Easy Thankful Sign

I’ve been swooning over the many Thanksgiving signs showing up all over the internet, especially in Etsy shops! I really admire and appreciate the talents of these creative artists, but sometimes I just can’t afford things that I know I can make myself for a fraction of the price (and get some much needed crafting therapy in!). Plus, who doesn’t appreciate a handmade touch? Here’s my attempt at a knockoff Thankful Sign.

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I happened to have some scrap wood hanging out in the garage (as usual) and found a piece that was perfect! I believe this was a 2×8 piece cut down to around 24 inches?

After giving it a good stain with Dark Walnut, I taped off the edges to create my faux frame. I love the look of the framed signs so I decided to make a faux version.

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I painted inside the tape with a couple coats of white craft paint, immediately removed the tape and let it all dry. Then I took a pencil and lightly started sketching out the word I wanted. I erased it many times to get it just right but I think it gives it more personality to hand write it yourself. If you have a great template to follow or a good font that you can print out on a cricut, then by all means go for it!

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I traced over my pencil with a black chalk marker that I had, but you could use any paint pen or even a thick sharpie. In the end the look is really the same! So what do you think??? Worth the 30 minutes? Absolutely!

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To see the tutorial for my easy Thanksgiving Corn Husk Garland click HERE!!

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