I was not sponsored for this post, but we do have some awesome sponsors who are hosting an amazing giveaway. I linked to all them is at the end of this post. Be sure to check them out! :)
Hello! I have a ton of fun packed into this one post! I am so excited to be taking part in the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop today. Today’s theme is all about handmade gift ideas. I’m sharing this fun Family Name Signs tutorial. I also have links to tons of other amazing handmade gift ideas, so you’ll want to scroll to the bottom of this post for that. I also have an amazing giveaway with 11 winners. Let’s get started!
I have a big family! It can get expensive if I bought store bought gifts for each family, so each year my family knows I’ll be making their gifts. haha! I made these family name signs this year. I love how they are personalized for each family. Annnnnnd I love the fun colors that gives each one it’s own personality! I even made one for our family. I hung it on our front porch. I kind of love it! :)
For this project you will need:
1x10 board cut into 15 inch pieces
DecoArt white & black chalky finish paint
blue painters tape
hand sander & sand paper
saw tooth hangers & drill
First, I painted my boards white. I used 2 coats of paint & then let them dry completely.
Next, I used a ruler & some simple math to divide my boards up to make stripes.
Then I used some painters tape to mark off my stripes.
Then I got out some black chalky finish paint.
This time I used one coat of paint & then let my boards dry.
Then I used a hand sander to distress my boards. Next I applied my vinyl lettering.
TIP: Make sure you use a straight edge to get out any bubbles.
I cut my own vinyl using the Gill Sans MT Ext Condensed Bold & Pea Hannah Vanilla fonts.
Finally, I added a saw tooth hanger to the back using a drill.
I chose a different color for each family. I love all the bright colors.
Be sure to check out all of the fabulous handmade gift ideas below. Enjoy!
Now for that giveaway!
There will be 11 winners from 11 different giveaways.
Be sure to scroll through & enter each one.
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- Graphic 45 https://www.g45papers.com/
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Are you making homemade gifts this year? I hope we gave you some ideas to get started!
Let me know what you’re working on in the comments below. :)