Saturday, September 1, 2018

A Stenciled THANKFUL Sign

 
 Yes, technically another stencil project !

I do a lot of hand lettering but stencils allow you to make a consistent project that

can be repeated over and over. Perfect every time!
 
 
I found these Galvanized Metal Script Words at DOLLAR TREE !
 
What are you kidding me ? Three in a pack for one dollar !!!!
 
.....RUN TO DOLLAR TREE!
 

 
I saw just one at Joanns' Fabric for $6.00 the same size- really!
 
 
 
We are going to use this one for now. 

 
 My scraps of pallet wood were 4" x 9"
 
I used some dark stain and allowed to dry.
 
I love the galvanized look! Yes, you could just glue it down and be done.
 
But then you can only get one use out of your sign.
 
If we use it as a stencil we can make many signs with our $1.00 purchase !
 
 
Great sign as is but we are doing more!
 
 
 
 
I used white acrylic paint and a stencil brush.
 
 
I was a bit heavy handed on the first one, the next one
 
came out better. 
 
 
Any areas with a little bleed through can be fixed with an exacto knife
 
scratching to make a cleaner edge.
 
 
 I cleaned these up.
 
 
 
 

Clean your "stencil" with soap and water.




 
 
The top "thankful"sign is just white paint.
 
The lower sign was gently wiped down with the rag that I used to stain the board.
 




Here are a few different looks.





 
 Just an easy sign to add to a shelf !
 


 
 
 
 
This would be a nice gift to share, add to your Antique booth
 
or make for the Holiday Boutiques.
 
 
 Signs are an easy way to show a change of season.
 
 
 



 
Just tucked in a wreath !
 
 
 
 

So I will be able to make endless amounts of signs and I still have the original
 
Galvanized Metal pieces. I think that was a good use of $1.00.
 
I am so happy to share my ideas with you. I read and respond to all comments.
 
Please visit again, and have a wonderful day!
 
xo Lisa S
 
 
 



 

38 comments:

  1. You make the best stencils from you finds, the darkest Thankful was my fav today. One thing I learned when stenciling is that if I can't fix my errors I just repaint the board and start over. Learned this from Donna of Funky Junk Interiors.
    Joy

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    1. Joy,
      Thank you so much. This one even surprised me, I wasn't
      sure if it would work. I like the outcome though.
      You are so sweet for stopping by, I really appreciate it.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Wonderful project! Thank you for sharing. I love Dollar Tree. I’ll check mine. Hugs,

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    1. Sandi
      Thank you for your sweet comment. I hope you find some!
      xo Lisa S

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  3. This is GREAT! Hope to see you back at Reader Tip Tuesday, we love your ideas and inspiration!
    http://www.jodiefitz.com/2018/09/04/reader-tip-tuesday-weeks-craft-recipe-party-14-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/
    Hope to see you there.

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    1. Jodie,
      Thank you so much. I love your parties and I will see you there! Thank you for hosting. xo Lisa S

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  4. Hmm.. I think I need to get to my local dollar store ASAP! Those are beautiful metal stencils.

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    1. Mother of 3,
      Yes, good idea because they will go fast. I hope you find a set. xo Lisa S

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    2. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Hello Fall party. Pinned.

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  5. So pretty and creative! I am on my way to Dollar tree right now!! Love this! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate it!

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    1. Teri,
      Thank you so much. I hope you find a set!
      So nice to have you visit. Thank you for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  6. what a great stencil find. Thanks for sharing them with Creatively Crafty Link Party #CCBG.

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    1. Janet,
      Thank you! I appreciate you hosting.
      Have a wonderful week. xo Lisa S

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  7. This looks great, Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you for commenting and I appreciate the visit..
      and the pin. I love sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Lisa S

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  8. This is so charming. Thanks for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party.

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    1. Debra,
      Thank you!
      I really appreciate you hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. I think I will try to get to the dollar tree before they sell out! I guess sponging the paint on might work well? This looks great. I haven't tried stenciling, but this looks easier than most.

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    1. Liberty,
      Yes, If you can- get to Dollar Tree soon.
      I hope you find a set.
      A sponge brush will work fine as long as you don't load with too much paint. xo Lisa

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  10. Wow! I am loving this idea !Thanks for sharing!
    Tru @ www.canchasin.com

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    1. CanChasin,
      Thank you I'm so glad you liked this project!
      It was fun and easy-xo Lisa S

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  11. That is beautiful! I can't believe you found that sign at the dollar tree. What luck! Love this tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you so much. I always appreciate your sweet comments. I really love your parties. Thank you for hosting. xo Lisa S

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  12. Oh wow! Thanks for the Dollar Tree tip! I love your sign!

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    1. Laurel,
      Thanks so much! I guess you can tell I love Dollar Tree.
      xo Lisa S

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  13. What a great dollar store find. The thankful sign is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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    1. Jenny,
      I'm so glad you liked this project. Thank you for hosting. I always look forward to Merry Mondays!
      XO Lisa S

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  14. OMG, I purchased those words since they were only a dollar and I had not figured out what to do with them...now I know! Happy Fall, Kippi

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    1. Kippi,
      That's awesome! I agree they were a great deal. I look forward to see what you make!
      xo Lisa S

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  15. Such a clever way to use them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jan,
      Thank you for your sweet comment.
      I always look forward to your parties.
      xo Lisa S

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  16. Just brilliant! And for just $1 it would have been rude to leave them in the shop!

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  17. Very clever way to use those metal signs. I think I see a Dollar Tree trip in my future.

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, I love to find craft supplies at Dollar Tree. xo Lisa S

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  18. LOVE this idea!!! Thank you for sharing...will definitely use this tip. Thanks for sharing at last week's Reader Tip Tuesday. We hope to see you at this week's party. xo

    http://www.jodiefitz.com/2018/09/18/reader-tip-tuesday-weeks-craft-recipe-party-14-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/

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    1. Jodie
      Thank you so much! I LOVE YOUR PARTIES.
      XO Lisa S

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  19. Keep on ԝorking, great job!

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