DIY Hello Sign

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Using a free flooring sample, spray paint, and hand cut tape stencils, you can turn this boring piece of wood into a cute message for your friends and family!

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Flooring sample
Hand saw (if needed)
Spray paint (white, clear, red, orange, yellow)
Drop cloth
‘hello.’ printed out from word
Craft knife
Spray adhesive
Painter’s tape

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Remove the label from the back of the floor sample.

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If your floor sample has a lip, you may want to remove it.

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Remove it with a hand saw.  Be careful!

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Spray the smoothest side of your floor sample with white spray paint. Read the directions on the can for application instructions and drying times.

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Cover with a coat of clear spray paint.  Wait 24 hours before proceeding to the next step.

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Print out hello in a fun font.  Make sure there is space in between each letter.

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Cut apart each letter and trim to fit on tape.

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Spray with adhesive and attach to tape.

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Remove tape from roll.

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Add another piece of tape behind this one in order to preserve tape’s stickiness.

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Cut out each letter.

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Using a craft knife, cut into the black letter.

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Once you’ve got a hole big enough, use your scissors to cut out the outline of each letter.

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Save the inside of the e and o.  You will be using these.

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It’s okay if you accidentally cut beyond the letter outline, simply cover with tape.

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Remove the paper from the tape.

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Set in place and remove the bottom layer of tape.

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Space letters evenly on the wood.

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Cover exposed wood with tape.

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Make sure to cover the sides of the wood with tape as well.

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Start with the red paint and spray on a diagonal.

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Continue with orange.

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Finish with yellow.

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I left the yellow as is, but added anther couple of sprays of orange and red to even it out.

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Allow paint to dry for several hours.

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Carefully remove paint from wood.

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Find a nice place to display your new art.

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Why not put it by your front door as a unique welcome sign?


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