Be Thankful Wood Sign

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    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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    I’d love for you stop by Blooming Homestead and check out some of my other projects.

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