Ginger Snap Crafts: Family Name Signs {tutorial} + Handmade Holidays Blog Hop

08 November 2016

Family Name Signs {tutorial} + Handmade Holidays Blog Hop

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!

family name signs at GingerSnapCrafts.com

family name signs

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
paint brush
vinyl lettering
ruler
blue painters tape
hand sander & sand paper
saw tooth hangers & drill

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First, I painted my boards white. I used 2 coats of paint & then let them dry completely.

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Next, I used a ruler & some simple math to divide my boards up to make stripes.

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Then I used some painters tape to mark off my stripes.

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Then I got out some black chalky finish paint.

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This time I used one coat of paint & then let my boards dry.

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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.

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I cut my own vinyl using the Gill Sans MT Ext Condensed Bold & Pea Hannah Vanilla fonts.

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Finally, I added a saw tooth hanger to the back using a drill.

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I chose a different color for each family. I love all the bright colors.

family gift ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com

family name signs

family gift ideas

To give as a gift tie on a thick ribbon & hang a chalkboard wood slice ornament as a gift tag.
You can see how easy these ornaments are to make right {HERE].

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Be sure to check out all of the fabulous handmade gift ideas below. Enjoy!

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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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A huge shout out to our giveaway sponsors!

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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. :)

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