Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lucky Rainbow Sign Tutorial

I received the Chevron Stencil and I knew I wanted another St. Patrick's Day craft so this is what I created with the help from my stencil. 

Want to know how I created it... here ya go! 

-Wooden Plaque
-Mod Podge
-Mod Podge Rocks! Peel and Stick Stencil
-Glitter in colors of Rainbow
-cutting machine or letter stencils
-Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (I used the one with gold glitter)

I had to start by giving my plaque a light sanding since it already had a finish on it. 
I've had this plaque for a few years and bought it at the Habitat for Humanity Restore.
Once sanded, I wiped it clean of all the dust. 
If you have an unfinished plaque, then you don't have to worry about this part. 

Give your plaque a few coats of white paint. Let dry. 

Time to use your stencil! 
I lined up the stencil with one end of my plaque and made sure it was as straight as possible.
Press the stencil down to make sure it sticks to the wood to prevent bleeding.

Now, here is where I changed things up a bit from the way you are actually suppose to use the stencil.
You are suppose to put down the Mod Podge then remove the stencil, well since I was using so many shades of glitter, I didn't remove it until after I sprinkled the glitter so my colors didn't mix. 

Anyways...I determined that I should do 4 rows of chevron for each color for the length of my plaque so I covered 4 rows of chevron with the Mod Podge.

Then, I covered the Mod Podge with the red glitter. Knock off the extra glitter as you go.

I moved on by covering the next 4 rows with Mod Podge and then using orange glitter and kept going with the colors of the rainbow.

I continued until the stencil was covered and then immediately pulled it off carefully. 
 I then let this section dry before finishing the rest of the colors on the plaque.
While this was drying, I washed off my stencil with warm water and a little soap. No worries... the stickiness on the back stays!!
I will say though, I had to also wash the back of the stencil because some of the glitter stuck to the stickiness and if I wanted it to stick well again, I had to remove the glitter. I knew this would happen but if you are only using one color of glitter, you can follow the directions of how to use the stencil. ;) 

Once the first section of the stencil was dry, I lined up the stencil with the last few row of chevron that was already complete in order to finish the stencil and last few colors.
Once it was completely dry, I used some canned air to remove any of the loose glitter that was left behind. 

Next, I used my Cricut to cut out the word Lucky in black cardstock.

 I centered the letters on the plaque and glued them down. 
I made sure to press each letter firmly when gluing since they were on the glitter and the plaque.

I used some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, with gold glitter, to add a little something more to the letters.
I just placed it on each letter and let dry. It is still wet in this picture that is why it looks cloudy but it dries clear.

Here is a shot of the Dimensional Magic all dry on the letters with the gold flecks. 

This sign was rather easy to make and for me, it was free since I had all the supplies already. Wooo! 

I made a 4 leaf clover out of some cardstock and backed it with the cardboard from a cereal box to make it sturdier and affixed it to the side of the sign.

I love how it turned out and can't wait to use it to add a little something to my St. Patty's Day decor.

You can visit the Plaid site to learn all about how to use these great Stencils so you can either recreate this project or come up with an awesome project of your own. 


  1. I would love that wood grain one! I have never seen that stencil!

  2. Chevron! Kinda obsessing over this pattern lately!

  3. I like / want the Starlite stencil please

  4. I love your sign! The glitter really spices it up. That wood grain stencil looks like it would be alot of fun.

  5. Your sign turned out great! What fun stencils. Thanks for the chance.

  6. Love your sign! Wood grain for me, please!

  7. Either the dots or chevron still debating. So dun. Thanks love how yours turned out.

  8. I cannot tell you how much I love this! Thank you Allison - it's so pretty! xox

  9. What a neat idea and so cute! I really like the dots stencil!!

  10. I would love to win the dots!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  11. Ooh, I was going to say dots, but maybe the Starlite is the winner for me!

  12. Allison this is way too awesome! Love your creativity and you are a glitter girl after my own heart ;) Love it!

  13. Allison - this is absolutely wonderful!!!! Thanks for the great tutorial!


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