Friday, July 8, 2016

Build a Rustic Flower Market Sign with Scrap Wood

I love it when I'm able to find a good old piece of junky wood for making a good old rustic looking sign. It was time for an addition to the little bird house corner in my backyard, and the first thing I thought of was to create another rustic sign with some Old Sign Stencils* from Funky Junk Interiors.

Rustic Flower market sign made from scrap wood and Old Sign Stencils
 The perfect piece of junky wood didn't exist in my stash, so I had to create one myself from scrap wood.

Over the last few months my wood stash has dwindled down to almost nothing, so I knew it was time to try my luck again in the FREE scrap wood pile at our local home improvement store. 
basket of free scrap wood from the home improvement store
  Gasp! This shopping cart looks ready to be wheeled off to the dump. Not so fast. There's plenty of potential here. Unless I'm in a big hurry to get in and out, I always head to the back of the store to check out the strays that were tossed into the FREE pile.

build a base for a rustic sign with scrap wood
I knew all that broken lattice had potential! I used about half of the rescued pieces by cutting them down to size with the Flower Market stencil in mind.

build a base for a rustic sign with scrap wood, glue, and staples
After assembling the sign with wood glue and a few heavy-duty staples, I sanded down the rough edges. Be sure to wear gloves if you work with this stuff!!

rustic flower market sign built with scrap wood
For my rustic Flower Market sign, I combined the "Flower" stencil from the Market Extension Collection with the "Market" part of the stencil from Farmers Market.  Mix and match. That's what I love!
It needed a little something extra, so I made a flower from a brass lamp part and a vintage clip-on earring. Guaranteed to never die!

use free scrap wood to build a rustic flower market garden sign
I'm sure the sign will be around for a long, long time. I just hope my flowers survive the summer heat.
What's hanging and blooming in your garden?

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