When Life Gives You Lemonade Wooden Sign | Occasionally Crafty: When Life Gives You Lemonade Wooden Sign

June 10, 2016

When Life Gives You Lemonade Wooden Sign

Fun Summer Sign - When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!! Its a perfect Silhouette Project! | The Love Nerds Contributor
I love these three-dimensional wood plaques you see at stores everywhere with cute designs on them.  I’ve asked around a ton of times where to get blank ones to make.  Everyone would tell me they just buy them from stores on clearance and paint over them.  But finally, I found what I was looking for at Hobby Lobby.  They have “wood painting plaques” and “gesso boards” – both of which will serve for this purpose nicely.  
I painted my background with chalk paint, then let it dry over night.
I made the design for my sign in Silhouette Studio – I love all things Silhouette! – and then just cut my vinyl with my Cameo.

Fun Summer Sign - When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!! Its a perfect Silhouette Project! | The Love Nerds Contributor In case you’ve never worked with vinyl before, it’s really easy.  I wrote a tutorial using a charger here– check it out if you need some help.

Having a multicolored design means you either have to apply your design a section at a time, or you can layer your vinyl for application using the method I learned here.

Fun Summer Sign - When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!! Its a perfect Silhouette Project! | The Love Nerds Contributor I finished it off with a cute lemon.  I bought a blank wooden circle and cut another lemon shape from my design to cover it.  Then I just hot glued it onto a wooden skewer.  You could either glue it to the back of your sign, or do what I did and drill a hole through the top of the board.
I thought it kind of made the sign look like a glass…..of lemonade of course :)
I love the bright and fun colors for summer!  Thanks for stopping by today and happy summer!
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