Make Lemonade Summer Sign

Hi- I’m Valerie from Occasionally Crafty, and I’m thrilled to be a new contributor here at The Love Nerds!  Today I made a cute summer sign featuring my favorite–lemonade– and I’m sharing it with you!
Fun Summer Sign - When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!! Its a perfect Silhouette Project! | The Love Nerds Contributor

I love these three-dimensional wood plaques you see at stores everywhere with cute designs on them.  I’ve asked around a ton of times where to get blank ones to make.  Everyone would tell me they just buy them from stores on clearance and paint over them.  But finally, I found what I was looking for at Hobby Lobby.  They have “wood painting plaques” and “gesso boards” – both of which will serve for this purpose nicely.
I painted my background with chalk paint, then let it dry over night.
I made the design for my sign in Silhouette Studio – I love all things Silhouette! – and then just cut my vinyl with my cameo.
Fun Summer Sign - When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!! Its a perfect Silhouette Project! | The Love Nerds Contributor In case you’ve never worked with vinyl before, it’s really easy.  I wrote a tutorial using a charger here– check it out if you need some help.
Having a multicolored design means you either have to apply your design a section at a time, or you can layer your vinyl for application using the method I learned here.
Fun Summer Sign - When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!! Its a perfect Silhouette Project! | The Love Nerds Contributor I finished it off with a cute lemon.  I bought a blank wooden circle and cut another lemon shape from my design to cover it.  Then I just hot glued it onto a wooden skewer.  You could either glue it to the back of your sign, or do what I did and drill a hole through the top of the board.

I thought it kind of made the sign look like a glass…..of lemonade of course :)

I love the bright and fun colors for summer!  Thanks for stopping by today- I hope you’ll come visit me at my blog where you’ll find all sorts of home decor projects, like my Kids Bathroom Makeover, recipes like my Cherry Chip Sugar Cookies, and printables like this Patriotic Printable.

Cherry Chip Sugar Cookies

I’m also on social media at the links below.  Have a great day!

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