Hey hey! I've been putting the new craft room to use and I LURVE it! I'm so excited about this new workspace, it is truly a dream come true.
Of course I had to break it in with some fall crafts and I found most of what I needed at the Target dollar spot. You know, that place where you grab a few things and $30 later you have a cart of cute, cheap stuff? Yeah:
I found the wood stickers and stencils (the two stencils came together) there a couple weeks ago. These projects were so easy (and cheap!). Even with drying time they took less than an hour.
I grabbed some scrap wood and stained one piece in an ebony stain and painted one white. Then I used the leaf stencil and spray painted that in this gold spray paint:
When that dried I placed the other stencil on top:
Here's a tip -- spray the back of your stencil with a light coating of spray adhesive and then place it on the surface. It will help it stay put and avoid bleeding. (This spray adhesive is my favorite because the nozzle doesn't get clogged up. Most I've tried are useless after half way through because nothing will come out of the nozzle.)
You can use spray paint for this part too (just be sure to cover the rest of the wood!) but I prefer to "pounce" it with a foam brush:
I also wanted it to have a slightly worn look so this technique lends itself to that look more. After it dried I sanded it down a little bit as well.
The wood pieces for the other sign have a sticky back so I cut them out to play around with placement:
They stuck great on the wood sign. On the stained piece I had to hot glue them on.
I loved this one as it was:
But I ended up spending a little more on some fabric flowers and added those with a hot glue gun:
SO cute!! Love it!
I just used the wood cut outs on the other sign:
The large leaf was left over from a leaf garland I picked up, but the rest were from Target. I still have a few left to make something else! :) Hot glue felt to the back if you hang wood on a door -- if it bangs around it won't damage your door or trim. Not sure this one will stay here but it's cute for now!
I'm slowly but surely adding some fall touches around the house and I adore both of these signs:
I spent less than $10 on both of them (most of that was for the flowers I added to the stained one) -- not bad at all! The white one was two bucks and I didn't use nearly all of the cut outs. :)
I love making personalized pieces for our house, especially for the different seasons. Get yourself to the dollar spot my friends! :) Have you made anything fun with dollar store items? I'd love to see!
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