Ginger Snap Crafts: DIY Thankful Sign

DIY Thankful Sign

Thank you to DecoArt for supplying some of the supplies for this project.

Good morning! Today I’d love to show you how I made this easy DIY Thankful Sign.

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Thanksgiving crafts #crafts

For this project you will need:
American Decor Golden Brown Crème Wax
foam paint brush or old rag
sand paper
24 inch 1x10 board
vinyl lettering
this image from the (affiliate link) Silhouette online store

creme wax

First, you will sand your board & wipe away any excess sawdust. Then it was time to paint! Honestly when I grabbed this jar out of my chalk paint stash I just read the lid ~ Golden Brown. I thought it was paint! ha! As soon as I put it on my board I could tell it was different. A little thinner than chalk paint with a more transparent look but with excellent coverage. I love that you can still see the wood grain through the crème wax. I did one coat, & then let the board dry.

stained board

After the board was nice & dry I used some sand paper to lightly distress the edges, & then I applied my vinyl lettering. You can check out a more detailed how to cut & apply vinyl lettering tutorial right {HERE}.


I kind of love how it turned out! Annnnd I am thankful for my little model! ;)

thankful sign

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! We have our last football & soccer games. I love watching my kiddos play but it will be nice to have our weekends free again. Annnnd maybe I’ll get to sleep in next Saturday. ;) Enjoy your weekend, & I’ll see you back here on Monday!

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.

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