Friday, November 9, 2012

Head Over Heels DIY Friday: Thanksgiving Wall Art

Hello and happy Friday everybody!
This week's DIY project is a sweet little sign I made to use along with my Thanksgiving dining decor...
I thought "Gather here with Grateful Hearts" was a perfect message for the spirit of Thanksgiving and it was SUPER easy to make!

I started by using some left over wood from our basement. I printed off the message on regular paper and lined it up where I thought it'd look best. 
 Once I was happy with the arrangement I started to cut the letters to make a stencil.  It is a little tricky but if you can get a good frame to trace that is all you need. 
 I used a pencil to trace the letters then, I grabbed my white craft paint & brush to get started on filling in the letters.
 I filled in the thicker letters with a medium brush and then used a very small brush for the little details.

It took around two hours to finish but totally worth it!  Take a look...
I love the heartfelt message and handmade look, just perfect for the upcoming holiday gatherings!

What do you think?
Are you Head Over Heels for this DIY?

What DIY decor are you coming up with for Thanksgiving?

My brain is on Thanksgiving decor, I might have another decor DIY next Friday too! 

I wanted to say thank you to everyone that left a comment on my last Vestibule "Scrap That" post.  It helped cheer me up and I loved some of the new ideas!  I'll be getting at it (again) this weekend but there should be some fun changes you'll see on the blog too!  Have a lovely weekend :)


  1. That is, indeed, sweet! I have been seeing so many wonderful signs people are making with a Cameo, and thinking I would like to do that, but no machine. But your way makes perfect sense, so I will have to try that myself!

    1. A cameo would be cute, might be easier to stencil than letters too! That is a fun idea!

  2. I love this!!! You did a beautiful job.

  3. That looks great! I love the white letters against the dark wood. And the phrase you chose is so sweet. Another way to do it, instead of cutting out the letters, is to scribble with a pencil on the back of the paper, then flip it over onto the wood and just trace the letters. When you pick up the paper, the pencil marks will be transferred to the wood. It might be a little easier. Here's an example I did like that:
    But your sign turned out beautifully!

    1. Oh my gosh! I never thought or have heard of doing it that way, it would have saved me so much time! Thanks for the tip, I am going to try it!

  4. Love it! Love reading your blog. You have so many great ideas:)

  5. Very nice sign it looks professional.


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