Tuesday, January 31, 2012

DIY Door Sign Project

I finally made a DIY project for Carson!  I knew I wanted something to hang on his door, but I had no idea what I wanted.  I considered some sort of wreath because my friend Kelli made a super cute felt wreath for her baby girl (due in June!) but I think a wreath is too girly for a boy's room!

I decided something personal would be fun so I went to Michael's and picked up some supplies to make a door sign.  If you want to make something similar, here is what you will need:
  • 1 small canvas (I used 8x10...it was $3.50)
  • 1 piece scrapbook paper ($1)
  • letter stickers of your choice ($2)
  • embellishment for your sign (I picked a wooden character for $0.20)
  • ribbon for hanging (I had this at home)
  • scissors
  • mod podge and foam brush (also had this at home)
  • hot glue gun (who doesn't have this?!)
My total cost for this project was under $8

To start, I cut my scrapbook paper about 1" past my canvas on all sides.  After this, I cut a slit at each corner to allow the paper to "wrap" around the sides of the canvas.
After this I added some Mod Podge (best invention ever) to the canvas and paper.  I did a layer on the outside of the paper for added protection and to help the corners stay in place.  After first painting the Mod Podge on, I was worried because it looked a little wavy....
The next morning, it was flat!  I carefully layed out my lettering and embellishment to decide on spacing before putting anything in place.  After this, I put all my letters on and hot glued the embellishment in place.  I put a thin layer of Mod Podge over my lettering just to be safe.  Then I flipped the sign and hot glued my ribbon in place:
And finally, here is my final product!  It's hanging on a clear wreath hanger here but I plan on geting a 3M hook instead.


Living a Wonderful Life said...

Very cute! You must be getting very excited!

Living A Wonderful Life

Hadar said...

Aww! That turned out so cute! What a lucky baby!

Becky said...

LOVE it! So cute and inexpensive, my kind of craft!!