Friday, February 3, 2012

DIY Daily Affirmation - Tutorial

We are currently remodeling/sprucing up our girls room and I wanted to make them an inspirational sign...sorta like a DAILY AFFIRMATION for them. Seriously, it is so hard being a little girl these days and I want my girls to grow up knowing that being "PERFECT" isn't what really matters. So, you can make your sign with what ever is meaningful to you.


Canvas (flat, 3D, a scrap piece of wood,...what ever)
Paint brush
Vinyl Letters (or stickers)
Transfer Paper
Tape (painters or masking)
Paper Towel


Get Inspired and then cut out your inspiring words.
I used the Silhouette Cameo for my vinyl letters.
I found my original inspiration on Pintrest HERE.

Apply your transfer paper to your vinyl letters.

Make sure you use the grid on the transfer paper to help line up your words.

Add a 2" border around your canvas with the tape and apply your vinyl letters....and realize that white may not have been the best color choice for the vinyl.
My canvas was 16" x 20" but my vinyl sheet was only 12" wide. To avoid having to line up each line myself, I chose to add a 2" border.

Suddenly decide you're not in LOVE with the sign and call your girlfriend for advice....she affirms what you already know,... that the words don't sound right and the color's got to go....use a different color vinyl this time.

Choose a new paint color, wonder how old the paint is and hope there's enough left to paint the sign.

Paint, wait as long as you can for it to dry, peal off the vinyl and the tape and admire your work!

All done....I can't wait to see it in the girls room when it's finished.


liking up to:
g*rated Momma Hens Coop


  1. I love this sign. The lilac is so beautiful and the sentiment is just perfect for encouraging your girls :)

  2. i would have loved it as a 'young thing' and i'd love to hang it on my wall just as much today. great job!

  3. This is so nice!! And I agree with Partycraft Secrets, could use this affimation in my everyday life now. Thanks for linking up!!

  4. Great! I love this! And I like your words much better than the original :)

  5. Too cute! Love the purple; my fave color! Great saying too...glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!

  6. It's darling~love the color too!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  7. Love the sign. Love that color, purple, was my Mom's favorite color. The saying is so nice. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

  8. What a cute saying! I need to try this sometime. (Be sure to link back to my party to participate, thank you)


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