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Friday, November 20, 2009

Cute Trees, all in the spirit of Christmas


I literally pulled these from the garbage bin at work. Amidst all the glass and cardboard rubble here at work, were these perfectly cut triangles just begging to be transformed into something beautiful. I cut some of them down to the smaller size with the chop saw, I love using that thing.

I then painted on, get this, a paper towel onto the boards that were going to be white so that you wouldn't see the black writing underneath and to give it a different texture. I love the end result. All you do is take a paper towel and modpodge it onto the wood. The paper towel expands a bit, but the end result is really cool. This is a step you do not have to do, but it was fun to experiment with.
Then just paint them the color of choice

Spray paint is definately the easiest route.
I then just printed off two sheets in red and white with the words that I wanted on the signs.

I put the transfer paper on the letters and cut them down to size so that I could place them on the boards and not have two of the same words exactly side by side.

Peel and stick. I also learned the hard way that the paper toweled boards didn't allow the vinyl to adhere as easily. Add some little snow flakes to just finish it off. I love this font. IT is really just perfect for this project.

Finish by doing a clear coat of spray paint gloss just to make sure that everything is sealed in. This will allow a little more wear and tear throughout the years

Perfect for the mantle.
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7 comments:

The DIY Show Off said...

These are so pretty! What a fun and easy project with beautiful results! Great job as usual! :)

Thanks for your sweet comment today and for voting. Thank you x 100!

TGIF!
Roeshel

Its So Very Cheri said...

What a great idea. Did you use transfer paper and print off your regular printer or something else?

I
would love to have you post to my party as well

your new follower
cheri

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

What a great idea. I love how they turned out. You are so creative!
Blessings,
Debbie

Vanessa said...

Looks great!

Barbara Jean said...

Hollis,
Another wonderful project!

thanks again

barbara jean

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

so cute! thanks for sharing!
gail

Linda said...

AWESOME idea you had here...your trees are soooo cute! Hope you have a FUN week!

Blessings,
Linda

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