Wednesday, December 14, 2011

{Dressing up} a Hobby Lobby Christmas Sign

Almost a month ago, my future mother-in-law purchased a sign from Hobby Lobby in their Create Christmas Craft section for $4.99, on sale for $2.50.  She came and found me in the store and excitedly asked if I would spruce it up a little for add some vinyl and such.  Of course I was glad to help her out, seemed like it would be easy enough anyways.  Last night rolled around and I decided I would knock the project out of the way (seems like a million more to go and not enough days!).

Blank Holiday Sign from Hobby Lobby

Using CDS I typed out WELCOME using Cherry Limeade cricut cartridge (which was a black friday deal for $12.99 btw!).  Adjusted the sizing how I wanted it and cut it out on white vinyl.  Next I measured out how big I wanted the next part to be, "The Myers", typed it into CDS using Billionaire cricut cartridge (also a black friday deal for $12.99!), and cut it also onto white vinyl.  I peeled off each letter of all 3 words and carefully stuck them on the sign where I wanted them.  It was looking good!  Then I had a vision of adding white pretty glitter, so I grabbed some Modge Podge, using a Q-Tip or toothpick and applied it onto the letters, and then covered everything in glitter.  After I let it set for a few minutes, I shook off the excess.

The finished product
 I think it looks pretty and welcoming!  She will be able to use this sign not just for Christmas, but for all Winter long if she wants too.  This was a pretty inexpensive project, and I think she's going to really like it!  What do you think?

I can't wait to become a Myers! ;)

I also purchased a blank sign from Hobby Lobby, and am in the process of fixing a fail...go figure!!  I'll post it once I get it fixed!! :)

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