Spring Plank Sign

Hello! Hello! It’s Melanie and Steffany from Find it, Make it, Love it, here to say- Happy Spring everyone! It’s totally official that it’s Spring now, even if the weather here in Utah doesn’t show it……at least not everyday. I have to remind myself every year that snow, rain, and some sunshine are all normal parts of Spring here…. whether we like it or not. So in honor of those warm Spring days, Steff and I are excited to share this super cute Spring framed plank sign.Framed Plank Spring sign (5)

 

These framed planks are coming out at the Wood Connection this Thursday. They are brand new. Are you dying?! We are–they are so awesome! We have so many ideas for these things! They come in a few different sizes and are just so perfect. We are so excited to get our hands on a few more!

 

Let’s get started with what you need to make this SPRING version:

 
 
    • Framed plank
 
    • Small letters to spell SPRING
 
    • 5 different paint colors for the letters
 
    • Stain
 
    • White paint
 
    • Masking tape
 
    • Glue
 
    • Foam brushes
 
    • Paper and bakers twine (for the banner)
 
 

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Start by giving the framed plank a light sand to remove any rough corners or edges.Framed Plank Spring sign (17)

 

Next, tape the inside so you can stain just the “frame” part of the sign.Framed Plank Spring sign (16)

 

Now, use a rag or a foam brush to put a light coat of stain on the frame.Framed Plank Spring sign (15)

 

While the stain is drying, let’s paint the letters.Framed Plank Spring sign (12)

 

We went with bright, fun rainbow colors for our letters. (The colors we used are: Think Pink, OJ, Crocus Yellow, Leaf Green, Sea Foam, and GP Purple.)

 

Once the stain is totally dry, remove the tape from the inside and tape off the stained frame part. Paint the inside white. We did two coats.Framed Plank Spring sign (13)

 

Set that aside to dry.

 

Now for the paper banner. So easy to make, but we will show you exactly how we got the perfect triangle in the perfect size, because I sure as heck can’t free hand a dozen triangles. Or even one that looks right-haha! Start by cutting a square of paper that is 1 1/4″ by 1 1/4″. Framed Plank Spring sign (10)Fold the square in half. Framed Plank Spring sign (9)Then cut from corner to corner, be sure NOT to cut the folded side. When you open it, you’ll have a perfect little triangle for a banner! Framed Plank Spring sign (8)Use that triangle as a template- trace and cut each one out.Framed Plank Spring sign (6)

 

Using a small hole punch, punch two holes into the top of each triangle. String bakers twine through each one creating a tiny paper banner.

 

Use wood glue, or hot glue to attach the letters to the framed plank. Secure the banner to the sign, we just used good old tape.Framed Plank Spring sign (3)

 

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Isn’t it bright and cheerful?! And are you crazy excited to get your hands on a couple of these framed plank signs too?! Head on over to Find it, Make it, Love it to enter our Wood Connection giveaway! You could win a $25 gift card to the Wood Connection!

 

Here’s hoping for some sunny Spring days!

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