I love my new home. Like, adore. We really did like our old home, but I was always saying, “someday when we change the floors…” or “someday when we re-do the kitchen…” and realistically, none of those things were happening any time soon. With our new home, I am completely happy and content with the finishes and the way everything is right now. Plus, it has amazing amounts of wall space, another thing that I would have loved to change about the old home. With so much more wall space, I have so many more projects I need to finish and today I’m here sharing one of the latest: Easy DIY Wood Wall Art.
Let’s get a close up look at the two pieces I created to fill some empty spots in my gallery wall before I move on to the tutorial.
Cute, right? And they are surprisingly easy to make!
- wood plaques, found at a local craft store
- acrylic paints
- foam paint brush
- either vinyl die-cuts or stickers in your choice of design
- Glad Press ‘n Seal if you chose vinyl
1. I want to share a sneaky little trick I have first. Sometimes I don’t want to use transfer paper when I create a small vinyl design with my Silhouette. Instead, I use Glad Press ‘n Seal and it does just as well for a lot less money. You’re welcome. 😉
2. Paint your plaques with whatever color you’d like to have your wording or design to be. Make sure to cover it thoroughly and let it dry completely.
3. Apply your design to your dry plaque. Make sure you have pressed the design down firmly to make sure the edges are sealed.
4. Paint black over over the entire plaque, vinyl and all. Allow it to dry for around 5 to 10 minutes.
5. Carefully peel off your vinyl/stickers and throw them away. Allow the plaque to now dry fully.
6. Lightly sand the edges to create the distressed look.
7. Hang them up and enjoy! I used Command strips to hang mine up.
And here is the completed look. Not too shabby!
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