This month’s Etsy Fort Worth upcycle challenge was to make something with popsicle sticks. Now, I have to admit right at the start that I went out and bought a package of popsicle sticks for this project. It’s not that we haven’t eaten popsicles, I just always forgot to save them! Thankfully this project only uses a few of them so I have plenty left in my package to make more crafts.
I really love the big wooden (and reclaimed wood) signs that seem to be popular right now. (Like this one and this one). But I don’t have the wall space to make lots of wooden signs with all the sayings that I like. So I decided to try a miniature version.
I’m missing photo’s for the first few steps, but all I did was cut the ends off of my popsicle sticks so that they would look more like wooden planks. Then I hot-glued a couple of popsicle sticks across the back to make it sturdy.
Once it was assembled I mixed some brown and black paint together to get the rustic look that I was wanting and I painted my piece. I decided for this first sign to paint ‘hello’ on it. (Inspired by this sign.) I used the Lobster font as my inspiration and traced it out.
I definitely don’t have the steadiest hand, but I did my best painting my hello. (I mixed several colors together to get the shade that I wanted.)
And now it’s ready for display!