DIY Wooden Sign (Without A Stencil Cutting Machine)

If you’ve been following me for a while, then you’ll remember the days when I sold custom signs on Etsy and made a living off it while attending graduate school. I still to this day get so many questions about how I made my signs! Well, in all honesty, being a graduate student on a budget meant I couldn’t afford a stencil cutting machine. So, I had to get crafty! To help celebrate my one-year anniversary of my PhD, I partnered with my friends at Varathane to spill my secret as to how I made custom signs and stencils without a stencil cutter and how you can too!

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How To Steam Clean Your Rug

Raise your hand if you have spent a lot of time making your home feel like your own space. I can imagine many hands in the sky after that prompt! As a renter, I have spent hours of my personal time handpicking home decoration items that have helped to make my small studio apartment feel like a comfortable and inspiring space. Including (but not limited to) the largest piece of décor in our apartment, the area rug. So when stains like this happen on our expensive rug, I want to run screaming.

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DIY Plywood Mountain Wood Art

plywood artwork

One of my favorite parts about being a DIY blogger is that I get to be part of a community of insanely talented makers. So, cue my excitement when a bunch of my favorite creators invited me to a fun Wood Art Challenge! I already have a tutorial on my blog for Geometric Wood Art and thought it would be fun to try something with plywood this time. To help me with this project, I partnered with my amazing friends at Rust-Oleum to show you how to make this piece of wall art in one weekend! Here’s how.

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