I love the holidays and I love decorating for the holidays. My husband however hates Thanksgiving, its kind of funny but he just associates the holiday with awkwardness. I on the other hand love a special occasion. Thanksgiving is an especially beautiful holiday in my mind because we are reflecting on all that we are thankful for and those we love in our lives. I have so many blessings and yet I fail to recognize them often, maybe this little sign will remind me to stop and count my blessings more often. Here’s to getting ready for the rush of holiday season!
I made this wood sign for the Cricut design space star challenge. I made it by first staining the wood sign that I found at the craft store with the early american wood stain by minwax. I let that dry outside in the sun for a few hours before doing any painting. While it was drying I designed my image in adobe illustrator and then saved it as a .svg file and uploaded it into the Cricut design space. You can download the .svg file HERE. Next I cut out the file in vinyl, weeded out the lettering and then transferred what looks like a “stencil” to the wood with transfer paper. You can see that whole process in THIS post, its the same process. I used acrylic craft paint and painted inside the vinyl stencil, I did the lettering twice, once in red and then once that dried I did it again, with a second stencil in gold. I put a clear coat on top just to help it shine and last longer.
Do you have special decorations for Thanksgiving? Last year I made a fun banner and some cute pillows and as it is with every holiday each year I accumulate a little more. Oh the things I will pull out in 20 years!
Check out these awesome bloggers that are also in the Cricut Design Space Star Challenge and their beautiful Natural Holiday projects.
Woodland Fall Paper by Laura’s Crafty Life
Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Tag by Freebies 2 Deals