DIY Welcome Sign {#summerofjoann}

*** I received a $25 giftcard from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for the purpose of this review. ***
***All opinions expressed are my own. I did not receive any compensation for this post.***


Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores challenged us to try one craft from their craft catalog of 72 featured projects and then invite you to join in on the fun of crafting this summer with "Cape Discovery"

It was hard to choose just one project,
we decided on making these cute chalkboard signs and putting our own little twist on them.

Here's how we made our 
Favorite Places Welcome Sign!


The materials are simple enough:
black foamcore board * brown Foamie sheets * Crayola sidewalk chalk * Tacky glue * brown Sharpie marker * Krylon Clear Finish (I used Fixatif instead) 
we also used
Outdoor Mod Podge and a wooden dowel

The first thing we did was make a list of our favorite places to visit, how far away they are from our house and which direction you have to travel to get there.


I cut the foamcore into pieces to make the signs

I find it easier to cut foamcore in three cuts
1. cut through the top layer of paper
2. cut through the foam
3. cut through the bottom layer of paper

Miss C used sidewalk chalk to write the locations on the signs
I added the distances


I took the signs outside to spray them with the Fixatif
(the fumes are very strong)
the Fixatif keeps the chalk from smearing.


(optional)
Attach your signs to a wooden dowel


Little A drew lines on Foamie sheets to simulate wood grain
and then cut the sheets into strips



Frame the signs with the foam "wood" strips



(optional)
Coat your signs with Outdoor Mod Podge

FYI: Outdoor Mod Podge is NOT waterproof so if you place your sign outside you'll have to bring it in if you're expecting rain


Place your new "Welcome!" sign outside to greet your guests!

Jo-Ann's chalkboard signs are so simple (and cheap!)
you can make signs for anything!
kid's room * mark the bathroom for guests * make "party here" signs to place in your yard * make signs to let people know you're having a yard sale * make small ones and mark the plants in the garden


What would you make signs for?

If you like this idea I'd love for you to pin it and tweet it with the hashtag #summerofjoann 



Thank you Jo-Ann for inviting us to join in on your Cape Discovery crafting challenge!
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2 comments:

  1. I love it! It reminds me of the one in Winnie the Pooh a little bit. Super cute!

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  2. aww... this is SUper cute :) Pinning it.

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