I love the style of the farmhouse signs. They are so clean and simple. So light and fresh. They are a delightful addition to any room. You can add a splash of color or style to and decor. You can leave them simple and clean or you can spice them up with a little flare by simply accessorizing them.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! I have a new appreciation for Mother’s Day now that I am a Mother! And it has nothing to do with me being a mother and being honored. It has everything to do with me being able to understand the hard work, love, and dedication a mother has endlessly and selflessly. The sacrifices a mother makes constantly. And the never ending love she feels for her children. I finally understand now. A mother really is the best person in the world!
Make one of these for your Mom to show her how much you love and appreciate her.
Lets get started with the supplies you’re gonna need:
- 8×8 farmhouse frame ready to be finished
- sand paper, sanding block, or hand sander
- Provincial Wood stain
- Mother print (available at end of post)
- rose gold pink glitter medium (optional)
- fine tip paint brush (optional)
- double sided tape
- bradnailer and nails
Step 1: Staining your frame for you Mother definition sign.
Begin by look over your frame to make sure there are no rough edges. If you find some, sand them down with some sand paper. When you have your frame ready to finish, begin staining with the Provincial stain.
Using an old towel, dip into the stain and rub it everywhere on your frame. Make sure you get all areas covered. Using another section of your towel, wipe all the excess stain off. The harder you wipe, the more stain you remove. When you have wiped all the excess stain off of your frame, set it aside to let it dry.
Step 2: Print your Mother definition print
While you are waiting for your frame to dry, print the Mother definition print on heavy duty card stock found at the end of the post. I just used my printer at home. But you can have it printed somewhere if you prefer.
After you print it, cut it out along the outer box. The outer box is already measured for the 8×8 frame size.
Step 3: glitterizing your prints for your Mother definition sign (optional)
Once you have your print printed and cut, you are going to glitterize it! This is one of my favorite parts of the whole process. You can find a great tutorial on how to make your own glitter medium HERE.
After you have made your own glitter medium, you are going to use a fine tip paint brush and hand paint the glitter on to the heart or any other area you want. Once you have painted all the glitter applied, let the glitter dry for at least 15 minutes before assembling your frame.
Step 4: Assembling your frame
Now that your frame is dry, your print is printed, cut, and glitterized and your backing is ready to go, it’s time put it together. Double check to make sure your backing is not too big for your frame. If it is just trim it down a little so that it fits a little inside on all edges.
Lay your backing out on your work surface and center your print to it. Using double-sided sticky tape (I used my double-sided scrapbook stickies shown in the picture, but regular good old double-sided tape works just fine) put some on each corner of your backing and place the print into place.
Once you have your print held in place with the double-sided sticky tape, center the frame on top to get an idea of how you want it. Now very carefully flip everything face down on your work surface. Make sure the backing is still centered to the frame, nail the backing to the frame using the brad nailer.
I put 2 nails in each side. (total of 8 nails)
After you have the back nailed into place, you are done!
It’s now time to tie a beautiful ribbon around it or wrap it up however you want and give it to your Momma!! She will love everything about it. Especially that you made it!
Get your print here:
Here’s to your Momma!!