I have been seeing these word signs everywhere, and for all occasions. I pick one up and it was just a paper Mache box. I could make this as a Thanksgiving craft and I bet I would not have to spend $9 on it either. This is my take on one of these signs.
Supplies for Thanksgiving craft
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Box – I used a pizza box
spray paint – gray
Cricut Explorer One
First, I had to find a box. When I have a craft in my head I keep my eyes open for anything that could work. I was picking my son up at a friend house and they had pizza for supper. I saw a small pizza box and it hit me. The mom thought I was crazy and I told her just wait until you see what I make with it. You will love it.
Who of us has never paper mache anything? I bet most everyone has. So I mixed some flour and water together until I thought is was the right consistency. I was wrong…Too much water, a little more flour and I was set to go. I tore up some newspaper(how hard is that to find these days?) in to strips. Dipped them into the paste and put the on the box. I wanted to cover up the opening on the lid.
After it dried, I spray painted it a gray. I thought the gray would look good with the metallic vinyl I plan on using. In my Cricut program I designed the simple phrase “give thanks” on one side of the box and “blessed” on the other. I just couldn’t make up my mind which one I wanted so I did both.
After I got the letters on it looked a little sparse. I found some silver rickrack and glued it to the edges. It came out perfect.
Now, I can add this simple sign to my fall décor.
Do you decorate for Thanksgiving? I would love to hear about it.
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed holiday.