Yesterday morning Salt Lake City woke up to 14 inches of pure mountain powder.
Beautiful indeed but awful for driving.
(Did I ever mention I wrecked my dad’s car when I was 19 in the snow storm of the century? Suffice it to say, I’m a little nervous driving in the snow).
Instead of run errands I called it a snow day and spruced my house up for the holidays.
One of the things I threw together was this holiday sign that was completely free.
You heard me right…F-R-E-E. I had all the supplies laying around in my shed and you probably do too.
99% of this sign is made from paint stir sticks and guess what…? Even if you don’t have paint sticks laying around the house…they’re free anyway!
I used the large size stick from ACE Hardware and I highly recommend them. Not all paint stir sticks from hardware and/or paint stores are made alike. Some are made of some kind of squishy fiber board that doesn’t even feel like wood. But these ACE sticks are quality.
– The first step is to determine the size you want your sign to be.
-Next, cut the curvy ends off. I used a miter saw to do this.
-The optional step is to stain or paint the sticks but you can leave them bare too.
-Determine how much space you want between each stick. I used pennies to space them.
-Using some square dowels I had I cut them down and glued them on the back of the sticks to keep them in place.
For the frame or border I used 4 paint stir sticks and hot-glued them together.
If you’re not great at free-handing a message you can get crafty here. I used my Cricut machine to cut out my message on cardstock then I traced around the letters.
Using a paint marker I filled in my outlined letters.
Attach some hooks and you’re set.
Stay tuned for tomorrow for the rest of my holiday porch reveal.
I will be also holding another giveaway for a $100. giftcard to ACE Hardware tomorrow, stay tuned!