Wood Welcome Sign

Going to summer camp is always a fun experience for kids and getting to participate in craft projects is definitely one of the highlights!

Wood Welcome Sign from Walnut Hollow using fresh leaves as a background stamp and twigs as letters! AtopSerenityHill.comThis pretty wood welcome sign is a great project for camp! It is easy to do and uses natural elements from the outdoors. Here’s what you will need for supplies:

  • Rustic rectangle
  • DecoArt Americana paints in greens of your choice
  • Paint brush and foam brush
  • Paint palette or paper plate
  • Sharpie pen
  • Fresh leaves in different shapes
  • Small twigs
  • Tacky glue
  • Sawtooth hanger
  • Spray sealer (optional)

Wood Welcome Sign from Walnut Hollow using fresh leaves as a background stamp and twigs as letters! AtopSerenityHill.comOnce you have gathered all the supplies, basecoat the wood rectangle with two coats of a pale green using the paint brush or foam brush.

Wood Welcome Sign from Walnut Hollow using fresh leaves as a background stamp and twigs as letters! AtopSerenityHill.comUsing a variety of different green paints, apply paint to the leaf and then press it onto the wood surface. You can get two images with each application…one will be brighter than the other. Continue overlapping different leaves in all directions, changing the color combinations as you go.

Wood Welcome Sign from Walnut Hollow using fresh leaves as a background stamp and twigs as letters! AtopSerenityHill.comOnce the paint is dry, use the Sharpie pen to randomly and loosely outline some of the brighter leaves to make them stand out on the background.

Wood Welcome Sign from Walnut Hollow using fresh leaves as a background stamp and twigs as letters! AtopSerenityHill.comUse small pieces of twig to form the letters and paint all of the pieces with black acrylic paint.

Wood Welcome Sign from Walnut Hollow using fresh leaves as a background stamp and twigs as letters! AtopSerenityHill.comWhen all of the pieces of the project are dry, use tacky glue to adhere the letters to your stamped background and allow plenty of time to dry. If the project is to be displayed outside, a spray sealer is recommended! Finally, add a sawtooth hanger to the back of your welcome sign so that you can easily hang it on a wall, door or fence!

This wood welcome sign is a simple way for kids to play with nature and paint! They can also change the lettering to any personalization they like. Changing the colors of the stamped leaves is also a great way to add a child’s own personality to the project. What color would you choose?

Thanks for creating along with me today! You can find out more about my creative world on my blog, Atop Serenity Hill.

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Bio: My name is Consie Sindet and I live in Hunterdon County, NJ. I’ve been making a living with my painting skills for the past 15+ years. I taught decorative painting for over 10 years and also painted many murals in both private homes and businesses. I spend a large part of the summer face painting at parties and fairs. My newest obsession is with mixed media and art journaling and I am currently in the beginning stages of creating two online classes about doodling and beginner art journaling.

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