Welcome to Emily’s Simply Made Series! Each post features a craft that looks cute or is practical but is easy enough for even the uncraftiest of people. Cute DIY things are NOT just for the pros! You can do it too!
Welcome Welcome Welcome, my friends!! Today marks the first post of my Simply Made Series!
Today, I’ve made a Custom Wooden Sign- something that you may think you can only find in home decor stores or on Etsy, but I will prove to you that you need not spend a ton of money on a mass manufactured sign when you could make a CUSTOM one at home for a few dollars.
I need to preface my craft by explaining that I am a Modern Family fiend. My husband and I quote it randomly throughout our days, and most of the time the quote is a Phil Dunphy quote. I LOVE Phil. How can you not?? This guy tries so hard to do everything right and be cool, and usually ends up making a fool of himself, which makes for quotes to die for. The quote we use most often around here is actually from the pilot episode. Phil tries to explain that he’s the cool dad…that’s his “thang”. Well, watch for yourself…
So, my husband and I must say “why the face?!” to each other a few times a week and it needed to be part of my decor in my workspace. Because the thought WTF comes up a LOT when I work. I thought it was fitting.
Want to make one?? It’s easier than you might think!
All you need is
- a piece of wood (mine was pre-cut and shaped from the craft store) $3.99
- acrylic paint in two colors
- a thin paintbrush
- sand paper with a fine grit
- clear seal (mod podge or spray on)
This makes not only some great decor for your own home, but also gifts for weddings, new babies or any special occasion! I mean, you can make it with whatever words you want (although I don’t know why you WOULDN’T want “wtf” on your wall), a family name, song quote, a fun saying etc. Have fun with it and make it your own!
Did you make this craft? We think immitation is the best form of flattery, and we would be flattered if you come by and post a picture of YOUR sign on our facebook wall!!