Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Enchanted Forest Sign Making

So you may or may not know that we are having an enchanted forest party for our daughters second birthday and to save some money I have been making most of the decorations myself.
Yesterdays project was sign making...

 I thought this was going to be really hard to do but as it turns out it was actually one of the easiest projects so far.

I found the wood in our local park? (Not sure why it was there but no one was using it so we had it).

The next stage was to find the font I wanted to use online and print out the words I wanted to use in the right size. I used the website cool text which has a great selection of fonts and logos that are free for you to use. For this project I chose the font 'Outline'.

 The next stage is to place the text over the wood, where you want it to be and just stick the paper down with cellotape so that it doesn't move.

Then using a pencil, pressing firmly, trace around the outline of the letters and when you lift up the paper you should be left with a very faint indent in the wood.

You now have an outline for your paint. I used black wood paint for this which we just happened to have in the shed but you could probably use any kind of paint.

Here's a picture of what it looked like when I'd finished all of the text.

The last step was to add the glitter. For this I used PVA glue in a wiggly line and then just covered it with gold glitter. I found the glitter in one of those Christmas stores for about 99p but any good craft store should sell it.

and volia an easy and cheap to make enchanted forest sign...

I'm linking up this week with Faith, Hope & Charity Shopping's Ta Dah Tuesday!


  1. Lovely! It really looks the part - she's going to have an amazing party! x

  2. That's lovely! I spent the weekend making a fairy garden with my 6 year old. I will try and post about it this week. We're very lucky having little girlies! A Ben 10 character garden or a Doctor Who figure garden doesn't have the same ring to it...

    1. rrr I can't wait to do that with my daughter, she's only two so a bit young yet. x

  3. It's going to be magical! Thanks for the heads up about the text website - sounds handy x


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