Lately it has come to my attention that my blog has been much more bite that board. That pretty much means that I like to eat, generic viagra doctor haha. A lot! I’m not afraid to admit it, sildenafil doctor I do like to eat, but I also love to craft.
I used to be way more creative in my life. In fact, once upon a glittery city called LA I actually did that as my job. I created for a living. I was good at it and it was SO MUCH FUN! I miss it. Yes, I do. Don’t laugh Kimber. I definitely don’t miss the hours though. But a girl has got to get her creative fix when she can. So today, while the monkey, otherwise known as my son, had a whopping 3 hour power nap I created a cute little sign for my soon to be laundry room in my new house. I had to. My laundry room is ugly. It’s a dark cave. But it’s also a blank canvas and that’s perfect for my little crafter’s heart.
So here it is. My little craft project du jour. Enjoy!
1 self healing mat
1 homemade stencil printed on computer paper
1 wooden sign (this one was $3.99 at Michaels)
1 bottle of acrylic paint in the color of your choice
1 paint brush
1 glue stick
1 Exacto blade (I used Fiskars Finger blade)
Using the type font of your choosing type out the word laundry and print it out. Using your Exacto knife on the self healing mat, cut the words out of the paper, keeping the white paper intact. This is a laborious process, but it is worth it if you are like me and can’t line up stencil letters to save your life.
Once you have cut out your stencil, turn it over and lightly apply the glue stick to the back side. Flip it over and line it up on your wooden sign and press down lightly. Take your paint brush, dip it in your chosen paint color and paint the words. Do not take more than 5 minutes to do this process. Immediately remove the stencil to make sure it doesn’t permanently stick to your sign.
Allow the paint to dry. If you’re like me, and chose a paint color that’s pretty light, you have the option of taking a Sharpie and outlining the words so they show up better. And that’s it!