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If you are looking to bring a bit of Disney inspiration to your front door or porch, this is the perfect project for you! I made a Disney welcome sign for my front door!
You Will Need
- Long piece of board – size of choice
- Wood stain – colour of choice
- Black, red, yellow & white acrylic paint
- Mod Podge spray
- Wide brush
- Fine brush
Head to this website. Download the Disney lettering to use for stencils. Print them off the size you want to determine what size wood you want. You’ll want a fairly big piece. I did about 5×7 inches , but wish I’d had it a little bigger.
Find a piece of wood from your home or local hardware store. Any type of wood will do, I just used an old piece of plywood. You may need to saw the wood to match your preferred length.
First, stain the wood, if desired. I happened to have this walnut stain at home, so I used that. I would have liked something lighter, so I could do black lettering, but I didn’t want to buy more.
Lay out & gently tape your stencils on the board for how you’d like them. Once positioned, grab your black or white paint, whichever you are using for the lettering. I used white because I had dark wood. I made my own Mickey stencil by tracing circles from objects from my home. Note: If you have a circuit, you can also do this with vinyl lettering. I do not, so I painted by hand.
Once dried, do a second coat of the lettering and Mickey head base.
Once that has dried, it’s time to finish painting Mickey. I added a pair of “pants” using red, yellow & black paint. I also added some Disney stars around the Mickey & lettering for some added magic. I did this using the bottom part of the brush, the plastic part. Do a second coat once dried.
I allowed to dry for a full 24 hours. Then, I was time to seal it for the outdoor elements. I used Mod Podge spray, but you can use any sealant. I did two coats & allowed to dry for 24 hours. Make sure you do this in a well ventilated area or outdoors.
Voila! You are ready to hang it somewhere special. I just laid mine by my door, but you can add a hook to the back if need be.
Hope you have fun making your magical welcome sign!
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