Here is a little reminder I made for my sweet family…
No, I’m not bossy…why do you ask?
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…
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.
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.
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.
But the imperfect look is quite fabulous if you ask me.
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).
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!
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!
1. The Moberg Family // 2. Sandpaper and Glue // 3. American Honey // 4. Weekend Craft // 5. Grey Luster Girl // 6. From Wine to Whine // 7. Cutesy Crafts // 8. Practically Functional // 9. Home At Eight // 10. McCall Manor // 11. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 12. Adventures in All Things Food // 13. Create it. Go! // 14. Please Excuse My Craftermath… // 15. The Outlandish Momma // 16. The Sensory Emporium // 17. My Paper Craze // 18. unOriginal Mom // 19. My Favorite Finds // 20. Architecture of a Mom // 21. Black and White Obsession //