Saturday, January 13, 2018

Winter Snowman Sign DIY | Believe | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make a snowman sign that lights up!  It's easy and a great home decor project for the holidays!  Here is a quick video, so you can see exactly how I made it:

You will need:
Tray:  I found it at Hobby Lobby
Acrylic paint (white and two different blues):
Cricut (Amazon):  
Cricut vinyls:


1.  I found a tray, which was perfect for the sign I wanted to make.  I used a tray because it was perfect to hide the batteries for the lights.

2.  I used gesso to seal the wood.  Once dry, I followed up with white paint.

3.  I used my Cricut cutting machine to cut the word Believe and a bunch of snowflakes out of vinyl.

4.  I put transfer tape on the word Believe. 

5.  I also printed out a snowman, using a laser printer.

6.  I added the vinyl onto the sign and burnished it down.  I then removed the transfer tape.

7.  I laid the snowman on the sign, just so I could figure out the spacing of the snowflakes.

8.  I burnished everything down.

9.  I then used the same white paint and painted over all of the vinyl, in all directions, and let it dry.

10.  Once dry, I painted blue over everything.

11.  Once dry, I pulled up all the vinyl.

 12.  I then drilled holes into 20 of the snowflakes.

13.  I used Mod Podge to decoupage the snowman in place.

14.  I rubbed down the image, so no bubbles would get trapped under.

15.  I then added Mod Podge over the entire sign.

16.  Then I used water to go over the wet Mod Podge, so it gave it a nice smooth finish.

17.  I wiped the edges clean, with a damp paper towel and let it dry.

18.  Once dry, I added Mod Podge along the bottom edge.

19.  I sprinkled on fine glitter.

20.  I tapped off any excess glitter and let it dry.

21.  I then added the lights to the sign.  It was a strand with 20 lights, which is why I drilled the 20 holes.  You can also tape or velcro the battery box to the back, to keep it in place.

That's it, but lets see how it looks all lit up!

Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue and your glitter!™  Stay safe!


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