Hey you wonderful people out there. I hope all is well. Things are great here on the island. It is a beautiful day, the kids are with the grandparents, and I am doing a few things that I want to do, like blog…. Anyway!
This past Christmas my husband and I decided to be crafty/handy and make a lot of our Christmas presents, so I will be sharing these with you in my DIY series. We really enjoyed doing these for the ones we love. We were happy to give them something they will enjoy for a while and that was not mass produced. One of my favorite was the Surf Sign that we did for our nieces who love coming down to the island during the summers and surfing. Here is were I got the inspiration except their process was different than mine. So, here is what we did.
- Gather pallet wood (if still all together, take apart).
- Piece together the sign the size you want.
- Choose what colors you want to paint with.
- Paint one color starting from the bottom to the middle fading as you get towards the middle (I used an old brush so it would give more texture and not look perfect).
- Let the brush dry (allows for more texture).
- Paint with the other color starting from the top down fading as you get towards the middle. (I was going for a somewhat textured/weathered look so paint does not have to be perfect).
- Once paint is dry stencil on your words.
- Once words are dry take sand paper and rough it up as much as you like.
- Put your choice of hanging brackets on the back .
- Now it is ready to hang in your house, or give as a gift.
This was super fun and easy. My husband put the sign together, and I did the rest. If you would like a sign like this and don’t have the time to make it send me a message and we will be happy to work with you on one. Happy sign making!