Let It Snow Raised Letter sign

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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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”.

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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.

LOVE these!

So easy and with such impact!

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Thank you Sue for the letters – I still have several leftover for more projects!

Have a great one!

Too funny

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2018-06-18T13:40:01+00:00December 2nd, 2016|CRAFTS, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|0 Comments

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