Here are some very simple winter signs that I made using some wood plaques I picked up at the thrift store a while back. They were half off, making them a dollar each! Even if you’re not great at painting free-hand, these snowmen are really easy!
First I painted the plaques black using a basic craft acrylic paint. They weren’t covered completely with one coat, but that’s okay because the next step is to distress them with sandpaper.
Just take a small piece of sandpaper and give them a good once-over.
I speckled some white paint to make the “snow” effect, using some slightly watered-down white paint and a firm paint brush. I just pulled the bristles back and flicked it over top of the plaques. I then free-handed the words and painted big white circles for the snowman heads. You could also use foam stamps or stencils for the words.
Next, paint big orange noses, little pink circles for the cheeks, and black dots for the eyes and mouths.
Once dry, I did one coat of sparkle mod podge. It acts as a sealer but also give them a little sparkle. This step is not necessary though if you’re going to be keeping them inside.
For hanging, I simply used two small nails to tack down a strip of torn homespun.
Here they are, all finished. You can’t really appreciate the sparkle in this pic, but they look quite festive in person.
And here’s a pic of them hanging up in my booth along with some of the Christmas crafts I made in the last few posts!
Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!