Love, love, love. All you need is love.
These days, more than ever.
In celebration of love, we’ve crafted up a little fun with a faux vintage sign with pretty painted pastel stripes. Inspired by Salt Water Taffy and long days at the beach, two things we LOVE around these parts, this is so fun and easy to recreate. We’re partial to pastels around these parts. By we, I mean me, the pink haired lady behind the scenes here at CocktailsCupcakesCrafts.com. As you can see by the photo above, I don’t mind getting a little paint on my fingers. If you’re not afraid either, roll up your sleeves and let’s get crafty!
You will need (Links are affiliate based, if you click on a link and make a purchase we get a small percentage of the sale. That’s how we keep our craft closet stocked!)
Unfinished Wood LOVE sign
Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paints in Wisteria, Lemon, Black, Paradise Pink, Acapulco, and True Green
FolkArt Chalk Paint in White Adirondack
FolkArt Chalk and Wax Brushes
FolkArt Paint Brushes
Optional: FolkArt Wax or ModPodge Spray Acrylic Sealer
Step one: Paint sign with one coat of chalk paint. Let this dry.
Step two: Use ruler and pencil to lightly draw vertical stripes on wood. These do not have to be perfect, mine are angled and varied in width.
Step three: Paint stripes, leaving a thin line of white in between. This gives you that vintage appeal.
Step four: Clean up any wobbly lines. If you aren’t confident in your freehand painting, you can use painter’s tape instead. Let this dry.
Step five: Dry brush white chalk paint, less is more here. Let this dry.
Step six: Use a small paintbrush to add black around the edge of the sign, less is also more here.
Step seven: Add some light touches of black to the stripes, again be judicious. Let this dry.
Step eight: If you are going to hand this outside, seal with an acrylic sealer, optionally for indoor use you can seal with FolkArt wax, or leave as is.
Can you feel the love tonight?
Pretty in pink…and turquoise…and yellow…and purple…and green!
Sweet, sweet summertime, we’ve got so much LOVE for you!