In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday next week, I thought I’d show you a cute little sign I made for a child’s room using a toy wooden wagon.
The toy wagon was a Goodwill find. It was a Target Circo-brand toy, and I believe it once used to have wooden blocks in it. I bought it for just a few dollars.
I taped off the red wheels with masking tape and painted in a couple of coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a stencil of two children playing out of vinyl. Then I painted the silhouette image in Paris Gray chalk paint.
Once the paint had dried, I removed the stencil and distressed the background image with a sanding block.
For the next step, I picked out a quote from Dr. Seuss and cut it out in vinyl in a fun using my Silhouette Cameo. My quote, “…if you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good,” is from “One Fish Two Fish.”
Here’s the finished sign. So whimsical and fun and perfect for a child’s room.
I love making signs on unexpected surfaces, like this wagon. I’ve also made signs out of cutting boards (including a pig-shaped one) and old cabinet doors. I even painted an old Sinclair dinosaur advertising sign on a stool and a chair. I have an old shelf and a twin footboard in my garage that are going to become signs, as well.
You can see a roundup of my handmade signs here.