Spring is coming!! If you’re a regular reader you have seen a familiar theme: SPRING! I guess I ‘m really excited for spring. There is some grass showing in our yard. Yippee!!! OK back on topic. I wanted something colorful to welcome spring so I created this quick & easy DIY Welcome Spring Sign to hang proudly on my home.
Here are the supplies I thought I’d be using. LOL! I always start with what I think will be my supplies and then when I get done, the vision has often changed and so have the supplies. This project was no exception. The one thing that stayed the same was my inspiration piece, a wooden chalkboard placemat. I found the placemat at Michaels on sale.
Because this was a wooden placemat and there was no way to hang it I drilled holes in the corner. If you don’t trust your drilling skills or don’t have access to a drill you could always hot glue your hanger.
Next, I used a permanent chalk marker and went around the edge doodling a line around the placemat.
I originally wanted to write, with the chalk marker the words “Welcome Spring”. So I sketched it on with a piece of chalk and then wanted to go over it with my marker but that idea wouldn’t work. So, I thought why not bring out my Silhouette machine and cut it out with vinyl. I chose my font and the vinyl I wanted to use and got to work.
Once I got the vinyl in place I took off the transfer paper to enjoy my work.
I originally wanted to use the flowers I showed in the supply picture but when I placed them on there I didn’t like them. So, back to my handy Silhouette to cut out various flowers and leaves in fun colors. I took a piece of rick rac to use as a hanger but you could use ribbon or twine to hang it from. Also, since my vinyl is an outdoor vinyl I can hang this outside on my covered front porch or I can hang inside. So where will I hang it?
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