A while ago I received a package from Plaid, with all of this crafting goodness inside. What did I make with it, you ask?
I was also given a gift card to Wal-mart to purchase a surface to use it all on. I found the most rocking' Wal-mart ever. It's not super close to my home, but they have a huge craft section. (It's between Lindon and Pleasant Grove if you're from Utah.) I'll be visiting there again. The Plaid section alone was huge.
I purchased this wood.
I also purchased some fabric. Look at how much fabric they carry? There were more aisles too.
So here is what I used to make the sign.
I began by watering down the black paint....
...and coating the board with it. You paint and then wipe to give it an aged look.
Now it looks old.
Then I made a template for the sign. I cut paper the same size as the sign and drew out my design.
I used the template as a pattern to cut all the pieces.
I used the stencils I was given to paint "SHINE" on the sun.
Then I carefully laid each piece out and covered it a layer of Mod Podge.
My son saw it at this point and was seriously doubting me. I explained the magical power of Mod Podge to him and he thought it was so cool when it dried clear.
And there you have it. The sign ties all the different color schemes in my home all together, which is what I was going for.
Thanks for stopping by.
Disclosure: I was given these products free from a blog sponsor, Plaid.