Friday, March 30, 2018

Weathered Wood Garden Signs


I don't have a very 'green thumb'.  I admit it.  I keep trying though.  Every year.  It helps to have a sense of humor about your shortcomings so I decided to create some signs for the garden (of course they're fun to use even if you DO have a 'green thumb'!)  I'm making multiples of these so they will be for sale in my eBay shop on APRIL 1 and are also available through my Facebook Marketplace shop right now.


I have a lot of reclaimed wood but you could use any scrap wood you may have.  I give the wood a white wash first.  This is important because the images are printed on white tissue paper and you want the tissue to kind of 'disappear' when applied to the wood.


Lots of sanding by hand and using my sander help to make the tissue 'disappear' into the wood.


I love this verse!  I thought it was also a great way to display God's word in the garden.  I normally like the NIV but for some reason, I really liked the King James for this verse.


Patience pays off when the tissue disappears making it look like these have been hand-painted directly onto the wood.

It's still a bit cold here although the flowers ARE starting to make an appearance and the grass is starting to grow so hopefully in the weeks to come I can get out to the garden beds and begin getting them ready for another attempt at making SOMETHING bloom this summer!

It may not FEEL like Easter but it IS and I wish you all the most blessed Easter as we celebrate the risen Savior, 
Jesus Christ!

I'm sharing with you one of my favorite songs by Selah called "Glory".  It was a great comfort to me as we sat with my mom before she went to be with the Lord.  It's such a great description of all that awaits when our Lord returns.  Because of His sacrifice on the cross and his resurrection, "one day death will retreat and wave it's white flag"!!  Amen!!



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23 comments:

  1. Hi Lauren lovely post i love your signs,very clever,wishing you a happy and safe Easter my friend xx

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  2. I love using scrap wood for signs. These are so adorable. The saying as so cute.

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  3. My gardening skills leave much to be desired so I can totally relate to your signs. HA! Happy Easter, Lauren.

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  4. Your signs are wonderful...such talent

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  5. I love your signs. Very clever and cute. I have not heard of the tissue paper method but the images look like you painted them on. I tried decals on distressed boards and they all bubble and peeled. I do not have a craft "green thumb"!

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  6. Your signs are great - perfect for any garden! Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  7. What an amazing process to create these cute signs. Thank you so very much for linking to the Spring and Easter Joys party. Have a very Happy Easter!

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  8. Your signs are lovely and Selah is the BEST. I love their music. Easter blessings!

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  9. Love these signs. You did a great job! Hope you have a happy Easter!

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  10. The sign "It was prettier in the catalog" made me laugh. That's pretty close to my gardening skills. Beautiful song for such a time of transformation.

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  11. Lauren, Those signs are just adorable. I love them. Keep trying on the garden. One day you WILL turn into a green thumb! xo Diana

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  12. God bless you, sweet friend. Praying faithfully for you and sending hugs.

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  13. Oh Lauren, your signs are beautiful and I just love the verse you shared on the one. I listened to the song, and isn't it wonderful? I can see why it gave you great comfort with your mom. Thinking of you....xo

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  14. You are so imaginative ...Your signs are simply adorable and perfect for garden adornment...Did you stamp the tissue paper? .... or buy it already stamped? I love the process. I hope that you had a beautiful Easter ... Thank you for sharing the beautiful music....it really was comforting... Blessing !!!

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    1. Thanks so much. I print the words using my computer onto the tissue.

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  15. Those are such great garden art signs! And thank you for sharing the beautiful song by Selah also! Blessings to you!

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  16. Lauren, these signs are wonderful! You have a real talent with them! Don't worry about the green thumb thing...it's all relative. Every effort is a joy and well worth the effort!

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  17. Oh Lauren, these signs are just adorable! And I, too, have always loved that verse. Such true and powerful words from Scripture.

    Have a beautiful day, my friend! Love and hugs!

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  18. These are adorable! Thank you for linking to the Keep In Touch link party. .

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  19. What wonderful signs! Thanks for sharing them at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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  20. Oh you made me smile! I don't have much of a green thumb either. May you have a wonderful week of lovely weather!

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  21. I love crafts that others make and sell because I really am not good at making them. Not enough patience. I have a very small place where I put flowers in pots because we rent instead of own. There are a few signs that I bought scattered among the flower pots, it looks nice. You are talented.

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