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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Magic Sign

With Christmas quickly approaching, I’m glad I can say that I am FINALLY finished with my Christmas Magic sign.  This project was super simple to make and looks amazing in our living room!  Although, next year I’m going to start crafting in November so that my new crafts can be enjoyed for a little bit longer! :)  Anyone else feel like the holidays have snuck up on them this year?!

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Want to make your own?

Materials Needed:

  • 1/2” plywood cut into a 19” square
  • Beadboard cut into a 11” square
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Wood glue
  • Painbrush
  • Ribbon
  • Metal scroll
  • Wreath
  • White ornament
  • White vinyl
  • Mod Podge (optional)

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After your wood has been cut to the correct dimensions, sand all of the edges so that they are smooth and slightly rounded.

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Using a black acrylic paint, paint the front and edges of both the plywood and beadboard.  {I like to use a foam paintbrush because it is easy to use and they can be used for both the paint and Mod Podge part of this project.}

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After the paint has dried completely, sand the edges down to get a distressed look.  Now, using wood glue, center the beadboard to the center of the plywood.  Let it dry completely.

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Using a vinyl cutter, cut out the saying for the top and bottom of the project using white vinyl.  Weed the vinyl and adhere it to the wood.

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To ensure that your vinyl does not come off, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over all of the wooden surface.  Let it dry completely.

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Using a few dots of hot glue, attach your wreath to the center of the beadoard.  And now for the fun part…

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GLITTER SPRAY! =)  Love this stuff!  Spray an even coat over the entire project.  {And this stuff needs to be sprayed in a well ventilated area….I learned that the hard way! :)  }

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Now for the last step…drill holes at the top of your project to attach your metal scroll {which I found at my sister’s local craft store}.  Using red and black ribbon, attach the scroll to the top of the project.  Wa-La!  Cute sign, ready to go! :)

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I LOVE decorating for the holidays!  I have a few more quick projects to post in the next week so stay tuned! =) 

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2 SWEET COMMENTS::

karah said...

What a great sign! I love the message and so easy to make. Happy Holidays!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Chef in Training said...

So cute! I love this! I hope you both have a Merry Christmas!

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