Farmhouse Sign for a Summer Mantel
We’ve all seen the wooden signs in the decor stores and magazines. I actually have one in my family room and still enjoy the words.
The other day while shopping at Michael’s craft store with my girls, I found great blank wooden signs. They come in different sizes and are the perfect starting point for a fun summer craft. We purchased the wooden board, acrylic paint and stencils.
Honestly, I am an impatient crafter and I just eyeballed where to start stenciling the font. It was pretty simple going as the sign is made of small boards that create a straight line which makes it easy to keep the font straight. Just take each letter, line it up and using a sponge brush, dab the paint onto the stencil. Do this for each letter to make your word or phrase.
After applying the first coat of white, I took the stencil and moved it slightly over to the right and stenciled over the letters again. This created a larger font and a shadow effect.
I took the flower stencil and had fun placing it in different directions along the board. I first used white paint on the flowers and then dabbed yellow on top. It created a pretty, pale yellow for the flowers (the yellow straight from the tube was a little too bright for my taste for this project).
After placing my new sign on my mantel, I added two candlesticks on either side. I found these a few months ago at the thrift store. I think it makes for a pretty summer mantel! Less than $20 and it was a fun summer project to do with the girls!
Love it! Your big fireplace and mantel look great!
Thanks, Vickie! Hope your summer is going well!
Great Summer project. And I love those candlesticks. Great find.
Beautiful! The yellow flowers over the wood appear to match the chartreuse candlesticks. Very harmonious arrangement.
Thank you so much, Nette!
Looks awesome! Where did you get your candlestick holders? My accent color as well. Thank you. Keep your projects coming!
Thanks, Susan! I found them at a thrift store near my home. Grabbed them quick! They were a good score 🙂
I love the beautiful FARMHO– USE sign you made. Great job!