This post was sponsored by the Unfinished Wood Co., all ideas and opinions 100% my own.
These cut wood pieces from the Unfinished Wood Co. are beautifully crafted, easy to paint and embellish, and ready to hang or display. No need for sanding, they arrive smooth, finished, and ready to DIY! I’ve been seeing this floral trend online recently, mostly done with large letters. A trip to our local Michaels Stores led to the discovery of a garden of beautiful faux flowers on sale, so I scooped up an armful and got to work. You can easily switch this project up using pom-poms, confetti, buttons, beads, or any three dimensional embellishment. Just be careful when working with the hot glue! I made a second smaller sign using a vintage ruler. I’m so happy with how these turned out. They’d be perfect for a bridal shower or a girl’s night in, and it’s easy to change the colors to suit your occasion.
You will need: (The links below are affiliate links, if you click on a link and make a purchase we get a small percentage of the sale. That’s how we keep the lights on!)
Martini Sign Unfinished Wood Co.
Cheers Sign Unfinished Wood Co.
Craft Dowel Rod 9-12″ pre-cut or cut yourself
Vintage or New Ruler cut to 9.5″
Hot Glue Sticks
Waverly Chalk Paint in Rhubarb
FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint in Bright Gold, Pink Melon, and Pink Rouge Pearl
Waverly Chalk Paint Pattern Brush
Waverly Chalk Paint Brush
FolkArt Small Flat Paint Brushes
Beadalon 21-Gauge Jewelry Artistic Wire/Flat Wire
Martha Stewart Patterning Tape
Flat Nose Pliers
Adhesive Technologies Aleene’s Ultimate Gun Kit
Watch the video, it’s fun! Then grab the step by step instructions below to make both signs!
Step one: Your wood pieces should be smooth and ready to paint. Begin by painting one coat of Waverly rhubarb on the martini glass front and sides. Allow this to dry.
Step two: Mark letter edges on Cheers sign.
Step three: Alternate the three colors and paint letters on Cheers sign. Flat brushes make it easy to get clean lines.
Step four: You need a 9″ or so dowel. You can buy pre-cut wooden dowels at craft stores. Paint the dowel with pink paint, let this dry. Wrap dowel diagonally from top to bottom using the thicker tape.
Step five: Wrap the dowel diagonally from top to bottom using the thinner patterning tape, this should be placed in between the larger tape segments.
Step six: Paint this with one coat of Rhubarb. Remove tape, allow this to dry.
Step seven: Paint a second coat on the Cheers sign. Allow this to dry.
Step eight: Place flowers on top of sign, lift each flower and glue down with hot glue. You may need to cut of the stems in the back if they’re too long. You can also help secure the flowers further by gluing some of the petals down.
Step nine: Dry brush the gold across the front bottom of the martini sign using the Waverly pattern brush in cross hatch strokes.
Step ten: Cut off two 1″ pieces of flat wire. Bend the ends to a 90 degree angle using flat nose pliers.
Step eleven: Hot glue the flat wires to the bottom of the “c” and “s”, glue this down to the ruler. (You will need to cut the ruler to 9.5″ to better fit the sign, sand the cut edge.)
I think this would make a lovely door accent, table topper, or a fun element for a party table scape. It’s pre-drilled to hang on a wall, so it makes for easy hanging.