Wooden Lucky Sign

8:14:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how to transfer text onto a piece of wood without a fancy cutting machine? I wanted to make a "Lucky" sign for St. Patrick's Day, but I don't own a Silhouette or a Cricut. So I improvised.

lucky sign

There are several options, but I ran across this one on the internet. I honestly can't remember where I saw it...but it definitely wasn't my idea.

Take a printout of whatever you wish to transfer, and tape it onto the wood using painter's tape. I am using two 1x6  scraps that I had lying around.

print out

Take a pencil or ball point pen and trace around the edge of the items you wish to transfer. The tracing will create an indentation in the wood which acts as a dam for the paint.

transfer impression

Paint the boards as you wish. I actually painted the background, then whitewashed the whole thing.

I used some double sided scrapbooking tape to apply a picture of me and my husband from when we were dating...because I think we were pretty lucky to find one another.

In another vein of being lucky, the day after I did this project, I found out that I won a fancy cutting machine. Woot! So this is probably my last sign tutorial without one of those...we'll see how much I love this new tool. Anybody else get giddy when they get a new crafting tool? I hope I'm not the only one! :-)

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10 comments

  1. Super cute:)http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/02/flourless-knockout-ninja-brownies.html

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  2. Love the distressed look. Thanks for visiting and linking to One Creative Weekend at OneCreativeMommy.com!

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  3. Love this! I never thought to do it that way. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  4. I love that you added the picture at the bottom!

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  5. Very Cute! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  6. I featured you today on Made in a Day for my St. Patrick's Day Round-up!
    Kim

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  7. So cute--simple and to the point!

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  8. Oh, thanks for the great tip! I think even I could do this one.

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  9. So cute! I would keep this out all year long. Now if only I had a mantle :)

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