DIY Spring Sign with Flowers

Well it is officially March and I see the leaves popping up for my daffodils.  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.  I love this sign because it is so me.  All I talk about in winter is Spring. Oh how I miss you Spring.

Spring Decorations Hello Spring Sign

 

Supplies:

Silhouette Cameo machine

vinyl

transfer tape

Spring Studio file

13 x 17 Pallet Board – found at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Stain (I did Early American followed by Classic Gray)

Krylon White Spray Primer

Krylon Clear Sealer spray

faux flowers – found at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

hot glue gun

optional: sanding sponge, pre-wood conditioner

1.  If your pallet board is a little rough you might want to sand it with a sanding sponge.  The smoother it is, the better the vinyl stencil will adhere to it.

2.  Stain the pallet board.  Since it is a pine wood, I highly recommend a pre-wood conditioner before your stain.  It helps the stain go on without splotches. Let it dry overnight.

spring sign

3.  Using a Silhouette machine cut out the file onto vinyl. Fonts: Ar Bonnie and Bobbie Script.  You will have to have these downloaded onto your computer before you open the file in your Silhouette studio program.

4.  Peel away the letters with a stick pin or weeding tool.

vinyl spring sign

5.  Using transfer tape, transfer the stencil onto your board. Burnish all the bubbles out of the stencil and remove the tape.

stenciled spring sign

6.  Tape off the rest of the board so it doesn’t catch any overspray from your spray paint.

handmade spring sign

7.  Here is my top secret tip for perfect vinyl stencils.  Spray your stencil with a clear sealer.  This seals the stencil and any bleed through that you have will be the clear sealer and not your spray paint.  Once that is dry then go over that with a white primer/spray paint.

8.  Peel away your stencil.

DIY spring sign

Ooops it wasn’t perfect.  To compensate for imperfections give it a quick sand with a sanding sponge.

wood spring sign

sign for spring

9.  Arrange your flowers the way you would like them on your board.  You might have to snip off the stems a little so they lay flat.

sign with faux flowers

faux flowers

10.  Hot glue them on your pallet board.

spring sign with flowers

If you plan on hanging it on the wall I highly recommend picking up some 3M Command Adhesive Picture hanging strips.

flowers spring sign

I love the look of the flowers with the rustic pallet board.  The perfect juxtaposition.

close up of flowers

decorating for spring

spring decorating ideas

For more Spring inspiration click on the pictures below…

carved wood stick garden markers

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tulip_centerpiece

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