Sprinkle Cinnamon Over Letters - Wait Until You See the End Result!

For this farmhouse inspired do it yourself craft, you will transform paper mache letters into faux rusty metal letters using a few simple ingredients. To start, you will want to select the word or the name that you would like for your farmhouse sign. Once you know the word or name that you want to use for this project to do you can purchase the selected letters needed from your local craft or dollar store and cut a pine board to fit the letters behind them. You will need the following materials along with your board and letters to include silver spray paint, cinnamon, and a hot glue gun.

To start, you will want to stain the wood board for behind the letters, which will be the base of your farmhouse style sign. It is recommended to use a water-based stain and a sponge because these work well for a no-mess application. To stain, just dip the sponge into the stain, then rub the stain to apply in the direction of the grain. Make sure that the stain covers the top surface of the wood board as well as along the edges of the wood board, then wipe off any excess stain. Allow the wood board to dry. Next, you will want to spray your paper mache letters with some silver spray paint. You don't have to worry about spraying the letter perfectly for this do it yourself craft project as you are going for an aged look. You just want to make sure that you get some on the top surface of the letters and the sides of your letters. From the kitchen, you then go to grab your secret ingredients for the faux rust, cinnamon. Sprinkle the cinnamon onto the wet spray paint. Then continue to develop the rusty look of your letters that you desire by layering the spray paint and the cinnamon. Once you get the desired perfect mix, allow for the paint and cinnamon to dry. Adhere your letters to your wood board sign base using a hot glue gun or your favorite adhesive. This is a project to do, that can be used for the holidays or as a home decor project to be enjoyed all year long. This is also a fun project to do for the kids or as a gift idea. The materials you will need for this do it yourself craft includes paper mache letters, a 12-inch pine board that you can get from home depot, cinnamon, Minwax Water Based Stain American Walnut, a hot glue gun, and Metallic Silver Spray Paint. For the full step by step tutorial, you will want to take a look on the site.

If you are not familiar with paper mache, it is a technique that involves simple ingredients and materials to include water, flour and a bowl, and a spoon or whisk. To make the paper mache glue you will need about one part of flour to two parts of water. You can make as much of the paste as you need for the project to do that you are making. If you need more paste, it's quick and easy to mix up another batch. Paper mache is a fun do it yourself craft that you can try with the kids.

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