April 13, 2012

Framed Sticks Welcome Sign


Happy Spring! Want to change things up a little bit around the house? Why not try making a framed welcome sign like this one?  It's easy if you have an old frame laying around that you could revamp with a fresh coat of paint.

And who says welcome signs have to be on the outside of the house? I made this one that works either way because I love breaking "decorating rules". And, for those of you reading that don't really do crafts-I promise this one is one of the quickest and easiest so far-no excuses. So, what are you waiting for? Go make yourself something pretty!

Here's what I used to make my welcome sign: 



  • wooden frame with glass and backing removed
  • acrylic paints
  • paint brushes-one thick one thin for writing
  • sticks 
  • glue gun
  • sandpaper



After gathering a few  sticks and twigs outside of different shapes and sizes,  I broke them into lengths that would fit my frame.


Then, I painted the inside of my frame-(I used a rustic wooden one) with yellow acrylic paint.

After it was dry, I distressed the yellow with sandpaper.

Then, I hot glued my sticks onto the back of the frame.

To finish, I painted my welcome message freehand-if you're scared to do that-stencils or stamped letters would work just fine.






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I love the pop of yellow against the gray-one of my favorite color combos lately. What do you think? I want to make another one with a bigger frame for my patio area outside.

Well, thanks for visiting ReMadeSimple! And please come back again in the next few weeks--I am excited a part of a big Mother's Day campaign and I'm getting ready to reveal the fun project I've been dreaming up...



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53 comments:

  1. This is ASOLUTELY darling! I just love it! Well done, thanks so much for sharing :)

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  2. Wow I love this! You are so creative :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! So glad you liked it!

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  3. This looks so great. I just love the rustic-ness of it. I agree about the yellow and gray look together. Well done!

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  4. This is perfect! I absolutely love everything about this. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Cute! I think I will make something similar for my office at work.

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  6. Kristina this is gorgeous! I love the colors and how simple it was to make! Oh.. I want one!

    Ps.. make sure you link up to my Friday party if you havent already :)

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  7. i really like this! you could add a few real leaves and caption it 'Welcome Fall'. thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks, shel! Yeah, that would be really pretty too-I think I might try that-or even tiny flowers for spring, cotton snow for winter?

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  8. I am absolutely in LOVE with this!!!!I may have to borrow your idea and make one for our entryway. I am pinning AND sharing on my FB page:)

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    1. Thanks Kim, of course you can borrow the idea-and thanks for sharing!

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  9. Love everything about this from the sticks to the yellow on the frame!

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  10. Very neat project! And good idea to distress the yellow. I like using branches in artwork/wall decor.

    Visiting from the Lovely Craft Home link party. :)

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  11. Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up!

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol! I appreciate it it and so glad you like it!

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  12. Marvelous job! I just love its rustic and crafty appeal.

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  13. Gorgeous job, Kristina. So springlike and yet simple. I love it.

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    1. Thanks, Heather-I appreciate your kind words :)

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  14. Kristina, I have been collecting branch projects for a long time. I love your twigs in the frame with the welcome. I have added it to my branches board and will include it on my next update to my branches theme page
    here. I have several branch projects in the works now - none in frames though.
    Marji via A Bowl Full of Lemons link party

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    1. Thanks, Marji!-so glad you liked my frame-I love collecting natural things for nice rustic decorating-so pretty and free. I will check out your branches page!

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  15. This is so pretty! I think my favourite thing about it is its simplicity. Nature is amazing :)

    Claire

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    1. Thanks, Claire! I agree-nature is so beautiful and I love bringing in little bit inside.

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  16. this is very simplistic and very nice... it made me smile when I saw it. Great idea!

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  17. I love this! If I try it, I plan to add some tissue paper flowers/buds, for a splash of extra colour!

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    1. Thanks, Colleen-I have thought about adding tissue paper buds too-perfect for spring!

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  18. What a great idea, thanks for the how to. I like the rustic look, this would be a cool thing for my parnters man cave although I doubt it would say Welcome .. More like Go Away!

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  19. I love this! We have two different pictures of aspen trees in our living room, and I'm sitting here thinking how great this would look. Just going to have to be a copycat! I'm thinking aspen branches with bright yellow paint on the frame. Thanks for passing on such a great idea.

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    1. Thanks, Ruth-your idea sounds like it would be really pretty too!

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  20. Love lOve loVe lovE! Bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

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  21. I just had to come over and tell you how much I love this sign. A lot. I'm now following you through Linky. Great job!!!

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  22. I absolutely LOVE this idea!! I have a friend who's little boy loves collecting branches and she's always asking me what should she do with them. I'm going to just have to share your idea along to her.. her and I will just have a craft day making this project with the branches her son collected..LOL! It's a wonderful and unique idea! I'll be pinning it as well:D

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  23. Oh.. also shared it on my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/odetoinspiration

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  24. I love this project! Pinned it!!!

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  25. Hmmm...it seems I like everything you make. This is just gorgeous! We have so many sticks it's re-donk. I am so making this!

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  26. This is a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

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  27. Love this! Pinned it, and will be making it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. What a very simple and creative piece of art. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I love projects made of sticks and branches...yours I pinned!

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  30. This is so pretty--can't wait to try it. Thanks for the pin!

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