June 07, 2012

Shine Sign

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.

All cut!

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.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Disclosure: I was given these products free from a blog sponsor, Plaid.


  1. I love it! Never would have thought to use fabric on top of wood like that...thanks for sharing!

  2. Mod Podge is definitely magic. That turned out beautiful.

  3. Hi! I love your project. Mod podge is just great! Just one question - when your mod podge dries, does it leave some sort of texture? like maybe the brush strokes texture? I'm just wondering whether that is what mod podge should look like after it dries?
    mine does. I was expecting it to be smooth, no texture just like using shellec...

  4. That would definitely make me smile whenever I walked into the room.

  5. This is so cute. Thank you so much for the wonderful idea!

  6. Super cute--love the fabrics you used!

  7. I love it! You are so creative!

  8. love the colors you used!!great project!

  9. Awesome! The Walmarts in Maryland don't even HAVE craft sections! It stinks!!

  10. You are so crafty! I would have had stencils and paint and no idea what to do with it! Love this sign. Our walmart has a huge craft section, which doesn't really do me much good. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  11. You have such a creative brain. Love this sign!

  12. This is awesome! Could you scan and link up the template? Our Young Women's theme this year is "Arise and Shine Forth" and I would like to use this project for an activity with my Beehives:)

    1. I'm sorry, but I can't really. First off, I cut it up when I cut the pieces of fabric. Secondly, it's more than a page, which gets tricky when people try to print them off. Sometimes the PDF don't print correctly and then I get a hundred questions about why the two sheets don't match up.

      Sorry! It's easy to draw with a ruler and a round object though.


  13. I love this project! It turned out so cute! I will definitely be using this idea to do something similar in my home. Thanks!

  14. Could you make your template available, please? What an amazing job you did!!

  15. Just wanted to say Hi and let you know that I am jammin' to your cd today (that you gave out during the SNAP conference). I ADORE it!!! Thank you and let me know when I can buy the next album. ;-)

  16. That is gorgeous, Cheri! I love the message.

  17. So funny that your son doubted you! I'm glad I don't have to have a chat with him! ;p I love it Cheri - can't wait to feature!!

  18. Would u believe I drew a similar picture in my carry around doodle book. Needless to say, I love it!

  19. I love this sign; I especially love the use of fabric scraps! I might need to try something similar!

  20. gorgeous. i would never have thought that wood would cost $8 though..... a beaut all the way

  21. thats really cute! and i love how u made the wood look old!

  22. I love this, so simple, yet so effective.

  23. Your sign turned out so great. I love it!!


  24. oh i love this picture. looks pretty cool!
    sunshine for every day....

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    doro K.

  25. Love it! I also like using fabric in unexpected ways/places and this project is so great!


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