Today, Valerie is taking the reigns! She and her sister Laura have an amazing blog called Occasionally Crafty! Check them out! She has a super cute April Showers Stenciled Sign to share with you!
Hi – I’m Valerie! My sister Laura and I blog over at Occasionally Crafty. We have busy lives as moms of young children, but we love to craft and share our creations with you!
I don’t know about you, but with Easter falling so early this year, I was kind of at a loss over what to put out for decorations afterwards. I love decorating for the seasons and holidays, but my general spring decor is seriously lacking!
I created this April Showers Stenciled Sign so that you can have something springy to display in your own home!
Vinyl and Transfer Tape (I use clear contact paper)
11×14 Canvas or Canvas Plaque (heck, you could even use a wood plaque if you prefer)
Here we go:
1. Cut your vinyl design and adhere it to your canvas. I even have the shape I designed just for you FREE if you want it! You can download the file for Silhouette Studio here. (Inspiration found here.)
Sometimes putting vinyl on canvas is a little tricky. You may need a little adhesive spray or Mod Podge to make it stick well.
2. Paint over your vinyl and let it dry completely. I needed two coats of paint.
3. Use tweezers or something similar to pull your letters off. Don’t freak out of some of the paint bled through. Just use a teeny tiny brush and paint over it with white.
4. Now it’s time to embellish your design. Cut an umbrella shape out of fabric using Silhouette’s tutorial , or however you like to cut fabric. Just make sure to use interfacing or some sort of backing, or the fabric will fray over time.
5. Adhere to the canvas using spray adhesive or other craft glue, smoothing carefully to avoid bumps.
6. Cut some cute flower shapes out of cardstock or patterned paper, and glue to your canvas. Add buttons. I played around with this forever, but in the end decided to keep it simple.
That’s it! Now you can display it on a stand or hang it on the wall with a ribbon.
Thanks so much for reading along. Be sure to visit my sister and I over at Occasionally Crafty! You can also find us here: