I saw a cute little sign in the October issue of Country Living magazine and decided to try my hand at my own version.
Here is my version. I made it for my sister’s birthday (hopefully she’s not reading this, if you are, ACT surprised!) with her newly married Last name initial.
-unfinished wood plaque from Michael’s
-black & white craft paint
-white paint pen
-crow image (got mine from fotosearch)
-white transfer paper (in the oil paint/canvas section of Michael’s)
First paint with primer, let dry. Then paint 2 or more coats of black paint…’til you’re satisfied with the color! Lay your white transfer paper on the plaque, trace your crow image and the initial you printed out from your computer. I increased the size of the crow to fit using my copier.
Go over the outline with a white paint pen.
Then fill in with white craft paint. I put 3 coats on and then finished all the edges again with the paint pen. I used a ruler to do the border line. And went over it with a paintbrush, then again with my paint pen. WAIT for each coat of paint or paint pen to dry before doing another.
Even though I have a drill, I was too lazy to drill holes, so I just stapled the ribbon to the back. I like the simpler look of the ribbon without the bow.
Do you think she’ll like it? My door is black…maybe I’ll make a white one for me?
So cute!! >>I too made 5 of these for friends. A couple had snowflakes on them and the others had birds on them. I couldn’t find a crow clip that I liked. I’m going over to fotosearch right now. I love yours. Great job!!>>Tiff
That is darling. Family christmas present ideas? Check. Thanks! I used your slipcover instructions this weekend to redo my sofa, they were fantastic and I’ve linked people over here from my blog to check the instructions out themselves.
Miles Away In France says
Brilliant, you’ve done really well.>>I’m sure your sister will love it.>>Racheal x
I love this! I think your right, I think the bow might have been to much with the crow being on there. I think I might try this. 🙂
This post has possibly saved my sanity! I am stressing big time about Christmas gifts this year as money is tight and this project is ADORABLE and inexpensive!! I’ve been checking your blog for a couple of weeks now and I check back daily for great stuff like this! Woohoo! Thank you!>(email@example.com)
Magpie Interior Design says
You kidding? She will love it! I love it, thats for sure! I saw that pic in that magazine too (it was an oval one right?) and loved it.>>Great job!>>~Stacy
I love that! And thanks for sharing the instructions =]
That is super adorable. What color is your house? I love the black door. (I have a peach colored house and I am>trying to figure out what black would look like instead of white).
Do it yourselfer says
To momtoquts,>My house is khaki. The door and shutters were all a yucky faded kelly green and i just used my can of paint and painted them all in an afternoon.
I love it!!! Thanks for the how too’s!!!>>~Tidymom
So cute!!! that’s such a neat idea! I might have to try that for my mom’s new house!
Buzzings of a Queen Bee! says
I had to laugh when I saw this because I have the same page earmarked in my magazine! I love how yours turned out! Can’t wait to try it myself!>Carrie
Lady of the Mote says
I love your blog,your projects are fabulous!!
Loved your tutorial ! Great job and so very cute!
M.L. @ The House of Whimsy says
I am totally in love with this adorable sign you’ve made. Thank you for the excellent tutorial! I have a couple of tutorials on my Site you might enjoy. A couple of them are sewing projects. : )>M.L.
Laurel MacD says
I saw the picture and dogeared it as something to try – thanks for the tutorial. It looks great!
Thanks for sharing…This is such a great little project.
Very striking! And I love the black and white polka dot ribbon you used… Which reminds me – I LOVED the way you packaged my apron! Too cute! So fun to open!
My Three Girls (The A girls) says
Crafty Niche says
Oh, I am going to have to try this for my front door!
Linda/ "Mom..." says
How absolutely DELIGHTUL!!! You are GOOOOOD at creating, girlfriend! Glad I just found your blog, and thank you for sharing! So darling!!! Linda (RMS “Mom of a German Shorthair”)~~~
Hi! I may have already commented on a different post on your blog but I just wanted to thank you for this tutorial. I have already done 2 of your tutorials. I just love your style and you make it look easy. You can look at my similar project here if you want:
Thanks so much!
Grumpy Pants says
I just love this project. In fact I love it so much I just posted about it on my blog as on of my fav DIY projects.
Steph @ somewhatsimple says
My friend just gave me one of these as a gift- I love it! I am going to post your tutorial on my blog in case one of my readers wants to try their hand at it!
Cute blog, by the way!
GENIUS!!! I'm going to use this technique to make my 'subway' sign. I was looking into buying a cricut but heck this will be SO much cheaper!! THANKS