Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Everyone is allowed a $10 allowance for necessities to complete their project (i.e. paint brushes, glue, etc), but the bulk of it must be created from their own stash of goodies.
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Do you like a little something to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Then how to create an I love you to the moon and back sign is just the project for you. Actually, this little sign can be left out all year round. The phrase “I love you to the moon and back” is so popular that some people collect items with the phrase.
This project is what I decided to do for the monthly Craft Destash Challenge project hosted by Megan of C’mon Get Crafty. The challenge makes us use what we have, but we can spend up to $10.00 to buy supplies to complete the project. When I was looking for something else I found the wooden plaque. I already had the heart out to use it in a project in some way. So it is a small Destash but it is one thing less in the garage!
There was some leftover cream paint from my Valentine Candle Holder so why not use it. Plus I definitely knew I wanted to keep the sign neutral so it can be displayed all year. It took 2 coats of paint to cover the wood plaque.
Once the paint dried I glued the heart to the plaque. Go ahead and place the heart on the left side and tilt it.
Now the next step was tricky. I had to try this a couple of times before getting it right. Finally, when I used the stencil spray adhesive I was able to stencil the saying. As you will notice I didn’t bother with the moon.
Use a stencil brush dipped in black craft paint to stencil. Have a paper towel handy and pounce the brush on it to remove the excess paint. Then pounce the brush on the stencil and fill in the design.
Remove the stencil and allow the paint to dry. I wanted an aged look. To do that sand the plaque so the letters look faded. After you get the look wax it with the clear and then the dark wax. The dark wax gives the piece an old look also.
My wood plaque already had the hardware to hang it. You can always use a sawtooth hanger on the back. Or use a small easel. How to create an I love you to the moon and back sign is a cute way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and love all year round. Another project I used the stencil on is the table I made using fan blades.
Now let’s see what my fellow Crafty Destasher’s created this month.
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