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.

Craftseller - - Upcycle It - By Claire Watkins

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

1

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.

2

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.

3

Clean the floor­board with a dry old paint­brush to re­move any dirt and dust.

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