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!
Hand saw (if needed)
Spray paint (white, clear, red, orange, yellow)
‘hello.’ printed out from word
Remove the label from the back of the floor sample.
If your floor sample has a lip, you may want to remove it.
Remove it with a hand saw. Be careful!
Spray the smoothest side of your floor sample with white spray paint. Read the directions on the can for application instructions and drying times.
Cover with a coat of clear spray paint. Wait 24 hours before proceeding to the next step.
Print out hello in a fun font. Make sure there is space in between each letter.
Cut apart each letter and trim to fit on tape.
Spray with adhesive and attach to tape.
Remove tape from roll.
Add another piece of tape behind this one in order to preserve tape’s stickiness.
Cut out each letter.
Using a craft knife, cut into the black letter.
Once you’ve got a hole big enough, use your scissors to cut out the outline of each letter.
Save the inside of the e and o. You will be using these.
It’s okay if you accidentally cut beyond the letter outline, simply cover with tape.
Remove the paper from the tape.
Set in place and remove the bottom layer of tape.
Space letters evenly on the wood.
Cover exposed wood with tape.
Make sure to cover the sides of the wood with tape as well.
Start with the red paint and spray on a diagonal.
Continue with orange.
Finish with yellow.
I left the yellow as is, but added anther couple of sprays of orange and red to even it out.
Allow paint to dry for several hours.
Carefully remove paint from wood.
Find a nice place to display your new art.
Why not put it by your front door as a unique welcome sign?