Spring Sign

I absolutely loved the door decor I made for Christmas this year…so much so, in fact, that I left it up afterward and declared it perfect for all of winter. But the other day, as the birds were chirping and the daffodils were blooming in the front garden, I realized it was time for something new. Here’s what I created for Spring!


Unfinished wooden sign
Martha Stewart Vintage Decor in Spring Lilac and White paint
Martha Stewart Medium Stencils: Birds/Berries
Tombow Monotwin Permanent Marker
Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pens: Silver and Black
Martha Stewart Glitter: Amethyst Tinsel, Crystal
Paintbrushes: Wide and Small Stencil brush

Step 1: Paint your wooden sign with two coats of Vintage Decor paint and let it dry completely.

Step 2: Stencil your branches and bird using white paint on a small stencil brush.

Step 3: While the paint is still wet, sprinkle purple glitter on your bird.
Brush off the excess. I recommend doing this outdoors, or you will be finding glitter everywhere for the next year!

Step 4: Color in berries with the silver glitter brush pen. Sprinkle crystal glitter onto branches and berries while still wet.
Again, gently brush off the excess.


Step 5: Use the thicker end of the Monotwin marker to write your message.
I used the brush style alphabet for mine, but feel free to write any way you choose. If you’ve never tried Hand Lettering, I promise it’s totally do-able: here’s a great place to start. If you’re totally uncomfortable hand writing it, you can always use stencils or cut adhesive vinyl letters instead.


Step 6: Add shimmer to your letters by using the black glitter pen over top of the thick downstrokes. 

Step 7: Use the black glitter pen to outline the branches, berries, and your bird.


What do you think? I hope it gives guests a springtime feel and lets them know they’re welcome when they come for a visit…just as you are always welcome here at One Artsy Mama! Thanks for stopping by!


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