Have you ever bought one of those $4 after-Christmas mystery boxes from Michael’s? I did again this past January (six of them!) and was not disappointed. Of course, there was loads of great Christmas stuff, but what some people don’t know, is they can often include clearance items that have nothing to do with Christmas. That was the case for this Upcycled Wood Sign for Spring. This small wood sign says “Unwind” with a corkscrew image. That’s fine, wine is good, it’s just not something I’d hang in my house. So, I tossed it into my wood blanks bin until I got inspired to make it into something else. Well, that day has come, so let me show you how easily you can transform a random wood sign into something you want to hang on your wall.
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Upcycled Wood Sign for Spring
- Random Wood Sign
- White Primer Paint
- Pastel Colored Acrylic or Chalk Paints
- Wood Shape for Spring
- Wood Glue
Upcycled Wood Sign for Spring Steps
1. Cover the old painted image on the sign with some white primer or thick white paint. It took three coats for me to cover the black painted images. A spray primer may be able to do it in one coat, but I didn’t have any on hand. You could also do a coat of paint the same color as the original art, then paint it white. Let each layer of paint dry completely before painting another layer.
2. Now paint your sign a nice pastel color. I chose pale pink chalk paint and painted two coats. Let both coats dry completely before completing step 4.
3. While the sign in drying, paint your wood shape another pastel color.
4. Glue the painted wood shape onto the painted wood sign.
And that is seriously it! So the next time you’re in the Dollar Spot (I find a lot of them here) or looking through clearance and find a wood sign with nice bones for cheap but you don’t like the art or color, grab it anyway! For my sign, I wanted to make something pastel and inspired by Spring to add to my limited Spring decorations, but yours could be any color scheme you like. You can easily make an Upcycled Wood Sign for Spring (or any other season or occasion) with some paint and your imagination.
If you like wood sign projects, be sure to see my Wood Sign Using Cricut Stencil Vinyl or my Farmhouse Style Windmill Sign for more inspiration. If you could look at wood sign projects all day long, you definitely want to see all of the ideas they have over at the DIY Idea Center!
Be sure to visit the other eight upcycled craft projects using paper, wood, or cardboard for this month’s challenge!
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