Each Christmas season I like to come up with a simple gift idea that I can use for my kids teachers, a few of my friends and close neighbors. Today I am going to share with you my Easy Christmas Gift Idea that I am going to be giving this year! A few months ago, I was driving by a little cake shop near me and had this simple idea pop in my head – BUNDT cakes! And that is what I’m rolling with this year!
On Friday I shared my Elegant Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape with Wood Slice Place Cards and today I wanted to share with you how I quickly made these DIY Leather Napkin Rings last week for that Thanksgiving table! I of course used my Cricut Maker, but you could easily make these just using a rotary blade too. I’m just OCD and prefer to have everything cut perfectly!
This super easy sewing project is perfect for beginners or kids! I’m excited to show you How to Sew a Fabric Bookmark today!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
If you’re not much of a decorator, one of the easiest ways to get into the spirt of any season is swapping out your kitchen towel for a seasonal one! Today, I’m sharing these fun DIY Fall Kitchen Towels! So, whether you want one or 4 different kitchen towels just for Fall, I’ve got you covered! Read more
After I finished my bench (you can see the tutorial here) I was so excited with how much it freshened up our entry that I wanted to make a new Welcome sign. I aim for our house to be a place where people feel welcome and leave feeling better than they did when they came. I searched for the perfect saying and loved this one.
To make this distressed sign I glued two scraps of 1×6 together. I placed it on a trash bag on something flat. Then I used Gorilla Wood Glue and put it on both sides of the wood edge I’m gluing and then pushed them together. I made sure the top doesn’t have glue sticking out, and if it does I wiped it off. I didn’t worry about the glue if its pooling out onto the trash bag because that is the back. Let it dry for 24 hours.
Then I did a coat of paint in black and let it dry. Next I added a layer of Milk Paint and let it dry for 12 hours. You can use any kind of paint for the top coat, I just like the texture and crackles of Milk paint. Then sand it like crazy!
I prefer a hand sander to make it go faster and to get a really good distressed look. I cut cut my words out on my Cricut machine. The fonts I used are Century for Welcome and Muncie for Rest, Relax, Refresh. I weeded the vinyl in reverse and then pieced the silhouette of the words right onto my sign creating a stencil.
I find its easier to only work a few letters at a time, otherwise they stick to each other.
I mixed up a couple of different colors of acrylic paints to create the perfect shade of navy I wanted. Then I carefully painted the inside of the letters.
I did two coats to make sure I had a really solid shade of navy. When the paint was dry I very carefully pulled off the vinyl.
After letting it dry completely I went at my sign again with my hand sanders. This time you don’t have to sand so much, the words will distress really fast.
You can either use a sawtooth hanger to hang it or use a drill to make holes in the corners. I used rope to hang mine.