Be Thankful Wood Sign


Be Thankful Wood Sign by Marie of Blooming Homestead for I Heart Nap Time.

Hello friends, today I am sharing a tutorial for this lovely Be Thankful Wood Sign. I love this time of year when we can reflect on all the many wonderful blessings we have and this sign is such a beautiful reminder.

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  • 1×2 wood strip, cut into 8- 1 foot length
  • wood stain
  • nails/liquid nails
  • cardboard cut into strips as spacers
  • burlap cut into pennant shape
  • lace
  • 2 feet jute
  • white paint
  • craft cutting machine and self adhesive vinyl
  • glue gun & sticks

First off you’ll want to make your “pallet” wood base. You’ll get a 1×2 wood strip and cut it into lengths of 1 foot each. Next you’ll place 6 strips together with cardboard as spacers. Using liquid glue and/or nails place two strips on both sides (on back). I used weights to hold it down as the glue dried then I added nails.  Now you can stain your wood and be prepped for painting.

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Now you can either stencil or freehand on the “be thankful” to the wood. I chose to cut out a stencil using my silhouette with self-adhesive vinyl. If you cut out your stencil with vinyl, use transfer backing to adhere stencil to the wood.

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Press down the vinyl to make sure that there is minimal paint bleeding. I use a paint dauber and lightly pat the paint over the stencil. When you get it all painted you’ll be ready remove the stencil.

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Now you can make the cute burlap lace banner to finish off the look. Cut the burlap into pennant shapes (I purchased mine pre-cut with the edges sewn from the craft store.) Now you cut strips of lace to fit over the banner. I love this scalloped lace and it added such fun detail.

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Now you can overlap the lace over the burlap and hot glue it to jute to complete the banner.

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And now you have a beautiful message for your home.

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Hello! I am Marie from Blooming Homestead and I have a passion for all things crafty, this includes home decorating, organization, digital design, DIY, and cooking yummy comfort food! As a recent first time home buyer, I enjoy making our house into a home while sticking to a budget (gotta love those student loans!) This usually requires me to think outside the box and get creative. I love sharing my tutorials and projects in hopes that I can inspire others. When I am not crafting, I like to read, shop, watch movies, and visit with family & friends. Most importantly, I love spending time with my husband of 11 years and our little boy who is growing up way too fast.

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  1. Sharon from Her Organized Chaos posted on October 19, 2014 at 9:37 pm (#

    This has been added to the top of my list of things to do. It’s gorgeous and simple but classy! Great tutorial. Thanks!!


    • Jamielyn posted on November 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm (#

      So glad you like it Sharon! Thanks for your comment! :)

  2. Jamie posted on October 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm (#

    Very cute! I’ve never painted on wood and was wondering if you got a special paint to use? Or would any paint pretty much work? Thanks in advance!

    • Marie posted on October 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm (#

      I just used regular acrylic paint from the craft store and it worked well. I think almost any paint would work and you could seal it after to make sure. :)

  3. Amber posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:52 pm (#

    Burlap and lace and a little banner…I couldn’t think of a more perfect combo! Love what Marie puts together!! :) Thanks for sharing with us! :)

    • Marie posted on October 26, 2014 at 11:20 pm (#

      Thanks so much Amber!

  4. Kim posted on October 21, 2014 at 9:43 pm (#

    Love this.  I’ve never seen the cardboard spacer trick before.  What did you use to seal your sign?

    • Marie posted on October 26, 2014 at 11:21 pm (#

      I actually didn’t seal this sign yet, but usually I just use some spray poly from home depot.

  5. Amy at My Name Is Snickerdoodle posted on October 21, 2014 at 10:02 pm (#

    I now have plans to head out tomorrow and pick up these supplies! Such a fantastic project…thanks for sharing!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:27 am (#

      Have fun making this beautiful sign! You’ll have to let us know how it goes! :)

    • Marie posted on October 26, 2014 at 11:21 pm (#

      I bet it will turn out great!

  6. Kendra @ posted on October 23, 2014 at 12:20 am (#

    So lovely!! I love the burlap and lace…and most of all the message! Would love for you to share it at our link up party tomorrow please (Thursdays). :) Hope your week is great! 

    • Marie posted on October 26, 2014 at 11:22 pm (#

      Thanks so much Kendra!

  7. Amanda posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:22 am (#

    What is the font name, or is it a design from the Silhouette store? Love!

  8. Patty posted on October 23, 2014 at 10:08 am (#

    I loved this project! So easy to make and it turned out beautiful!! What font did you use? Thanks for sharing! :)

    • Marie posted on October 26, 2014 at 11:23 pm (#

      Hi Patty, thanks so much. I used a font I just purchased last month called Carolyna. I have never purchased a font before…but once I saw this I knew I Just had to!

  9. Amanda posted on October 23, 2014 at 6:22 pm (#

    Love it! What font did you use? 

  10. Rhianne posted on October 26, 2014 at 4:26 pm (#

    I’ve made my sign up but can decide on a font to us and was wondering what you went with.  Thank you for such an adorable idea.

  11. Breanna posted on October 27, 2014 at 3:48 pm (#

    I love this so much I featured it today over at YDTT! Stop on over to see your feature and grab a button! xo

  12. Katie @ Upcycled Treasures posted on October 28, 2014 at 9:09 am (#

    Marie – this project turned out beautiful! I love both the sign and the banner you made! Thanks so much for sharing it over at The Makers link party, you are being featured this week :)


  13. Jennifer Grace posted on October 29, 2014 at 4:50 am (#

    Gorgeous, I love the lace and burlap contrasting together! x

  14. Coleen posted on October 30, 2014 at 10:56 am (#

    This is the perfect addition to my entryway! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Michelle posted on November 5, 2014 at 11:10 pm (#

    This is by far my favorite fall project! Pinned!!

  16. Eden Passante posted on November 16, 2016 at 11:20 pm (#

    Wood paintings are my favorite!! This one is perfect for the holidays! Such an adorable touch in any Fall inspired home!