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By Candie Cooper - Visit Candie's blog Candie Cooper's Journal to see more cool projects
I'm a sucker for anything with
corrugated metal including this flower hanger. I usually steer clear of
blank surfaces like this because I'm scared to death to write letters with a paintbrush.
You too? I have a trick for you then.
You will need a flower sign, Folk Art
acrylic paint, Folk Art Enamel paint, felt flower embellishment, multi-purpose
adhesive, buttons, paint brushes and trim. You might also need some Folk
Art outdoor sealer.
FA enamel paints are good for ceramic
and metal surfaces. You can paint just the center or the entire flower.
Now for the lettering... Find
some large rubber stamp letters in the scrapbook section of the craft store and
a clear acrylic block to hold the letters. Paint the blank wood surface
however you like--I suggest a lighter color underneath the letters. Spell
out WELCOME with the letters. Spread some paint over a paper plate and
dip the stamp block in. Stamp letters onto sign (you may have to do this
in two parts). Optionally you can seal the sign with a clear varnish to
Finish by gluing some embellishments to
the center of the flower and maybe some pom-pom trim to the bottom of the sign.
With the first day of school right around the corner, this would make a
good teacher gift also.