Friday, 26 February 2016

Man Cave And Craft Room Wooden Signs - Craft Project

First bunch of goodies arrived from Baker Ross a couple of weeks ago and I have been beavering away using a mix of the goodies to create two items - one for the men out there, and one for crafty ladies. My box contained a mix of decopatch papers and glue, along with some wooden letters and wooden arrow plaques. I thought it would be good to combine a selection into two different themed room signs - I was aiming for a craft room sign for the ladies, and a man cave sign for the men - I was quite excited to come up with something different featuring a range of the goodies, and I think the end results are pretty much what I had in my head.



The items I used over the 2 signs are:

  • Decopatch glue - I've used a tub of this exact glue before and although it initially seemed pricey for glue it lasted me ages, so well worth the price. Decopatch brushes do need replacing sometimes though and wont last nearly as long, but they are cheap to buy and good quality. My tip would be, don't do what I sometimes do and forget to wash out the glue after use, otherwise you'll spend a lot of time cleaning off the caked on mess!
  • Leather assorted pieces - A good range of colours, in fact more than I expected, and different size pieces that could be cut with a decent pair of scissors - I'm curious as to what else I could use these scraps for. 150g
  • Crystal stick on stones - really like the finish on these, and it's good they come in strips but can be easily separated - There's 480 pieces in the set so will last a while. I've seen some great ideas already using these, including this pretty gift bag project.
  • Wooden arrow signs - 3 in a pack and a good size - quite thin wood though so the string will need adjusting if you stick anything on it like I did. Good to craft with, but with only 3, not much to go round.
  • Paint, stick on letters, buttons and bows were all from my stash.
Man Cave Sign

Image/Design Copyright These City Days 2016


Craft Room Sign

Image/Design Copyright These City Days 2016

The quotes on both signs were entirely made up - it took a while to think of something to write, but I wanted to add some humour to the finished projects. I started with a base of paint - then added a decopatch letter to the craft room sign, and a letter painted then finished with scraps of leather for the man cave one. Once dry I built up the rest of the projects from there, just playing around with various embellishments until I was happy. It took a while to get them both finished, but it was a fun project to do.

Hope you enjoy my latest Baker Ross project post - I've just had an Easter box delivered so I'll be back again soon, meantime please say hi, let me know what you think, and if you blog for Baker Ross as well why not share your links below. Have a good day everyone.

* These products were gifted to me for the purposes of this blog post, but all opinions and feedback is my own.

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