Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas "Comfort and Joy" sign made from recycled Door Parts



Good Morning my Beauties!
I am slowly but surely starting to get to work on some of my Christmas Crafts.
I know I am already BEHIND Bloggy wise but Personally, I am way ahead of the game..:)

I keep lots of SCRAP CRAP in my shed and this was one of those pieces.
I had found a door in a dumpster last winter and I had been saving it, but
I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with it.
My hubby, being the patient man that he is waited a year for me to decide and then
to compromise; he cut it into pieces and let me keep certain parts and pieces.
2 of the pieces were part of the bottom panel. They have these rectangular inserts
in those old wood doors. When he cut it they fell out.
Well you know me...."SAVE IT" ...so it went in my SCRAP CRAP pile up in my shed.

I used my silhouette..(which I am learning to LOVE, but it takes time and patience..)
to cut out the words COMFORT and JOY.

I used my CeCe Caldwells Traverse City Cherry and stenciled it on the panel.
I then edged around the whole piece with the red.
When it was dry I distressed it and waxed it.

I am LOVIN it! I plan on making lots more Christmas signs for my booth.
I just gotta find the time..LOL!

I hope you enjoyed this quick little tutorial.
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!
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36 comments:

Susan Townsend said...

Great sign- Love it. Im always on the lookout for old doors too. Thanks for sharing.

Susan@Rustic ReDiscovered

Laura @ Our Prairie Home said...

Oh m gosh!! I love this!!! What a wonderful idea!!! Beautiful!!!

Debbiedoo's said...

Karin this is just a fabulous sign and idea! you are good girl.

Hi I'm Shannon! said...

I love it. the colors. the script... it's so vintage-y. It reminds me of a ski lodge Xmas :)))

Lizy said...

Hi Karin...since you are planning to make some more..any chance you'' be "shipping" one of them here at Downriver Mi? hint hint...let me know if you can. This one turned out wonderful! :)

Bliss said...

I happen to have an old cabinet door, a sample pot of Caldwell cherry, and my Silhouette is on it's way. You say time and patience with the Silhouette, tips or pointers?

Bliss

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Love it!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

The Christmas sign is great and the ornaments love them.
Denise

Anonymous said...

When I see this sign that made from recycled door pants. I feel now the spirit of Christmas and I can wait to receive a gift from my godparent.

Donna Wilkes said...

Don't you love using the old door parts? The sign is a beauty with an inspirational message - especially after the storms in the Northeast.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Karin! This was the perfect project to do with that wood.

Pamela said...

Karin this sign is great! I need to fid time to make some. I have a few cabinet doors laying around. Thank you for joining THT!

Deb Hrabik said...

So nice to meet you!
New follower,
Deb@LakeGirlPaints

Nici - Posed Perfection said...

I love this sign and how you accessorized it on the shelf. Pinning it! I'm your newest rss follower. I hope you'll stop by Posed Perfection for a visit soon and maybe even a follow back. Have a great weekend!
Blessings,
Nici

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Cute sign! Pinning it via Fox Hollow and Debbiedoo's pinning party!

Sara Stone said...

I love this! You should come share this at my link party! http://www.shecookscraftsruns.net

Beth said...

This sign is fabulous! I've made lots of signs using cabinet doors. I'm hoping to upgrade from my Cricut to a Silhouette soon so that I can have more creative freedom like this! Did you make the design yourself or did you get it from a site?

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Great sign...love the words you chose. And that sweet little muffin tin with the ornaments, clever :)

Holly Lefevre (504 Main) said...

Love this sign - perfectly happy and vintagey and gets me in the mood for the season!

TheMoonAndMe said...

Love your sign...the colors, the words, the distressing...all of it! :)
Kelly

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Love the Comfort and Joy sign Karin.

Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. I've featured you on today's party.

Emmy said...

Love this!! So you used the silhouette to make a stencil? So you just pick the letters out? I have only used it to add letters to things, but I love this.

Heather Joy said...

Loving this sign! Making hand painted wood signs is one of my favorite things to do!

Julie redheadcandecorate.com said...

Karin...I love your sign. Red & white are my favorite combo for Christmas. How far are you from Lake Orion, Michigan? It's snowing here :) Thanks so much for joining the party ~ Julie

sew sweet vintage said...

LOVE your sign idea!!!!! So glad my hubby saves the wood scraps too!! Following your blog now. Follow me too. I posted
http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/11/reversible-holiday-note-board.html
to the party:)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sign! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

T'onna
Submarine Sunday Link Party @ http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-8.html

Atir Inspired Decor~AID said...

Just lovely~ I am asking Santa for a Cricket, sure hope I get one to make lovely things like this!! I am your newest follower & I would be honored if you followed me too!! Thank you~

Accidentally Wonderful said...

LOVE this! I need to start collecting scrap wood. So many ideas, so few supplies on hand =)I'd love it if you'd share this at my linky party http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/

4 You With Love said...

This is such a great project. I've definitely put this on my "to do" list! Thanks for sharing on the homemade holiday party.

Marilyn
4you-withlove.blogspot.com

Ruth said...

This is a great sign. I love repurposing things. I havea ton of scrap wood pieces waiting for just the right project.
Ruth

Shelly Andrade said...

Thanx for linking up to Home for the Holidays 2012 Karin. Your sign turned out great. I have TONS of doors for signs and a Silhouette just have to carve out some time to squeeze it all in. I've found contact paper from the $1 store works great through the machine. Sometimes you have to shave off a few inches to make it fit but it's pretty good quality since you throw it away anyhow.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love this, karin! the colors are perfect!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Awesome upcycle, it's lovely

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

I think I'd love having a silhouette! I love your sign, Karin! It's so fun!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

The sign is so awesome, and I love that it's an upcycled door! Thank you for linking this up, too.

Dixie n Dottie said...

This is so pretty! Great job! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_11_archive.html