Are you a collector of scrap wood? If so, then this easy DiY is right up your ally. Today I want to share how I made this simple reversible fall/winter stenciled wood sign.
Fall/Winter Rustic Wood Decor From Scrap Wood
Begin by going through your scrap wood. Creating the canvas area is really up to where you plan on displaying this seasonal decor. You can recreate this from Dollar Tree decor items just as well. If you plan on displaying outside like I did, you will want to prime your Dollar Tree material.
You will also want to add a boarder to your canvas. I happened to have
some 1X1" wood scraps. If you don't have the ability to rip your scrap wood into 1x1 size, you could use Dollar Tree Jenga blocks. Just wood glue the ends together to create the length you need. Rather than use finishing nails, you may want to try attaching with just wood glue and hot glue.
Step One: measure and cut your canvas (the base).
Step Two: measure one of the sides of your canvas and then cut your 1x1 trim board accordingly. To attach you will want to make sure the canvas is positioned in the middle of the trim piece. Use wood glue and nails and carefully tack into the canvas. Repeat on the other side.
Step Three: measure and cut the top and bottom trim pieces. Repeat the same step above to attach.
Step Four: stain the trim. You can make your own stain by watering down acrylic brown paint and then applying it with a brush or cotton rag. Make sure to wipe off with a clean cotton rag.
Step Five: Paint the canvas. I used chalk paint from Walmart and it has stood-up to the Pacific Northwest weather surprisingly well.
Step Six: Position your stencil and then use white chalk paint to "stamp" in the paint.
Step Seven: If you have letter stenciling just repeat step six. I however did not so I hand painted the lettering.
Step Eight: flip you sign and repeat the same process, 5-7, to create a winter decor wood sign.
This project cost roughly ten dollars as I did have to purchase the stencils at Walmart. I already had the woods themed ones (the deer and diamonds).
More details and pictures are available at K's Olympic Nest.
Reversible decor is the best, don't you think?
Happy DiYing, my friends.