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Here is a little reminder I made for my sweet family…

No, I’m not bossy…why do you ask?

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Sometimes they need to be reminded.

I, on the other hand, do not…

If your family needs a little kick in the pants as well, here is a very easy project that anyone can tackle.

A trained monkey could make it so, you got this…

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Run a thick bead of wood glue along the edge of one board and clamp it to the other board.

I had these pieces of wood left over from my office desk, but you could bat your eyelashes at the nice Lowe’s workers and they will cut lumber to any size that you would like.

…Or they will ask you if you are having a seizure…

Then you can both have a good laugh–then walk off–and never return.

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After the glue dries (1-2 hours) unclamp the boards and stain with a fabulous color.

I just used an old t-shirt to apply the stain and then wiped the excess off after 2-3 minutes.

While that is drying you can set up your lettering on the Silhouette Machine–okay, so the trained monkey might not have a Silhouette…

I retract my earlier comment.

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Once cut, place your vinyl letters on the board and then paint over the entire thing with paint.

I used leftover milk paint, because

A) I loved this color (Trophy) and thought it would look good on my wall and

B)  I’m cheap and don’t like to waste this fun stuff.

While your paint is still wet, remove the vinyl letters.

If any of the paint decided to creep under the vinyl, you can sand it lightly once it dries.

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But the imperfect look is quite fabulous if you ask me.

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Once your paint is dry you can seal it with either wax or hemp oil.  Both of these options will make the color a little richer on your sign (sigh).

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McCall Manor Eat Something sign

During the course of making this sign, I actually forgot to snap pictures.  So, I whipped up another one just to help with the tutorial.  If you are interested in being bossy helping your family make good choices, you can purchase this sign in my Etsy shop!  I only have one, so if you miss it and still want one just let me know!


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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Our Sons & Daughters Wood Shims and Word Art Simple DIY Canvas Art Pallet Signs Chalk Paint Pumpkins with Fabric Leaves Make a Personalized Scarecrow DIY Wall Art for the Bathroom Decoupaged Fall Leaves Lampshade Gimme A F.A.L.L! Eat SOMETHING Sweet Baby Love Quilt Big Reveal Sketching Inspiration for my little Dancer - September Silhouette Challenge Family Feature Presentation Wall Art Last Unicorn Shadow Box Makin' my office a little more artsy fartsy Family Command Center DIY Grandparents Sign with Photo Frame Dream Big Little Girl Canvas Art Fall Pallet Sign {Grateful, Thankful, Blessed} Pumpkins and Apples Sign Handmade Freezer Paper Cloth Napkins

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Linking to:

Milkpaint Masterpiece Monday  *  Do Tell Tuesday  *  The Pin Junkie  *  Little Birdie Told Me  *

22 Responses to Eat SOMETHING {Silhouette Challenge}

  1. Very pretty. Sometimes I feel like shouting “eat something” during dinner, myself! 🙂

  2. Kristy gd says:

    Confession time – I almost always make 2 of a project for my crafty posts! Mostly because I experiment along the way. Glad to see I’m not the only one, and what a great idea to sell it in your etsy shop!

    P.S. Love the sign.

    • hollymcc says:

      Haha, I thought I was the only one that did that. It is so hard to know when you are making the ‘prototype’ whether or not you should take pics! It takes a while to set up photo shoots for me. I’m verrrrrrrry slow. 🙁
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This is so fun! And perfect for that spot above the windows. I love the look of the milk paint, too. I would totally make one for our kitchen too if our 2 year old could read…I do end up shouting it at her frequently, haha!

  4. Holly,
    I love your decorative reminder to encourage your family to eat.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

  5. so fun! I love how this turned out 🙂

  6. I LOVE how this turned out! It’s simple, and rustic, yet trendy & fresh! Nice Job!

  7. Carrie says:

    Um, I LOVE this!!!! I love it! I am all over wood signs lately. This is so cute, and adds a great accent to our room. Pinning this one!

  8. Shelley FitzGibbon says:

    Very cute! Obviously, however, you have NO teenage boys in residence. Is there a sign in your Etsy shop which reads “STOP EATING!”? If so, sold.

    • hollymcc says:

      I’ll keep that in mind. I’ll have a teenage girl in the house come November, but she eats like a bird. When the boys hit those years, we will have to sell the house and live off the land…

  9. Holly! This came out so great love your choice of paint and stain! I need to try this I never thought of staining then painting. Genius!

  10. What a fantastic project! I’m pinning this right now. I’d love for you to share this at my weekly link party. Hope to see you there!

  11. What a fantastic project! It’s the perfect addition!

  12. Barbara says:

    I just love this! What font did you use?

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