Spring is in the air! The tulips are blooming, the grass needs mowing, and it's almost time to get the herbs in the ground. Welcome back to 10 on the 10th. A group of bloggers sharing ideas and inspiration for under $10. This month our theme is 'Gardening & Outdoor Decor' and I've created a simple herb sign that I can't wait to share with you!
I dug through my box of wood and found this piece.
If you don't have a box of wood, and I know many of you don't, I saw something similar at the dollar store. Your other option is your local home improvement store. They often sell their scraps at a good price.
Some green craft paint was applied...
...and before it dried, a damp rag wiped away some of the paint.
I used my Cricut Maker to create a stencil with contact paper that I weeded...
...and applied to the surface of the board.
The Apple Street Cottage - you're here
It's important to 'burnish' the edges with an old gift card/credit card to prevent any paint from bleeding under the contact paper.
Using a stencil brush, I applied a light first coat.
After a few more light coats, I had the coverage I wanted and peeled off the stencil.
Two coats of clear Krylon and the sign was done.
If you don't have a Cricut (or any other die-cutting machine) stencils are available all over, even at the dollar store!
The cost of this project was well under $10 for me since I had all of the materials on hand. Even if you have to buy an arrow sign at the dollar store along with some paint and a stencil, you're only spending about $4.
It's 10 on the 10th and my friends have some wonderful ideas to share with you. Be sure to visit them - all of their blogs are listed below:
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