DIY Rustic Wood Slice Sign & Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

Hi friends! I’m so happy you’re here. I have something special for you today! Not only do I have an awesome tutorial for a beautiful, rustic wood slice sign, I’m also giving away a Silhouette Portrait! Such an exciting day. First, let’s get to the sign!

joy in the ordinary pinI’ve had this sign in mind for a while now. It’s one of my favorite quotes and mantras–I think finding joy in the ordinary is so very important. So many people take for granted the little things when they could be appreciating them and getting joy out of them. So everyday I try to focus on what’s making me happy, even if it’s something little like my morning bowl of cereal. If that cereal is making me happy, then I’m thankful for it.

joy in the ordinary 4When my friends at Silhouette America sent me a Portrait machine, I was ecstatic. It meant that I could finally make the sign I had been imagining! I’ve had this wood slice for a while and I was holding out for the perfect project. And I definitely found it.

If you don’t have a Portrait, don’t worry, there are 39 chances for you to enter a Portrait giveaway at the end of this post! I know, awesome, right?! And if you don’t win the giveaway (I hope you do!) you can add it to your holiday wish list 🙂

So, what you need for this sign is a wood slice, paint in the color of your choice, a paint brush, a Silhouette Portrait, Printable Gold Foil and this file. P.S. the file also serves as a regular printable if you do not plan on getting a Portrait.

First, paint your wood slice in the color of your choice. While drying, open the file up in Silhouette Studio. Open the Trace Window and trace the entire image. Set your blade to 5 and on cutting settings, choose the “cut outer edges” option. Adhere your foil to the cutting mat and load it into the Silhouette. Send your file to the Portrait from the studio and watch the magic happen!

When it’s all done cutting, peel off the letters and place them on the sign as you want them arranged. Make sure to really press them on! Now, stand back and look at your beautiful sign!

Also, I decided to make a little sign with the remnants of the foil by placing it on a dark walnut stained piece of wood. I then trimmed the edges of the foil to the size of the wood. This sign is shown below alongside the original:

joy in the ordinary 1So, there you have it. Two signs with one cut! Can’t beat it. And I love them both so much!

Now it’s your time to win a Portrait!! I, along with 12 other bloggers, am giving away one Silhouette Portrait thanks to our friends at Silhouette America! We are all so excited for this opportunity. Let me introduce you to the other awesome bloggers in the giveaway:

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The Rustic Willow
Persia Lou
Kenarry: Ideas for the Home
Petite Modern Life
Dwell Beautiful
Meet the B’s
Canary Street Crafts
Occasionally Crafty
Typically Simple
Dandelion Patina
Anastasia Vintage
Upcycled Treasures

Make sure to head on over to their blogs and hop around! They’re some of my favorites.

Now for the Silhouette! If you haven’t heard of one before, it’s a really awesome cutting machine that has been the source of a lot of the beautiful signs and projects floating around Pinterest and other social media sites, and the one used for the sign above! It cuts a lot of materials including card stock, fabric, heat transfer material, transparencies, paper, vellum, adhesive vinyl and magnet paper. In other words, it’s seriously awesome.

Portrait angleAnd now you have the chance to win one (actually you have 39 chances to win one!). The best part is, you get the chance to win one right before the huge Black Friday sale that Silhouette is having. Make sure you head to Silhouette America on Black Friday (especially if you already have a Silhouette) and check out their amazing deals.

I’ve been having a ton of fun with my new Portrait and will keep my fingers crossed that you win one! That way we can do projects together and it will be so fun.

Now how to enter: Below you will find the Rafflecopter where you can follow us all on three social media channels. For each channel you follow, you get one entry into the drawing. You get up to 39 entries in the Silhouette giveaway, which are pretty amazing chances if you ask me. The winner will be announced on Black Friday, November 28, at 8 am EST. I can’t wait! Good luck, friends.

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  1. Melissa Smith says

    Ahhhh, I love that! I have a feeling one of those machines could get me in trouble though. I’ve seen too many ideas on Pinterest that I just know I’d try.

  2. Lisa Rios says

    All these looks so gorgeous, while the wood block design is my favorite. I love the quotes and the giveaways as well. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Catherine Elsby says

      Thanks Amanda! Aqua is my favorite, I can’t get enough. I highly recommend adding a Silhouette to your Christmas wish list 🙂

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