DIY super hero sign

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  • Today I’ll be showing you how to make this DIY super hero sign. This technique could however be made to make any sign you’d like. Get creative! :D

    Two weeks ago I shared the blue super hero sign and a few of you e-mailed me asking to do a tutorial for the red sign as well. I’ll be showing the whole room makeover next week for the Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week, but I thought I’d give you a little sneak peak ahead of time. Let’s get started, shall we?!

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    • 1/2 inch piece of wood (You can get it cut down at Lowes or Home Depot for free)
    • Paint (I used Showstopper -SW 7588- red from Sherwin-Williams)
    • Paint brush
    • Vinyl + cutting machine or stencil
    • Transfer paper (if using vinyl)
    • Self leveler picture hanger
    • Nail
    • Hammer


    1. Get your board cut down to the size you wish and then wipe it down with a damp cloth.

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    2. Add 2-3 coats of paint and allow to dry for a couple hours.

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    3. I used a Cricut cutting machine to cut out my stencil with vinyl. I actually found this “pow” design in the Cricut library. If you don’t have a cutting machine… no worries. You can always buy stencils at the store or hand paint. You could even print out a design from online and cut your own stencil with an Xacto knife.

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    4. Once I finished cutting out my vinyl I peeled away the inside and then placed a piece of transfer tape on top.

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    5. Then I flipped the design around and peeled the vinyl backing off.

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    6. Next I stuck the vinyl design onto the board and then pushed it down really good. Sometimes I like to use a credit card to make sure the vinyl is really stuck on there. Then I peeled the transfer tape off and the vinyl stuck on.

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    Then I added a couple coats of white paint to the middle of the stencil and let it dry.

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    I forgot to take a picture of the last step (sorry!!) but all we did was screw the knobs in with a drill. You don’t have to add knobs, but I just thought it would be great to have a place for my son to hang his coat and back pack. Then we added the picture hanger (similar to this one) onto the bag with a hammer and hung it up with a nail. I found the Spiderman knobs on clearance at Pottery Barn.

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    Come back next week to see the full room reveal. There will also be 14 other bloggers sharing their makeovers during Sherwin-Williams National Painting week. There will be TONS of inspiration. I can’t wait! Find more info here:

    This post was in partnership with Sherwin-Williams. All opinions are 100% my own. :D 

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