Have you ever noticed how one thing leads to another? Especially when you DIY or craft? Ever since I updated a tray for my coffee station I was looking for a coffee picture. It needed to be similar to one I did a while back. Having no luck finding something at the thrift store I decided to make my own. Follow me and learn how to create a sign for your coffee station.
This is a great project for the Craft Room Destash Challenge. This challenge encourages us to use what we have. But we can spend up to $10 to complete a project if we need to get something. I had everything for this project.
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The first thing I did was to check out the Graphics Fairy website for some pictures. If you have never looked at the website you will be amazed. These are the two I selected for the coffee signs; here and here. As a matter of fact, I found some graphics for future projects.
I decided on 2 designs. One for me and one to sell. Now the easy thing to do is to glue it to a surface and call it done. I didn’t do that. The best way to do this (I learned this the hard way) is to decoupage the downloaded picture on foam board. Then cut it out using a straight edge and utility knife.
In the meantime saw 3 pieces of fence boards larger than the picture. Just judge the size so there is enough for a border around the picture. Probably about 1 to 2 inches.
Use wood glue and glue the boards together. My boards had a nice patina so I sanded them a bit too clean them up. Use a clear protector and it will bring out the character of the boards.
Now back to the picture. I didn’t like the raw edge of the foam board. The solution? I painted the edge with craft paint that matched the background of the picture.
Putting it together is easy. Spread glue on the back of the picture and place on the boards. I always like to have more space at the bottom.
And so it doesn’t look like the picture was plopped on boards there are a couple more things to do. Before you do the next step attach a sawtooth hanger on the back of the wood.
Take 4 wooden furniture buttons and wax them to match the weathered fence boards Glue them on each corner of the picture. I used gel wood stain on one set and clear wax on the other set.
The final step is to wrap cotton twine or jute twine around the picture. How many times depends on how big the twine is. Dab a little tacky glue to hold it on the picture’s edge. Wrap it around and then dab more glue to hold it secure. Cut the twine.
I ended up keeping the coffee sign with the black background. It finishes off the coffee station area. To learn how to create a sign for your coffee station is so easy. Don’t you think it makes a nice finish? Be sure to check out all of the other Craft Room Destash Challenge Projects. You will be inspired.
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