- Wood Cut – find at your local craft store
- Pencil and Tape
- Small Artist Brushes and 1″ Brush
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Feathers and Floral Spray Accessories
Thanksgiving DIY: Fall Gratitude Sign
Create a joyful display of thankfulness and appreciation this season with the Fall Gratitude Sign. It will also work as a wonderful reminder of ‘giving thanks’ all year round. This sweet sign was created by Mary Childs of Focal Points.
First, brush a layer of acrylic bonding primer onto the wood and allow to dry. You can use a quality primer such as Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3® for this step.
Next, apply 2 – 3 layers of Modern Masters Copper Metallic Paint until fully opaque, allowing each layer to dry.
Next, tape the transfer paper (dark side down) to the wood cut. Place the Give Thanks image (face up) on top of the transfer paper and tape it to the wood cut. The is from the Jenna Sue Design Co.
Now you can use a pencil to trace the lettering and remove both sheets when you are done tracing.
Use the Black Glazing Cream Color and a small 1/8″ artist brush to paint in the letters and details. You can also use a wide tip black marker to draw in the letters to make it easier.
Decide on the best arrangement of your feathers and floral spray on the back of the woodcut. Attach these to the back with the hot glue gun, ensuring they are attached well. Let dry thoroughly.
We hope you've enjoyed this Gratitude Sign DIY and have been inspired to create your own unique version! For more fall projects, visit us on the blog by clicking the link below. We hope to see you there!
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