Hi guys! It’s Melanie from Find it, Make it, Love it. If you’ve followed Steffany and I very much you may have noticed we LOVE dual purpose holiday decorations. Like THIS ‘Trick or Treat’ sign that says ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ on the back (see HERE.) We’ve done that with quite a few projects and today we’re doing it again! I happen to have a lot of birthdays in my family in December and January, so we decided to do this ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ reversible sign that says ‘Happy Birthday’ on the other side.
Pretty cute, right? Of course, you could have it say whatever you wan……..we’re just getting your wheels turning.;)
Here’s what you need from the Wood Connection to make one too:
- This ‘Happy’ block set
- Wood stain (we used the Minwax water based in dark Walnut)
- White paint
- Red paint (we used Tompte red)
- Valentine’s day vinyl
- 2 foam brushes
Other supplies you’ll need:
- A pencil with eraser
- Craft letters or stickers
- Sanding block
Start by staining all the letters and the block.
Once the stain is dry, paint over just the front of the letters and block with white.
We love the look of the stain on the sides of the letters and block with just the fronts painted. It’s a rustic, 3D look that is beautiful!
For the Valentine side, paint one side of the block red (the other side should be white.)
Of course, you can be done now and have an adorable Happy Valentine’s Day sign, but like we said, we love reversible decor.
So now we’ll share the Birthday side! It’s so easy, just turn the block over to the white side and add letters, stickers or vinyl to spell BIRTHDAY. We had this pad of alphabet letters that we think worked perfect for a colorful and playful look. We glued them on with a good old glue stick! Cute! Since I’ll get this out birthday after birthday and for Valentine’s Day, we will probably seal it with some matte mod podge or even a spray sealer; but that’s totally up to you!
What do you think of the dual purpose projects? It’s like multi-tasking, but more efficient- haha!
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