I'm sure you've seen these everywhere: box signs. Cute little statements written in white on a black canvas. They are very popular and you can buy them anywhere you find home decor. But why buy them if you can make them, right?
This was my inspiration. I saw this one in TJMaxx and even though it wasn't very expensive ($12.99, I think), FREE sounds much better to me.
I decided to make my box sign from none other than...a box! I had this empty file folder box and it looked perfect for the job.
The shape was very similar to a canvas so I figured it would look right. I like using cardboard because it’s free, it’s not going to be heavy on the wall, and it’s recycling what would otherwise be headed to a landfill.
I gave it a good coat of black acrylic paint.
While it was drying, I went over to my computer and picked out the fonts I would be using for the letters.
I cut my letters out with my Silhouette cutter but you could cut them by hand or if you happen to have any stencils, use them.
(One thing I didn’t take a picture of is that I wrote on the box with white chalk and then wiped it away to add to the aged/worn look. You can’t really distress a cardboard box much, you know!)
I used a paint marker to fill in the letters.
After lifting up the stencil, I went around the edges of the letters again to neaten them up. I am kind of sloppy with letters, even with a stencil.
When I was done, I realized I had too much space between the word dreams and come so I free-handed the word "do" in cursive. I think I like it better saying "Dreams Do Come True”.
What do you think?
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