Olive and I have been busy making snowballs in Florida!  Now, we’re ready to add a  final bit of charm to our display with a homemade “for sale” sign using Therm O Web’s Sticky Strip Runner. There are many materials you could use to make this sign, but I really wanted to  make it look like a child threw it together using things from around the house like paint, clothespins, etc.

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So here is what you will need:

  • Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner
  • Plain wooden sign with wire hanger ($1 at Joann’s)
  • One sheet of designer scrapbook paper (background)
  • One sheet of plain scrapbook paper (foreground)
  • Acrylic Paint in contrast to foreground (I used Americana in “buttermilk”)
  • Skinny paintbrush
  • Modge Podge

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The first step is to remove the wire hanger from the wooden sign. I just turned over the wooden sign and uncoiled the wires.

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Trace the wooden sign’s shape onto both pieces of scrapbook paper.

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Cut out the rectangle shape (both pieces of scrapbook paper).

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Rremove 1/4″ from each side of the foreground scrap of paper with gently tearing.

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Write out your message in pen or pencil for a guide.

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Paint over the letters using a skinny paintbrush. (Several applications may be necessary.) Let it completely dry.

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Glue the background piece of paper onto the wood sign with the Modge Podge glue.

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Take a couple of pins and poke through the holes in the back of the wooden sign up through the paper.

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Insert the wire hanger back into the wooden sign through the holes.

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Using the Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner, add a couple of strips onto the background.

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Center the painted foreground piece over the background and press in place. Use a clothespin to clip the sign to a basket.

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If you’d like to make the snowballs, just see my tutorial: Fabulous Faux Snowballs.  Happy crafting!

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0 comment on Snowballs for Sale

  1. debbiesherman
    November 14, 2011 at 8:55 am (10 years ago)

    This is such a great project!

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  2. S. Cratin
    November 14, 2011 at 10:26 am (10 years ago)

    WOW!! I LOVE THIS!!! Another great project! Thank you for your great creations! WOW!

    Reply
  3. hilaryck
    November 16, 2011 at 11:13 pm (10 years ago)

    I am totally LOVING these adorable snowballs!!! 😉

    Reply

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