Pinterest Christmas 2014

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It’s that time of year again! Maybe I’ll be come a regular blogger again? Don’t hold your breath…

But, really…. I am so excited to be co-hosting the third annual Pinterest Christmas blog series happening in December! Each week the hosts will be sharing Pinterest-inspired projects related to the holiday season. The projects could be anything from decorations and crafts to traditions and recipes. Each of us will be sharing our projects in the weeks leading up to Christmas. We would love for you to join in on the fun. Plan your projects, post them, link back to one of our posts, and leave us a comment! Not a blogger? No problem, we’d love to see your projects on Instagram! Use the hashtag #PinterestChristmas2014

The hosts:

[Emerald City Diaries | Greg & Maggi |  The Gilbertson Family | This Grey House | Without A Doubt]

I have already completed a few projects. However, it’s safe to say I have done a less than stellar job documenting them! My favorite so far comes from several ideas I’ve seen on Pinterest. I had quite a bit of pallet wood left from a big summer patio project, so I wanted to attempt a wooden sign for the front porch. I looked over several tutorials on Pinterest, but ended up  just doing my own thing! Many of the posts had instructions on distressing the wood such as this one, but my old pallets were already pretty distressed.

We worked on this while Kendrick was home recovering from a tonsillectomy, so he actually painted a few of the signs (I plan on giving a few as gifts). He was a great help and had fun. Since the goal is for the sign to look rustic, it doesn’t have to be perfect. So, yes your kids can help! We bought some large stencils at Hobby Lobby and then placed them on the pallets (already broken down by Henry).

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After we placed the stencils, we painted the letters using acrylic paint and a sponge brush.  After drying for a few minutes, we removed the stencils and voila!

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I decided it looked a little plain, so we bought some wooden snowflakes at Michael’s and added those to the signs using tacky glue.  Looking back, I think the plain signs look just as nice! Adding embellishments is completely optional.

I am happy the way this project turned out and love the sign on my front porch (just ignore the cords).

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Stay tuned, hopefully I’ll share some additional projects I’ve worked on this season!

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