Thankful Board Wall Hanging (DIY)

An easy, beautiful sign to remind you of your blessings.  DIY Thankful Sign Wall Hanging by Travel Parent Eat

 

What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving season?  I love reflecting on the blessings I’ve been provided and many of those blessings fall into just a few categories, my basic needs are met, I have wonderful family and friends, and great happiness in my current situations.

I’ve seen this quote floating around for a while,

“Thankful for the food before us, the people beside us, and the love between us.”

and then I found these boards and knew the two were meant to be married.

I pulled the boards out, grabbed a picture hanging kit from the home improvement store, and started painting.

Use these sizes, or similar sized boards (just make sure the three smaller equal the same width as the one larger)

You’ll want to use similar sized boards or at least make sure the width of the three smaller boards equals the width of the larger board.  Mine came ready to paint, so I mixed and matched, until I found the color I loved.

thankful boards directions

After the paint has dried, I took a piece of sand paper with fine grit, and gently sanded the edges to reveal the natural wood color.

I used some contact paper and cut the sayings out with my vinyl cutter (Cricut, Silhouette, whatever you have).  You can even use colored vinyl and skip the painting step.  Or like I showed in the Halloween sign, you can create the sayings in a photo editor, reverse the image, and print on wax paper.  Carefully transfer the wax paper printout to the painted boards and apply.  You may need to add a little extra color after the application.

Because I used contact paper, I painted the inside cut-outs.  I wasn’t as careful as I should have been, and the colors bled a little.  Maybe no one else will notice (except that I’ve pointed it out to you now).

After the paint is dried you’ll remove the contact paper and begin the process of connecting the signs.

Like I mentioned, I grabbed a picture hanging kit from the home improvement store, it was about $2.50.  You might be able to find one cheaper at a craft store.  Specifically, you are looking for screw eyes.  That’s what connects the signs.  Measure the middle of the long board and make a mark.  Measure the middle of each of the smaller boards and mark it.  I measured 2 inches from each end of the longer board to place my outside boards.  If you don’t want them touching, measure about 1 – 1 1/2 inches from the ends.  Just make sure they are symmetrical.

Screw the screw eyes into the spots you marked.  Using needle nose pliers, gently open one side of the screw eyes.  Hook the (still closed) screw eye perpendicular.  Close the screw eye with the pliers.

And you’re done!  Wasn’t that easy?  I LOVE how it turned out!

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About Anne Banks

Hi, I'm Anne! I am an active learner on this crazy road called life. I love learning about anything, but currently spend most of my study time researching parenting tips and improving health. I get excited about crafting, reading, running, baking, and spending time with my three crazy boys (in no particular order, and sometimes at the same time)! I love sharing what helps me get through the day, and I hope my tips help you!

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