From junk to funk Rustic is the word on everyone's lips this Christmas – get the look with our cool decoration made from an old floorboard and fabric scraps.
B Bring joy to customers' homes this December with an easy upcycle made from an old floorboard picked up at a reclamation yard and papier mâché letters covered in leftover fabrics. If you don't have fabric scraps, then you can use scrapbook papers or wrapping paper instead. This simple make can be lucrative year-round when you offer to create bespoke signs for weddings, initials or the nursery, too.
How to make the sign
Apply paint to the floorboard with light strokes. To get the effect, you should only have a little paint on the brush, so if it’s overloaded with paint sweep it over kitchen roll a few times to remove the excess.
Use a dry cloth or piece of kitchen roll to rub over the paint to work it into the grain of the wood and also to remove any excess. Leave to dry completely.
Clean the floorboard with a dry old paintbrush to remove any dirt and dust.