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DIY Sip & See Sign to Welcome Baby

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  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Varathane Fast Dry Wood Stain in Sunbleached
    • Varathane Fast Dry Wood Stain in Vintage Aqua
    • Testors Acrylic Craft Paint in Navy Blue, White, Petal Pink and Stop Sign
    • Testors Enamel Marker in Black
    • 1/2" Thick Smooth Sheet of Wood Cut into a 20" Square
    • 8" Furring Strip - Cut into Four Pieces (2-20" Lengths and 2-21.5" Lengths)
    • 1" Brad Nails and Brad Nailer
    • Vinyl Sencil with Wording and Design
    • Drop Cloth or Kraft Paper
    • Small Paint Brushes
    • Lint Free Cloth
    • Wood Glue
    • Stir Sticks
    • Gloves

Personalize your own sip & see party sign with your new baby in mind. Perfect for welcoming your guests to the nursery as baby sleeps, into the kitchen to enjoy beverages, or in the living room for friendly conversation all about the newest arrival.

Step 1: Prepare bare wood for staining by sanding in the direction of the grain. Begin with #120 grit sandpaper and progress through #150 and #180 grits. 

Step 2: Wipe the wood with a lint-free cloth to ensure a clean surface.  

Step 3: With a lint-free cloth, and in the direction of the grain, apply Vintage Aqua wood stain liberally to the wood board. Allow the stain to sit for 2-3 minutes before wiping off, also in the direction of the grain. Repeat this process for the furring strips with Sunbleached wood stain.

Step 4: Allow the stains to dry for approximately 1 hour. 

Step 5: Attach furring strips as a frame using wood glue and a brad nailer.   
                   
Step 6: Using stencils, paint a floral design, the baby's name and details onto the wood board. Let all paint dry for at least 1 hour.