Being a blogger has A LOT of advantages. A few disadvantages, but far more advantages than not.
Case in point – a friend of ours was getting rid of these wood letters:
What do you do with a mishmash of letters that you no longer need/want? You give them to your local (and favourite) blogger!
I have no idea what they spelled out before I received them, so I had to scramble and unscramble them until I came up with a couple of words that I felt were in the spirit of the Season.
Once I had my words, I cut up some scrap plywood to be just larger than the width of the word (and square) – in this case 9″ / 22.8cm.
This was really crappy plywood; the kind you get for super-cheap because it’s so rough and splintery.
Above is the after shot – after a sanding from 80 to 220 grit, all of those splinters (or most of them anyways) were smoothed out. Gosh I love sanding! (I’m weird – I own it)
A plain white sign or blue sign would have been too boring. Besides, what says “Let it snow” more than a combo of icy blue and white? (Okay, maybe I’m channelling Frozen and “Let it go”)
I painted both boards in white and, once dry, taped off on the diagonal and painted one side in the blue.
My favourite decor pieces / wood signs are those that make you hum a tune after reading them, and once I had my words selected, cutting the remainder of the verse on the Silhouette was a breeze.
I glued down my raised letters with some Gorilla super glue and then filled in the remaining space with my adhesive vinyl letters.
Are you humming Bing Crosby’s “Let it Snow” or Frozen’s “Let it go”?
I’ve got “Let it snow” to the tune of “Let it go” (with a mishmash of lyrics) bumbling around upstairs.
What about this one – an all-time-favourite of mine:
You can find wood letters at your nearest hobby shop, or if you have a Silhouette machine, you could cut your own from chipboard. The vinyl font is called “paintbrush script”.
I finished up both raised letter signs by painting the outside edges in a grey that matches the writing and then set them out on plate stands.
So easy and with such impact!
Thank you Sue for the letters – I still have several leftover for more projects!
Have a great one!