October 17, 2010

Give Thanks Sign

I'm 30 weeks pregnant and my energy level seems to be becoming less and less each day. So I thought I better get a jump start on my Thanksgiving crafts now before the little guy arrives. I needed a sign for the front door and I thought this would be the perfect project.

I went to the local hardware store and bought a piece of wood, some eye hooks, and wire for around $10.00. I raided my paper stash and was happy to find some scrap fall paper that I had. I used my Cricut to cut out the turkey and hat as well as the Give Thanks words which are done in vinyl rub-on. I had this pumpkin colored craft paint that I muted a little bit with some white and painted the board. I then modge podged the turkey and hat, and then rubbed the vinyl letters on. To finish up the sign my husband helped me attach the eye hooks and wire. I added some raffia for a final touch. I love the sign and I like how it's a little bit different with the colors of the paper and the added texture of the twine on the turkey and hat. I'm really looking forward to Thanksgiving and I can't wait to hang this cutie on my front door. 

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  1. That's cute and I'm so happy to know that soon I'll be able to do some cute cutouts like that myself. Hehheee I finally bought an electronic die cutting machine. Better late than never right? Thanks for linking up.

    :-) Sandra

  2. I love the hat cutout! I'm obsessed with raffia....I just bought more at the dollar store yesterday. This is very cute. :)