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February 12, 2023

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Just 3 more days till my baby shower & I couldn't contain myself from not crafting up something for the soiree! The brunch shower is being held in our back yard so I whipped up this fun little wooden sign to help direct people on where to enter. We have a large fence with two gates on opposite sides of the house. One gate I've never been able to open in my entire time living here {no explanation needed just take my word for it}. yeah I want to make sure our guest go to the gate that is actually operable & not think they have to  climb over the fence {although what a sight that would be!} Never a good idea to frustrate people when they have gifts for you.

I had this sign idea in mind for awhile but I didn't really find any inspiration for it until I came across this cute little sign over at The Happy Scraps blog.

This project should have been a quickie but once again I had another failed adventure with stenciling. of these days I'll give up this pro-stenciling dream of mine.

But if you're interested in making your own party sign here's the deets!


First, I spray painted my wooden arrow {found at Michael's} Krylon Pumpkin Orange {shower colors are going to be the same as the nursery colors}.

spray painted my wooden arrow

While the orange paint dried I used my Silhouette machine to cut circles {polka dots} out of some black vinyl I had lying around. I applied the dots to my arrow and then covered the wooden sign with a few coats of white spray paint.

vinyl polka dots

Before the white paint completely dried I removed the vinyl polka dots.

vinyl polka dots

This is where the project took it's ugly turn........

In my last step, I used my Silhouette machine  to cut the words "Baby Shower" out of vinyl in order to use as a stencil to paint the saying on the sign.

This is what I discovered when I went to remove the vinyl stencil.

Womp womp.

Baby Shower

Much to my dismay the paint bled {despite me even trying the Mod Podge trick some one else had recommended on my previous failed vinyl stenciling project!}

Like I said I'm just not cut to be a stenciler!

So I dusted myself off and tried again.

ROUND TWO {I'll spare sharing the pics since it's pretty much the same process as above!}

I followed all the steps I did in round one up until the last part.

Oh, and I also switched up my colors. Instead of painting my arrow orange I painted it a dark aqua before applying the vinyl polka dots and the final white coat of paint.

Then this time instead of attempting to screw up stenciling the words on again I just cut the words from some orange vinyl and stuck that straight to the sign. Should have done that the first time and saved my raging pregnancy hormones from going into overdrive!

To complete the project I grabbed some left over wood from the garage that would serve as the stake, spray painted it white, and adhered it to the back of the arrow with some wood glue.

Diy Baby shower wood sign

I've been working on some paper goodies for the shower too.

Can't wait to see it all come together!

some paper goodies for the shower

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