Today I made a cute summer sign featuring my favorite–lemonade– and I’m sharing it with you!
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.
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.
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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