As long as I don’t have to drive in it of course…
But I think my love for snow stems from growing up on the dairy farm. A snow day flat out meant it was time to hook up the toboggan behind the tractor, with Dad towing us for rounds around our large circular driveway.
Or… when the power went out due to a big ice storm. We’d huddle around the kitchen table illuminated with candles, wearing jackets, playing board games.
What’s not to love about those kinds of memories?
So… this festive little sign brainstorm became all about where to find the nearest tractor towed toboggan during a wintery snow fall!
Gotta love a sign that tells a story…
Here’s how I made it.
Winter Graphics stencil HERE (with snowflakes)
Red and white paint – I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Fort York Red and Casement (white)
Disclosure: Fusion supplied me with the paint. But as always, I love endorsing it because it’s fab!
1 larger board plank and two smaller ones to make the arrow tip
cordless drill and screws
wooden snowflake – was a gift! Learn to make it from My Altered State HERE
1. Paint the main plank red.
I used a ‘sloppy technique’, not entirely covering the board to the edges. But I did apply two coats in the middle of the board for more colour coverage.
How to make this super easy arrow tip:
Cut one board straight at one end, and at 45 degrees on the other.
Line up another board against the first, then centre the arrow tip as shown.
Measure the 2nd board, including the first, to the same length as the first, as shown.
Cut the new measurement at 45 degrees.
Lightly sand the cut edges.
Screw boards onto main sign board.
4. Using a very dry brush, tap the paint inside the letters. The tapping will give the letters a snow like appearance!
5. Stencil snowflakes in random placements.
Tip: Have some flakes not completely fit the board, so they appear to have more of a drifting by effect.
I want red pj pants with white snowflakes like these. Hmmm…
Really glad the arrow tip came into play. It is such an easy add, and dramatically changes the look and function of a plain board.
You could use this sign to hang Christmas cards, used as a entryway coat rack, hang stockings, towels in a festive bathroom… you name it.
But this round, this little vignette tells the story of the blustery snowfall that led to way too much fun.
Then don’t forget to warm up by the fire! A vintage coke crate worked perfectly as a rustic cubby for battery operated candles.
Tip: Always sit in the back though. Those tractor wheels really know how to throw snow!
Got any fav wintery tales to tell of your own?
And here’s the Christmas card holder Sleigh Rides sign I made last year.
You can find the Sleigh Rides stencil HERE.
Or find a local retailer HERE.