6.02.2012

DIY Family EST. Sign


So Last Week I shared my New Family Gallery Wall
{which still makes me smile every time I glance at it}



Today I will show you How you can Create your very own
Family EST. Sign



1. Grab any size/type board, paint grey, let dry





2. Paint Black, let dry





3. Sand/Rough it up






4. Print out your last name & Est. date on your computer as shown below






5. Tape in place and Trace pressing down hard using  a ball point pen






6. You can see by pressing hard, you indent the wood creating a nice stencil to paint. I used white acrylic paint with a thin brush and used the lines as my guide.




And you create...




Every home needs a EST. sign
don't ya think?

Linking this VIP EST. Sign Here!


29 comments:

  1. I love this!! It looks exactly like the ones people pay big bucks for! I really love that you don't need any type of stencil to do it!!

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  2. Love it!! And love the tutorial on how you did it. I'm still struggling with transferring images, but this should work well for simpler designs.

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  3. LOVE it!! You did a great job & I completely 100% agree that everyone needs an est. sign :)

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  4. You probably shouldn't have showed us how easy this is....I thought you did something much more complicated!! Great tutorial

    And for the record, I just did P90x. I forgot how much I hate Toney. Thanks for the inspiration....
    xoxo

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  5. Love it Jen .... Great job Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs
    Brooke

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  6. I do think! I'm going to pin this tutorial on my crafts board.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  7. Such a cute sign! Love it!

    Just found you via Mom4Real, looking forward to following along!

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. So cute! I just got a vinyl cutter, so I could totally make this sign, after I make the million other projects that I have on my list:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  9. Love how this turned out! I have one that I want to redo. It was a gift, and while I love the sentiment, I'm not diggin' the country-ish handpainted flowers on it. I've been wanting to give it a makeover so I can hang it up again in our new house : )

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  10. Seriously?? That easy?? Well hecky darn, I believe even I, the craft challenged, could do this! Thanks for the tutorial doll face!

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  11. Jen, this is amazing....I love how you did a low-tech version with your letters since I have a low tech crafting area. This est sign ROCKS!!!

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  12. I love the sign- would make great wedding gifts!

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  13. Ohh I didn't even think how perfect this would be to make for my son's wedding this fall! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week Jen :-)

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  14. I love it! It would make a fantastic wedding gift too. Great job :)

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  15. Hi there! I'm visiting after linking up with TipJunkie's "Tip Me Tuesday"! This is such a great idea! I love it, and the best part is it seems like a pretty quick DIY, which is always nice. I agree with many above, too -- what a sweet wedding or anniversary gift this would make! In fact, my anniversary is just around the corner! Looks like this is something my husband will be getting!

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  16. Fantastic Jenn. I love your sign. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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  17. Love this! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing :) www.DomesticMess.com

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  18. This is a fantastic idea! I can't wait to try it out.

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  19. This is adorable... and so simple! I would have never thought to use the pen/tracing technique... so much easier than trying to paint through a stencil, which I tend to have trouble with lots of messy lines when doing... Thanks for the idea!

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  20. SO PRETTY!!!!!! Honestly, you did a FABULOUS job!!!!!!

    Now, I hope you are planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! Please!!

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    1. Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  21. CUTE! I am in the middle of making one too! I'm stuck on what font I want to use though =/ I have it all painted up but that's it, lol

    Visiting from The 36th Avenue

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  22. So, I am feeling really stupid right now. I am going to ask a very dumb question...but I know you'll still love me....

    How in the hell did you get your letters to print so large?? I am trying to work on a sign right now and Microsoft Word only goes up to font size 72. Am I missing something? Having a massive blonde moment???

    Help...

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  23. Good news....I can do it on my other computer. For some reason, my other one won't let me type in a font size. So it wasn't my blonde-ness after all:)

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  24. Jen, I love this sign! Your family gallery wall looks terrific! Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great weekend.
    Michelle

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  25. Absolutely ADORE this!! Hope you can link this up at my new linky party Trendy Tuesday!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/06/trendy-tuesday-4.html

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  26. You probably shouldn't have showed us how easy this is....I thought you did something much more complicated!! Great tutorial
    Russell
    Richard's Woodwork Tips

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