DIY Metallic Gold Striped Laurel Wreath Initial Sign Tutorial | VINTAGE ROMANCE STYLE
7.24.2015

DIY Metallic Gold Striped Laurel Wreath Initial Sign Tutorial

This has to be one of my favorite signs ever. It's small enough to do it quickly and easy too! This little guy ( 8x10 to be exact) is packed full of personality and the letter you choose means something to you so it makes it special. I made this for one of my sweet friends. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. The "A" stands for her last name. This metallic gold striped initial sign is on my to do list for my new house! 

What you need:
-8x10 wooden plaque sign ( I found mine at Michaels) Be sure to use your coupon so it's only a few $
-Primer spray paint (I used Valspar primer found at Lowes)
-Metallic gold spray paint ( I used Valspar's found at Lowes)
-Printer
-Ballpoint pen
-Small paint brush
-black craft paint
-painter tape
-small sanding block or sandpaper
-optional: drop cloth for spray painting outside

First print off this laurel wreath or find one that you like on google. Also, print out the letter of your choice at the size that you want.



Lay your drop cloth out and place your plaque on it.

Spray paint the entire plaque with white primer. Give it a few coats and let it completely dry.
Once the primer is dry, place your tape about every inch to create your stripes. NOTE: make sure to wrap the tape on the side to the back because you will spray paint the sides.
Spray paint it with Valspar's Metallic Gold. Once you have done a few coats peel up the tape and let it completely dry.
 Now take your dry striped sign inside. Tape the paper onto the sign where you want it.
Now press hard with your pin and trace the laurel wreath
* I'm not really left handed, just trying to give you a visual!

See! Now it's etched into the wood.
Now tape down your A or hold it down and press hard with your pen and trace it.
 Now you're ready to paint!
Take your small paint brush and fill in the laurel wreath and letter with black craft paint. You can use any color that you like too!
After that has completely dried, use your sanding block or sand paper and run it over the edges to distress it a little.
You can add hanging hardware on the back or not. It's up to you!



See isn't that easy enough to DIY? Are you going to attempt to make this? If so, post it to instagram with hashtag #VRSInspired and I could feature YOU!

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