Thursday, December 10, 2015

It's Time for Hot Cocoa

I finally finished up all my handmade Christmas gifts for the year! I certainly enjoyed every moment of the process, but it's always a relief when I can finally call it done.
Stenciled hot cocoa sign on reclaimed wood
When I received this Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa stencil to try out from Donna at Funky Junk Interiors, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. The stencil is more of a square shape, but it was really easy to play around with the placement and just use the elements that fit on these 20" x 8" boards.



how to make a sign out of old drawer sides
I knew I was saving the sides of a broken old drawer for some reason. I didn't even bother patching the nail holes. Nail holes are good!

Stenciled Christmas Blend hot cocoa sign with chalkboard tag
The stars were stenciled with metallic gold paint, then a tiny Swarovski crystal was glued in the center of each star for a little sparkle.

Hot Cocoa Christmas Blend stenciled sign on reclaimed wood
I added a couple of eye hooks and twine for hanging. The mini chalkboard says OPEN on one side and CLOSED on the other. 

Hot cocoa stenciled sign with Old Sign Stencils and cup hooks
Two hot cocoa signs are better than one.
I played around with the placement of the stencil again, then added three cup hooks to the bottom of the sign.

Christmas blend hot stenciled hot cocoa sign on repurposed wood
The trees are topped off with two metallic silver stars and one decorative silver star charm.

Oh what fun it is to play with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils!!!
two hot cocoa stenciled signs with Old Sign Stencils on repurposed wood
Both of  these hot cocoa signs are wrapped up and waiting to be opened on Christmas morning.

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17 comments:

  1. Betsy, this is really a cute sign. Love the little crystal touch.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  2. Whoever receives one of these is very lucky, Betsy! The signs are just beautiful!

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  3. Betsy, I just love how this turned out! Donna's stencils are super!

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  4. Cute idea! They will be appreciated!

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  5. So, so cute! Going over to check out Funky Junk's stencils!!

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  6. You always find such creative uses for things!

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  7. Both of these are adorable, love that you recycled an old drawer, the nail holes are VERY good! Best ~ Mickie.

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  8. Thank you! I'll have a cup! Who could resist with such a cute sign calling you?!

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  9. The sign is adorable Betsy. You are so creative!!!!
    Kris

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  10. I love your sign Betsy! It's so charming, and you're right... nail holes are good.

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  11. Betsy,
    When the images of the sign popped up in front of my eyes, I thought, "That looks very professional." and sure enough it was Salvaged Treasures! Dang, girl, you are good! And the jadeite cups certainly add a wonderful touch, for their color and shape. My grandmother rented what was called a fountain at a dime store in the early 1950s. She sold hot chocolate, milk shakes, grilled cheese sandwiches, hamburgers, all the typical fountain food. And she stocked the counter with jadeite dishes. I think they were the go-to dishes for many diners. After she ended her business, her pantry off the kitchen was packed with jadeite. I always think of her when I see it. Thank you for the enjoyable read.
    Ginene

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  12. I absolutely love these signs! Homemade Christmas gifts are the best because they're more personal and in your case look like a million bucks! Way to make me look bad this year, haha. Like you I think I have the creative ability but it's the time factor that stops me from doing things like this. I absolutely love all your projects on here! Thanks for sharing
    Hugs from Hayley

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  13. I love Donna's stencils Betsy, and I like how you made it work for your project. I would love one of these for Christmas! Thanks for sharing it with us all at Vintage Charm :)

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  14. Oh gosh! What a beautiful thing to make from those holey old boards! The kind of boards I would automatically put in the burn pile. never again! Betsy, you are de best. Love the tiny crystals on the stars!

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