Making a play off all those cute “Free Dobby” lost sock laundry signs, this glove and hat drying sign was born. We have no where in our house to hang the snow covered, wet gloves and hats. I looked around last year on Pinterest for ideas and found a few, but nothing that screamed make me!
What you need:
Staple Gun (and Staples!)
Paint or Adhesive Vinyl and a Cutting Machine (Cricut etc)
Tracing Items, if using (tracing paper, pencils)
I had two signs left over from another project I did. They were pre-strung for hanging and already finished, so they did not need to be painted.
I took five large, wooden pegs from my laundry room and took one side off, allowing me to staple the pegs to the sign.
I did not want to use glue because of the drying time and also I was concerned about longevity.
Then I slid the removed part of the peg back in to reassemble it.
Once they were all stapled and reassembled, I started to transfer snowflakes and “Let it Snow” onto the sign in preparation for painting over it. To make an easy transfer, find the image you want or write/draw it yourself.
If printing an image from the computer, you will have to first trace the image onto tracing paper (or wax baking paper), then flip the paper over and retrace the lines to transfer the image.
If drawing directly into the tracing paper, you can skip that step. When transferring writing you do need to flip the paper over, retrace the lines on the back, and then flip it back over to transfer or your words will be backwards!
Once transferred, you can paint over the lines (which as you can see are very faint).
I really like this technique as it gives the appearance of free hand painting, but a safety net for those that need/want it.
Then get to painting. You could also use adhesive vinyl and cut out the words/decorations. I decided not to go this way due to the gaps between the pieces of wood. I did multiple layers of the white craft paint as it soaked into the wood. I then used another color to accent the white. Wanted to keep it simple, for once!