a rustic welcome sign...with kassi from truly lovely

Today the gorgeous Kassi from Truly Lovely is here! Woo hoo! Kassi is one of the sweetest girls I've met blogging and I'm so happy she agreed to blog-swap with me today! Now, take it away, Kassi!

Hello there lovely MSG readers!!!
My name is Kassi and I blog over at Truly Lovely. It's an 'all things lovely' blog created by myself and my sister, Kayli.

Kassi and Kayli

I am thrilled to be blog swapping with Maggie today! She has always been one of my most FAVORITE bloggers! For reals, there is no one nicer or more encouraging!!! :) She is over at my place as we speak sharing some of her AWESOMEness so I'm sure she'd love a visit when you're done here...

Today I have a fun DIY/Craft to share with you dolls.
The hubs and I made Pallet Welcome Signs for some friends of ours and I'd love to share the tutorial with you!
First, hubs cut up an old pallet into several similarly sized pieces. We decided three pieces would make a decent sized welcome sign. Next, I cut out some words in vinyl using my Silhouette SD to make some stencils.
I stenciled the words onto the pieces of pallet using the vinyl stencils, a small paint brush and some black acrylic paint.
We let them dry for several hours.

Once they were dry, we took the three stenciled pieces (per sign) and connected them using two Strong-Tie straps purchased from Home Depot, and a few well placed screws.

You can also see our sign "hanger" in the above photo. The barbed wire was the hubs' genius idea. Adds to the rustic look, don't you think?? We simply cut a small piece of barbed wire, bent it to our liking, then screwed each side down on the back of the sign.
So.... What do you think??

Hubs' was a great help on this one... It would appear he's got an eye for rustic design. ;)

My thanks to Maggie for having me over to share with you lovelies! It's been a pleasure!!! :)
Hope you'll pop over to Truly Lovely and say hello sometime!!!


Ummmm....LOVE this project. What a fantastic idea for a housewarming gift or for a newly-married couple! So cool...and isn't Kassi absolutely darling? Head on over to Truly Lovely to check out more of Kassi & Kayli's projects...you'll be happy you did...

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