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I’ve decided to revamp our unfinished basement laundry room. It is so depressing, dark and dingy. Hopefully with a little bit of paint and TLC, it will look fresh and clean! I’ve been slowly collecting things to add to the room and this weekend I crafted up a super cute and easy wooden sign. I used a very unconventional craft supply…Glad Press’n Seal! Everyone knows how cool this stuff is in the kitchen, but it has opened up a whole new door to me for crafting! It sticks to everything, which gave me the idea that I could use it to make a large scale stencil of anything! Here’s what you will need to make your stenciled wooden sign:
Glad Press’n Seal (can be found at Walmart)
Step One: Find some wood and stain it. I used a walnut stain that I already had on hand and some scrap pieces of wood. You can make your sign as big or little as your heart desires.
Step Two: If you are using multiple pieces of wood, attach them in the back with smaller scrap pieces.
Step Three: Time to break out the Glad Press’n Seal! Tear off a piece and press it down on the wood. Make sure your stain is full dry before you do this or it will not stick. Press out any bubbles.
Step Four: Draw your image onto the Glad Press’n Seal. I decided to do a hanger, so I literally just grabbed a hanger and traced around it. You could freehand something, print something off the internet or even do a word or phrase.
Step Five: Cut out the design using a craft knife. Keep pressing the Glad Press’n Seal around the edges to make sure it’s fully adhered.
Step Six: Using a foam brush, paint the exposed part of your design. To help prevent bleeding, paint from the edge, going in. If you paint from the inside of the stencil out to the edge, it will push paint underneath the Glad Press’n Seal..hopefully that makes sense.
Step Seven: Wait for the paint to fully dry, then tear away the Glad Press’n Seal. I used a hair dryer because I’m impatient. Do make sure it’s totally dry because I did a test run and ripped the stencil off when the paint was still wet and it did not make very clean lines.
I am still amazed at how well this worked! I sanded the edges and a few spots on the front of mine to make it a little more rustic. I will definitely be making more of these!