Paints, brushes, and Mod Podge used in this tutorial were provided free of charge by the manufacturer.
I thought it would be fun to make a fun little Halloween project this week for our Tuesday tutorial. I have been seeing these signs everywhere in real life decorating so I figured the dolls would want to get one too.
I used a simple craft stick for the base, mine came from the dollar store so it is a bit smaller than the ones we are all used to getting from the craft store. Either would work, you could even make a larger sign from a jumbo craft stick.
used some Multi Surface paint from Folk Art in the color Vivid
Orange. Any orange would do for this project. I do love how bright
this one is though.
the letters, if you have wonderful handwriting just write the word
either with a small brush or a paint pen. I don't have wonderful
handwriting so I used these tiny letter stamps. These are fairly easy
to find at most craft stores that sell any kind of rubber stamps. I
use my rubber stamps with both ink and paint I am just careful to
thoroughly clean them after each use.
If you haven't used stamps before they are really easy to use and can be a lot of fun. Just be sure the paint is only a very thin coat and only on the face of the area to be stamped, keep all paint (or ink) off the rest of the stamp to avoid making a mess.
Once I was happy with the letters and the paint was dry I painted the edges of the sign using the same Apple Barrel Black paint I used to stamp the word. I did this before cutting the sign to length because it is so much easier at this point. Once this paint dries cut the sign to the length you want then paint the ends.
all the paint was dry I gave the sign a nice coat of matte Mod Podge
and allowed to dry.
This sign can either be leaned against the wall of your dollhouse or hung on the wall.
If leaned against the wall this would look really cute on the porch of your dollhouse. If you want to hang it I would recommend the white poster putty that is sold near the office supplies in many stores.
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