Well it is officially March and I see the leaves popping up for my daffodils.Â I get so excited when I see those because it is the first real hope of Spring. While we have had a mild winter in Ohio, I am known to be a seasonal complainer when winter is around.Â I love this sign because it is so me.Â All I talk about in winter is Spring. Oh how I miss you Spring.
13 x 17 Pallet Board â€“ found at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
faux flowers â€“ found at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
1.Â If your pallet board is a little rough you might want to sand it with a sanding sponge.Â The smoother it is, the better the vinyl stencil will adhere to it.
2.Â Stain the pallet board.Â Since it is a pine wood, I highly recommend a pre-wood conditioner before your stain.Â It helps the stain go on without splotches. Let it dry overnight.
3.Â Using a Silhouette machine cut out the file onto vinyl. Fonts: Ar Bonnie and Bobbie Script.Â You will have to have these downloaded onto your computer before you open the file in your Silhouette studio program.
4.Â Peel away the letters with a stick pin or weeding tool.
5.Â Using transfer tape, transfer the stencil onto your board. Burnish all the bubbles out of the stencil and remove the tape.
6.Â Tape off the rest of the board so it doesnâ€™t catch any overspray from your spray paint.
7.Â Here is my top secret tip for perfect vinyl stencils.Â Spray your stencil with a clear sealer.Â This seals the stencil and any bleed through that you have will be the clear sealer and not your spray paint.Â Once that is dry then go over that with a white primer/spray paint.
8.Â Peel away your stencil.
Ooops it wasnâ€™t perfect.Â To compensate for imperfections give it a quick sand with a sanding sponge.
9.Â Arrange your flowers the way you would like them on your board.Â You might have to snip off the stems a little so they lay flat.
10.Â Hot glue them on your pallet board.
If you plan on hanging it on the wall I highly recommend picking up some 3M Command Adhesive Picture hanging strips.
I love the look of the flowers with the rustic pallet board.Â The perfect juxtaposition.
For more Spring inspiration click on the pictures belowâ€¦