Welcome guests into your home an easy and festive DIY ‘Give Thanks’ Thumbtack Sign, just in time for Thanksgiving!
I love that it offers just a touch of glam to my Fall mantel without being overwhelming. I also love that this project required NO fancy tools or cutting machines or stencils. I was actually able to create this with items I already had around the house! No trips to the craft store, Target, or Lowes … which is always a task for me these days with three kiddos in tow.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Piece of wood … I found this scrap piece of wood left over from our trim installation in Owen and Charlie’s Room.
- Craft paint or stain (or neither if you want the raw wood look). I used watered down white craft paint to give my wood a ‘whitewashed’ look.
- Thumbtacks … a container of 100 was enough for my sign.
- Optional: a Gold Leafing Pen or Gold sharpie (I used this because the thumbtacks I had on hand were silver … and I really wanted the gold look. You could just buy gold thumbtacks from the start.)
- Paint or stain your piece of wood and let dry. To create this whitewashed effect, I used equal parts water and white craft paint.
- Use a pencil to sketch out your words or phrase.
- Start sticking in the thumbtacks along the lines (use a hammer if necessary … depending on the wood you are using, it can be a little hard on the thumbs).
- Optional … ‘paint’ or color your thumbtacks if you want them another color. Mine were silver, I used this gold leafing pen to quickly change them to a warmer gold color.
And the finished product …
Perfect addition to my Fall Mantel:
Besides the drying time of the paint, I think the project took me a whole 20 minutes from start to finish! My mind is already dreaming up a similar sign for Christmas … or maybe Valentine’s Day, or Easter, or …..
Thanks for having me here today! I hope this project gives you a little inspiration for your holiday decor this year.
If you like this project, you may also like my DIY ‘Be Grateful’ Pallet Art:
I’ll be back next month with more craftiness, but until then … I’d love for you to stop by and say ‘hello’ over at my corner of the world.