go a little lighthearted with the sign-- we had already "given thanks" with the mantel. : )

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  1. I love this sign! you have inspired me! I want to make this. Do you remember what font you used? Thank you!

    1. For the life of me, I don't remember what font I used! I can't believe that I didn't say in the post. Sorry about that.
      Roboto Slab (http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/roboto-slab) or TypoSlab Serif (http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/TypoSlabserif-Light) would be similar and are both free.

  2. I love this too! What size wood did you use?

    1. The wood was actually re-purposed from old stair treads, so they aren't really a conventional size. The boards are 9 1/2" tall and 31" long.

    2. Thank you so much!


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