Thursday, August 30, 2012

Apple Welcome Sign

Well, August is basically over and it's time to put away the summer decorations and start decorating for fall. I thought I'd start out my fall decorating by making a welcome sign for our front door.
I started with a board that was about 11" x 5.5".  I drilled two holes in the top corners, painted it white and applied this vinyl to create a cute background pattern.
Then, I painted the board beige and removed the vinyl.
 
I could have left it like that, but I wanted the background a little more subdued.  So, I sanded off some of the beige
and painted a bright red border.
Then, I added my vinyl.  I threaded some jute through the holes and tied on some cute matching ribbon, raffia, and burlap strips.
And now, I have a cute door decoration, perfect for September!
Come back Friday for the free digital file to create your own!

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12 comments:

Ewa said...

what a great sign!

I would like to let you know about a new Craft Party,

I would love to see your creations linked up with Crafty Tuesday

Every week I will choose few tutorials and they will be featured on my blog and my facebook, twitter and pinterest page

I hope to see you link up

http://blueberrycraftandhobbytime.blogspot.ie/search/label/Crafty%20Tuesday%20Link%20Party

Artsy VaVa said...

I love your sign! It turned out great.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

This is soooo cute! Great job! Visiting from Creations by Kara. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-13.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Chrissy + Nate said...

So adorable! I'm a teacher, so I can appreciate the apple!

Chrissy @ Everyday with the Jays

Valerie@Occasionally Crafty said...

That's really cute! I especially love the background you created.

Visiting from Somewhat Simple- thanks for sharing!

Valerie- www.occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com

Dixie n Dottie said...

This is adorable! So creative! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_03_archive.html

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Adorable! Love the apple as the "o" as well!
Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party! I'll be featuring this tomorrow! :)

Tracy - {CraftJunkieToo} said...

Adorable project! I love how you created this including the Apple for the o. :)
I'd love it if you'd come over and link up with me for my T.G.I.F. Link Party -- I know my viewers would love it!
http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2012/09/tgif-linky-party-65.html

Hugs,
Tracy

Maridith Fitts said...

So cute!!! This would make a great teacher gift!!Thanks for sharing. Saw you at Katie's Nesting Spot

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Thank you so much for linking up to A Crafty Soiree! I've featured your project in the newest one. Come check it out, it will be up at midnight EST and will also have a giveaway from You Can Make This in it!

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Lovely sign!

Ginger said...

Featuring you today! :) Thanks for sharing at {wow me} wednesday.

Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/09/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_13.html

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