Thanksgiving DIY: Fall Gratitude Sign

Create a joyful display of thankfulness and appreciation with the Fall Gratitude Sign – but it will work as a wonderful reminder of ‘giving thanks’ all year round. The sweet sign was created by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

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Brush a layer of acrylic bonding primer onto the wood and let dry. Brush on 2 – 3 layers of Copper Metallic Paint until fully opaque, allowing each layer to dry.

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Tape the transfer paper (dark side down) to the wood cut. Place the Give Thanks image (face up) on top of the transfer paper and tape to the wood cut. The gorgeous lettering template is from the Jenna Sue Design Co.

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Use a pencil to trace the lettering and remove both when you are done tracing. Use the Black Glazing Cream Color and a small 1/8″ artist brush to paint in the letters and details. You can also use a wide tip black marker to draw in the letters to make it easier.

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Decide on the best arrangement of your feathers and floral spray on the back of the woodcut. Attach these to the back with the hot glue gun, ensuring they are attached well. Let dry thoroughly.

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The Fall Gratitude Sign DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.

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