Thursday, December 13, 2012

Painted Joy Sign

I've seen a couple of JOY signs lately that I've really liked, and decided to create my own.  My friend Amanda made a giant one, that was inspired by this image on Pinterest (no source though--sorry!!)  


Source: google.com via Amanda on Pinterest




and then this smaller one I saw on SAS Interiors.



I had a couple of cedar fence pieces in the garage already, so I didn't even have to cut any wood.  I just attached them with some large craft sticks and nails in the back, like this:



Then I painted the whole thing white and cut the letters from vinyl and used the outline as a stencil.  I used Georgia font, and each letter is 5.5 inches tall.

I painted in the letters with red and removed the vinyl.  When everything was dry I ran my palm sander over everything to distress it a little.



Do you have any "JOY" art on display with your Christmas decorations?


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11 comments:

  1. Yes, a very pretty sign. I have a little 'JOY" frame that the "O" has a picture holder. In there is a picture of my daughter on her first Christmas way back in 1984 :)

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  2. Hi there. I'm Hanna! Found you on the bacon link up!!! BEAUTIFUL, lovely, wonderful inspiration here and I love your blog too. New follower!!!!!

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! You can find me anytime at www.bouffebambini.blogspot.com

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  3. LOVELY! Sharing this with my blog readers. :)

    Dom.
    Craftedblog.com

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  4. Your JOY sign made me smile. I love it on the cedar planks. Really well done.

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  5. So simply, but so cute! I need to try more wooden signs. I see them everywhere! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to get busy and make myself one. Merry Christmas!

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  6. Your sign is awesome. I had seen the image on Pinterest too. I've had it on the to do list but have't gotten to it.
    Ruth

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  7. Looks great Steph!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured yesterday!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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