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Little One’s Farmhouse Sign

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I was brainstorming to come up with a farmhouse saying suitable to welcome the girls to their new farmhouse guest room.  I went through nursery rhymes, favorite poets, a couple of quote sites, favorite song lyrics, nothing fit.

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Eventually I recalled the old songs from my very early childhood, which meant old country songs.  If your old enough you may recall such pearls as   “How much is that Little Doggie in the Window”, “Boob-i-lak”, and a “Bushel and a Peck”.   I ended up using lyrics from Bushel and a Peck and changed the singular ” I ” to the plural “We” so that Grampa Herman was included.  I am not about to sing the song to my little ones, but it was fun to remember riding a foot horse and having those songs sung to me.

As there are numerous silhouette tutorials online as well as the Silhouette company webpage I have never posted a Silhouette tutorial before.

I have stencil paper and vinyl, but a four foot length of vinyl would be costly.  I decided to use freezer paper to make a stencil for wood.  I saw quite a few tutorials on using freezer paper as a stencil on fabric, but none for making a large stencil on wood.

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My solution was to tape two silhouette mats together to protect my cutting machine.

I set the machine settings to blade 1, speed 3, and thickness 2 as suggested on the The Silhouette School Blog.

I ran the freezer paper through using the add media setting and  paused the cutting when the first mat had processed through the cutting machine.  I then hit the pause button, removed the first mat, and reattached it to the second mat and continued.

It worked perfectly.  I sanded and stained the wood, carefully placed the stencil, taped it securely and then coloured in the letters with gold and jiffy markers.

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 I may just have to enjoy a sing-a-long.

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11 thoughts on “Little One’s Farmhouse Sign

  1. Simply Beautiful! I bought myself a cut n scan for Christmas last year but as I am not a DIYer I have yet to use it! YIKES. This is definitely an inspiration to make me think about it. Thank you. Also welcome to the party!!!

    1. Thank you for commenting. It’s cliche I know, but my grand daughters own me. I am very much looking forward to their sleep overs.

  2. I like how you did this, I have never heard of a cut and scan, definitely going to have check into that! And freezer paper…who knew! I wonder if parchment paper would work? Or is that the same thing? Thanks so much for joining us at TaDa Thursday!!!

    1. Hi Susanne, thank you for commenting. I would use parchment paper as a template for wood. I have seen several tutorials on using freezer paper for fabric and you melt the wax side of the freezer paper with an iron. For the wood I did not use an iron.


    1. Wow, this is terrific. Thank you so much for featuring me on Tuesdays with a Twist.

      Very much appreciated. I am thrilled. Leanna

  3. I just love this sweet sign! Memories of my sweet mother singing this to me as a child came flooding back, thanks for the memory!

    1. Thank you, I really enjoyed thinking about the old tunes, I am glad the sign made you have happy recollections. Funny how little things take you back. Leanna

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