Holy moly it is December you guys! I can’t believe it! I have one more Minwax project to share with you and it is super simple and perfect for winter. It helped me complete my Christmas decor.
I don’t buy a lot of new holiday decorations because I try to use what I already have to keep cost down and because I have to store it all somewhere and storage is at a premium. I do, however, make a few new things so I can change things up from year to year. One of the things I made new for this year is a sign to cover the TV when it is not in use. If you remember from a few years ago, I made this artwork for my Fall mantel. Instead of creating a whole new sign, I used the backside of this one!
My theme for this year is “snowflakes” and this sign turned out so well I will probably leave it up all winter even after Christmas is over.
Because I already had the 1/8″ plywood cut to size, all I had to do was lightly sand the plywood and then stain it using Early American by Minwax. I chose it because it is one of my “go to” colors but it ended up matching the pine cones and gingerbread really well!
I only did one coat since I wanted to see the wood grain really well. I use a foam brush to apply it, I wait about 10 minutes, and then I wiped it off with paper towels.
Once it had dried, I added vinyl stencils I had cut out with my vinyl cutter. If you don’t have a vinyl cutter, you can use regular stencils like these from Amazon.
I use foam brushes for this as well. Basically I use them for everything and buy them in bulk :)
Once dry, or at least mostly dry, I gently peel the stencils off.
The best thing about this is that it takes up very little storage space. It can slide behind our fireplace when not in use.
I used the recipe I found last year to make the gingerbread house and gingerbread man. My house smelled so good! It is the best recipe.
I will be sharing my home all decorated for Christmas soon! I can’t wait :) Is your home all decorated yet?
This post was sponsored by Minwax but all ideas, thoughts, and opinions are all mine :)