Beware of Dog and Owners Sign

As a gun enthusiast, I love this sign:

(Image from Applegate Signs on Etsy)

But I am more worried that people need to be aware of the dog, I wouldn’t want her to get the wrong idea about someone and attack. So I created my own sign to cover both the dog and the owners.

Materials:
Square Piece of Wood
Acrylic Paint
Pencil or Stencils
Silver Sharpie
Outdoor Mod Podge or other Sealant

Directions:
1. Paint the background color onto the wood. Let it dry completely.

2. Pencil the words onto the wood. It would be easier to use a stencil, but with my spending fast I used a pencil and tried to do everything by hand.

3. Paint the words onto the board. After they are dry, outline the letters with the silver sharpie.

4. Using the mod podge as a sealant, spread it over everything. When the front is dry, do the same for the back.

Now it can be hung on the fence. Hopefully if anyone gets attacked in our yard, this sign will help save our assets.

WANTED, DEAD OR ALIVE -Poster Frame Mirror

We saw this idea at a trading post near the Grand Canyon and it was a super cute idea. I may be a little biased but I think mine looks much better, it’s a little less trading-posty/cheesy. I made it for our cowboy themed spare bedroom, but since then it has turned into a nursery.

Materials:
Plywood
Mirror
Acrylic Paint
Paint Brushes
Cardstock (or stencils)
Tacky Glue
Hot Glue
Leather Cord
Frame Back

Directions:
1. If the plywood isn’t cut to the size you want, have it cut at the store or cut it at home. I had my husband do it, he’s the best!

2. Use a few browns to paint it like wood. I had a few helpers and we all just swiped brown up and down in random places until it was covered.

3. Make stencils for the words using cardstock or thin cardboard (think: cereal box). Make sure that you don’t cut out the negative spaces. If you don’t want to make stencils, they can be found in home improvement stores and craft stores.

4. Using a sponge brush or a stenciling brush and dab paint onto the stencils. For more on stenciling check out this post here on how I stenciled charger plates.

5. After all the paint is dry, glue your mirror onto the plywood using tacky glue or some sort of super glue.

6. Using hot glue, put the leather cord around the edges of the mirror.

7. Finally, add a frame back and hang on the wall.

That’s all folks! I loved mine, but we decided against having a cowboy room in the house once we did the nursery so my sign was sold for way too little at a yard sale. Hopefully it is well loved and that the one you make will be well loved too!