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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  1. Linda @ A La CarteDecember 10, 2015 at 4:49 PM

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

  2. Art and SandDecember 10, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    That is an adorable sign.

  3. Lisa@New Again DesignDecember 10, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    Love it!

  4. Julia - Vintage with LacesDecember 10, 2015 at 11:15 PM

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

  5. Lucy AuburnDecember 10, 2015 at 11:40 PM

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

  6. Rose LDecember 11, 2015 at 4:36 AM

    Cute idea! They will be appreciated!

  7. AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNaDecember 11, 2015 at 6:20 AM

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

  8. DD's CottageDecember 11, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    You always find such creative uses for things!

  9. The Speckled Hen CottageDecember 11, 2015 at 8:35 AM

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

  10. JeanieDecember 11, 2015 at 8:37 AM

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

  11. JunkchiccottageDecember 11, 2015 at 8:39 AM

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

  12. ReneDecember 11, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    LOVE it!

  13. Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel VintageDecember 11, 2015 at 8:41 PM

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

  14. Fox and Finch AntiquesDecember 11, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    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.

  15. HayleyDecember 12, 2015 at 6:01 AM

    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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