The How To DIY Fake Deer Antler Porch Sign
What you will need to make this:
- Sand your wood with an Orbital Sander 220 grit is what I used
- Paint your wood board with white chalk paint, I used the walmart brand chalked and did NOT like it because my wood I was using had a veneer on it so it didn’t stick like other name brand chalk paints do. (amy howards one step, dixie bell, annie slone, maison blanche)
- Sand or distress with orbital sander, wipe dust off with cloth
- Do the Buffalo plaid using the storm paste and 4 in squeegee, I tried to use my plaid twice and messed up my pattern so wash/dry between chalking, should take you 3 times to cover the board.
- Once dry Then lay down Autumn transfer I cut it down the center and left AUT and UMN in together. Center it making sure it’s closer to the bottom so you can add the antlers at the top.
- Once dry seal with Krylon uv and other poly
- Take your two foam pieces and glue the antlers into them and then stick them through each other to make a more stable base. I didn’t have a large enough foam so if you have a larger block great.
- Then hot glue down the foam also making sure to go around on the sides that touch the board.
- Once that is done, take your twine and wrap around board top, I did 4-5 times.
- Arrange your flowers how you like them and either put them in the foam or lay them on top and use another piece of twine to secure all in the middle.
- Add the raffia and secure with middle twine, than add your last CENTER flower hooking and gluing it over twine and using the twine also tie it on.
- Then take a few left over leaves and glue them around your foam block so they don’t show.
We bought our “Forever Home” in Oct of 2017 on a golf course in Elizabethtown, KY. My creative place is just now taking shape as I’m unpacking boxes still. It’s been a long journey to get here and will take several more months ahead to unpack and organize my craft space. I will also be listing items for sale as I unpack my studio. If you want to see what I’m selling please follow The Vintage Mint on Facebook, I will be listing items on the page as I go through boxes.
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- Cricut Machine
- Cricut weeding tools & scraper
- brown vinyl
- mod podge matte
- foam sponge or paint brush
- downloaded and installed the font “i love glitter” from http://www.Dafont.com
- Painters tape or Transfer Tape (NOT THE CRICUT STRONG GRIP)
- Wooden Board with Cactus on it from Michaels Crafts (don’t forget to use your coupon when you buy it)
You want to put a light coat of mod podge matte finish on your board. Let dry for 30 minutes maybe more depending on where you live. (You will see in the 5th step why I say add a coat of Mod Podge FIRST. I didn’t and it pealed some of the paint off the picture between the S and the T in the word stuck.)
Create your design in Cricut Design space. I used the font from cricut “Country Life” and a free font from http://www.dafont.com called “i love glitter”.
If you really want to see how it’s going to look snap a phone and upload it into cricut as a IMAGE then select image type as COMPLEX. Then just click continue now click on the PRINT setting one and NOT the cut one. Then click SAVE and insert image. Then just play around with different fonts to see what you like best and pick one.
Time to cut! Set your machine to vinyl setting. Measure and make sure you have everything positioned correctly and grouped. If you do NOT group it will will not cut out correctly. Then apply your transfer tape or painters tape. Apply that to your board. Measure and CENTER!
This is a different project but it shows you my set up.
After all your vinyl is down, add your Mod Podge- remember a light coat will do it.
Your Done! Just let it dry and show your beautiful work below in the comments!
Michaels had more wooden and glass objects, so you don’t have to do the Cactus board. Just browse the isle and take time to look at items. Here are some other items I saw that you could work with…
PS.. My favorite might be the bunny butt…. LOL
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