I just wanted to hop on and do a quick blog post. Like any other household all over the world we’re settling into a new routine in the Fairhead Household during this whole corona crisis. Just to keep some normality until we return to, well .. normality. We’ve got lists of chores and jobs that have been neglected, BUT having some fun in the process as well. I will spare you guys the photos of the exercise class I did with our daughter in our garden … (I’m sure my husband only took them to blackmail me at some stage!) Anyway, today I saw this funny take on this Home sweet Home sign and it was too stinking cute not to make. And of course to share with all of you.
For those of you who have been following me on Facebook, you may recall my tray obsession? I’m not kidding you, I have at least 10 trays in our house. (I think I may have a problem..). They’re just so versatile to keep things tidy and add a bit of fun & colour to a room. And this little sign was just the perfect addition to this tray (from Next if you’re interested) with my Mother’s Day tulips (thanks kids!! ;))
For this cute little Home sweet Home sign I cut a piece of wood to size in the shape of a house and cut some smaller pieces for the roof. I sanded it all down to get rid of any rough edges before staining the wood for the roof in a walnut colour stain (my absolutely fave at the moment!). For the house I used a watered down paint (I wanted the wood grain to show through). However, you can pretty much use any paint you have lying around. Once everything was dried it was glued together with good wood glue and the roof attached with some nails for added security.
Here’s what the “naked” version looked like before adding the wording 🙂
Home sweet home
For the wording I used my Silhouette machine to design and cut a vinyl which I added to the sign. Don’t worry! Stick with me – there’s a non Silhouette alternative! Of course this quirky take on the traditional Home sweet Home sign will look just as cute as a print out in a little picture frame! You know, just propped up on a side board or a fireplace somewhere. So, for those of you who don’t have a Silhouette machine or vinyl cutter, here’s a free download to print. Just to add a bit of fun to your home decor now we’re all cooped up inside.
By the way, for those of you who love crafting, sign making and adding quirky detail to some everyday items I would definitely recommend getting a Silhouette Cameo. I’ve got loads of stuff lined up in our home! I’m always using it for some project or another. Even if it’s for printing labels to get organised in your home – it’s a lifesaver. And of course it allows you to make cute stuff like this :).
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