Monday, February 14, 2011

Spicing Up The Front Door - Welcome Door Sign

This project has been on my to-do list since long before Christmas! I'm glad I finally got to it. :D  I wanted to make something with a cute garden theme:

Here's how it started out:

I was going to stencil on some lavender, then decided on a butterfly instead since it's easier.
So I painted the board and the letters with acrylic craft paint:

And then stenciled on the butterfly.  I used the same colour purple, just adding more white to it to get the colours from dark to light purple (dunno why the camera makes my purple stuff look blue!):
It's not so neat - I think I had too much paint on my sponge, but I thought I'd just leave it in case I messed it up trying to make it look better.  I'm not good with painting and I don't have many painting tools and brushes and things.  So anyway!

I added some purple blings to the butterfly (which don't look all that blingy in the photo...) and then spray varnished the board and letters.  I also added some blings to the letters.

I had some holes drilled into the board and used jute as a hanger for the sign:

Then I just glued on the letters, leaves and flowers with a glue gun.  Before gluing the bees, I had to remove their legs otherwise I couldn't get a good glue hold on was kinda gross because it almost felt like I was dismembering a real bee. 
And that's my sign! :D I like how it turned out - something fun and summery for the door. :)

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Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Very cute.

The Loops said...

This looks so wonderful and Springy! I'm your newest follower! I'd love for you to come visit!

Monica said...

What a pretty, pretty welcome signage... I love the colours of the butterfly - simply stunning. And the bee alongwith the other flowers looks lovely.

What a sweet thing to make for your front door, Monique! For some reason I have not been getting your updated posts on my dashboard reading list.



Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

what a fun welcome sign! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Jenn Erickson said...

Monique, I love the way you combined the wood lettering, stenciling, bling and flowers for a beautiful and cheerful sign! Thank you so much for sharing at Rook No. 17!