Monday, November 3, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Kick-Off With Peace on Earth

If you have been around my blog for awhile, you know that every holiday season I share 12 Days of Christmas with you.  

Previously, I started this in December or at least post Thanksgiving because I DO KNOW there is still another lovely holiday between Halloween and Christmas.  BUT, I realized these past few years that if YOU, yes YOU want to make your own projects, which is my hope, then I need to show you the projects in November so you can git 'er done.  

So, this year I will continue that trend and start sharing 12 days of fun and fantastic projects this week.  To kick it all off, I thought I would show a quick non-12 Days of Christmas project, a Peace on Earth sign.
Hand Lettered Peace on Earth sign http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/11/12-days-of-christmas-kick-off-with.html

I hand lettered this on a lovely piece of reclaimed wood.
Hand Lettered Peace on Earth sign http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/11/12-days-of-christmas-kick-off-with.html
I use chalk to "sketch it out" and then white glossy paint to paint it.  I finished it with coconut oil, which darkened the wood to lovely sheen.
Hand Lettered Peace on Earth sign http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/11/12-days-of-christmas-kick-off-with.html
Keep your eyes open this week for my first 12 Days of Christmas post.  Will it include bad rhymes as it has in the past?  We will see?

9 comments:

  1. I love this sign....first, I work on a strict budget so I hand letter all my signs....and second, I love the use of the plain wood. I actually went "dumpster diving" behind a cabinet shop where a family friend works, and found a piece that looks alot like this....so, you have given me a wonderful idea! This is beautiful and thanks!

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  2. Lovely sign and I love the driftwood and greenery - gives it such rustic charm.

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  3. Looking forward to your 12 Days of Christmas...and bring on those bad rhymes! lol We all could use a smile.

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  4. Becky, when you say coconut oil, do you mean food grade? I kinda hope you do because that would be easy to try. Looking forward to your 12 days of Christmas & your silly poetry. Hugs from your Washington fan.

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  5. Becky, what a great sign! Looking forward to your 12 days--I'm doing a weekly Countdown to Christmas Eve series! Blessings, Cecilia

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  6. Very pretty! I love the pretty ribbon too. I hope to find time to try one like this.

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  7. I love how your lettering pops against that beautiful dark wood, Becky. Beautiful!

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  8. this is gorgeous becky!! just voted for you on bobV, that potting bench inspired me so much even before i started blogging!!! =)

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  9. Coconut oil, seriously? That's so easy! I'd never have figured that one out on my own, thank you.

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