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Adventure Awaits Canvas and Wood Arrow Sign

Adventure Awaits Canvas and Wood Arrow Sign

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My 2 little girls are in school, Kindergarten and Preschool.  Our schedules are full and although it’s hectic, we are loving this school year.  Each girl has a different schedule and set of activities.  At the beginning of the year I had a system, and keeping everything straight was a breeze.  As the months went on I realized I needed a better system to keep everything organized.  This past week I created a very simple command center with each girl’s calendar and a few other important school items that we look at daily.  I topped this command center with a canvas and wood arrow sign.  Check out this simple DIY and get your calendars in order.  

 

Adventure Awaits Canvas and Wood Arrow Sign

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My command center is pretty straight forward.  I used a hook and binder clip to hang my oldest daughter’s school calendar.  Next to that, I used washi tape to hang up my little one’s monthly calendar and other important information.  The hook and washi tape are temporary so I can easily change out the items as the months go on.  

Here is what I used to create the canvas and wood arrow sign hanging above the calendars.  

  • 11×14 canvas
  • Wood arrow – my Dad cut this one a few years ago but a similar item can be found via this link
  • Paint
  • Brushes
  • Silhouette
  • Cardstock
  • Twine
  • Hot Glue

I started by painting my canvas a dark gray, mixing black and white paint.  

Adventure Awaits Canvas and Wood Arrow Sign

While that dried I painted my arrow yellow.  Once dry I wrapped the middle in twine and hot glued it to the back to hold it in place.  

Adventure Awaits Canvas and Wood Arrow Sign

To add Adventure Awaits I cut a simple stencil from cardstock using my Silhouette.  I typically use vinyl when creating a stencil, but vinyl does not adhere well to canvas.  So I chose to use a sturdy cardstock instead.  I positioned my stencil and used a sponge brush to add very light coat of paint.  The lines on these letters came out nice and crisp. 

Adventure Awaits Canvas and Wood Arrow Sign

I love how the sign sends us on our way each time we leave the house.  No matter where we go, there is bound to be an adventure waiting for us.  

Adventure Awaits Canvas and Wood Arrow Sign

I am teaming up with my friends for the first time in 2017 to bring you our monthly Dose of DIY.  Take a look at these beautiful creations from some of my favorite bloggers below.


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