Are you as in love with the metal signs Joanna Gaines makes for her Fixer Upper clients as I am? I love the simple sayings and rustic charm, but I do not have someone who can cut them for me and unfortunately my budget doesn’t allow me to buy them. So I had to get a little creative and make my own. It might not actually be metal, but you can’t tell. This faux Metal Farmhouse Sign is perfect for my winter mantle and I can’t wait to make more for the house!
I may be slightly obsessed with my Silhouette and creating things out of paper. Do you think they have meetings for this kind of addiction? I don’t know that I want to stop, but sometimes I am sure my husband wishes I would walk away from the computer and clean up the piles of paper scraps littering around my desk. Oh well, this is one addiction he is just going to have to live with. Well this and caffeine 🙂
As I was putting the finishing touches on my winter mantle, I realized it needed something more. A little height was needed on the one side to balance out the faux wooden snowflake. I didn’t want it to be too symmetrical and that is when I had the idea to make my own metal farmhouse sign, it just would have to be made out of something that wasn’t actually metal.
First I had to design my sign. I wanted a fun winter saying and couldn’t be happier with what I came up with. There has been a LOT of falling snow and hot cocoa at our house this winter. And I know I would much rather stay home and cuddle on the sofa with my kids than brave the cold. This sign is just perfect for us. I designed it so that the letters were like stencils. That way when I cut it out, it would all be one piece. Then I sent it through my Silhouette to watch the magic happen.
A few more steps and this perfect faux metal farmhouse sign was ready for the mantle. I can’t wait to share the full tutorial with you. So click the arrow below and see how easy it is to make one yourself.