How to make a stencil for wood signs

How to make a stencil for wood signs

I have to admit it I am counting down the days until it is Fall! I want to feel the cool autumn air, throw on a sweatshirt while apple picking and sipping pumpkin spice lattes. Well it is still 90 degrees here but I am going to crank the AC and pretend its Fall while I do some fall crafting. I love to make signs and work with pallets so today I thought I would make a wooden Fall sign and teach you guys how I make stencils for wooden signs and the paining technique I use so to get crisp lines. 

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11 DIY Farmhouse Signs

11 DIY Farmhouse Signs

One thing about farmhouse decor that seems to be consistent is farmhouse signs. Today I rounded up 11 DIY Farmhouse signs. This weekend I went to the Vintage Bazzar in Eliot Maine and let me tell you every time I turned a corner I saw more of these signs. They seemed to range from $35 upwards to $195 depending on the size. Yup the same signs I have been making in my basement for years. (On a side note I think I need to start selling signs). Well if you want to save some cash and put in the time I want to show you guys 11 signs that you could make next weekend. 

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How to stencil a farmhouse style wood sign

How to stencil a farmhouse style wood sign


Today I am excited to show you guys how I stencil farmhouse style wood signs. Now it seems like these style signs are everywhere right now but they come with a pretty hefty price tags. I want to show you how you can make them at home with some lumber and your Cricut.

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How to Paint Crisp Lines When Stenciling Pallets

How to Paint Crisp Lines When Stenciling Pallets

I paint a lot of pallet signs and I share a lot of them on Weekend Craft but I have recently realized that I haven't shared my technique for how to paint crisp lines when stenciling a pallet. It's such a simple trick that can save hours of either touch up or completely redoing a sign. Nothing is worse than cutting the wood, assembling the sign, cutting the vinyl, and painting only to pull off the stencil and see that the paint had bled through the stencil.

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How to Stencil a Pallet Sign and Free Cut File

How to Stencil a Pallet Sign and Free Cut File

Pallet signs sure have been popular on Weekend Craft the past few months. So I thought today I would show you how I stencil pallet signs. This was also great timing because its Silhouette Challenge time and this month's theme was home decor with the added bonus of using wood. Needless to say this month's challenge was right up my alley. Now I get request all the time from family and friends to make them a project that they have seen on the site and this was on of those occasions. You may have seen this sign before here when I was getting ready to head to a show.

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15 DIY Pallet Projects

15 DIY Pallet Projects

Guys I have a slight problem and I will admit it. I have fallen victim to the pallet trend and I am not sorry. I constantly have a never ending supply of pallet boards in my basement (thanks dad!). I make a lot of pallet signs there I've said it! But you know what? These projects always seem to be the most popular and I enjoy making them. So instead of apologizing I am doing the exact opposite. I've gathered up 15 awesome DIY Pallet Projects from some of my favorite DIYers. Everything from how to disassemble a pallet to making shelving or even a raised garden or a planter. 

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Where the Wild Thing Are Pallet Sign

Where the Wild Thing Are Pallet Sign

I have the best news in the world! One of my close friends is having triplets! YES TRIPLETS! Talk about instant family and I am so excited for her. So when she asked me to help her make a pallet sign for the nursery how could I refuse? And this happened at the perfect time because the Silhouette Challenge Theme this month is Word Art, how perfect. Make sure you stick around the end for 22 additional work art projects. 

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Pallet Signs and the Silhouette Challenge

Pallet Signs and the Silhouette Challenge

It's that time again! Silhouette Challenge time! This months theme was all about home decor. Which is very appropriate since I just moved into my new home. Do you know I don't even have one thing hanging on my wall yet? I just can't decide what sort of style I am leaning towards. Anyway I had two big events coming up (Signature Finishes opening and Brimfield) where I needed to create some pallet signs to sell. So I thought I would share those with you this month. 

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