I’ve got a non-fall project to share with you today. I know it’s scandalous! I love fall but I decided to create something I can use all year.
I picked up a pretty slice of wood from Michael’s on a whim. I had a 50% off a regular price item coupon and everything I went in for was on sale, I had to use the coupon! I know you’ve been there. I wandered into the wood aisle and this slice just jumped out at me.
I brought it home, propped it up in my office, and stared at it for a week before inspiration hit.
This piece has a rustic feel and goes perfectly with my neutral glam fall decor.
Here’s what I used:
- Wood slice from Michael’s
- White Chalky Paint (Decoart Americana White Chalky Finish Paint)
- Paint Brush
- Con-tact paper for stencil
- Glitter vinyl
- Silhouette Cutting machine
I cut ‘Home’ out of clear Con-tact paper using my Silhouette. I placed the words onto the wood and pressed down nice and good to create a good seal. Some people use Mod Podge over the stencil and let it dry before painting, this gives a really good seal and makes for very crisp lines. I have found if you dab your paint, don’t work the brush into the stencil, your lines should be pretty crisp without any Mod Podge.
I painted over the stencil with a single coat of white paint. I love the finish on this Decoart chalky finish paint.
While the paint was still wet I carefully removed the stencil and let the wood dry completely.
Once dry I added ‘Sweet’ cut from silver glitter vinyl.
Once I figured out what I wanted to do with this, the project was quite simple. Just a little paint and vinyl.
This is on my mantle for now, but will soon be part of a new gallery wall in my front hall.
These wood slices are really popular right now, have you played with one yet? I’d love to see what you have created.
Take a look at some of my favorite fall crafts
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