Making family and friends feel welcome, is a cinch with this shabby chic welcome sign.
Here is a simple and inexpensive welcome sign anyone can make. Just follow the pictures to get the instructions.
I started with an old board that had some marks on it.
I had marked on the board where I wanted the letters and snow flake.
I liked the look of it but wanted to make it a bit more rustic or dated. So I used Folkart antiquing medium, to which some water, about 4:1, was added.
This mixture was brushed on the board, and the excess removed with paper towel.
I stained along the side a second time to create some debt.
Then I hot clued the letters “Welcome” to the board. Those I purchased at the Dollar store.
A couple of coats of clear varnish, sealed everything. I used crystal clear from Krylon.
While I was working on this welcome sign, I decided that I wanted to be able to use it year round. Instead of gluing the snow star to the sign, I hunted up some old decorations and added these to the sign with thumb tacks. The snow man was made a few years ago and seemed to fit well with the sign.
And here is the end result:
Now I can update the sign in spring, and every other season!
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