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I know it’s just October and it’s too early to be posting about Christmas (who I am kidding, it’s never too early!!) but I was just too excited not to post about it. Plus it’s never to early to start thinking about Christmas before the chaos begins. Every year I do some kind of neighbor gift for my friends and neighbors. It seems like every year I am trying really hard to not eat sugar or I am on some kind of diet, so the idea of giving out baked goods and treats for neighbor gifts doesn’t sound like a good idea. I have always liked to give some kind of unique gift that I make that is practical or super cute :). Well I thought that these little farmhouse signs would be great for neighbor gifts this year. They are small (about 6×6 inches) so they will easily be able to go on a shelf or a table. Plus I love these little signs, they are just so much fun so I think other people will like them too!
I made a video of how I made the manager one, so you can see all the details in it. I did do a few pictures to show the process to. I love making these signs with vinyl because the possibilities are endless (and you don’t have to have great handwriting or be an artist :D).
I used a 1×6 for the boards and I cut them into squares (which makes them roughly 5.5×5.5 inches). For the frames I cut out 1×2 wood (I didn’t use exact measurements, I used each board to make the measurement). The frames were cut roughly to 5.5 inches and 7 inches (two of each size). You can get 17 5.5 inch boards from one 1x6x8ft board and you can get 3.75 frames out of 1 1x2x8ft board (I got 11 frames out of three board).
Then I painted them white. Then I cut out some vinyl with my Silhouette CAMEO and took off the image to make a stencil. I made 4 different designs but all of them are fairly simple so they work on the small board.
You can get the cut file for Silhouette for these 4 images here:
I then put the vinyl onto the board and then painted them.
I then took off the vinyl and did a few touch ups around the words and designs.
I then stained it a pretty espresso color and then nailed it onto the board with a brad nailer, I used 1 1/4″ brad nails.
And that’s it! Aren’t they so much fun? I love them all, I seriously can’t decide which one I like the most.
I love that these two have a little pop of color, so great for Christmas!
I also like to stain the back of the sign too, just to give it a finished look. Plus if it’s on a table, it just looks better with the back stained too.
Here is what the sign looks like on a table with some Christmas decor. So fun. I love that it goes with basically anything!