Herb Sign

 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 love how the grain of the wood shines through!
I used my Cricut Maker to create a stencil with contact paper that I weeded...
...and applied to the surface of the board.
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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  1. Anne I love your herb sign. I've got a few pots out by the back door filled with herbs and something like this would be a perfect addition. I am definitely going to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. A stick could even be added to the back and it could sit in one of your pots, Tammy.

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  2. Great sign and I have an herb sign I put out that says Thyme in the garden. I have planted yet because the weather hasn't been great so it's in the plans for this week. Hope you are hanging in there with your neck!

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. I'm hoping to plant this week too. The weather certainly hasn't been cooperating - for gardening or my neck!

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  3. Your herb sign is so pretty. Love how the paint when wiped off looks, great tip. I hope your herb garden blossoms. Happy Spring!

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    1. It almost makes it look like a stain and I always love to see the grain of the wood!

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  4. This is wonderful! I love the color, the stencil font you chose and the shape. I think I might need a Cricut!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I absolutely love my Maker. You can do so much with it!

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  5. Cute sign. I wish I had a Cricut as my daughters love theirs and make some great things with it.

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    1. Thanks, Patti. I've made mugs, glasses, shirts, and more with my Cricut - love it!

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  6. Hello Ann, this is perfect!!! I have old fence boards in a stack that would wonderfully for a cute sign for the garden. I used to make garden signs and Christmas yard signs to sell when my kids were small... Now that I have so many ideas from our $10 on the 10th from this month, I need to get busy. ;) Another fun project to create for my herb pot!!! <3

    Thanks again for the idea and happy hopping with you,
    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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    1. Fence boards are perfect for signs - and you can't beat the price. I'll stop by to see what you've been doing!

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  7. I love this herbs sign you made and it will look perfect in the garden.

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  8. This is a great use of leftover wood, and I have lots of it.

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    1. We are kindred spirits, Janet. We both have a scrap wood stash!

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. I appreciate the pin!

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  10. Great sign for the summer decor. And you made it so easy and inexpensively. Thanks for sharing. #HomeMattersParty

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  11. I love your sign...especially the color! So perfect for Spring/Summer. Featuring when my link party opens up.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I appreciate the feature!

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