It’s the 10th of the month which means an other fun blog hop with my bloggy friends! With the cold weather heading our way this month we thought we would celebrate with everything SNOW! Take a look at my DIY Let it Snow Sign and Rustic Snowflake and then hop around to all of the other fun snow projects everyone is sharing today!
1. Snowflake Wall Hanging | The Crafted Sparrow
2. Snowball Cookies | Simply Kierste
3. Glittered Clothespin Snowflakes | Eighteen 25
4. Let it Snow Sign | Lolly Jane
5. Printable Snowflake Holiday Tag with “Snowflake” Apples | Thirty Handmade Days
6. Silk Screen Mug & Snowflake Poem – Perfect Neighbor Gift | Or so she says
7. DIY Let It Snow Sign and Snowflake Craft | Landeelu
8. Snowflake Almond Fudge | Capturing Joy
9. Snowball Cookies | Your Homebased Mom
10. Snow Fresh Snow Clean Printable | Two Twenty One
DIY Let it Snow Sign and Rustic Snowflake
This is actually kind of a two-for-one tutorial today as my sign has two components… the actual sign and then the cute snowflake I made to stick on it! I’ll explain them separately because I think that even though I used it as the “O” in my sign, it would be perfect as an ornament or an embellishment on a wreath too. And the best part? It was almost FREE to make! Can’t beat that!
So, to make the sign, first you’ll need a piece of wood or MDF. I had this piece in my garage left over from something else. It measures about 18×23″ but you can make this any size you want.
First I painted my piece of MDF white and let it dry completely. Then I measured every 2″ on either side and made a little pencil mark. I then taped off my board every 2″ (using two pieces of 1″ painter’s tape). Then I painted in the stripes (I used Americana Acrylic Paint in Spa Blue).
I then designed my “Let It Snow” design with my vinyl cutter program. You could do this on a slightly smaller scale with a Silhouette machine or Cricut as well. I could have simply cut out the vinyl letters and applied them to my board but I decided to use my vinyl as a stencil and paint the letters on (You can purchase the stencil or lettering HERE if you don’t have a vinyl cutter and would like to make this!). I stenciled the lettering on with grey acrylic paint and then did a top coat with a metallic silver acrylic paint to add a little wintery shimmer.
Obviously I left a space for the “O” in snow! For that, I made a snowflake out of dead branches I had in my backyard! Yay for free! For my sign I decided I needed my snowflake to be about 6″ in diameter. So I cut one 6″ piece, four 3″ pieces and eight 1″ thin pieces. You can adjust those lengths depending on how large you want your snowflake.
A quick spray of white spray paint and a shot of glitter spray turned it from a cute rustic snowflake to a little more modern rustic snowflake. I decided to wrap some grey and white baker’s twine around the middle to give it a little more somethin-something but that is optional, of course.
Thanks for reading today! Be sure to check out the other fun SNOW projects from my blog friends…. they are awesome!