Where has the month of August gone? Things have been crazy around here and I am so excited about today’s update and fall floral sign. I am partnering with the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to chat about their new Minneapolis ReStore.
For those of you that don’t know, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a home improvement outlet that sells donated materials to the public, with revenue supporting Habitat for Humanity’s work building, rehabbing and repairing homes for families in the Twin Cities. Read more about it here: https://restore.tchabitat.org/ 🙂
This sign was under $20 – with plenty of materials left over!
What you need:
- Cabinet Door – I got mine for $5 (seriously – what a steal) at a ReStore
- Black Chalk Paint
- Grapevine Wire
- Fall Floral Bouquet
I already had:
- Staple Gun
- Paint Brush
- Piece of Chalk
- Wire Cutters – this was for convenience and was not really needed
- Blue Painters Tape
How to make it:
- I first stained the entire board in my favorite Minnwax Honey color and let it sit overnight to dry.
- I taped off the center of the board that was going to be the chalk board and painted the inside with a black chalk paint – remove the tape right away! The chalk paint has a really fast dry time so I could finish my project after about 30 minutes – just enough time for a glass of wine! 🙂
- Measure out your wire to your desired length and attach it to the back of the board with the staple gun.
- Use the wire cutters to clip stems of the bouquet off and arrange. You can also bend the stems back and forth and they will break.
- Use the staple gun to attach each stem to the back of the board.
- Use the chalk to create a sign perfect for fall!
I can’t believe that summer is coming to an end, but I also am excited for fall decor, candles and drinks to come around – PSL anyone? 🙂
The Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore’s Grand Opening is set for September 15-17 at 2700 Minnehaha Avenue in South Minneapolis. Make sure to check it out and see what kinds of DIY’s you can come up with! Don’t forget to share your projects! 🙂