How I Made a FAKE Distressed Sign Out of a Flap From a Cardboard Box!

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I was really, really eager to make a vintage, distressed sign for our country kitchen, but I had no wood! So, I made one from a flap from a cardboard box!!!

Search for Fake cardboard sign for full instructions on "how to"

My old, distressed sign started out looking like this!

Here it is after two coats of white, dry brushed paint.

I created my wordage using "Pic Monkey's" software program and printed it out using the "wax paper" transfer method.

Then, I distressed it a lot!

I had a few cups of coffee, so my hand was really shaky, but the letters didn't turn out too bad!

You can see the full details in the "How To" that is, now, on my blog. Another even easier version has just been posted here on my Hometalk's a Lavender Fields Farm beauty!

Suggested materials:
  • Cardboard, paint
  • Cardboard
Sweet Inspirations by JP
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Angie Hebert-Timmerman Angie Hebert-Timmerman on Mar 17, 2017
    How did. U get it to to smuge black all over it

  • Chris Ritter Chris Ritter on Apr 23, 2017
    Could you have used stencils instead of the wax paper/laser jet printer for the words?

  • Jeanne Jeanne on Jul 17, 2017
    Could you please explain the "wax paper transfer method"? It's mentioned in the blog post, but not explained.

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