Making a Garden Shed Sign / Simple Budget Friendly DIY

Good Morning!
I hope you are having a wonderful week so far, I am getting back to another DIY project
and going to work on a Garden Shed sign.. so lets get started!







I found a board in my scrap wood pile so I just cut it down to the size I wanted and used some
sandpaper to smooth out the edges.



I chose to paint the board white so it would stand out a bit against the dark grey background where
I will be hanging it.



Then I checked the measurements of my board so that I could make a stencil to use for my project.



I used my computer and silhouette to design a stencil for my project and I chose to use a farmhouse style font. 
Then I simply used my silhouette to cut out the design with adhesive vinyl.



Then placed the stencil onto my sign and used black paint and a sponge brush to add the words to my sign.

I also went over the edges and different area's of the sign really lightly for a fun rustic look.

(if you'd like to see exactly how I did this I did make a video that is up on my youtube channel)



I knew I wanted to add a fun detail to my sign so I purchased a wood butterfly that I ran across in the store.


I painted the wings a pretty aquamarine shade, then added black paint to the body of the butterfly.
I also gave it the same rustic look that I did to the sign by lightly going over the edges and different area's
of the wings.


I attached the butterfly to my sign with some wood glue, and let that dry.

I am loving how it looks.



To add a hanger I simply drilled 2 holes at the top of the sign and added some jute. 




Thinking back I think wire would've been a great option as a hanger and then I could've curled or spiraled the ends for a nice whimsical touch, but I think the jute looks fine too. lol.




I also chose to take it outdoors and give it a couple coats of acrylic sealer to help protect it a little more from the elements, and this project is complete.



 I think it turned out so cute!



Such a fun addition to hang outdoors, and I am loving the bright pop of color with the butterfly.


Project cost: 
You know I am about the budget friendly so I thought it would be fun to share project costs, and will try to remember to do that. 
For this project, I actually ended up having everything on hand except for the wood butterfly, so this project actually cost me just under $1.00, gotta like projects like that! 😜



Blessings
 - Tina


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