Hello friends! It’s Barbara from Chase the Star, and today I’m happy to share another simple DIY project. Mother’s Day is almost here and Moms love it when we make them gifts, right? Well they did when we were kids, so why not continue the tradition?
DIY Mother’s Day Gift
I love Proverbs 31 and I think verse 28 is perfect for mothers as a reminder of how much she should be cherished and appreciated! Of course it would make a great DIY project, so I headed to the thrift store and picked up this picture:
It’s the perfect size and the back already has a hanger!
How to DIY a Sign
Second hand sign (thrift store, garage sale, etc.)
Die Cut Machine (I used the Cricut Explore)
Adhesive vinyl / Transfer paper
Step 1: This picture is actually a sticker, so I wet the whole thing and peeled it off with a scraper. After it was dry I went over it with a sanding block.
Step 2: Spray it in the color of your choice; I went with gloss black.
Step 3: Create the verse on the cutting machine, cut it out, and adhere it to the painted wood (for instructions on how to do that click here). Instead of peeling the lettering and painting, I just kept the white vinyl on there.
Step 4: Go over the whole piece with the sanding block, carefully! This step is optional but it will reduce some of the gloss (if you used gloss paint) and give it an overall ‘worn’ look.
Since the hardware is already on, all you have to do is wrap it up in pretty paper and give it to the Mom in your life!
Play around with the fonts on your machine and choose the one that you like the best. I wanted my sign to be simple, so I went with cursive. I think I will make a few more so I can pass them out to friends, back to the thrift store I go!
See you next time!