Tuesday, July 13, 2010

[How-to Tuesday: The EAT Sign]

If you have been following my blog, you will know that I have been wanting to make an "EAT" sign since it has become quite the decorating trend. I talked about it in a previous blog here. I recently updated my dining room with this fabulous "EAT" sign. It was super easy to make! Here's the how-to on making this work of art.

Supplies needed:
~Chipboard letters
~Acrylic paint
~Modge Podge
~Scrapbook paper
~Sponge brush or paint brush

First, paint around all the edges of the chipboard letter. Add more coats as needed. Let it dry.

Next, cut out your letters from your scrapbook paper. Here I used Handmade Designer Paper by K&Company. Apply Modge Podge to the front of the letter and adhere your cut-out. Smooth it out with your fingers to eliminate any bubbles. Let it dry.

Then, apply more Modge Podge to the entire letter to seal the paper more securely onto the chipboard. Let it dry completely.

Lastly, punch a hole in the back of the letter with scissors, a knife, or anything else sharp. This will ensure that it's hung flush on the wall without it sticking out too much. Be sure to not press too hard when making the hole or you could have a giant hole in the front of your letter.

Hang up your letters on a nail, screw, etc., and you're done!

I will be linking up to these parties. Happy Tuesday!


  1. Love your EAT sign! Its super cute & colorful;)

  2. How fun! I need to think about doing some that say Cupcake, that would be cute!
    Just wanted to let you know that on my other blog, Its A Blog Party, I host a different linky everyday. Mondays are all about crafting and DIY..hope you can make it!

  3. Very cute! Think of the possibilities! Nice colors/combos.

  4. Cute! I love the papers you picked. Where did you get those great letter? I love how thick they are!

  5. Thank you all so much! Nichole, I got the chipboard letters at Hobby Lobby. They are much cheaper than wood and are super easy to work with. :0)

  6. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

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  7. This turned out fantastic! Love the colors - so fun! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  8. Oh my gosh - SO CUTE!! And great minds must think alike, because I JUST posted a how-to on my blog to make...an EAT sign too! With chipboard letters! This is my first visit to your blog - it's GREAT!! I'll be following for sure!!!

  9. love this! this is so going in my kitchen. great spot over the stove.

  10. can't wait to try this! Where did you get your chipboard letters?

  11. I just came across this from World of Mod Podge and I love it! The color is so much fun. I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

  12. I have "EAT" in my kitchen. Yours blow mine out of the water!

  13. These look great. I did something similar, but I prefer how you did yours with the paint on the sides instead of scrapbook paper! I think I must redo mine now. :)

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...


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