It is an absolute delight to me when I am able to craft. I love using the supplies that I’ve collected and actually making something. Sometimes it takes me quite a while to get to the finished project but when I do…it’s so worth it.
We’ve had plans to make this sign almost I’ve had my Cricut. I’ve been working on it in bits and pieces. The thing that took the most time was the staining and distressing of the wood. In reality, this didn’t take long at all. I was just slow to get it done.
My secret? It’s two-fold. Step one is steel wool soaked in vinegar. While this picture is really very pretty, learn from my mistake…go ahead and tease the steel wool open. It will speed up the oxidation process.
Step two is a very strong cup of black tea. You see now the beautiful rust that develops as the vinegar does its magic on the steel wool.
The stencil that I used to apply the paint was created, naturally, on my Cricut Explore Air. I love this little machine. I really need to name it and give her a sticker of her own. I love the slightly worn look of the lettering. All hail imperfectly perfect! And sandpaper.
Now to actually…you know, hang it up in the house. Until next time…