Patriotic - 4th of July Hand Lettered USA Wood Sign - Sisters, What!

Patriotic - 4th of July Hand Lettered USA Wood Sign

This 4th of July wood sign is such a fun and quick project. It can be made using a cutting machine or without. It's a fun way to practice your hand lettering for a personalized look. Use your favorite 4th of July quote or download for free the free file for Sweet Land of Liberty Graphic. 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of JOANN Fabrics. The opinions and texts are all mine. 
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To be honest, since living in our house for the past 5 years, I haven't even bothered with decorating for the 4th of July. The only patriotic thing we do is put our flag out in our flag holder. That will then stay up half the year because we're lazy. But this year, I've done two 4th of July projects (this 4th of July floral wreath)and I really, really love them both. 

The first I did was a 4th of July flower wreath. This is my second wreath I've made like this and I'm obsessed with how easy they are to make and how simple and lovely they are. I'm all about easy and simple decor these days. 
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The other one is my absolute favorite, my USA outline with my own handlettered quote on it. It was so much easier to do then I expected and it's fun to see my own handlettering on there. 
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Patriotic - 4th of July Hand Lettered USA Wood Sign


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Step 1:

After doing some practicing in my learn brush lettering book, then I traced the US outline onto a letter size paper so I had an idea of where to place my words. Then I sketched out a couple ideas of my quote. It took me a couple of tries and lots of erasing to get the wording how I wanted. 

Step 2: 

Once I was satisfied, I then used a black brush lettering marker (sharpie works great for this too) and did some hand lettering on top of my sketch.

Step 3:

Then I took a quick picture of my design and then cleaned it up a bit in photo shop. Finally I uploaded it into the Silhouette Design program and used the trace feature to turn it into a cut file. Since I as planning on using heat transfer vinyl, I made the flipped the image to be mirrored. I also made sure it was still the correct size as the image I drew. I then cut out the design. 

Step 4:

Next was the ironing part. I have never done heat transfer vinyl on wood, but I thought this would be a fun time to give it a try. Because of the rough texture of the wood, I took it very slow and did piece  by piece. I had to also really press in where the bumpy parts of the wood. It was much easier than I expected and I love how it turned out. It actually looks almost like I did paint it. 
Now, if you don't want to do the htv route, simply draw out your design, or print out mine, then trace the design on the wood lightly using pencil. Then, using white paint, paint the design on the board. 

And there you have it. This probably took me about 30 minutes to do from start to finish. But of course, I had interruptions along the way :). 
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